Author Archives: Malcolm Timperley

About Malcolm Timperley

I work as a Volunteer Researcher in the Inreach team at NRM Search Engine. Amongst other things...

Just the ticket?

A visit to NRM’s Search Engine facility allows anyone to access what is arguably the world’s most extensive railway library and archive. Those who can’t make it to York for whatever reason can hireĀ a researcher by using the Inreach team, … Continue reading

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Scribbling on A4

In the early hours of April 29th 1942, York suffered its heaviest air raid of the War – 94 people were killed or fatally wounded. The railway facilities, being a crucial strategic transport hub, were heavily bombed. Amongst other damage, … Continue reading

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Picture of the week : how standards have declined…

Contrary to popular belief, back in the 1950s, when standards were allegedly higher than today, it appears that it was middle-aged businessmen in suits who put their feet up on the seats. I visualise Mr Pinstripe as one of those … Continue reading

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