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Locomotion

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Get a great view of Locomotion's current rail restoration projects from our purpose-built viewing platform.

The museum isn't just home to many historic locomotives, it also plays an important role in looking after them. Since 2006, trainees and volunteers have worked with experienced engineers and conservators in the workshop to repair and restore historic railway vehicles. 

Visit the viewing platform to see our conservation team hard at work on a range of rail restoration projects, and discover the skills and techniques they use—from fabrication, welding and riveting to coach painting and signwriting.