Learn more about the labyrinthine history of one of the museum’s most well-loved objects.
Russell was Assistant Curator at the National Railway Museum until March 2015.
The beauty of Borough Market Junction signal box was in the skill of the signalmen, greater than any computer programme.
How are railway fares set? And how have they changed since the 1840s?
Borough Market Junction signal box is getting ready to undergo significant conservation work.
Russell Hollowood reveals the fascinating story of a daring railway heist.
The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Signalling School – a model railway layout used to train real-life signallers – recently celebrated its 100th birthday with a three-day have-a go event here at the museum.
What does an Edwardian training aid have to do with modern railways?
Hear first-hand from one of our visitors what life was like as a fireman on Duchess of Hamilton.
The National Railway Museum is famous for locomotives, but less so for its collection of signalling equipment. Not surprising, really: railway signalling is a complex subject that mystifies most rail enthusiasts, let alone ordinary visitors.