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National Railway Museum

As part of our Mystery on the Rails season, we invited you to step back in time to 1937 to investigate the most curious of crimes...

Visitors could follow an intriguing trail to help the missing passenger—celebrated crime writer Mary Lavender—solve the mystery of the Dining Car murder. 

In a strange twist of events, Mary was due to travel on the sleeper train from Inverness to London where the murder took place, but missed her connection. Baffled by the scene, the police have asked for Mary’s help, but she needs you to take her place and be her eyes and ears to investigate this puzzling incident. 

Who killed theatre and film agent to the stars Edward Robey? Eight suspects, who were all on the train at the time, have been questioned—but who is the guilty party?

While investigating this mysterious railway crime scene, you could unearth the clues on platforms 5 and 6, unpick motives, and reach the final conclusion of a very curious whodunnit.

The Missing Passenger was an exhibition trail by Geraldine Pilgrim Performance Company, commissioned by the National Railway Museum.