Top five English heritage trips by...

Apr 3, 2019

This English Tourism Week we celebrate some of the country’s most striking railway heritage. Here are our top five places to visit in England by rail: The National Railway Museum Click...

Five times we’ve preserved railway history

Mar 29, 2019

Network Rail is committed to saving railway history for the nation. Here are five times we've conserved extraordinary items from across Britain...   1. The Runcorn bell In May last year,...

From the archive: The Royal Border...

Mar 27, 2019

The Network Rail archive is the custodian of a vast collection of historic documents and plans relating to today’s railway infrastructure. It represents the development of the most significant structures, engineers and innovation...

People and the railway: Jessie’s Seat

Feb 28, 2019

Beside the railway in Surrey sits a curious topiary bird. It’s a moving memorial to a train guard who lost his life in a tragic incident almost 130 years ago this...

The Ribble Valley turrets: a unique...

Feb 25, 2019

A year ago, we lovingly restored a listed Ribble Valley tunnel. This example of our commitment to preserving Britain’s railway heritage came under the Great North Rail Project to transform travel...

From the archive: Glasgow Queen Street

Feb 21, 2019

The Network Rail archive is the custodian of a vast collection of historic documents and plans relating to today’s railway infrastructure. It represents the development of the most significant structures, engineers and innovation...

From the archive: London Charing Cross

Jan 31, 2019

The Network Rail archive is the custodian of a vast collection of historic documents and plans relating to today’s railway infrastructure. It represents the development of the most significant structures, engineers...

The network through the ages: five...

Jan 22, 2019

As one of Britain’s biggest land owners, we have uncovered a wide array of historic artefacts on our journey to build a better railway. Spanning thousands of years, remarkable finds during...

Read the George Stephenson notebook online

Dec 20, 2018

This Christmas, Network Rail is sharing one of the railway’s most historically important artefacts with the world. The rediscovery this year of a notebook written by ‘father of the railways’ George...

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