Screen Shot 2015-05-05 at 11.34.23Head of Steam – Darlington Railway Museum has received a grant from the Museum Development Programme to help them digitise part of their archive collection.

The £1000 grant means the museum was able to digitise over two-hundred locomotive drawings from the North-Eastern Railway, London and North-Eastern Railway and British Railways eras; spanning the 1860s all the way through to the 1960s. The digitisation was undertaken by Northumberland Archives.

Leona White-Hannant, Curator at Head of Steam Museum said: “Thanks to funding from the Museums Development programme, our fantastic collection of drawings is now accessible to researchers both locally and nationally.”

For more information about Head of Steam visit www.head-of-steam.co.uk or email headofsteam@darlington.gov.uk .

For information about Northumberland Archives visit www.experiencewoodhorn.com/collections.