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Trams, buses and TGVs – drawings from the GEC archives

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/gec-archive-drawings/
By Charlotte Dennard

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

Researching at the Network Rail archives

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/research-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

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/engineered-to-perfection/
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

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/poetry-in-motion/
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

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/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

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/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

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/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

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/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

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/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

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/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

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/the-never-stop-railway/
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

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/missed-the-irs-seminar-heres-a-digest-from-recent-years/
By Jonathan Wray

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