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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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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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Early Victorian Railway Excursions: ‘The Million Go Forth’

I was at the York Railway Station, on Tuesday afternoon, when an excursion train was about to start for Newcastle. The train consisted of four first-class, two second-class, and three third-class open carriages or tubs, which are only a fit … Continue reading

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How much of Flying Scotsman is original?

As the locomotive’s overhaul nears completion, this is a perennial question asked of us, and really, the answer is ‘not much’. Over the course of its 90 plus year history as a working locomotive, parts have been replaced at every … Continue reading

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Discovering the First World War through our archive

This post is written by Claire Marston, our Learning Partnership Co-ordinator. In the last month, staff from the National Railway Museum learning team have had a fantastic time working with local schools on our First World War learning programme. We … Continue reading

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Je suis un train

This guest post is penned by Chris McCandless-Stone, Deputy Fleet Performance Manager for Eurostar. As a matter of fact I’m a rather cosmopolitan train – part-French, part-Brummie. I was born, raised and tested in Belfort, France and Washwood Heath, Birmingham, … Continue reading

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