Why the National Railway Museum is the perfect day out [Independent]





Date: 25/01/2014

As part of its publicity branding the National Railway Museum boasts that it’s the biggest railway museum in the world. They sell themselves short; it must surely be the biggest and the best. Of course, Britain has an unparalleled heritage in its railways but York has collared the cream, a staggering collection from the quaintest ‘Puffing Billy’ loco to a Japanese Bullet train, from opulent Royal carriages (I want one, now) to the ‘muck trucks’ that dug out the Channel Tunnel. [From Richard Buckby]


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Jill Turton on why the National Railway Museum is the perfect day out

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As part of its publicity branding the National Railway Museum boasts that its the biggest railway museum in the world. They sell themselves short; it must surely be the biggest and the best. Of course, Britain has an unparalleled heritage in its railways but York has collared the cream, a staggering collection from the quaintest Puffing Billy loco to a Japanese Bullet train, from opulent Royal carriages (I want one, now) to the muck trucks that dug out the Channel Tunnel.

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