Monthly Archives: November 2015

Discovering the First World War through our archive

This post is written by Claire Marston, our Learning Partnership Co-ordinator. In the last month, staff from the National Railway Museum learning team have had a fantastic time working with local schools on our First World War learning programme. We … Continue reading

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Bullet train, Chinese locomotive and the rail renaissance

When George Osborne came to the National Railway Museum earlier this month to launch the National Infrastructure Commission he gave his speech in front of KF No.7 built for export to China and only a couple of steps away from … Continue reading

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‘A high entertainment standard’ – films from our archive at the 2015 Aesthetica Short Film Festival

This post was written by Tim Procter and Angelique Bonamy of our Collections and Research Team. We are dealing with a type of film that is in every respect far removed from the ‘feature’ film production of the Elstrees, Denhams … Continue reading

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Back to Irk Valley with the L&Y signalling school

Our Lancashire & Yorkshire (L&Y) signalling school, the world’s oldest operating model railway, returns to home territory this coming Saturday (7th November) with a look at the Irk Valley crash of the 15th August 1953.

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