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Archaeologists "strike gold" with stinky pickling pond used in HMS Victory build

Digging a metre beneath a slab at Chatham Historic Dockyard, archaeologists have found excellently-preserved timbers used to create mighty ships centuries ago.

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National Railway Museum launches appeal to restore humble electric commuter train unit

A humble South East Trains commuter train unit - the most travelled vehicle in the National Collection - is to be restored back to its former glory at the National Railway Museum.

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Spock-like spectre haunts Norfolk railway steam engine

A ghostly apparition resembling Star Trek's Mr Spock has been discovered in the port hole of a locomotive of the Wells Walsingham Light Railway.

a photo of a Concorde in a large hangar with other civil aircraft

Duxford Aviation Society restores Concorde's famous droop nose mechanism

Duxford Aviation Society’s newly-restored Concorde has learned how to lower its famous drooping nose once again in IWM Duxford's Airspace Hall.

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Artist's Statement: Andrew Cross on the art of Trainspotting at the National Railway Museum

Artist Andrew Cross has created the National Railway Museum's exhibition on the phenomenon of Trainspotting. His passion, he says, is wonderfully absurd.

A black and white illustration of London during the 17th century showing a busy city

Archaeologists launch crowdfunding bid to discover story of London's lost waterways

Archaeologists on the Thames foreshore want to explore the river stairs which acted as London's bus and tube stops - if they can raise £3,000 through a public appeal.

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Prized 108-ton steam loco launches triple fundraising appeal at East Lancashire Railway

East Lancashire Railway volunteers have undertaken a sponsored pull of their flagship LMS “Crab” 2-6-0 No.13065 loco, to launch a major campaign to raise £250,000 for three key projects.

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Victorian railway infrastructure discovered by archaeologists near London tube station

A 200-metre long engine shed, workshop and train turntables have been found among artefacts from Isambard Kingdom Brunel's 19th century Great Western Railway.

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National Motorcycle Museum offers £20,000 reward after thieves smash trophy cabinets

The Solihull museum is appealing for information after thieves stole trophies and replicas and caused "substantial damage" during a late night break-in.

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