Colleges go loco for lighting events
30 Oct 2013
The newly opened Da Vinci School of Creative Enterprise was announced as the winner of the Locos in a Different Light competition at the National Railway Museum in York late last night. The competition which saw colleges and universities get to grips with lighting up Mallard and its sister locomotives ran as part of the Illuminating York festival and the museum's Autumn Great Gathering.
Flying Scotsman restoration update
29 Oct 2013
The National Railway Museum has today announced that work to complete the restoration to mainline operation of the iconic locomotive Flying Scotsman, will be undertaken by Riley & Son (E), Bury. The locomotive is moving from York to Bury today.
A Great Gathering of men who manned Mallard and sisters
27 Oct 2013
In the lead up to its Mallard 75 celebrations, of which HRH, The Prince of Wales is Patron, the museum launched a search in late spring to find drivers and other crew that manned the footplate of the world's fastest locomotive and its sisters in their final decades on the tracks.
Museum draws new lines in the landscape
14 Oct 2013
The winner of the hotly contested 'Lines in the Landscape' category of the Landscape Photographer of the Year competition will be showcased in a first of its kind exhibition at York's National Railway Museum, which draws together all the winners from the past four years.
Museum goes loco for lighting event
11 Oct 2013
Visitors to the National Railway Museum's Great Hall this autumn will be treated to a spectacular free event as Mallard and its sister locomotives are bathed in spectacular lighting as part of the Illuminating York festival and the Autumn Great Gathering.
Paul Kirkman appointed as Director of the National Railway Museum
12 Jul 2013
The National Railway Museum has today announced the appointment of its new Director: Paul Kirkman, who brings with him an impressive track record and a wealth of experience of the museum, Government and cultural sectors.
Research dispels myths of how people travelled in the mid 19th Century
12 Jul 2013
A local woman who has recently completed a PhD in Railway Studies has uncovered surprising results she believes will make us look at railway history in a different light.
Appeal to give veteran loco a new look reaches halfway point
12 Jul 2013
An appeal launched by the Friends of the National Railway Museum in January 2011, to raise the money to give iconic locomotive Winston Churchill a new look in time for the 50th anniversary year of the wartime leader's death, has reached the half way point.
Flying Scotsman Restoration Update
29 Apr 2013
The tender for the engineering overhaul to restore iconic locomotive Flying Scotsman to steam was issued today.
County Counts Down to Mallard 75 Anniversary Celebrations
19 Apr 2013
This week the National Railway Museum launched its 75 day countdown to the nation’s celebration of the 75th anniversary of Mallard breaking the world steam speed record.