How a small revolution took place in our extensive collection of railway timetables.
Delve into intriguing and unexpected finds from our extensive archive of railway records, working drawings, personal papers, photographs and more.
In line with Queen Elizabeth’s platinum jubilee, three of our placement students from Macquarie University, Sydney, have looked into British royal tours in Australia in the 19th and 20th centuries. Here are some of the fascinating stories they unearthed.
Alex and Tania share a few highlights of our first set of archived corporate records.
Conservation intern Shoun Obana explains the delicate process of handling an old document.
Chris explores how railways were used to transport the bodies of the departed.
Chris delves into the stranger subjects of our drawing collection to celebrate the launch of his new book.
Dr Mike Esbester shares the latest progress on the ‘Railway Work, Life & Death’ project.
Peter explores the history of the printed version of the National Rail Timetable as it reaches the end of its life.
Anne McLean delves into the fascinating story behind a seemingly mundane letter recently found within the museum’s archive collections.
Nick explores a 1926 collection of photographs taken at Hull Docks, a facility with close links to the railway industry.
A trawl through the Yorath Lewis archive sheds light on an experimental railway design built for 1924’s British Empire Exhibition.