How did one company get toy trains moving?
Russell was Assistant Curator at the National Railway Museum until March 2015.
Find out about the story behind our display of the train that took Winston Churchill on his solemn last journey.
24 January 2015 marks the 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s death. It’s often forgotten that staging the greatest state funeral since the death of Queen Victoria took years of planning.
Using a model railway to explain how a combination of casual rule breaking and concentration failures led to death and destruction in a Manchester suburb.
Does the stereotypical image of a trainspotter stand up to scrutiny?
The early story of football is thoroughly intertwined with the story of railways.
Find out more about signalling at the National Railway Museum.
Associate Curator Russell Hollowood talks about the world’s oldest working model railway.
Who was the pioneering Captain Bill and what did he do for the railways?
Thanks to the generosity of the Southern Friends, Borough Market Junction Signal Box has been the subject of major restoration work in 2013.
Find out what it takes to keep the museum’s beloved signalling demonstration in working order.
Our collections include some of the greats of railway history—but we also value the less well-remembered, everyday objects that tell the story of rail.