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Prisoners of the Red Desert: Wartime Adventures of LNWR railwaymen

We have now added over 1800 new entries to our list of  railwaymen who died in the First World War, you can see our list of over 20,000 men on our website. Our research demonstrates that not all railwaymen spent … Continue reading

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A new home for cornerstone of Britain’s railway history

We have recently acquired a complete set of railway Parliamentary papers charting the official story of the birth of the railway network from 1837 up to the early 2oth century in 1906. These Parliamentary papers are a vital piece in the jig-saw … Continue reading

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Stories from the Western Front: 1000 entries now updated on our list of fallen railwaymen

This blog is written by Harriet Steers, one of our archive volunteers who is researching railways and the First World War. We recently started a project to enhance the NRM’s list of 20,000 railwaymen who died in the First World … Continue reading

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Operation Smash Hit!

This guest blog post was written by archive volunteer, Jack Garside   How do you prove carrying nuclear waste by rail is safe? About 30 years ago on the 17th July 1984 millions of people worldwide tuned in to watch a train … Continue reading

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Royal records from the Wolverton Works archive

As the Royal Wedding draws closer, it’s the ideal time to highlight some royal records from the Wolverton Works collection. The Works manufactured royal trains, including those preserved here at the Museum. (See the previous blog post about the Wolverton … Continue reading

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