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National Railway Museum

Turntable demo

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How do you turn a locomotive around? Find out in this eye-opening talk, then see our impressive turntable in action.

Be amazed as you see several tons of rolling stock moved smoothly around in a perfect circle by our operating turntable. Our Explainers reveal the mechanics that make it work and its uses in the railway world.

After the talk, you'll be in the perfect place to explore the incredible engines and carriages on display around Great Hall.


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