Online audio-visual story for pre-visit classroom activity. 

This audio visual story can be downloaded in the comfort of your classroom as a pre-visit activity for schools studying the working lives of Victorian railway nippers, pantry boys & stewards or wishing to uncover the history of a revolutionary Victorian concept - the railway dining car! This fascinating audio-visual exhibition was produced by the LNERCA in partnership with the NYMR Archive & Education departments and intertwines the fictional tale of Sam 'Nipper' Perkins alongside the real life testimonies of Yorkshire's railway workers, who joined the NER Battalion in WWI.

This exhibition took place in 2018 as part of Railway in Wartime and the ongoing restoration of this historic dining car continues to take place in the Atkins Shed.

A visit to a Victorian/ WW1 dining car currently under restoration can be arranged as part of your visit to the railway. To book, please contact the Education Officer or telephone 01751 473799, ext. 248