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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?

Great War Railwaymen and the Sinking of the Aragon
By Robert Demaine

How did a group of Great Central Railway employees come to drown in Egypt? Our archives offer some answers.

Bringing Churchill’s Final Journey to life
By Jamie Taylor

Images from our archive help to recreate a momentous day from history.

Southern C&W Goes Live
By Chris Valkoinen

We’re pleased to announce that the catalogue for our collection of Southern Railway Carriage and Wagon drawings is now live.

Remember these? How would you track the modern railway industry?
By Alison Kay

“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.