In 1950, steam traction was the mainstay of Britain’s railways. Just 18 years later, the embers of the steam age were left to cool.
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.
To mark Disability History Month, Mike Esbester explores what historically happened after a railway accident.
Join Geoff Marshall and Vicky Pipe on an epic rail journey around Britain.
Cataloguing the archive collection of Harold Holcroft’s papers has revealed an insight into the man’s life.
How has the mystery and potential danger of rail travel been reflecting in popular culture, from newspapers to songs?
Exploring the archives sheds light on the early links between railways and crime.
How safe did early rail travellers feel? An exploration of Victorian literature offers some clues…
Loughborough University lecturer Dr Lise Jaillant explores the literary phenomenon that went hand in hand with the rise of rail travel.
What impact did the railways have on Victorian cultural life?