Tasha McNaught takes us back to a time when railway workers’ daughters competed for the title of Railway Queen.
Peter Thorpe digs deeper into the history of the building which still stands in the museum’s car park.
Author Susan Major provides an insight into life as a woman working on the railways in wartime.
What was life like for a young nurse on the front line of the First World War?
A woman’s work is never done—especially not on the railways when there’s a war on.
We have become familiar with images of wartime Christmas truces where fighting stopped—but this certainly wasn’t the universal experience on the Western Front 100 years ago.
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.
Volunteer Alexandra Baker writes about the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ canteen at York Station during the First World War.
Archivist Alison Kay explores what our collections can tell us about life on board a First World War ambulance train.
Are trains electric? The story of electrified train travel is just as much a part of the story as steam.