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End of an Electrical Engineering Era
By Charlotte Dennard

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.

“I saw it in the works magazine” – casting light on the English Electric workforce
By Charlotte Dennard

Glass negatives from the GEC Traction archive cast light onto the lives of the workers behind the machines.

Conserving the Great Heck books of condolence
By Wendy S-Woodiwis

Preserving the paper records of a tragic crash can be challenging in a flood-prone environment.

Inside our film collection: looking for nitrate film
By Angelique Bonamy

Collecting archive film isn’t black and white – as an exploration of the different formats in the National Railway Museum collection shows.

Named locomotives in the First World War
By Robert Demaine

The naming of railway locomotives has often been a deeply symbolic practice, never more so than during the First World War.

Ribblehead Viaduct – the real ‘Jericho’
By Ollie Betts

Dipping into the archives, Ollie Betts explores the historical background of the new prime-time ‘British Wild West’ drama, Jericho.

S W A Newton, the cycling photographer
By Martha Cattell

It’s not only trainspotters who snap fascinating photos of the rails, as we discover in this post exploring one of our archive collections.

Early Victorian Railway Excursions: ‘The Million Go Forth’
By Susan Major

Terrible conditions weren’t enough to put off adventurous working class travellers on the early railways. What were those journeys like?

Discovering the First World War through our archive
By Claire Marston

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.

Films from our archive at the 2015 Aesthetica Short Film Festival
By Tim Procter

Cinema has been closely connected to the railways since its earliest days—as the films in our archive show.

Eccentric Engineering: discoveries in railway technology
By Jack Garside

Like all modern technologies, the railways have come a long way from their origins.

Tobacco and comforts for wounded railwaymen
By Robert Demaine

What can our archives tell us about the realities of life for servicemen fighting in the First World War?