Tag Archives: LNWR

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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New finds from the Wolverton Works archive

Hi, I’m Alison, Project Archivist at the National Railway Museum. For the next six months, I’m cataloguing the archive of Wolverton Works. Wolverton, located on the outskirts of Milton Keynes, was the London North Western Railway company’s (LNWR) carriage works. The works produced all … Continue reading

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Norman Wilkinson and the pictorial poster

Random fact of the day – a painting by the renowned railway poster artist Norman Wilkinson hung over the mantelpiece in the smoking room of the Titanic. Wilkinson, being an acquaintance of the captain, also had a tour of the … Continue reading

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