York Railway Museum . . . Tuesday travels

On a previous visit to York we visited the National Railway Museum but didn’t spend much time there, this time we spent most of the day in the museum and found there was still plenty to see although my husband was disappointed that Stephenson’s Rocket was not in operation this time.

When we are on our travels sometimes when we visit places there is a vast difference in the photos we take.  The Railway museum is a classic example.  My husband tends to take photos of all things mechanical while I am more interested in the artistic side of things, the livery etc.

Travel postersThe poster work is stunning.


I particularly liked this poster. . .”regard for our passengers eupeptic welfare”   I had heard of peptic ulcers so assumed it was linked to that! the meaning is : of or having good digestion.

Clever display using ticket blanksA clever display using ticket blanks.  You will need to click on the photo to see the writing clearly.


Not too sure why you would have 143 passengers in a well!

Flying ScotsmanNot a clear photo but I had no idea that the Flying Scotsman had visited Australia.

PaddingtonDid Paddington get wrapped up instead of just having a luggage tag?


The York National Railway Museum is a wonderful place to visit and you should put it on your list if you are visiting the UK.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Danka_Zee says:

    The photos do not have links. Just to let you know. WordPress made some changes recently and if your pictures didn’t have links before, it became the default.

    1. suth2 says:

      Thank you I will check it out.

    2. suth2 says:

      Hi Danka, It has taken me a while but I eventually worked out how to link it. Thank you for pointing it out to me. Heather

      1. Danka_Zee says:

        You are welcome.

  2. bookgrrl says:

    I visited the Railway Museum years ago and had a very entertaining time. I too have a weakness for the railway and travel posters and ephemera around rail travel 🙂

    1. suth2 says:

      It was a wonderful era for lovely artwork. It is good to see that train travel seems to be enjoying something of a revival of late.

  3. That does look like a great place to visit. Another reason to fulfill my ambition to visit York. Does the museum have a cafe? I’m imagining it might have a station refreshment rooms type of place.

    1. suth2 says:

      There were several cafes of differing types. I think cost is one of the things that gets added when you choose to eat in a tourist destination.

      1. That’s true, they can charge what they like once they’ve got you in there.

  4. Sartenada says:


    It is indeed worth for a visit. In Finland we have this museum:

    Steam locomotive park

    Have a nice day!

    1. suth2 says:

      Thanks Sartenada for the link. That sure is a comprehensive collection of trains.
      I enjoyed the dance videos too.

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