Railway signals

WINCHCOMBE RAILWAY MUSEUM TRUST

Data Entry Project

The museum has been built up over 50 years. It contains some 8000 exhibits, one of the finest British collections of railway memorabilia.

Museum garden

Nowhere else can you find such a comprehensive assembly of objects that illuminates both the history of the working lives of railway staff and the historical experiences of rail passengers.

The Museum has now closed. The Museum Trust has formed a partnership with the Vale of Berkeley Railway by which the collection will move to Sharpness to form a key part of the visitor facilities for the new heritage railway.

The first part of the removal task has been to create a database of the catalogue so that it can be updated with vital information about where everything is and what work needs to be done on it.

Part of the fire-fighting collection

Part of the firefighting collection

Project progress

In less than six months a dozen volunteers have almost completed the task of transcribing about 1,700 catalogue sheets like the one at left. So far more than 7,500 records have been digitised. We hope to be finished by Christmas.

We are very grateful to the volunteers for their enthusiasm and hard work. Without them the project would not have been possible.

Special thanks go to the Thornbury Volunteer Centre in South Gloucestershire, whose staff have recruited most of the volunteers.

For more information about the project, contact the project organiser, Michael Quinion.

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