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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?

An early railway disaster in the parliamentary papers
By Peter Thorpe

How did the Parliamentary Papers in our archives inform safety standard during the period of railway mania?

“Old Morality” and the rise of recreational reading
By Karen Baker

We recently acquired some interesting publications from W.H. Smith & Son. You may wonder why as, on the face of it, the railway connection is rather tangential.

Parliamentary papers and Railway Mania
By Peter Thorpe

We recently acquired a set of parliamentary papers covering the years 1837 up 1906. How will we begin to catalogue them?