National Collection

  • NRM DMU in action on the North Norfolk Railway

    NRM DMU in action on the North Norfolk Railway

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    THE National Railway Museum’s Metropolitan-Cammell Class 101 DMU – DMBS No. M51188 and DTSL No. M56352 – have been overhauled to a high standard by the Weybourne Traction Group.  They are now able to operate in multiple with the NNR’s own Class 101 set, DMBS No. E51228 and DTSL No. E56062. It was good to hear four synchronised diesels…

  • New hope for Green Arrow and ‘J52’ as NRM sets out its long-term operating strategy

    New hope for Green Arrow and ‘J52’ as NRM sets out its long-term operating strategy

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    THE National Railway Museum has published its long-awaited new strategy for operating rail vehicles from the National Collection over the next 15 years.  The 20-page report sets out how the Science Museum Group (SMG) plans to operate its fleet, and which vehicles will be available for main line use, operation within its NRM, Shildon and…

  • Great Steam Engineers of the 19th century: Part Four

    Great Steam Engineers of the 19th century: Part Four

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    In the 1850s, railway companies grew bigger through new construction and mergers.

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