We analysed the former archive and determined a strategy for moving the thousands of archival entries to the new site accurately, as well as determining the most appropriate way to present the information.
Every entry is displayed with as much detail as possible, and embedded across the site flexibly. The search tool is rich and diverse, allowing a fast and user focused method for precisely locating an image from many kinds of query.
Website visitors can view track and engine plans, enjoy videos and sounds and read stories about Britain's last main line railway to be built in the Victorian era.
More than 1500 of the archive entries were plotted on an interactive and styled map, along with a several hundred mile line drawn based on open data. The points on the map can be filtered using the same fields as the search tool.