Monthly Archives: March 2015

Bringing Churchill’s Final Journey to life

Today’s post comes from Jamie Taylor, our Interpretation Developer who project managed our current exhibition of Churchill’s Final Journey. This year is the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill’s death. To mark this occasion, we are displaying a recreation of the … Continue reading

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Lizzie the Elephant’s War Work

This blog is written by Harriet Steers, one of our archive volunteers who is researching railways and the First World War.  We recently started a project to enhance the NRM’s list of 20, 000 railwaymen who died in the First World … Continue reading

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The many guises of Flying Scotsman

Today’s post is written by Andrew McLean, our Head Curator. Of all the locomotives in the National Collection Flying Scotsman excites the most comment. For many she is the “most famous locomotive in the World” and should be resplendent in … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day and the Railway Women’s Guild

Today’s post is written by Hannah Reeves, a PHD student undertaking a AHRD Doctoral Award, for International Women’s Day. Today is ‘International Women’s Day’ – a day that has been celebrated annually since 1911 to mark the “economic, social and political … Continue reading

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