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Trams, buses and TGVs – drawings from the GEC archives
By Charlotte Dennard

Delving into the GEC Traction archive reveals a fascinating slice of engineering history.

Researching at the Network Rail archives
By Ellen Tait

In preparation for our exhibition Destination Stations, Ellen Tait takes a look through the Network Rail archives.

Engineered to perfection: cataloguing the GEC Traction Archives
By Charlotte Dennard

Charlotte Dennard explains the mammoth task of cataloguing our biggest archive collection—not a job for the faint-hearted!

Poetry in Motion: Verses and Odes from the archives
By Alison Kay

Poetry about the building of a railway bridge? Our fascinating archive collection has it all.

Diagrams, deers and decor: lighting represented in railway engineering archives
By Alison Kay

Our archive collections shed light on historic railway carriage interiors.

Celebrating the Jubilee: royal photos from our archives
By Alice Coltman

Get into the jubilee spirit with some festive photographs from our collection.

New finds from the NRM archives: Brunel and atmospheric railways
By Alison Kay

Archivist Alison Kay shares a fascinating discovery she recently made in our collection.

The Never-Stop Railway: a 1920s railway of the future
By Zoe Guilford

A trawl through the Yorath Lewis archive sheds light on an experimental railway design built for 1924’s British Empire Exhibition.

Missed the IRS Seminar? Here’s a digest from recent years
By Jonathan Wray

IRS regular Jonathan recaps seminars from 2017 and 2018 for those curious about what goes on.

From Glasgow Around the Globe
By Tania Parker

Records of the North British Locomotive Company Ltd. & Constituent Companies are now published—here’s what’s inside.

Time detectives—discovering the history of railway clocks
By Peter Thorpe

We get a surprising amount of enquiries about railway clocks. Luckily, we have quite a few records in the archives.

In pictures: Constructing the Scar House Dam
By Nick Ansell

Photographic Archives Volunteer Nick has found some intriguing images in a collection covering the Nidd Valley Light Railway.