Rating: 8,7/10 (1792 votes)The National Railroad Museum is a museum in York dedicated to the history of rail transport, part of the British National Museum of Science and Industry. The expositions of the museum reflect the history of the development of the railway, its influence on the development of the whole society. The National Railroad Museum in York has won a number of awards, including the 2001 European Museum of the Year award. The museum's exposition includes more than three hundred units of rolling stock, including more than a hundred locomotives. All of them were either built in the UK or traveled on the roads of the country. In addition, the museum has more than one hundred thousand various exhibits. All of them are located on an area of 8 hectares. The National Railroad Museum in York is the largest of its kind in the UK. The history of the development of the railway and transport is represented by various types of wagons and locomotives. Among such exhibits there are record holders, in particular, the Flying Dutchman train, which has not changed its name for the longest time. Since 1862, it has operated on the London-Edinburgh line. There is also the fastest steam locomotive - the A4 class steam locomotive"Mallard". In 1938, he accelerated to a speed of about 203 km / h on a slight incline. Among other things, the museum displays the carriages in which the English queens traveled - from Victoria to Elizabeth. The York National Railway Museum houses a fairly large collection of signaling equipment, drawings, plates and posters, clocks, blueprints and diagrams, railway workers' uniforms, and many operating train models. Particularly interesting for both adults and children is the model of the ring railway, operating since 1982.
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