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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.

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
By Alison Kay

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

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.

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