‘British Rail: A Moving Story’, National Railway Museum (NRM), York

Located in the Great Hall of the National Railway Museum, this free-standing exhibition charts the history of British Rail, from its creation as a nationalised organisation in 1948 to its privatisation in 1993.

The space is defined by four full-size BR locomotives: one steam, one electric, one diesel and one hi-speed. Dedicated interpretation units carry an explanation of their place in the history of British Rail. In-between, a gently curving steel structure carries richly coloured graphic panels, integrated object casework, lighting, interactives and oral history units to tell the story of British Rail from a people’s perspective.

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