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Central Planning in Railways Talk
Central Planning in Railways Talk

13th June 2014, 6:30pm - 8pm, Evening Star Theatre. Please arrive at the Car Park Entrance.
Tickets are free but you will need to book your place.

As part of York's Festival of Ideas 2014, join us for a talk exploring lessons from railway planning history for current public policy. Professor Mark Casson argues that a lack of central planning in the nineteenth century led to a chaotic development and expansion of the UK's railway system. Meanwhile in the current privatised railway system Clare Moriarty, Director General, Rail Group at the Department for Transport, looks at harnessing a 'guiding mind' to bring an appropriate degree of order to future developments.

NRM Railway Records for Family History
NRM Railway Records for Family History

Making the Connection: Railway Records for Family History conference – York

27 September 2014, 9.30am - 5.30pm. Price: £35.

A joint day conference held at the National Railway Museum between the NRM and Your Fair Ladies, guiding people seeking their railway ancestry through the material which can be found in archives and libraries whilst scene-setting British railways’ rich history. Expert speakers will set railways as a context for past lives, look at the history of the railway industry, reveal the true nature of mass leisure travel by rail in the late 19th century, and show how the railways quickly became a new opportunity for crime. Includes lunch and refreshments. Please arrive for registration at 9.30am.

A discount ticket price of £30 is available for Friends of the NRM but must be booked by phone or in person at the NRM (tel: 08448 153139, Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm). Please have your membership number to hand when booking.

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