Mr C and I spent the weekend staying with my parents and as the weather wasn't looking too good my dad suggested a day out to York and a visit to the National Railway Museum. I hadn't been to the museum since childhood, but do remember really enjoying looking round all the large engines. I figure there must be some part of me that's a train spotter!
Saturday's trip was fantastic fun though. In addition to the main hall where all the engines are is a separate area called the warehouse. In here are keep a variety of items that have all come from the UK railways. There's no particular order to the way in which things are displayed, but instead the museum have things as if it were a perfect Aladdin's cave of times gone by. There is absolutely everything in here from waiting room chairs and board room tables through to signs and the last microwave burger box ever used on British Rail!
I thing that I particularly liked and felt was something from a different age was a refreshment trolly that was originally used at Skegness station.
Also on display was a wide collection of signs that were used on the railways. I just love the style of these and had to smile at many of the messages that they contain.
And this last one was particularly fantastic!