Friday, 22 April 2016

National Railway Museum, York - Part 2

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?!

10 comments:

  1. Wow, what an amazing place to visit. All that history! This is definitely one to add to my to-visit list. I'd love to take a ride on the old steam locomotives; there's nothing quite like them! x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

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    1. It is fantastic! I've been years ago but they are always adding stuff. They also have a steam locomotive that you can ride outside but like I said it was raining so we didn't get to do that :(

      xo

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  2. I loved this! Steam trains are just so cool, there's something comforting about them too. I remember my parents took me to a railway museum when I was very young in Wales and it was so fun getting to see all of the different trains and I loved the detailing on the carriages. Great photos! Love the new layout too. - Tasha

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    1. Thanks! They are, I think you'd really enjoy it.
      Thanks so much :D

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  3. I love big ol' steam trains! I wish we'd have a chance to travel around the UK when Kris and I come over in May, because I wouldn't say no to a trip to York, but we just won't have the time. I'm determined to get a few months in the UK before we move on to our next adventure so I can see it though!

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    1. You really will have to take a trip to York. We plan to go down again this year once Yorvik reopens and hopefully it'll be good weather to enjoy the gardens and stuff.

      xo

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  4. This is super cool! My husband used to come here every summer as a kid-I've seen it in SO many of the family photos but I'd love to visit!

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    1. Aww really?! That's so cool! It'd be fun to get some photos together there!

      xo

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  5. I haven't been here for years, we used to holiday around York when I was in my teens and I loved it when we went here. I really love the vintage railway art and I have loads of postcards that I bought framed from all those years ago.

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    1. Jake's faves are always the old tin signs and stuff when we go to places like this! I went to York quite a bit when I was younger but Jake had never been so it was cool to go together.

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