Collecting archive film isn’t black and white – as an exploration of the different formats in the National Railway Museum collection shows.
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.
The world’s most famous locomotive drew crowds eager to see it in all its carefully restored glory.
Christmas is always a busy time for our railways, as a significant portion of the population plan to visit friends, family, or use it to get away from all that festive stuff. But the extra pressure on the railways can push the service – and its passengers – to the limit.
The amazing collections at the National Railway Museum encompass global as well as British rail history.
As a matter of fact I’m a rather cosmopolitan train – part-French, part-Brummie.
What was life like for the railwaymen who served at sea during the First World War?
Our curator Bob Gwynne celebrates Chinese New Year with a look at how we came to acquire the mighty KF-7 locomotive.