York press releases

  • Heroic engine driver’s George Cross saved for the nation

    06 Sep 2017

    The National Railway Museum has acquired the George Cross medal awarded posthumously to train driver Wallace “Wally” Oakes who stayed aboard a burning locomotive cab to prevent a serious accident.

  • National Railway Museum transfers 2818 to STEAM

    11 Aug 2017

    Great Western Railway freight locomotive returns home after 112 years.

  • Director Steps Down After Five Successful Years

    12 Jul 2017

    The National Railway Museum announced today that Paul Kirkman is leaving his post as the Director of the National Railway Museum.

  • Back to the future as history made with east coast rail icons

    24 Apr 2017

    Thousands of enthusiasts and history buffs were treated to a world-first on 23 April as four generations of trains representing the past, present and future of passenger rail travel ran side by side, in the same direction on the East Coast main line. 

  • Four trains, four generations – times confirmed for history-making event on Yorkshire’s East Coast Main Line

    13 Apr 2017

    Further details about the once-in-a-lifetime event taking place on Yorkshire’s railways later this month have been confirmed, with the historic occasion to begin at 06.00 on Sunday 23 April near the North Yorkshire village of Tollerton.

  • From stage to rail – National Railway Museum transfers ownership of rare Victorian steam locomotive

    30 Mar 2017

    The National Railway Museum has transferred ownership of the T3 class locomotive to the Swanage Railway to support its growing collection.


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