National Rail Museum @ York

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Had a trip to the National Rail Museum at York to get some record shots of No.34051/'Winston Churchill' Battle of Britain Class Locomotive, following its recent cosmetic restoration at Mid-Hants Railway, and the baggage van which carried Churchill's coffin as they were both part of an exhibition to mark the 50th anniversary of Sir Winston Churchill's state funeral. I was using my Sony A7s as a rather expensive point and shoot camera, rather than manually adjusting settings for the lighting conditions, as I went around the museum as quickly as possible to get as many people free shots as I could which paid off as by mid-day there were dozens of school parties wandering around. http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y200/penpusher/13%202015/02%20Miscellaneous/02%20NRM%20York%2011Feb15/01.jpg~original http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y200/penpusher/13%202015/02%20Miscellaneous/02%20NRM%20York%2011Feb15/02.jpg~original http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y200/penpusher/13%202015/02%20Miscellaneous/02%20NRM%20York%2011Feb15/03.jpg~original http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y200/penpusher/13%202015/02%20Miscellaneous/02%20NRM%20York%2011Feb15/04.jpg~original http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y200/penpusher/13%202015/02%20Miscellaneous/02%20NRM%20York%2011Feb15/05.jpg~original http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y200/penpusher/13%202015/02%20Miscellaneous/02%20NRM%20York%2011Feb15/06.jpg~original http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y200/penpusher/13%202015/02%20Miscellaneous/02%20NRM%20York%2011Feb15/07.jpg~original http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y200/penpusher/13%202015/02%20Miscellaneous/02%20NRM%20York%2011Feb15/08.jpg~original http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y200/penpusher/13%202015/02%20Miscellaneous/02%20NRM%20York%2011Feb15/09.jpg~original http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y200/penpusher/13%202015/02%20Miscellaneous/02%20NRM%20York%2011Feb15/10.jpg~original Brian
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Planes. Trains. Automobiles next Brian?:D

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H&H Classic Car Auctions, Duxford - 15th April 2015. :D Brian
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Very nice photo's thanks for that. I have been there and for anyone interested it is a very worthwhile visit
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Great photos - thanks. I haven't been for many years but am planning a "Northern Tour" this year to visit family so I must try to fit a visit into the schedule.
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Thanks for posting the pics. Have visited a number of times and is truly an excellent museum. You can spend a day in the Warehouse alone. Very worthwhile taking the guided tour in the Warehouse. Went to the last Railfest there in 2012 which was absolutely excellent. Will certainly go again if they hold another one. This is the museum that arranged to bring together the six surviving A4s, despite my best efforts I did not manage to get to see them but for rail buffs this was equivalent to bringing over Vera. So if you are interested in this sort of thing I have just stumbled across this Military Railfest at Long Marston http://www.trainofevents.co.uk/pages/military-railfest-2015.html. Little info yet but I will certainly be trying to get to that. Hope to be at Coventry Airfield for the 2nd so as Long Marston is only 25m away might spend a few days and visit Midlands Air Museum again as well. Sadly always something to take the icing off, took a look at the airfield and saw the closed museum planes. Are they still there?
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Paul1867 The Railfest is not now happening - their website is out of date. Apparently it looks like there are 6000 houses to be built over most of the site, and the remainder is to be filled with redundant London tube stock. If you purchase the current copy of Steam Railway magazine there is an article in there about it. A 'consolation' event is to be staged at the Nene Valley railway near Peterborough.