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Started by volunteers in 1986, a model of the Planet locomotive which was the first to whizz along the railway is being celebrated at the Museum of Science and Industry.
Ahead of a visit which will see her meet the famous locomotive for the first time, curators expect "colourful tales" from Henry Croucher's daughter at the Railway Museum.
20,000 visitors descended upon York's National Railway Museum at the weekend, including dozens of former railway workers from major sheds across Britain.
As Mallard returns to the National Railway Museum in York, Culture24 talks to Bob Gwynne about the enduring appeal and importance of the A4 locos.
The Broseley Wheel dates from a railway more than 400 years ago. The senior curator at the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust tells us more.
Its sibling locomotive, the speed record-breaking Mallard, may enjoy more of the limelight, but the loco known as Dwight is equally remarkable. We take a closer look.
The National Railway Museum in York is hosting four late night events in which the Mallard and her surviving sister A4 locomotives will be bathed in a spectacular lightshow.
The world's fastest locomotive, Mallard, has begun a glorious tour on the 75th anniversary of its record-breaking achievement on a Grantham gradient.
A century ago, four criminals executed a plan to steal gold worth millions of pounds today. See the photos from a heist which narrowly failed to succeed.
Following the Great Gathering in York, The National Railway Museum has confirmed that Sir Nigel Gressley's famous A4 locomotive Mallard will undertake a celebratory tour of the East Coast Mainline.
Having reached half of its £45,000 target, fundraisers for the bid to restore the locomotive which hauled Winston Churchill's funeral train are appealing for support.
Twenty-six of England’s rarest signal boxes are to be preserved after being granted Grade II listed status by the Department for Culture Media and Sport.
The locomotive speed record may have been broken in Doncaster in July 1938. But this weekend, visitors can try to beat 126mph again on a giant museum track.
Go down a hobbit hole, stroll across the Severn, visit 100 acres of Welsh parkland or imagine life in an early 19th century Irish farmhouse - the best open air museums to visit this summer.
A trip across the tracks on a steam railway engine is always a treat on a sunny day. Powering from the Severn Valley to Snowdonia and beyond, we pick a few to enjoy.