Archive volunteer Robert Demaine delves into the story of S&DR Traffic Superintendent John Graham.
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.
Martyn Halman tells an intriguing story sparked by a recently unearthed drawing on tracing paper.
Curator Thomas Spain explores some of the legal wranglings that paved the way for the creation of the Stockton & Darlington Railway.
Alexander Appleton shares discoveries about Leonard Raisbeck, an impactful but little-known figure in early railways.
How a small revolution took place in our extensive collection of railway timetables.
In line with Queen Elizabeth’s platinum jubilee, three of our placement students from Macquarie University, Sydney, have looked into British royal tours in Australia in the 19th and 20th centuries. Here are some of the fascinating stories they unearthed.
Alex and Tania share a few highlights of our first set of archived corporate records.
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.