Category Archives: Main Line Rail

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 … Continue reading

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Britain’s National Railway Museum: Part 3

The Government Gets Involved Trouble on the Line I had hoped to cover what I wanted in four parts but owing to new material I thought worth including it will now be five. This part deals with the crisis facing … Continue reading

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Britain’s National Railway Museum: Part 2

The British Transport Museums Introduction In Part 1, I described the origin of the LNER’s railway museum in York. Until well after World War 2 this was the only railway museum in the UK, although there were several other museums … Continue reading

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Britain’s National Railway Museum: Part 1

The LNER Museum At York Introduction A very warm day in London recently caused me to seek the cooler atmosphere of York, home of the National Railway Museum (NRM). I have maintained an interest in that museum having been present … Continue reading

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Railways, and the ‘N’ word…

I found myself becoming irritated about the often ill-informed comments being made in run up to election about possible railway ‘re-nationalization’. It is hard to puzzle out, from the muddled promises and assertions, either what exactly is going to be more … Continue reading

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57-Year Old Train Retiring amidst Unprecedented Crowds

I’ve been busy writing a book but nevertheless found time to drift up to Aylesbury in good time (so I thought) to enjoy the rattling and fuming experience of a trip to Princes Risborough and back. The last time I … Continue reading

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A Line to Nowhere

There is something a bit eerie about a railway line that was only partly built. Such is the case at the distinctly eerie Chessington South station which I have had cause to visit several times quite recently. There hadn’t been … Continue reading

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