Tag Archives: trainspotting

Poetry in Motion: Verses and Odes from the archives

This post is written by our archive volunteers Jack Garside and Tania Parker Whilst sorting through the National Railway Museum’s archive collections we came across this poem written about an unusual topic;  the start of construction on the Dee Bridge, near … Continue reading

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The ABC of trainspotting literature: adventure, pedantry and fun

As part of our Trainspotting Season I have been looking in a bit more detail at the literature of the hobby – the many guides, memoires and journals that have featured large in railway publishing since the boom of interest started … Continue reading

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Trainspotting – an executive pastime?

This is a guest post written by Associate Curator of Railways, Russell Hollowood In many quarters, trainspotting is regarded as a byword for socially awkward people with personal problems.  So how can it be that people of power could be associated … Continue reading

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The Number of the Beast  

This is a guest blog post written by Curator of Museum Collections, John McGoldrick As part of the Trainspotting season, the Curators have been presenting on-gallery talks looking more in-depth at the subject.  I have laid down a few personal … Continue reading

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The making of Parallel Tracks – part 2

In part two of his travel journal, artist Andrew Cross continues his journey across America capturing the image and video used in his art commission Parallel Tracks. This is the first full day of my trip to the USA and I’m in … Continue reading

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The elegance of modernity

This is a guest post by Graphic Designer Rob Derbyshire. The common visual language used to depict railways in design often harks back to the romanticisms of British steam. The three-quarter view of a heroic locomotive thundering down the mainline … Continue reading

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Installing Parallel Tracks

This is a guest post by Exhibition Officer Naomi Collett As Exhibition Officer, one of my main responsibilities is to manage the changeover of the museum’s exhibitions.  This happens every four to six months, and is always one of the … Continue reading

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