Monthly Archives: October 2015

Eccentric Engineering: discoveries from the branch lines of railway technology

This blog was written by Tania Parker and Jack Garside, our archive volunteers. Like all modern technologies, the railways have come a long way from their origins. The evolution of railway engineering has not just been a linear triumphal march from … Continue reading

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Je suis un train

This guest post is penned by Chris McCandless-Stone, Deputy Fleet Performance Manager for Eurostar. As a matter of fact I’m a rather cosmopolitan train – part-French, part-Brummie. I was born, raised and tested in Belfort, France and Washwood Heath, Birmingham, … Continue reading

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Tobacco and comforts for wounded railwaymen

This blog is written by archive volunteer Robert Demaine. Our First World War volunteer team have now been working for a year to add more information to our list of fallen railwaymen. This has involved in depth research into our … Continue reading

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Rail’s future in the Northern Powerhouse

Today’s post is by Paul Kirkman, Director of the National Railway Museum. Last night at the museum, fifty invited guests from the rail industry and beyond debated with Evan Davis rail’s role in creating the Northern Powerhouse. George Osbourne launched … Continue reading

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