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Discovering the First World War through our archive

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/discovering-first-world-war-schools/
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

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/high-entertainment-standard-aesthetica-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

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/eccentric-engineering/
By Jack Garside

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

Tobacco and comforts for wounded railwaymen

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/tobacco-and-comforts/
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

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/early-railway-disaster-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

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/old-morality-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

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/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

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/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

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/churchills-final-journey/
By Jamie Taylor

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

Southern C&W Goes Live

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/southern-cw-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?

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/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.

Work and Play on a First World War Ambulance Train

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/work-and-play-on-a-first-world-war-ambulance-train/
By Alison Kay

The most recent addition to our rare book collection is an amazing insight into the lives of people who worked on ambulance trains during the First World War.