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British Rail’s short experiment with travelling pubs
British Rail’s short experiment with travelling pubs

British Rail’s short experiment with travelling pubs

It's May 1949 and British Rail was showing off its latest idea to please the public - a travelling pub.

Apr
14
2020
Exhibition looks at when the railways delivered coal with style
Exhibition looks at when the railways delivered coal with style

Exhibition looks at when the railways delivered coal with style

Open for just four days - and closing on Monday - this is a chance to see one of the more forgotten aspects of railway design, the time when freight got an iconic makeover.

Feb
24
2018
Book review: British Rail Designed 1948-1997
Book review: British Rail Designed 1948-1997

Book review: British Rail Designed 1948-1997

For all its many faults, British Rail was, for a while, one of the industrial design icons of the 20th century, and a new book has taken a look at how a state-owned monopoly was able to turn a collection of companies into a single dominant brand-name.

Dec
27
2016

British Rail and the Flying Saucer

I was reading this week’s issue of The Economist and there was an article about commercial space flight, and how in the hype of the early NASA successes – companies were planning passenger flights into space. Naturally, the PanAm flight

Jan
25
2008