Author Archives: Anthony Coulls

About Anthony Coulls

Anthony is Senior Curator of Rail Vehicles at the NRM and has been an active heritage railway volunteer since 1988

Shuttles are go

Well, I’ve not blogged since May I find, somewhat embarrassingly! We’ve been busy with the Station Hall project, then holidays and yard operations have somewhat taken over. I’ll try and be more regular as the autumn approaches and things slow … Continue reading

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On Location with Rocket

Last Friday was one of the more unusual occurrences in my job: location filming with a locomotive from the collection. Quite often staff are called to be interviewed at York or Shildon for television or radio. But this time, Windfall … Continue reading

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King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry gets closer

Whilst much of the workshop team is engaged in Flying Scotsman’s push to completion at York and Bury, another significant project moves towards an exciting milestone. Our Deltic, Number 55 002 “King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry” (KOYLI for short), has … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two Tenders

Happy New Year to all our readers – lots going on and only three weeks into 2011! I’ll try to let you know about everything as it happens. We’ve have had the Class 306 electric unit go to Eastleigh for … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings from the Rail Vehicles Team

As of 1 December, I now have help in the form of an Associate Curator, Bob Gwynne, who is helping deliver many aspects of the programme from research and enquiries to fundraising possibilities, loan checks and assistance with event planning. It’s … Continue reading

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New faces at York and Shildon

As before, lots has gone on since my last entry, much of it paperwork, research and so on, but there are some new faces around the turntable at York – two returnees and a new guest. Green Arrow and Evening … Continue reading

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Record Breakers Cab It weekend at Shildon – featuring APT-E

This weekend at Shildon sees the re-launch of the APT-E support group at the twice yearly Cab It event. More details on the Cab It! event page (note that, contrary to an earlier press release, Kit Spackman’s talk will now … Continue reading

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Star of the West – Lode Star at Tyseley

This last weekend saw a rare outdoor appearance for Great Western Railway Star class 4003 “Lode Star”. Recently removed from the Great Hall at York – its home since 1992 – the loco is on its way to STEAM, The … Continue reading

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Galas galore – celebrations at York and Shildon

I promised a recap on recent activities, and a spell of working from home has allowed me a little time to report on the 6th Annual Steam Gala at Shildon which took place on 25-26 September, and the Class 37 … Continue reading

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Class 37 at 50 – the National Railway Museum celebrates

Regular readers of the blog will have noticed two things recently. The first is the absence of posts from me – that’s due to time constraints and trying to get the day job done. If I can, I will backtrack … Continue reading

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