National Rail museum, York

Tuesday 9th March 2019

I had from about 10:00 am until 3:00pm to spend at the gorgeous National Rail Museum in York. It took me about 20 minutes to walk there from where the coach parked, so, camera in hand, off I went.

The last time I visited the museum was in 1982 so I was expecting one or two changes! It was much bigger than I remembered with a huge amount of locomotives, carriages and memorabilia to see.

It’s free to enter but well worth popping a note or two in their collection boxes!

The first thing I saw were the royal carriages

I wanted to see the Eurostar, Bullet train, Mallard and the Flying Scotsman in particular and I soon realised I would have to prioritise things to be sure of seeing everything.

How lucky was I? The Flying Scotsman was having a service. Fortunately there is a viewing platform so you can see pretty much everything

By this time, I was thinking Coffee and a snack and so I sat down in the open cafe and tucked into a home made sausage roll and a nice coffee.

There was so much more to see and so I will put some more pictures below….

If you ever get the chance to visit this lovely place, you should! Highly recommended!

 

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