Archive volunteer Robert Demaine delves into the story of S&DR Traffic Superintendent John Graham.
Delve into intriguing and unexpected finds from our extensive archive of railway records, working drawings, personal papers, photographs and more.
Martyn Halman tells an intriguing story sparked by a recently unearthed drawing on tracing paper.
Railway historian Anthony Dawson shares the story of Charles Beyer of Manchester’s Beyer, Peacock & Co.
Curator Thomas Spain explores some of the legal wranglings that paved the way for the creation of the Stockton & Darlington Railway.
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.
Faris Al-Ali unveils the story of an extraordinary railway bookstall that will feature in our redeveloped Station Hall.
On the 50th anniversary of the Ugandan Asian expulsion order, Sophie Vohra and William Law look into the history of South Asian communities in East Africa and Britain, and how their paths have crossed with British owned and operated railways.
Mike Esbester shares fantastic news from the Railway Work, Life and Death project, which has 16,000 new records.