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.
Cinema has been closely connected to the railways since its earliest days—as the films in our archive show.
Like all modern technologies, the railways have come a long way from their origins.
What can our archives tell us about the realities of life for servicemen fighting in the First World War?
How did the Parliamentary Papers in our archives inform safety standard during the period of railway mania?
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.
We recently acquired a set of parliamentary papers covering the years 1837 up 1906. How will we begin to catalogue them?