To mark the start of Black History Month in the UK, Assistant Director & Head Curator Andrew McLean explores the legacy of Asquith Xavier, who successfully fought to become the first black worker employed as a train guard at London Euston station in 1966.
From legendary locomotives and over 200 items of rolling stock to china tea services, uniforms, posters and even a railway bridge, our collection tells the story of the railways in incredible detail.
Lydia Turnbull shares the exciting news of our new lockdown-themed railway posters.
Andrew tells us about the significance of Locomotion No.1, which made a momentous journey on 27 September 1825.
Anne McLean delves into the fascinating story behind a seemingly mundane letter recently found within the museum’s archive collections.
Nick explores a 1926 collection of photographs taken at Hull Docks, a facility with close links to the railway industry.
We get a surprising amount of enquiries about railway clocks. Luckily, we have quite a few records in the archives.
Since the National Railway Museum opened in 1975, there has been a history of operating vehicles from the collection.
Photographic Archives Volunteer Nick sheds some light on an unusual discovery.
Archives and Records Management Masters student Philippa Turner delves into the delights of our archives.
What challenges do curators face in managing a large, historically important national collection?
The history of dining on the railways is brought to life at the National Railway Museum.
Delving into the GEC Traction archive reveals a fascinating slice of engineering history.