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Saturday, February 12, 2011

National Railway Museum York

The National Railway Museum in York is a world class museum dedicated to the glory days of Britain's railways, sadly long since gone. Opened in 1975 the museum is housed in a former steam locomotive depot within walking distance of York Station.

The National Railway Museum displays over 100 locomotives and nearly 200 other items of rolling stock and presents the history of the railway from the early 19th century onwards.

On display are such iconic trains as Stephenson's The Rocket dating from 1829, The Flying Scotsman, a Japanese Shinkansen Bullet Train, the 'Green Arrow,' the LNER steam locomotive 'Mallard,' and a Royal Train. There are also a number of foreign locomotives among the collection.

Also on display are 1000s of exhibits related to trains, stations and railways including posters, signals, bells, uniforms and tickets.

The museum also has a railway library and archive called "Search Engine", a shop and a restaurant to relax and eat.

NRM York
Leeman Road
YO26 4XJ
Opening Times
Daily 10:00 - 18:00
Closed 24, 25, 26 Dec
Admission Free

The museum is a short walk from York Station and less than a kilometer from York Minster. A sister museum is located in Shildon, the NRM Shildon "Locomotion", Shildon, Co Durham, DL4 1PQ. The are train services to York from both Manchester Piccadilly and London Euston.

National Railway Museum, York

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