Creator: Chris Beet and Anthony Coulls
Introduction: Engineering & Operations Manager Chris Beet and Senior Curator of Rail Vehicle Collections, Anthony Coulls look at managing the conservation and operation of historic locomotives and rolling stock from the National Collection in the 21st century. The world and legislation move on, but our collection is rooted in time, often with objects that were built and run in the days before Health & Safety law became commonplace.The National Railway Museum has made the decision to run some of its locomotives on the main line railway, and this requires further following of safety procedures. Chris & Anthony will seek to highlight some of the ways that they have to follow current best practice from both an engineering, operation and conservation point of view to make the collection accessible to as wide an audience as possible.
Reference: Chris Beet and Anthony Coulls 2010, ‘Is it safe? – balancing conservation, operation and display of rail vehicles at the National Railway Museum’, Big Stuff 2010
|Beet, Chris, & Coulls, Anthony. (2010). Is it safe? – balancing conservation, operation and display of rail vehicles at the National Railway Museum. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4086534|