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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.

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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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Historic Victorian railway arches saved in deal between English Heritage and Network Rail

A set of Grade II listed railway arches have been saved from demolition in a unique partnership between English Heritage and Network Rail.

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Goodbye Piccadilly - the buses that went to war at London Transport Museum

London Transport Museum explores the role of buses and bus drivers during the First World War, as well as life on the home front and the social changes that took place in wartime London.

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Tower Bridge at 120: Ten museums, galleries and artists telling the tale of the landmark

Enter the Victorian Engine Rooms of Tower Bridge, find out when you can swim the Thames and see the ways in which artists have depicted the icon through the ages.

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National Railway Museum launches quest to find the nation's favourite railway toy

The National Railway Museum in York is asking the public to nominate their favourite childhood railway toys ahead of a major exhibition about toys opening in spring 2015.

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