Monthly Archives: October 2014

Conserving the Midland Railway poster, Blackpool

This guest blog was written by Richard Hawkes ACR, Paper Conservator, Artworks Conservation, Harrogate Posters produced to advertise railway companies and their destinations were not expected to last longer than their brief period of display. The papers on which they … Continue reading

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Santa’s Steam Adventure

It’s that time of the year again when tickets for our Santa’s Steam Adventure go on sale. Since the summer, we have been working hard to create a new magical adventure for you and your little ones to enjoy. Click here to read more about … Continue reading

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The making of Parallel Tracks – part 2

In part two of his travel journal, artist Andrew Cross continues his journey across America capturing the image and video used in his art commission Parallel Tracks. This is the first full day of my trip to the USA and I’m in … Continue reading

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Teachers on track

This is a guest post written by three student teachers on their Settings Outside of School placement; Christopher Prior, Danny Reynolds and Martin Blenkinsop. Hi! We’re three aspiring trainee teachers from York St John University and we spent a week … Continue reading

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My grandad used to drive that!

This is a guest post written by Associate Curator of Rail Vehicles Bob Gwynne. ‘My grandad, (or sometimes my dad) used to drive Mallard’, is not infrequently heard from visitors to the National Railway Museum. For a change though we were … Continue reading

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The elegance of modernity

This is a guest post by Graphic Designer Rob Derbyshire. The common visual language used to depict railways in design often harks back to the romanticisms of British steam. The three-quarter view of a heroic locomotive thundering down the mainline … Continue reading

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Remember these? How would you track the modern railway industry?

This is a guest post by Associate Archivist Alison Kay and the National Railway Museum volunteer team. Hundreds of railway companies have existed over the last 200 years, with even very recent companies fading into distant memory. The British railway industry has always … Continue reading

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