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‘Slick Silent Switches’: fittings and flourishes from the Wolverton Works

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/slick-silent-switches-fittings-and-flourishes-from-the-wolverton-works/
By Alison Kay

Archivist Alison Kay reveals some beautiful items from the Wolverton Works archive.

Boiled AND roasted? Rediscovering an 1870s turkey dinner

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/boiled-and-roasted-rediscovering-an-1870s-turkey-dinner/
By Alison Kay

Archivist Alison Kay picks out some culinary highlights from our collection.

The railway link to a 131-year-old shipwreck

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/the-railway-link-to-a-132-year-old-shipwreck/
By Peter Thorpe

In Search Engine, our archive and library centre, we receive many thousands of enquiries each year by letter and email. We get some fascinating questions, and one recent query was quite unusual, so I thought I’d share it with you.

Loco speedometers and track-destroying trains

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/loco-speedometers-and-track-destroying-trains/
By Chris Valkoinen

You’ve heard of outreach, but what do our ‘Inreach’ volunteers get up to at the museum’s library and archive?

Railway station lost property: 3350 gloves, 2280 umbrellas, and live animals

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/railway-station-lost-property-3350-gloves-2280-umbrellas-and-live-animals/
By Ruth Leach

What happened to lost property in Victorian railway stations? Ruth Leach delves into the archives to find out.

‘Skegness is SO bracing’ – back to its bracing best

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/skegness-is-so-bracing-back-to-its-bracing-best/
By Lorna Hogger

A delve into the Museum’s archives reveals a railway design icon.

A petition to let railway staff grow moustaches

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/a-petition-to-let-railway-staff-grow-moustaches/
By Peter Thorpe

Search Engine Assistant Peter Thorpe reveals the story behind a weird and wonderful document from our collection.

Can you read this letter? There’s a prize on offer if you can

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/can-you-read-this-letter-theres-a-prize-on-offer-if-you-can/
By Alison Kay

Archivist Alison Kay reveals the story behind this apparently illegible letter from our archives.

Displays & exhibitions in Search Engine

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/displays-exhibitions-in-search-engine/
By Peter Thorpe

If you missed our display of royal train-related items, Search Engine Assistant Peter Thorpe has picked out some highlights for blog readers to enjoy.

Railway tourist guides: part 2

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/railway-tourist-guides-part-2/
By Peter Thorpe

Search Engine Assistant Peter Thorpe reveals a less well-known aspect of railway advertising.

Poetry please!

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/poetry-please/
By Karen Baker

On National Poetry Day (7 October), Search Engine launched a competition to find the next budding railway poet.

Conserving ‘The Shark’: part 2

https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/conserving-the-shark-part-2/
By Robin Gibson

This is the second part in a series of blog posts written by Robin Gibson, who’s working on the conservation of an 1860s locomotive model. 

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