Tag Archives: locomotives

Cleaning City of Truro

This is a guest post written by collections volunteer Ken Woods. I was looking forward to cleaning City of Truro when it was put on display on the Great Hall’s turntable.

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Taff Vale locomotive goes home for the day

“You should have come in earlier, we had a locomotive outside”. The barman at ‘Mischief’s Café Bar’ who served our coffees was talking to one of his daytime regulars. This was near the Coal Exchange on Cardiff Docks. The Coal … Continue reading

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Current turntable star – HST (P), another East Coast legend

The High Speed Train prototype is now displayed on the turntable at our museum, having been restored to working order and repainted at East Midlands Trains’ depot at Neville Hill. The volunteers from ‘Project Miller‘ and staff of East Midlands Trains have … Continue reading

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Picture(s) of the week: a special day for the Shildon Works Band

Photographic volunteer Anne McLean selects her favourite photos from our collection. There are 1000s more photos to browse – all free for personal use under a Creative Commons license – on our main photos page. 8 November 1949 was a … Continue reading

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Station Hall lighting workshops

A few weekends ago, we ran a lighting workshop in Station Hall. The workshop was inspired by the student lighting competitions that we’ve run for the last three years, and is part of our ongoing redevlopment of Station Hall. Students from around … Continue reading

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Photos from 2009’s loco lighting competition

Just a quick note from me that, ahead of 30 October’s lighting competition in the Great Hall, we’ve uploaded some stunning photos of last year’s similar competition. A selection of photos below: the full gallery is on our Flickr page. … Continue reading

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