History of the Railways


Loans Box 11 History of the Railways

KS 1/2

Subjects: History, Geography, Maths

The Stockton & Darlington Railway was the first railway in the world to operate freight and passenger service with steam traction. This Loans Box can act as a stimulus to consideration of the huge impact that railways have had on the commercial and domestic history of the world.

Railway Signal Lamp
Wooden Whistles x 2
Thomas the Tank Engine x 3
Thomas and Friends BNusy Book including map and 11 miniature engines
Replica Guard flags – Red, Green & Yellow
Peaked Caps in Bailiffgate tote bag*
*Station Master
*Engine Driver
*Platform worker
Guard’s whistle
5 x waistcoats
2 x shirts
Clip on tie
Corduroy trousers
Edwardian girl’s apron & mop cap
Books: Thomas and Friends (10 different stories)
Book: The Old Steam Train
Book: The Cleobury, Mortimer and Ditton Light Railway
Book: Guide to National Railway Museum
Book: Wave the Flag and Blow the Whistle
Book: The Study Book of Railways
Book: The Lost Railways of Northumberland
Book: Guide to Beamish Museum
Book: Railway Accidents
Leaflet: Tweed Estuary Bridges and Railways
Leaflet: The Great Eastern Railway
History Folder: The Stockton and Darlington Railway 1825
History Folder: Railways in the Making x 2
DVD: The Railway Story
View the full Loans Box range 

Loans Boxes for Educational purposes


Our Loans Box service is again free of charge to schools, childminders and home educators.

A small charge of £15 per box for up to two weeks is made for care homes and all other individuals and organisations wishing to use this service.

Free and paid-for loans boxes are booked online (if you have any questions, please telephone on 01665 605847

How to Book


Free and paid for loans boxes are booked online (if you have any questions, please telephone the museum office on 01665 605847)·

  • Please contact the office by telephone during working hours or by email to ask@bailiffgatemuseum.co.uk  to check the dates you want to loan this box are available.
  • When you have agreed a satisfactory period, then select whether you are a sponsored or not and click on Add to Basket to process your booking, stating the period you want to borrow the box for in the Order Notes on the Checkout page.

Please note: All bookings run from Saturday to Saturday and users must collect and deliver the loans boxes back to Bailiffgate Museum & Gallery (Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 4pm, Sundays 11am-4pm)). Loans Boxes and any additional items not contained in the loans box must be returned by at least the stated return date. You may return them early but note we are not open on Mondays.  See our Terms and Conditions (and please ensure you read paragraph 12 which details terms and conditions for Loans Boxes).

SKU: LOANSBOX11 Category:

Stay up to date with what's happening at Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery

Bailiffgate Museum and Gallery will use the information you provide to keep in touch with you, to provide updates on what is happening at the museum and occasionally to ask if you would like to help us with fundraising efforts to keep our volunteer-run museum viable. Please tick the box below to give us permission to stay in contact. For more information please visit out Privacy Policy

You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at ask@bailiffgatemuseum.co.uk. We will treat your information with respect.  By clicking below, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.


14 Bailiffgate, Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 1LX
Opening Times - 10am - 4pm Tuesday to Sunday 

Tel: +44 (0) 1665 605847

Send us a message

Invalid Email
Please check the captcha to verify you are not a robot.
Scroll to Top