Tag Archives: archives

‘A high entertainment standard’ – films from our archive at the 2015 Aesthetica Short Film Festival

This post was written by Tim Procter and Angelique Bonamy of our Collections and Research Team. We are dealing with a type of film that is in every respect far removed from the ‘feature’ film production of the Elstrees, Denhams … Continue reading

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Eccentric Engineering: discoveries from the branch lines of railway technology

This blog was written by Tania Parker and Jack Garside, our archive volunteers. Like all modern technologies, the railways have come a long way from their origins. The evolution of railway engineering has not just been a linear triumphal march from … Continue reading

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An early railway disaster in the parliamentary papers

Two of the main themes of the Parliamentary Papers are new railway lines and railway safety. The rapid spread of new railways during the 1840-1850 period led to a steep learning curve for engineers as they discovered that the increased weight … Continue reading

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Tracks through the Landscape: Land Plans, Sections and Books of Reference

This blog is written by NRM archive volunteers Jack Garside and Tania Parker  Our collection of land plans, sections has recently been made accessible through our library archive service, Search Engine.  The collection showcases construction of railways in the nineteenth and … Continue reading

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A First World War tragedy, the origins of Lassie and the loyalty of Bruce

This post has been written by Harriet Steers – one of our First World War archive volunteers –  and continues to reveal stories emerging from updating our fallen railwaymen list. Whilst looking through the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) Gazette … Continue reading

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Engineered to perfection: the GEC Traction Archives cataloguing project

This post is written by our Project Archivist Charlotte Burgess, who is currently cataloguing the museum’s GEC traction archives. I am the Project Archivist for the GEC Traction archive collection, based in Search Engine.  The project began in February this … Continue reading

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Poetry in Motion: Verses and Odes from the archives

This post is written by our archive volunteers Jack Garside and Tania Parker Whilst sorting through the National Railway Museum’s archive collections we came across this poem written about an unusual topic;  the start of construction on the Dee Bridge, near … Continue reading

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