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  • Discover the fascinating history of the 'Railway Family'

    13 Aug 2015

    The National Railway Museum is looking ahead to the latest in its popular series of annual conferences: Work, Rest and Play: Exploring the Extended Railway Family.

  • Eurostar Power Car to join railway hall of fame

    07 Aug 2015

    As Eurostar prepares to launch its new fleet, scheduled to enter service later this year, one of its first generation trains will join other icons of railway history in the Great Hall of the National Railway Museum in York.

  • Flying Scotsman on track for main line return

    19 Jul 2015

    It's one of the most complex and lengthy overhauls for a steam locomotive ever undertaken, but it's always been a rollercoaster career for the world's most famous steam celebrity Flying Scotsman.

  • Travel to iconic Destination Stations at the National Railway Museum

    29 Jun 2015

    New exhibition Destination Stations at the National Railway Museum in York will showcase the changing architectural history of some of the UK's most iconic railway stations.

  • Berwick Kaler's 37th panto to be staged in 1000 seat theatre at the National Railway Museum

    22 May 2015

    Berwick Kaler's 37th writing and starring role in Dick Whittington (and his Meerkat) will take place at the 1000 seat purpose built National Railway Museum this Christmas. The theatre has also been named The Signal Box Theatre.

  • Heritage Lottery Fund means Leicester's world class railway museum is on track

    20 May 2015

    The Great Central Railway, The National Railway Museum and Leicester City Council are delighted to announce plans for a new railway museum in the city are firmly on track.

  • George Costigan to star in In Fog And Falling Snow

    22 Apr 2015

    The professional actor who will play The Railway King in our major summer production has been revealed. George Costigan, most recently seen in ITV's Vera and BBC's Happy Valley, will be playing George Hudson in the community spectacular In Fog and Falling Snow.

  • Playing Trains marks milestone for York museum

    20 Mar 2015

    The National Railway Museum in York marked a milestone this week with the opening of a new exhibition in its gallery space called Playing Trains, the first of its kind. This is a bold step for the York-based museum which is known for its nostalgic displays, as along with exploring the childhood fascination with playing trains, families can also experience why kids (and big kids!) love trains so much first-hand.

  • Canadian canopy for Railway Children arrives

    27 Jan 2015

    Staff from the National Railway Museum and the York Theatre Royal watched as the theatre tent which will be used during the theatre's residency this summer arrived at the museum on Monday. The Signal Box Theatre, which seats almost 1,000, and will be used for In Fog and Falling Snow and The Railway Children was shipped in from Toronto where it has been used in the Canadian production.

  • Return of Flying Scotsman still on track for 2015

    23 Jan 2015

    We anticipate that the restoration work to return iconic locomotive Flying Scotsman to steam will be completed in 2015, after a milestone moment in the project was safely passed this month.

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