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  • Steaming Forwards for Safety

    17 Nov 2014

    Dr Mike Esbester, Senior Lecturer in History at the University of Portsmouth, has been exploring the fascinating history of railway safety with the help of the National Railway Museum's Archives. Lucky charms, leaping tigers and bikini clad women all play a part in the story of railway safety – as told in our new virtual exhibition.

  • Appeal to bring back the most travelled vehicle to former glory

    05 Nov 2014

    The man who revolutionised commuter transport in the South East, jumped on board the most travelled vehicle in the National Collection to launch a volunteer group's appeal to bring it back to its former glory.

  • University of York and National Railway Museum relationship strengthened

    30 Oct 2014

    The National Railway Museum, together with the University of York, has officially re-launched the Institute of Railway Studies - and reiterated their joint commitment to the partnership between both York institutions

  • Tracking down memories for Churchill 50th Commemoration

    30 Oct 2014

    As part of its preparation for its 50th anniversary commemoration of the state funeral of Winston Churchill, the National Railway Museum is appealing for the nation's memories of the funeral train which carried the illustrious former Prime Minister from Waterloo, London, to his final resting place in Oxfordshire.

  • Lifetime achievement award for museum volunteer

    27 Oct 2014

    The National Railway Museum is thrilled that long-serving volunteer, Gordon Reed, has been award the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Railstaff Awards held in Coventry over the weekend.

  • Opening Bash for Trainspotting Season

    26 Sep 2014

    This week the National Railway Museum lifted the lid on the much misunderstood hobby of Trainspotting with the launch of its September - March Trainspotting season.

  • Winston Churchill funeral train on track for 50th anniversary

    22 Sep 2014

    Locomotive and luggage van to be reunited for commemorative display to mark 50 years since the state funeral on 30 January 1965.

  • Sixties Style Shed 'Bunk' For Opening Bash

    05 Sep 2014

    With just three weeks to go to the opening of its Trainspotting season, visitors to the the National Railway Museum this week could spot a pair of naughty sixties schoolboys 'bunking' into York Shed, now the Great Hall of the York-based museum.

  • Music Festival on Track for Saturday

    03 Sep 2014

    The National Railway Museum together with Fossgate's Mor Music have been putting the final touches to the preparation for the music festival being held at the museum this coming Saturday, 6th September between 2pm and midnight.

  • First spotter's manual written by a Miss?

    26 Aug 2014

    As part of its preparatory research for its September-March Trainspotting season, research at the National Railway Museum has discovered that the stereotyped 'spotter' couldn't be further from the origins of the much misunderstood hobby.

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