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.
Drunkenness and work on the railways: a potentially catastrophic combination.
Take a closer look at the train which rescued Britain’s passenger railway.
National Railway Museum volunteers reveal how charitable movements run by ‘lady volunteers’ brought comfort to troops fighting in the First World War.
Our historic collection of railway engineering drawings is an invaluable tool for anyone restoring a steam locomotive.
As part of the First World War Railway project here at the National Railway Museum, we are continuing to research and update the online fallen railwaymen database.
The naming of railway locomotives has often been a deeply symbolic practice, never more so than during the First World War.
Dipping into the archives, Ollie Betts explores the historical background of the new prime-time ‘British Wild West’ drama, Jericho.
It’s not only trainspotters who snap fascinating photos of the rails, as we discover in this post exploring one of our archive collections.
Terrible conditions weren’t enough to put off adventurous working class travellers on the early railways. What were those journeys like?
As the locomotive’s overhaul nears completion, you might be wondering how much of this rail icon has been there since it was first built.
The amazing collections at the National Railway Museum encompass global as well as British rail history.
Cinema has been closely connected to the railways since its earliest days—as the films in our archive show.