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Trams, buses and TGVs – drawings from the GEC archives
By Charlotte Dennard

Delving into the GEC Traction archive reveals a fascinating slice of engineering history.

Researching at the Network Rail archives
By Ellen Tait

In preparation for our exhibition Destination Stations, Ellen Tait takes a look through the Network Rail archives.

Engineered to perfection: cataloguing the GEC Traction Archives
By Charlotte Dennard

Charlotte Dennard explains the mammoth task of cataloguing our biggest archive collection—not a job for the faint-hearted!

Poetry in Motion: Verses and Odes from the archives
By Alison Kay

Poetry about the building of a railway bridge? Our fascinating archive collection has it all.

Diagrams, deers and decor: lighting represented in railway engineering archives
By Alison Kay

Our archive collections shed light on historic railway carriage interiors.

Celebrating the Jubilee: royal photos from our archives
By Alice Coltman

Get into the jubilee spirit with some festive photographs from our collection.

New finds from the NRM archives: Brunel and atmospheric railways
By Alison Kay

Archivist Alison Kay shares a fascinating discovery she recently made in our collection.

The end of the line for the printed national timetable
By Peter Thorpe

Peter explores the history of the printed version of the National Rail Timetable as it reaches the end of its life.

Charles Dickens’ Missing Christmas Parcel
By Anne McLean

Anne McLean delves into the fascinating story behind a seemingly mundane letter recently found within the museum’s archive collections.

In pictures: Hull Docks in 1926
By Nick Ansell

Nick explores a 1926 collection of photographs taken at Hull Docks, a facility with close links to the railway industry.

The Never-Stop Railway: a 1920s railway of the future
By Zoe Guilford

A trawl through the Yorath Lewis archive sheds light on an experimental railway design built for 1924’s British Empire Exhibition.

Missed the IRS Seminar? Here’s a digest from recent years
By Jonathan Wray

IRS regular Jonathan recaps seminars from 2017 and 2018 for those curious about what goes on.