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About nrmvolman

I am the Volunteer Manager at the National Railway Museum. I am responsible for the strategic development of our volunteer programme and advise across the Science Museum Group on matters relating to volunteering. In addition I am Trustee for York CVS and Chair of York's volunteering partnership. Away from volunteering I enjoy running, writing and world cinema.

Our locomotive cleaning volunteers

‘The Daves’ – as they are known in the museum – are one of a number of our volunteer teams. Called after the first name of the majority of its members, this band of six volunteers undertakes locomotive cleaning for special events as … Continue reading

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My Favourite Object: Flaman Speed Recorder

For a long time, most of the world’s railway locomotives were not fitted with any kind of speed indicating device. In France, however, Nicolas Flaman designed a unit which was fitted to most French locomotives even before the outbreak of … Continue reading

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The Alan Jackson Archive

Background Alan Jackson was an inveterate collector of information on all aspects of the railways and recorded his data on a series of index cards.  He left his collection of cards and supporting material to the Railway and Canal Historical … Continue reading

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My favourite object

At the National Railway Museum not only do we have a wonderful collection of objects, we also have over 360 amazing volunteers. They support our work in a variety of ways, from assisting with research to running our miniature railway. … Continue reading

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