Britain’s National Railway Museum: Part 4

The Science Museum and The Battle of York

The Science Museum and the national science collection

Before going into the transfer of the British Rail transport collection to the Science Museum, I had better say a few words about the Science Museum’s own involvement with the collection of railway material, which pre-dates the formation of the museum in its current form. 8,631 more words

Our Government

National Railway Museum projection slides

Victorian, large, heavy, glass, magic lantern projection slides evolved in the mid 20th century into smaller, lighter, 35mm photographic transparencies. Anyone over the age of fifty will remember them well, ‘though not necessarily fondly. 425 more words

Magic Lantern Slides

Railway Still Life

A quiet corner of the York National Railway Museum.

A beautifully restored wooden bodied railway carriage from the Midland Railway that dates from the 1880s is seen against a luggage trolley loaded with period trunks and cases.


Oddshots #3

Another of my occasional quickie posts featuring just a single shot. This time taken in York’s National Railway Museum with my Olympus OM-1, F Zuiko 50mm f/1.8 & Ilford HP5+. 110 more words


York and Everyday Things

Yesterday, I surprised Steve with a trip to York so we could finally visit the Railway Museum. I was really surprised how big the place was, and we spent hours in there looking at everything. 627 more words

All About Me

A rainy day in York

The British summer behaved as expected last weekend, when my wife, her sister and I went on a trip to York, delivering a day of rain and muggy humid conditions. 893 more words


Station Scene

The National Railway Museum at York is just fabulous though many of the displays are quite difficult to photograph. One of the exhibition buildings is laid out as a terminal station and in this picture I couldn’t resist the temptation to add a bit of atmosphere in the form of steam and smoke. 37 more words