Monthly Archives: June 2015

A First World War tragedy, the origins of Lassie and the loyalty of Bruce

This post has been written by Harriet Steers – one of our First World War archive volunteers –  and continues to reveal stories emerging from updating our fallen railwaymen list. Whilst looking through the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) Gazette … Continue reading

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Navvy poets. Have you heard of such a thing?

If we think of a railway navvy, a few choice adjectives come to mind. I would hazard a guess that “erudite”, “literate” and “religious” were not among those chosen. However, we have recently acquired an intriguing collection of poetry by self-proclaimed railway … Continue reading

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Engineered to perfection: the GEC Traction Archives cataloguing project

This post is written by our Project Archivist Charlotte Burgess, who is currently cataloguing the museum’s GEC traction archives. I am the Project Archivist for the GEC Traction archive collection, based in Search Engine.  The project began in February this … Continue reading

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