The story of the ambulance train continues long after the end of the Second World War.
Alison is the Archivist at the National Railway Museum, and especially interested in railway social history and the amazing stories told in our archives.
What was life like for the railwaymen who served at sea during the First World War?
This collection might seem somewhat dry at first glance, but it offers fascinating insights into 19th and 20th century society.
Poetry about the building of a railway bridge? Our fascinating archive collection has it all.
We have become familiar with images of wartime Christmas truces where fighting stopped—but this certainly wasn’t the universal experience on the Western Front 100 years ago.
“It’s been like trying to untangle a ball of string with lots of different stands”: our volunteers have been hard at work creating railway company biographies to aid researchers.
The most recent addition to our rare book collection is an amazing insight into the lives of people who worked on ambulance trains during the First World War.
Archivist Alison Kay explores what our collections can tell us about life on board a First World War ambulance train.
Branding has long been important to railway companies, as the archive of the Wolverton Works shows.
Archivist Alison Kay shares some beautiful designs from the Wolverton Works archive.
Archivist Alison Kay reveals some beautiful items from the Wolverton Works archive.
Our archive collections shed light on historic railway carriage interiors.