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?
How did a group of Great Central Railway employees come to drown in Egypt? Our archives offer some answers.
Images from our archive help to recreate a momentous day from history.
We’re pleased to announce that the catalogue for our collection of Southern Railway Carriage and Wagon drawings is now live.
“It’s been like trying to untangle a ball of string with lots of different stands”: our volunteers have been hard at work creating railway company biographies to aid researchers.