George Jackson Churchward (1857 - 1933)
George Jackson Churchward, pictured here in 1918, was the GWR's Chief Mechanical Engineer between 1902 and 1921. He oversaw the Swindon Works modernisation and introduced the 4-6-0 locomotives, the blueprint for some the GWR's most iconic express engines. He died in Swindon in 1933 after being struck by a train as he was crossing the railway tracks between his home and the Works.
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Dismantling of the Severn Railway Bridge, 1967
The bridge was built in 1879 between Lydney and Sharpness.It was closed in 1960 after an accident and never reopened.
Stratton Park Halt
A bird's eye view of Stratton Park Halt situated between Shrivenham and Swindon. The photograph was taken from the road bridge that crossed over the lines and where the footpath to the left of the photograph led to. Although sited on the original GWR main line, by the time it closed in 1964 only 5 trains a day called at the halt.