A trawl through the Yorath Lewis archive sheds light on an experimental railway design built for 1924’s British Empire Exhibition.
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.
Take a look at our free online course, in partnership with the University of Strathclyde.
IRS regular Jonathan recaps seminars from 2017 and 2018 for those curious about what goes on.
Tasha McNaught takes us back to a time when railway workers’ daughters competed for the title of Railway Queen.
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.
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.