Monday 30 January 2012

Railway posters at the National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum in York has put 10,707 records for its posters online, many with associated digitial images. These can be filtered by railway company or cross-searched with other material through the search box on the Collections page. The screen shot shows a results for National Caledonian Railway.

C) National Railway Musuem

There are also 4,444 catalogued entries (not all digitised) associated with Using the railways (postcards, tickets, passes, labels, toys, etc) which can be limited by category and railway.

Users are invited to upload their own images to a Flickr site associated with the Museum.

There is also a fasinating blog about the work of the Museum -  from library and archive collections, to railway vehicle collections or conservation. I particularly enjoyed reading the blog by Lorna Frost about the conservation of paintings for the recent Art in Advertising exhibition.

The Museum is represented on many social media: YouTube, Twitter, Flicker, Facebook and Delicious.

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