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National Railway Museum

The National Railway Museum is a museum in York forming part of the Science Museum Group. The museum tells the story of its impact on society, it is the home of the national collection of significant railway vehicles such as Mallard, Stirling Single, Duchess of Hamilton and a Japanese bullet train. In addition, the National Railway Museum holds a diverse collection of other objects from a household recipe book used in George Stephenson’s house to film showing a "never stop railway" developed for the British Empire Exhibition, it has won many awards, including the European Museum of the Year Award in 2001. As of 2019 the museum is about to embark on a once-in-a-generation site development; as part of the York Central redevelopment which will divert Leeman Road, the National Railway Museum will be building a new entrance building to connect the two separate parts of the museum together. At the same time, the space around the museum will be landscaped to provide public spaces; the National Railway Museum has over 6000 objects on display of which around 100 are locomotives or rolling stock which tell the stories for Britain's railway innovation.

The collection includes fine jewellery worn by railway queens, models of planes boats and hovercrafts, experimental technologies such as Louis Brennan's Gyroscopic Mono-rail car. It is the largest museum of its type in Britain, attracting 782,000 visitors during the 2018/19 financial year; the National Railway Museum was established on its present site, the former York North locomotive depot, in 1975, when it took over the former British Railways collection located in Clapham and the York Railway Museum located off Queen Street to the southeast of the railway station. The museum is a short walk from the railway station in York, either on the road or via a staircase from the rear of the platforms. A "roadtrain" runs from the city centre to the museum on Leeman Road during half term and summer. York Park and Ride serve the museum from the car park entrance, on Line 2. Admission to the museum has been free since 2001, it is open daily from 10 am to 6 pm from February to November and 10 am to 5 pm during the winter months.

Locomotion – the National Railway Museum in Shildon, County Durham was opened in October 2004 and is operated by the NRM in conjunction with Durham County Council. It houses more of the National Collection in a new building and a historic site around the former workshop of Timothy Hackworth and in the most recent full year for which figures have been published, it attracted more than 210,000 visitors. There are 280 rail vehicles in the National Collection, with around 100 being at York at any one time and the remainder divided between Locomotion at Shildon and other museums and heritage railways; the earliest are wagonway vehicles of about 1815. The permanent display includes "Palaces on Wheels", a collection of Royal Train saloons from Queen Victoria's early trains through to those used by Queen Elizabeth II up to the 1970s, among them some of the first rail vehicles to be set aside for preservation. Other key exhibits to be seen at York include the 1846 Furness Railway No. 3 "Coppernob" locomotive, the more modern express passenger steam locomotives London and North Eastern Railway Class A3 No. 4472 Flying Scotsman, its streamlined sister Class A4 No. 4468 Mallard and London and Scottish Railway Princess Coronation Class No. 6229 Duchess of Hamilton.

Flying Scotsman is among the exhibits intended for operation on the National Rail network from time to time. The museum has imported several major vehicles for display: the Chinese Class KF7 4–8–4 locomotive donated in 1981 was built in Britain and the Wagons-Lits sleeping car donated in 1980 had been used on the Paris-London Night Ferry service; the single exception to the rule of exhibits associated with Britain is the Japanese 0 Series Shinkansen leading vehicle, donated to the museum by the West Japan Railway Company in 2001 and which now forms part of an award-winning display, is the only Shinkansen vehicle on exhibit outside Japan. Rail vehicles on display are exchanged from time to time with other organisations, examples of new-build stock from the current industry sometimes visit the museum for short periods. Other physically large exhibits are the Stockton and Darlington Railway Gaunless Bridge and several stationary winding engines used on railway inclines; the many other two and three-dimensional elements of the collection include signalling equipment, road vehicles, ship models, posters and other artwork,tickets, staff uniforms, watches and equipment from railway companies' hotels, refreshment rooms and offices and a wide range of models, some of which are operated on the museum's O scale model railway.

The National Railway Museum holds archive of railway related material. This includes an internationally significant collection of locomotive and rolling stock engineering drawings from railway works and independent manufacturing companies. Copies of many of these engineering drawings are sold to the heritage railway movement to assist with their new build locomotive and restoration projects, they are sold to modellers who can use the drawing to produce accurate scale models. The library holds 800 journals of which around 300 are active; the archive holds a large collectio

List of Grand Slam and WTA Tour Tier I/Premier singles tennis champions

This is a list of the women's singles champions at the Grand Slam tournaments, the WTA championships, the Olympics, the WTA Tier I tournaments/WTA Premier tournaments events since 1990. While the Olympics and masters tournaments are not as important as the four Majors, this chart will help in visualizing how much a player accomplished amongst her peers in the course of an entire year. Legend: BE = Berlin, BG = Beijing, BR = Boca Raton, CA = Canada, CH = Charleston, CI = Cincinnati, CO = Chicago, DO = Doha, DU = Dubai, HH = Hilton Head, IW = Indian Wells, MA = Madrid, MI = Miami, MO = Moscow, PH = Philadelphia, RO = Rome, SD = San Diego, TO = Tokyo, WU = Wuhan, ZU = Zürich The leaders in these events are: Important note by setting the 1990 cut off point, this list excludes other notable players achievements in high level tour tournaments for the preceding years. High category events equivalent to Tier 1/Premier existed before 1990. List of men's Grand Slam, Olympic and ATP Tour Finals and Masters Series singles champions

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1991 video game)

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is a video game released in 1991 by Taito, for the NES based on the film with the same name. In the game, the player controls protagonist Indiana Jones going through levels taken directly from the film, albeit with a shortened and simplified plot; the game begins in 1938, with Indy receiving a package from Venice, that turns out to be his father's Grail Diary. At the same time, he receives a telegram from Marcus Brody telling him the Cross of Coronado is on a ship off the Portuguese coast; the player is presented with the choice of recovering the Cross of Coronado or going to Venice. When Indy goes to recover the Cross, he boards a ship and must defeat a certain number of Panama Hat's goons before fighting the boss himself, he can head to Venice where he is presented with a sliding puzzle challenge which he must complete before a fire, traveling through the tunnel, engulfs the room. By solving the puzzle in time, Indy receives a sketch showing the true holy grail.

After finishing his first mission, Indy will receive a telegraph from Sallah telling him that Henry Jones, Sr. was taken captive by the Nazis is being held at Brunwald Castle and Marcus Brody has gone missing. After finishing his second mission, he will receive another telegraph telling him the location of the Holy Grail. Saving Marcus takes place on top of a German tank in Iskenderun where Indy has to kill Nazis before the tank plunges over a cliff. At Brunwald Castle, he must navigate a convoluted maze to find Henry Jones Sr. In several of the missions, if the player fails, the Nazis steal Henry's diary and Indy must travel to Berlin to recover it via a motorcycle riding sequence. In the final level of the game, Indy finds himself at the Lost Temple, he must navigate the floor to spell out the word "Jehovah". If he steps on the wrong tile, it falls, if he takes too long, the torch goes out. Afterwards, he reaches the final sanctum containing several grails. If the player has the sketch from Venice, it will aid in identifying the correct grail.

Choosing the correct Grail will show the ending. The game presents bitmapped pictures of the real movie actors, such as Harrison Ford and Sean Connery. Robert Swan of Computer and Video Games gave the game an 89 percent rating. Swan praised the graphics and sound effects, stated that the game "has got to be one of the best" NES games released up to that point. Nintendo Power noted. Skyler Miller of AllGame praised the graphics and music, as well as the cutscenes, but she criticized the gameplay and gave the game two and a half stars out of five. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade at MobyGames The Raider.net Retro-Review