Railway stories

Videos, voices, images and articles about railway history.

Railway voices

Listen to a selection of over 1000 hours of recollections from 20th century railway workers.

Hear stories from drivers, preservationists, signal operators, and much more. 

First World War

World war one at the National Railway Museum

Take a look at our Ambulance Trains exhibition and see key resources related to railways and the First World War.

Spotter stories

Trainspotting stories

Read tales of anticipation, mischief and adventure as part of our Trainspotting season.

Our blog

Get the behind the scenes news on the NRM blog

Get a glimpse behind the scenes at the museum with our staff-written blog.

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