Lizzie the Elephant’s War Work

What a fantastic story!

National Railway Museum blog

This blog is written by Harriet Steers, one of our archive volunteers who is researching railways and the First World War. 

We recently started a project to enhance the NRM’s list of 20, 000 railwaymen who died in the First World War. (We regularly update this list with new information, so keep checking our website and this blog for details.)

The project started by looking at Great Central Railway (GCR) journals printed during the period of the conflict. The 1915-1916 volume, which is available on the open shelves of Search Engine, contains a surprising Yorkshire based story reported by the railway company to their readers.

1916-05-01 GCRJ p263 'Lizzie'

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