Tag Archives: photography

Capturing railway construction

This post is by Martha Cattell, who is currently undertaking a collaborative studentship with the National Railway Museum as part of a masters degree in the History of Art at the University of York. The partnership offers me a unique opportunity to … Continue reading

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The Permanent Way by Stanhope Forbes

Stanhope Forbes’ poster ‘The Permanent Way’ is unusual among railway posters in that it doesn’t show an idyllic holiday destination or stylish engine whooshing through a scenic landscape. It shows the railway workers who kept the lines running; laying, checking … Continue reading

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Winners announced: Landscape Photographer of the Year

I’m currently working on our next art gallery exhibition, which is a little different to previous exhibitions. We’re working with the Take a view Landscape Photographer of the Year competition to showcase some stunning railway photography. The Network Rail Lines in … Continue reading

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Picture of the week: cleaning the signals

It’s the turn of Belinda Morris, our Interpretation Manager, to choose a photo from our 4000-strong online collection: I remember coming across this image when I researched my first exhibition at the museum. What I love about it is the sense … Continue reading

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Eric Treacy – the Right Reverend railway photographer

Last week the locomotive 45428 Black Five was renamed in honour of the late Eric Treacy, a renowned railway photographer. The electric locomotive Bishop Treacy was also named after him in 1979, the year after his death.

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