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. 

World War One

World war one at the National Railway Museum

A table of over 20,000 railway employees who died in World War One.

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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