The Great Goodbye

Mapsareus, was fortunate recently to find himself in the north of England, at the time of the Great Goodbye event at Shildon, National Railway Museum, when the remaining six A4 class engines came together for the last time.  60 more words

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Mallard 'n' Milk

I quite liked the juxtaposition of the utilitarian Milk Wagon against the Mallard, holder of the World Speed Record for steam trains.

Can you imagine the steam power need to drive this thing and 7 coaches at a speed of a little over 125mph! 99 more words



As many know, I like to spend time taking pictures in and around local parish churches in England.  One of the features of many of the churches is the placing of memorials on the walls.  86 more words


Watch the Trains Go By

I just want to take a minute to say thanks to everyone for your comments! The blog may be your connection to us, but your comments are our connection to you and we really appreciate it! 629 more words


National Railway Museum - Not Just For Trainspotters!

On a rainy Saturday we drove to York to spend the afternoon at the National Railway Museum. Husband is a bit of a train nerd, Son is moderately keen, I have no interest whatsoever. 758 more words


How would British Railways survive nuclear attack?

Today’s blog was written by Tom Hercock. He’s been working at the museum on a placement from the Master of Archives and Records Management Course at Liverpool University.  436 more words

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