Alex and Tania share a few highlights of our first set of archived corporate records.
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.
Conservation intern Shoun Obana explains the delicate process of handling an old document.
Chris explores how railways were used to transport the bodies of the departed.
Chris delves into the stranger subjects of our drawing collection to celebrate the launch of his new book.
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.
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.