Operation Smash Hit!

This guest blog post was written by archive volunteer, Jack Garside  

How do you prove carrying nuclear waste by rail is safe?

About 30 years ago on the 17th July 1984 millions of people worldwide tuned in to watch a train crash on live TV, a crash with no casualties and on a section of disused railway that made headlines.  391 more words

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Small trips, great experiences

My first post went straight for the big hitter, so this time I’m going for one of my favourites out of the accessible basket. Well, accessible that is as long as you make it part of a bigger trip round England. 271 more words

Great Train Trips

Steam Railways in Preservation in the 1980-90s August 26 – September 2 1988 - 'Bahamas'

Steam Railways in Preservation in the 1980-90s
August 26 – September 2 1988 – ‘Bahamas’

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  13 December 2012  Thomas’s Pics
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Old Railway Lines

Teachers on track

This is a guest post written by three student teachers on their Settings Outside of School placement; Christopher Prior, Danny Reynolds and Martin Blenkinsop.

Hi! We’re three aspiring trainee teachers from York St John University and we spent a week behind the scenes at the… 478 more words

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The elegance of modernity

This is a guest post by Graphic Designer Rob Derbyshire.

The common visual language used to depict railways in design often harks back to the romanticisms of British steam. 257 more words

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