National Railway Museum

Back in May I visited the National Railway Museum in York, this is a wonderful place to visit, if like me, you’re interested in things like the industrial revolution, engineering in general or of course railway history. 306 more words


York - The National Railway Museum

The Mallard and The Flying Scotsman were the two train stories that tugged at my heart strings. The Duchess of Hamilton epitomised my idea of a beautiful art deco train. 932 more words

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A weekend in York - wandering the old city walls

I was scanning the UK map carefully, looking for a perfect place to get away on a short weekend trip. Since I am a huge fan of English cathedrals, York was an easy choice. 680 more words

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These are some of the items you will see in upcoming blogs:

York – 

In York you will find a walled city, the York Minister, York Museum,  with examples of cobbled stones streets replicated on display. 285 more words

History Of York

In praise of LNER Flying Scotsman

Owen and I today had a priceless experience – stepping onto the footplate of the world’s most famous railway engine, Flying Scotsman, at York’s magnificent… 288 more words


The Railway Children


York Theatre Royal and the National Railway Museum

Encore Cinema Screening


I saw this play when it opened in 2008, and was blown away by the site-specific production: the idea of staging it inside the National Railway Museum, once realised, seemed at once audacious and really bloody obvious. 402 more words


York. Walking through time.

I hadn’t noticed that I was missing the rural landscape until I was two hours up the road. Having departed London in a frenzy after a combination of trains, busses and all-out sprinting, I hardly recognized the nature of my thoughts at all. 1,077 more words