Monthly Archives: September 2014

How I learned to love Trainspotting

This is a guest post written by our interpretation developer, Jamie Taylor Earlier in the year we launched a national campaign to collect stories and photographs for our Trainspotting season. It‘s been my job to look through all of the … Continue reading

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Volunteering at the National Railway Museum

This is a guest post written by one of our summer placement volunteers, Monica Bottin I graduated from the University of Venice in April 2014 and began looking for a placement in the UK, as I was eager to improve … Continue reading

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Work and Play on a First World War Ambulance Train

The most recent addition to our rare book collection is an amazing insight into the lives of people who worked on ambulance trains during the First World War. The book was compiled by the Friends Ambulance Unit (FAU)  and (in … Continue reading

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The Last Campaign of the railway ships

In March 1918 a treaty between the Central Powers and the newly formed Bolshevik government of Russia was signed at Brest – Litovsk (now Brest in Belarus) which effectively ended the war on the Eastern Front. This had two major … Continue reading

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