Archive volunteer Robert Demaine delves into the story of S&DR Traffic Superintendent John Graham.
What were the dangers of early rail travel? How did the arrival of steam power shape our landscape? What will the train of the future look like? The museum team unravel questions like these to tell the story of the railways.
Head of Locomotion Sarah Price looks ahead to 2025, which marks 200 years of railway passenger travel.
Railway historian Anthony Dawson shares the story of Charles Beyer of Manchester’s Beyer, Peacock & Co.
Karen and Tania explore accidents with railway workers as we enter Disability History Month.
Alexander Appleton shares discoveries about Leonard Raisbeck, an impactful but little-known figure in early railways.
Lawrence Jones explores the life of infamous WHSmith bookstall manager Mr Olney.
Faris Al-Ali unveils the story of an extraordinary railway bookstall that will feature in our redeveloped Station Hall.
Bob explores the issue of rolling contact fatigue and October 2000’s Hatfield rail crash—and new technology that could prevent it from happening again.
Ashlynn Welburn explores the intertwined histories of the queer community and the railways.