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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.