Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Post Office Railway

I admin various web locations looking at individual themes relevant to The Forsythe Collection (a large part of which is at York). One is called Railway Philately on Facebook. A new upload shared the picture below and said "Mail by rail, should - famously - include the Royal Mail's own electric tube railway under London. Now mothballed. One of the 1927 units is on display in National Railway Museum York. Here it is on 26th February 2013. Two electric power units sandwich a low slung carrier with containers for the mail (white item). See".  Explore further at .

Monday, 22 July 2013

An A4 and a Royal Birth

The NRM knows about co-incidence. is the breaking news about the new Royal Baby. Inside it however Prince Charles' schedule for today saw him being hauled by an A4 into the NRM Great Hall.

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Monday, 15 July 2013

Mallard 75

Everyone at the NRM will be very relieved that the Mallard 75 event is proving very popular and with lengthy queues (water and fruit provided) to see the engines. The event I read has far outstripped the 2012 Railfest.  There are some leads like the NRM's own take. A Daily Mail report. The Daily Telegraph story. I have not been myself but did go to Shildon to see the finished Dominion of Canada. Trip advisor has given very good reviews. More or less co-incidentally all the closure stories have been put to bed.

On he 19th July the NRM reported that 140,000 people had visited the A4s at York since 3rd July. A Flickr album for the event is here.

Slipped into the NRM Twitter feed on the 12th July was confirmation that Paul Kirkman who has been acting director since November 2012 is now confirmed in the post as director. " As we see record figures for we're happy to announce appointment of new Director, Paul Kirkman, who joined last Nov on secondment".