Located in York, the National Railway Museum offers a taste of rail transport in the history of Britain. It is the largest railway museum in the world with a large collection of locomotives and other railway facilities. It is the most visited of all the museums outside London.
The museum is located near York Railway Station. By train from the city center you can reach the museum. There is no entrance fee and is open from 10am to 6am in the evening.
The entire collection at the National Railway Museum reaches approximately 280 vehicles, including more than 100 locomotives. Locomotives are often transferred to other museums in the area, including the Locomotion in Shidon. Perhaps the most impressive of all displays is the "Palace on Wheels" display. It consists of a collection of trains from Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. Some of the first vehicles used at that time are now partially exposed in the museum to preserve them.
Another favorite exhibit is the Furness No. 3 railway station. The Old English Steam Locomotive is also known as "Coppernob". One of the main features of "Coppernob" is a steam machine with a copper heater. It is historically important because it survived this period. The LNER class A3 4472, commonly known as Flying Cattle, is another popular exhibit. It is also intended for occasional operational use as part of the railway network. However, it is currently commonly used for promotional purposes. This is one of the most famous locomotives due to the number of exposed effects in children's books and in the Microsoft Train Simulator computer game.
Furthermore, several vehicles are imported. One such example is the locomotive of the Chinese KF class. It was originally built in Britain and used as part of a night ferry service in Paris and London. A night ferry is a train that is a type of rail passenger car that usually travels during the night. It is able to place many passengers on the road. Another vehicle, the Shinkansen Bullet Train Series, was issued by the West Japan Railway Company. It is the only train outside Japan.
Collections do not only apply to locomotive displays. Other notes include a railway watch. Clock used for timing during tracking is displayed. Wall clocks, watch watches and office clocks are just some of the items on the display. Rail tickets are another important display. Various types of tickets are available, from gold to simple tickets.
Railway models are another important part of the collection. The museum has a number of models of significant historical significance. There is also a large collection of toy trains built for commercial purposes.
Another exposition concerns railway coins and medals used in the past. These coins were typically used in the construction of railway systems themselves and used mainly for trade.