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A photo of a man standing in front of an enormous blue locomotive steam engine

King's Cross shedmaster makes pilgrimage to Yorkshire as Mallard bids farewell

Peter Townend, who controlled the speed record-breaking Mallard during a 43-year railway career, travelled from Torquay to Durham for a final glimpse of its two sister engines.

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Curator's Choice: The 19th century velocipede boneshaker bicycle in Yorkshire

Jennifer Dunne, the Collections Manager at Scarborough Museums Trust, on a bike far removed from the Tour de France's Grand Départ in Yorkshire this summer.

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Modern Titanics face greater iceberg peril, say experts on anniversary of ship sailing

New research shows that 1912 was a year of "raised but not exceptional" iceberg hazards, with the risk "likely to increase" in the future.

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Classic motor history pictures to be revealed as Transport Museum begins overhaul

More than 200,000 photos from an archive once owned by an industrial powerhouse are to be catalogued in Coventry, where the Transport Museum's redevelopment has begun.

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Inside the new HMS Alliance and galleries at the National Museum of the Royal Navy

The only surviving British World War II-era submarine has reopened following a £7 million renovation, alongside the new £4.5 million Hear My Story galleries. Take a look.

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Tiny Yorkshire fishing museum appeals for memories of centuries-old marine industry

Nearly 50 years after saving the Filey Museum's 17th century home, the town's Historical Society are calling on the public to provide their memories for a new book.

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Alexander McKee, the man who found the Mary Rose, remembered in Portsmouth bust

The man whose determination found the Mary Rose has been honoured with a sculpture at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, where the HMS Warrior has also had good news.

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Exhibition faces up to taboo of trainspotting as artist takes "last radical stance"

Chosen from a shortlist of 120 artists, Andrew Cross will create art in honour of the 189th anniversary of trainspotting. It will, he says, ramp up the anticipation and drama.

An ancient poster showing a bus in 19th century Britain

See inside the London Transport Museum's massive depot in one-off weekend opening

Featuring the the first ever mechanically-propelled public service bus - Walter Hancock’s Enterprise, built in 1833 - a one-off bus bonanza takes place this March.

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Spitfire Fighter plane takes to the roads in manoeuvre from Manchester to London

Having stood in the Museum of Science and Industry's Air and Space Hall for 19 years, technicians have dismantled a 1940s plane and sent it to the RAF Museum.

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Mallard sets off from York as projections light up Durham Castle ahead of finale

Its Dominion of Canada and Dwight D Eisenhower sister engines are off to Chesterfield this weekend, but the finale of a year-long celebration, in Shildon, awaits Mallard next week.

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Cheerleaders see off Eisenhower and Canada as Railway Museum bids Mallard farewell

Having welcomed a quarter of a million people to its Mallard 75 celebrations, the National Railway Museum invited a dance squad to see off two of the American engines.

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Full steam ahead for the Flying Scotsman as National Railway Museum gives green signal

A "hidden element" which could have scuppered the plan to return the iconic train to the mainline railway will prove straightforward to solve, according to engineers.

View of Bristol from top of the mast of ss Great Britain

Scale new heights and Go Aloft the ss Great Britain in 2014

Vistors to the ss Great Britain in 2014 will have a rare opportunity to see the former passenger ship and Bristol from 27 metres above the ship's deck.

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Knitters cover World War II submarine HMS Alliance in giant, 1,337-square scarf

Insulating the conning tower with a 400 metre scarf, more than 200 knitters have covered one of the Royal Navy Submarine Museum's finest specimens in wool.

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