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National Railway Museum stop locomotive group from volunteering

The 55002 Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry group have announced that the management at the National Railway Museum has stopped them from volunteering. Readers will probably have noticed the lack of news or progress on...
All Six Surviving A4s on Display // Credit NRM

LNER A4 Class steam locomotives – Class Information

Fast, sleek and streamlined, these are some of the best express passenger steam locomotives ever built. This week's Class Information features a popular class among steam enthusiasts, Sir Nigel Gresley's A4 Class. Once looking at their...
Judith McNicol, Director of the National Railway Museum. Picture by David Harrison.

Meet the National Railway Museum’s new Director

The National Railway Museum, in York, has announced that it has appointed Judith McNicol as their new Director, a role she has been performing since July 2017 as acting Director. Judith has been based at...
Flying Scotsman to steam through Manchester and York

Steam locomotive 60103 Flying Scotsman to haul special Sir William McAlpine memorial train

The National Railway Museum has announced that 60103 Flying Scotsman will haul a special train in 2019 to honour the memory of Sir William McAlpine. Sir William McAlpine owned the locomotive from 1973 - 1996...
Tim Peaks Spacecraft

Tim Peake & Spacecraft To Touch Down At The National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum, at both Shildon and York, will host Tim Peake and his spacecraft over the coming few months. The spacecraft will first visit Locomotion (The National Railway Museum in Shildon). It will...
Livingston Thomas and No. 66779 Evening Star & 92220 Evening Star at the NRM

A Visit to the National Railway Museum in York

On Sunday 15th May 2016, we visited the National Railway Museum at York. The museum has a display over 100 locomotives, and nearly 300 other items of rolling stock, which mostly all ran on...
LMS 2500

LMS Stanier 3-Cylindered 2-6-4 Tank steam locomotives – Sole Survivor

Compact but fast, the 3-Cylindered 2-6-4 Tanks are some of the first engines designed by William Stanier for the London, Midland & Scottish Railway (LMS). They are the topic of this week's Sole Survivor. After looking...
No. 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley

Sir Nigel Gresley’s Boiler off to Wales

The Sir Nigel Gresley Loco Trust announced on 26th October 2016 that No. 60007 Sir Nigel Gresley's Boiler is set to be sent to the Llangollen Railway for overhaul. The loco is currently based at...
Mallard at the NRM

National Railway Museum to feature in new Accessible Britain guide from Motability

The National Railway Museum, in York, has announced that it is set to feature in a new edition of 'The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain' - just one of a dozen attractions across Yorkshire...

RailAdvent celebrates 1,000,000 page views with our biggest competition yet

2018 has been a fantastic year for us here at RailAdvent, we have seen our biggest growth in views and visitor numbers and had many positive comments on the work we do. During August we...