How did a group of Great Central Railway employees come to drown in Egypt? Our archives offer some answers.
Delve into intriguing and unexpected finds from our extensive archive of railway records, working drawings, personal papers, photographs and more.
Our archive is helping to record and make accessible personal stories of the First World War.
Design Manager Chris Mossop explores an artistic answer to a thorny problem for the railways.
We have become familiar with images of wartime Christmas truces where fighting stopped—but this certainly wasn’t the universal experience on the Western Front 100 years ago.
Senior Lecturer in History Mike Esbester explores safety on the railways since 1913.
“It’s been like trying to untangle a ball of string with lots of different stands”: our volunteers have been hard at work creating railway company biographies to aid researchers.
The most recent addition to our rare book collection is an amazing insight into the lives of people who worked on ambulance trains during the First World War.