Thursday, 20 April 2023

Big Movements at York Railway Museum

As part of the NRM Vision 2025 project, many things at the york railway museum are being overhauled, refreshed and constructed—from new exhibitions like Wonderlab (opening summer 2023) to a new roof on Station Hall and a completely new building called Central Hall. 

Great Hall won't be left alone, either, and in preparation for future changes the time was right to move several locomotives inside this enormous space to get ready for Vision 2025.

However, moving Shinkansen—the only Japanese bullet train to be found outside of Japan—and several other locomotives including Eurostar was not a simple process, requiring detailed planning and huge support from the Workshops and Traction team and several expert contractors. 

A video documentary taking you through the action-packed move can be seen, featuring a huge array of vehicles, from steam locos to shunters powered by diesel and battery power—plus some forklift trucks thrown in for good measure.

To watch the video click here