What makes trainspotting such a popular hobby, and what should spotters do to keep safe? Amy Banks reveals what she’s learned while researching our Trainspotting season.
Volunteer Alexandra Baker writes about the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ canteen at York Station during the First World War.
Sven Bracke, Curator at the Dresden Transport Museum, writes about a new exhibition and the loan of locomotive Coppernob from the National Railway Museum.
Volunteer Keith Taylor explains the story behind an intriguing object from our collection.
Archivists normally hate the media describing archives as “lost” and “discovered”. My only excuse for using such tired clichés is that this collection actually was lost and discovered.
Ian Hewitt from Heritage Painting writes about the cosmetic restoration of locomotives Dwight D. Eisenhower and Mallard.
Sarah Carr from the British Postal Museum and Archive (BPMA) looks at the history of the Travelling Post Office.
Rail Operations Co-ordinator Matt Ellis shares his tips for a perfect Christmas dinner…cooked on the move.
Author Diccon Bewes recounts the journey he made researching his new book ‘Slow Train to Switzerland’, following in the footsteps of an intrepid 19th century holidaymaker.
Repainting might sound like one of the simpler stages of restoring a loco, but there are a lot of specialist skills involved.
Nic Schneider from York College writes about the preparations for a spectacular event at the National Railway Museum.
Simon Kohler from Hornby writes about the effect the A4s have had on both his personal and professional life.