Tag Archives: Great Western Railway

Prevention is better than cure: promoting safety on the railways and beyond

This is a guest post by Mike Esbester, Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Portsmouth, introducing a new resource on our website. Nearly 15 years ago I was doing some research at what was then the National Railway Museum Library … Continue reading

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Edward McKnight Kauffer

A couple of weeks ago one of our star posters went out on loan to the Yale Centre for British Art at Yale University in America. The poster by Edward McKnight Kauffer was made for the Great Western Railway in … Continue reading

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Railway Ribaldry

This week has seen some further additions to the NRM’s image collections in the form of five pen and ink drawings by William Heath Robinson (1872 – 1944) – which the museum has purchased at auction. The drawings came from … Continue reading

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