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Take a private guided tour of Britain’s most wonderful railway collection at York! Revel in a stunning selection of classic locos and rolling stock from Pullmans and royal coaches to mobile post offices, as well as an unrivalled selection of Railway exhibits from early posters to archival photos. Also visit the museum’s workshop and delve behind the scenes in the warehouse!
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The National Railway Museum in York has an unparalleled collection of railway exhibits.
From the earliest days of the railway pioneers to the very latest in railway technology, there’s something for everyone.
In this hour long DVD, Lucy Adlington takes you on a privileged tour of the Museum.
Discover how the railways evolved from the building of ‘Rocket’ through to Mallard’s world speed record and the high speed running of today’s Channel Tunnel Eurostar.
The Japanese bullet train is also well worth a visit, evoking thoughts of the past, present and on to the future of rail travel.
Enjoy some of the wonderful railway posters and photographs available behind the scenes in the archives and uncover some fascinating items of railway history within the Museum’s stores.
Compare the intricacy of the London & North Eastern Railway’s Dynamometer car with the splendour of the Edwardian Pullman coach and the functional simplicity of the Travelling Post Office.
Absorb yourself in The Works, with a close up of the Museum’s own workshop, the fascinating galleries, a view of the modern working railway and the Aladdin’s cave of collection items in The Warehouse.
As a finale, savour the opulent grandeur of the world’s finest collection of Royal Coaches as we conclude this unique tour of the Museum.