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Parliamentary papers and Railway Mania

In May, our Librarian Karen posted that we had acquired a set of parliamentary papers covering the years 1837 up 1906. I’ve recently started working as the project cataloguer for the collection and I’ll be adding each individual paper and report onto … 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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Railway libraries and the culture of self-betterment

Saturday 7 February is National Libraries Day and we thought it would be the ideal time to show the important historical role railway libraries have made to the rail industry, its workers and society at large. Libraries often formed part of the Mechanics Institute, … Continue reading

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Work and Play on a First World War Ambulance Train

The most recent addition to our rare book collection is an amazing insight into the lives of people who worked on ambulance trains during the First World War. The book was compiled by the Friends Ambulance Unit (FAU)  and (in … Continue reading

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New look for our Library Catalogue

This post is to let you know that our library catalogue is changing at the end of August. As some of you may know who have used Search Engine, the our library catalogue is hosted by the University of York (we share … Continue reading

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