Author Archives: Christopher Valkoinen

About Christopher Valkoinen

I am a Copy Services Assistant in the Search Engine library and archives at the National Railway Museum in York. I am also the Inreach research service team leader.

Southern C&W Goes Live

We’re pleased to announce that the catalogue for our collection of Southern Railway Carriage and Wagon drawings is now live. You can find the catalogue on our website here. The drawings in this collection cover subjects from the 1840s right up to … Continue reading

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Dunrobin – The Little Royal Engine

Whilst preparing some of our engineering drawings from our North British Locomotive Company collection for scanning recently, I came across this lovely drawing.

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Picture of the Week: a dinosaur

We’re continuing to celebrate the launch of our new railway photos browser, and now it’s my turn to choose a photo from the collection. Britain’s railway companies have never been averse to celebrating their long history and heritage. 1930 marked … Continue reading

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Loco speedometers and track-destroying trains

Our library and archive centre is a busy part of the museum. Our visitor numbers show that we’re helping more researchers find the answer to their questions every year. But sometimes we’re contacted by researchers who can’t make the journey … Continue reading

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