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Dunrobin – The Little Royal Engine
By Chris Valkoinen

Our archive is full of treasures, including this wonderful drawing for a new locomotive for the fourth Duke of Sutherland.

Researching the trainspotters
By Amy Banks

What makes trainspotting such a popular hobby, and what should spotters do to keep safe? Amy Banks reveals what she’s learned while researching our Trainspotting season.

How would British Railways survive nuclear attack?
By Tom Hercock

Archivists normally hate the media describing archives as “lost” and “discovered”. My only excuse for using such tired clichés is that this collection actually was lost and discovered.

Slow Train to Switzerland
By Diccon Bewes

Author Diccon Bewes recounts the journey he made researching his new book ‘Slow Train to Switzerland’, following in the footsteps of an intrepid 19th century holidaymaker.  

Which Borough Market are we dealing with?
By Russell Hollowood

Learn more about the labyrinthine history of one of the museum’s most well-loved objects.

Post-1950 family history resources
By Karen Baker

Find out more about how the directories in our library could be useful for researching your family history.

‘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
By Alison Kay

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

The railway link to a 131-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
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
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
By Lorna Hogger

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

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