Monthly Archives: May 2015

Remembering Quintinshill 100 years on

Today’s post is written by Andrew McLean, our Head Curator. The devastating accident on the Caledonian Railway at Quintinshill near Gretna on 22 May 1915 is Britain’s greatest railway disaster. At least 227 people were killed in a multiple crash … Continue reading

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Poetry in Motion: Verses and Odes from the archives

This post is written by our archive volunteers Jack Garside and Tania Parker Whilst sorting through the National Railway Museum’s archive collections we came across this poem written about an unusual topic;  the start of construction on the Dee Bridge, near … Continue reading

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A new home for cornerstone of Britain’s railway history

We have recently acquired a complete set of railway Parliamentary papers charting the official story of the birth of the railway network from 1837 up to the early 2oth century in 1906. These Parliamentary papers are a vital piece in the jig-saw … Continue reading

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