How I learned to love Trainspotting

This is a guest post written by our interpretation developer, Jamie Taylor

Earlier in the year we launched a national campaign to collect stories and photographs for our… 508 more words

Museum News

Santa's Steam Adventure at the National Railway Museum

So it is that time of year again when tickets for Santa’s Steam Adventure go on sale and I for one can’t wait to grab my nephew and take him to this special event. 143 more words


Running Down The Line (Mallard's Story)

On the 3rd of July, 1938, the class A4 steam locomotive Mallard left Barkston Junction on a world speed record attempt.

After being slowed by unexpected works near Grantham, driver Joseph Duddington and fireman Thomas Bray (no relation, as far as I know) made the most of the opportunity presented to them by the slight downward gradient of Stoke Bank, and pushed Mallard to a momentary maximum speed of 126mph – a record that has never been matched by another steam locomotive. 700 more words

The Songs Of 'Calendar'

National Railway Museum

We enjoyed a brilliant time here, having specifically travelled from Bristol via train to visit this museum and spend a few days enjoying York. Staff were friendly and informative throughout. 124 more words


NRM Bubble train in Angels & Urchins

This month the adorable bubble train from the NRM shop featured in the Toy News section of Angels and Urchins. They loved the product so much that they asked ‘what more could you want?’

Neat PR Press Coverage

A day at the National Railway Museum

Today we paid a visit to the superb National Railway Museum at York, our 5 year old niece joining us on her final day of freedom before heading back to school for yet another year. 138 more words


York ~ A little piece of charm, chivalry, character and whimsy

Wednesday August 27th ~ York, England

The last couple of days have been a mishmash of seeing some recommended sites, walking the streets, seeing a play, visiting a museum and eating a couple of decent meals. 600 more words