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Railfest 2012: Thanks to those who kept Britain’s biggest rail celebration on track

This is one of a series of blog posts we’re bringing you during our huge 9-day Railfest 2012 festival in June 2012. More blog posts about Railfest 2012 Steve Davies, Director of the National Railway Museum, writes: Bringing together Britain’s … Continue reading

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How a 78-year-old volunteer brought a steam engine back to life

This is one of a series of blog posts we’re bringing you during our huge 9-day Railfest 2012 festival in June 2012. More blog posts about Railfest 2012 Matt Hick, Volunteer Officer, writes: Preparing a 109-year-old locomotive for Britain’s biggest … Continue reading

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Railfest 2012: readying the prototype HST

This is one of a series of blog posts we’ll be bringing you in the run-up to our huge 9-day Railfest 2012 festival in June 2012. More blog posts about Railfest 2012 Sometimes the idea of working in a museum … Continue reading

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The Life and Career of Percy Wilson

This is one of a series of blog posts we’ll be bringing you in the run-up to our huge 9-day Railfest 2012 festival in June 2012. More blog posts about Railfest 2012 While doing research for Railfest 2012, I have … Continue reading

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Railfest 2012: from Synolda to Sand Hutton and back again

This is one of a series of blog posts we’ll be bringing you in the run-up to our huge 9-day Railfest 2012 festival in June 2012. More blog posts about Railfest 2012 Before Christmas I found myself in conversation with … Continue reading

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Railfest 2012: record breakers meet to dwell on former glories

This is one of a series of blog posts we’ll be bringing you in the run-up to our huge 9-day Railfest 2012 festival in June 2012. More blog posts about Railfest 2012 Bob Gwynne, our Associate Curator of Rail Vehicles, … Continue reading

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