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Marking 150 years of rail in Elstree

PUBLISHED: 14:51 25 September 2018 | UPDATED: 14:51 25 September 2018

Elstree and Borehamwood museum has been transformed into a railway station (photo: Dave Armitage)

Elstree and Borehamwood museum has been transformed into a railway station (photo: Dave Armitage)

Dave Armitage

An exhibition tells the story of the impact of the new station for the area, opened 150 years ago

Elstree and Borehamwood was transformed from a few farmhouses to a bustling town when the railway arrived.

An exhibition, All Change, tells the story of the impact of the new station for the area, opened 150 years ago.

Elstree and Borehamwood Museum has been transformed for the project, complete with a replica steam train cab with the sounds and smells of those early locomotives. The free exhibition also includes film of railway staff sharing their memories and artefacts from the days of steam including hand-operated signals and personal mementoes loaned by local residents.

Bob Redman of Elstree Screen Heritage, and a driving force behind the exhibition, said, ‘The railway was key to everything. Without the railway we wouldn’t have had the film studios and the area would be very different.’

All Change is on until October 6. For opening times, see elstree-museum.org.uk

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