Author Archives: Dan Clarkson

About Dan Clarkson

Dan is Web Manager for the National Railway Museum.

York Central Consultation and the National Railway museum

When I arrived at the National Railway Museum at the end of 2012, my colleagues were still a little bruised from the recent collapse of plans to develop the land behind York Station. Along with many others in York, we … Continue reading

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Sir Nigel Gresley overhaul – introduction

Those recently visiting The Works at the museum will have noticed we’ve got a special guest staying with us for a while. Pacific A4 4498 / 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley is having its ten-year overhaul right here at York and will … Continue reading

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Named locomotives in the First World War

The naming of railway locomotives has often been a practice heavy with symbolism and at no time more so than during the Great War. Thanks in part to a sustained campaign in the press a wave of anti-German sentiment swept … Continue reading

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Ribblehead Viaduct – the real ‘Jericho’

The first episode of ITV’s new period drama Jericho having aired last night [Thursday 7 January 2016], concentrating on the building of the Ribblehead Viaduct in the 1870s – one of the last great Victorian railway construction projects. Dipping into … Continue reading

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Developing Need for Speed

I am a part time Explainer and part time Learning Content Developer here at the National Railway Museum. As an Explainer I am out on the museum floor working with a wide variety of audiences delivering a wide variety of … Continue reading

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Christmas on the railways

Christmas is always a busy time for our railways, as a significant portion of the population plan to visit friends, family, or use it to get away from all that festive stuff. But the extra pressure on the railways can push the service – … Continue reading

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S W A Newton, the cycling photographer

Trying to capture the speeding train has long been the hobby of many, with the National Railway Museum even dedicating a recent exhibition to the topic of Trainspotting. One photographer is particularly worthy of mention, both in terms of the … Continue reading

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