Bob explores the issue of rolling contact fatigue and October 2000’s Hatfield rail crash—and new technology that could prevent it from happening again.
Bob Gwynne is Associate Curator at the National Railway Museum.
Curator Bob Gwynne travels back in time and across the pond with Flying Scotsman.
Signalling change: Network Rail expertise helps conserve and improve a visitor favourite at the National Railway Museum.
Discover how two classic names in railway history came together for a special event.
History is always full of surprising links – including between very different types of transport.
Take a closer look at the train which rescued Britain’s passenger railway.
While Flying Scotsman takes centre stage, another classic vehicle from the national collection is given a chance to shine.
What is it about this legendary locomotive that elicits such excitement?
The amazing collections at the National Railway Museum encompass global as well as British rail history.
Relive a dramatic railway disaster with the Lancashire & Yorkshire Signalling School.
On the day the Queen celebrated being our longest serving monarch she enjoyed a train ride—one that is a potent symbol of the rail renaissance happening now across Britain.
How does mechanical signalling work, and what can go wrong if you don’t follow the rules?