Tag Archives: railways

Women at Work in the First World War: Central to the Railway and the War Effort

This blog is written by Harriet Steers, one of our archive volunteers who is researching railways and the First World War. We have recently started a project to enhance the National Railway Museum’s list of railwaymen who died in the First World … Continue reading

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My grandad used to drive that!

This is a guest post written by Associate Curator of Rail Vehicles Bob Gwynne. ‘My grandad, (or sometimes my dad) used to drive Mallard’, is not infrequently heard from visitors to the National Railway Museum. For a change though we were … Continue reading

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Remember these? How would you track the modern railway industry?

This is a guest post by Associate Archivist Alison Kay and the National Railway Museum volunteer team. Hundreds of railway companies have existed over the last 200 years, with even very recent companies fading into distant memory. The British railway industry has always … 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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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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