Family boarding a train in the carriage sidings at Swindon, for the annual Works trip, 1932
Swindon Works closed down for two weeks every year, and the workers and their families went on a holiday known as the Trip. Complimentary trains ferried families to their destinations. In order to reduce any disruption to normal services, these trains were boarded from inside the Works or further down the line
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St Ives Station, Porthminster Beach and Pitch & Putt, c.1950s
A view of St Ives Station, Porthminster Beach and the Pitch & Putt at St Ives, Cornwall, c.1950s.
The station opened in 1877 and is the terminus for the line from St Erth a few miles away bringing in thousands of holidaymakers via the railway.
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Mogul locomotive No. 8314 with bomb damage in 1941
A 4300 Mogul locomotive, No. 8314, lies amongst the debris following an air raid in Weymouth on 17th January 1941. Star Class locomotive, Princess Charlotte, can be seen to the right of the photograph and has escaped the worst of the damage. The south coast of Britain was easy prey for the German Luftwaffe based in Northern France, and the ports of Weymouth and Portland were prime targets for bombers due to their naval connections