Monthly Archives: January 2015

A weed or not a weed? That is the question.

Today’s post is by Chris Mossop, Design Manager at the National Railway Museum. Keeping the tracks clear of vegetation is a constant problem for the railways. The most effective way of doing this has been the use of chemical weed-killer … Continue reading

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The Last Englishman is Laid Low

This is a guest post written by Associate Curator of Railways, Russell Hollowood. At 7am on 24 January 1965, Sir Winston Churchill’s immediate family gathered around the great man’s death bed, and by 8am the BBC had broadcast the news of … Continue reading

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Collision on Signal School Model Railway 

This is a guest post written by Associate Curator of Railways, Russell Hollowood. At 2pm on 17 January 2015, the School of Signalling Model Railway will restage a collision that happened near Heighington, North East England in 1949.

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Southern C&W Goes Live

We’re pleased to announce that the catalogue for our collection of Southern Railway Carriage and Wagon drawings is now live. You can find the catalogue on our website here. The drawings in this collection cover subjects from the 1840s right up to … Continue reading

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Planning Winston’s Funeral Operation

This is a guest post written by Associate Curator of Railways, Russell Hollowood. 24 January 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Sir Winston Churchill. What is often forgotten is that staging the greatest state funeral since the death of … Continue reading

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