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National Railway Museum blog
In 1950, steam traction was the mainstay of Britain’s railways. Just 18 years later, the embers of the steam age were left to cool.
Mark Thomas shares insights from the making of our current film installation, which explores the present and future of railways.
Catch up on another month of restoration of the historic locomotive.
Find out how the conservation of our gilt picture frame is going, including some unexpected tools and techniques!
Even the most functional objects in our collection need proper care and attention to make sure they survive for future generations.
Exciting things are on the horizon for our collaborative project on the history of railway safety.
Find out the latest restoration updates from the workshop, where the historic locomotive is being overhauled.
It’s not strictly all trains all the time for our conservation team—far from it. They work to preserve a staggering range of objects, from the quotidian to the truly unusual.
The conservation team are hard at work preserving Queen Victoria’s spectacular royal carriage—we caught up with Chris Binks to find out the latest.
You might think our amazing model railway runs all day without human intervention—but behind the scenes there’s a different story.
Further progress has been made in the workshop on the restoration of a historic locomotive.
Discover the story of a snow plough design which still has relevance nearly a century later.