If you caught my post last month, you'll know that we took a day trip down to York for Jake's birthday in February! As the weather was so bad we ended up spending a lot of our time at The National Railway Museum (which isn't a bad thing as it's a pretty awesome museum). You can see part one of our photos from that day by clicking here, they are from the Station Hall featuring a lot of old passenger carriages and royal carriages, but today's post is all about the BIG trains!
So yeah, this is the Great Hall and it is pretty great! So much so it is home to over 300 years of railways history - wow. The 'hall' itself is actually an old engine shed and dates back to 1877, it was damaged by a German air raid in 1942 and then, obviously, repaired...so safe to say it was amazing just to be standing in a building with such history let alone among all the awesome machines.
Phew! I had no idea there would be that many photos. In that case, there is 100% going to have to be a part 3 showing the warehouse area as I thought that was pretty darn cool too and I know I got some interesting photos in there.
I don't want to list all of the names of each train etc but if you'd like to match the picture to what they are you can visit the National Railway Museum website. They include the last ever steam locomotive to be made for British railways, the Eurostar and tunnel (first images), a diesel locomotive that replaced steam counterparts in the 1955 modernization plan and the Japanese bullet train among many, many more!
My favorites will always be the older steam locomotives and I kind of wish they were still in action today. I'm sure Mr Walt Disney would be all over this museum had he still be alive today.
Which trains of those shown in this post would you most like to take a ride on?!