Exploring the archives sheds light on the early links between railways and crime.
How were London’s main transport arteries constructed?
From Brazil to India and Japan, what can railway manufacturers’ archives tell us about key moments in rail history around the world?
Delve into some of the amazing records from the GEC Traction archive, which is available to the public for the first time in 20 years.
Glass negatives from the GEC Traction archive cast light onto the lives of the workers behind the machines.
Preserving the paper records of a tragic crash can be challenging in a flood-prone environment.
Collecting archive film isn’t black and white – as an exploration of the different formats in the National Railway Museum collection shows.
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?
Learning through our fantastic archive doesn’t only happen in the museum – we’ve also been out and about visiting schools to talk about the First World War.