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Editor's Picks (#2)

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Background imageEditor's Picks: Wishford Station, c. 1920s

Wishford Station, c. 1920s
A view of Wishford Station near Salisbury in Wiltshire, c.1920s, showing the second platform that was built in 1901 when the line doubled

Background imageEditor's Picks: Two little girls awaiting evacuation from Paddington Station, September 1939

Two little girls awaiting evacuation from Paddington Station, September 1939
Part of the evacuation of London during WW2

Background imageEditor's Picks: County Class locomotive, no. 1017, County of Hereford, 1948

County Class locomotive, no. 1017, County of Hereford, 1948
Seen here at Cardiff Canton. Built 1946

Background imageEditor's Picks: Broadway Goods Yard Under Construction, c. 1904

Broadway Goods Yard Under Construction, c. 1904
A view of Broadway Goods Yard in Worcestershire taken in c.1904 whilst it was under construction, showing building materials stacked up alongside the tracks

Background imageEditor's Picks: No 3440 City of Truro at Westbourne Terrace, London

No 3440 City of Truro at Westbourne Terrace, London
4-4-0 City class locomotive. Built 1903

Background imageEditor's Picks: Men leaving Swindon Works, Rodbourne Road entrance, c. 1910

Men leaving Swindon Works, Rodbourne Road entrance, c. 1910
Men leaving Swindon Works, Rodbourne Road entrance, c.1910

Background imageEditor's Picks: Abbotsbury Station, Dorset, c. 1900

Abbotsbury Station, Dorset, c. 1900
A view of Abbotsbury Station in Dorset, c.1900, showing groups of passengers on the platform and a small locomotive with carriage at the station. Abbotsbury station opened in 1885 and closed in 1952

Background imageEditor's Picks: Box Station, 1885

Box Station, 1885
A view of Box station in 1885, showing a standard gauge locomotive stood on mixed gauge track. The West portal of Middle Hill Tunnel can be seen in the distance

Background imageEditor's Picks: No 4073 Caerphilly Castle

No 4073 Caerphilly Castle
4-6-0 Castle class locomotive. Built 1923. This photograph taken at Paddington Station shows the handing over of the locomotive to the Science Museum at South Kensington in 1961

Background imageEditor's Picks: Close up view of broad gauge train at Chepstow Station, c.1850

Close up view of broad gauge train at Chepstow Station, c.1850
Shows broad gauge locomotive " Vulcan", built in 1837 by Charles Tayleur & Co. Taken from a lithograph

Background imageEditor's Picks: GWR Refreshment Department Platform Trolley, May 1937

GWR Refreshment Department Platform Trolley, May 1937
A GWR Refreshment Department platform trolley at Paddington station in London, May 1937. A woman is viewing the refreshments available from the trolley

Background imageEditor's Picks: Swindon Works Trip, 1931

Swindon Works Trip, 1931
GWR families from Swindon wait in line to board the trains for Trip week. Destinations included Weymouth, Weston Super Mare and Cornwall

Background imageEditor's Picks: Moreton-in-Marsh Station, Gloucestershire, c.1910

Moreton-in-Marsh Station, Gloucestershire, c.1910
A view of Moreton-in-Marsh Station in Gloucestershire, c.1910, showing the station buildings and platforms. The station opened on the Cotswold Line in June 1853

Background imageEditor's Picks: Guernsey & Jersey via Weymouth poster, about 1891

Guernsey & Jersey via Weymouth poster, about 1891
In 1889 the GWR began operating a steamship service to the Channel Islands. This poster shows the GWRs TSS Ibex, leaving harbour at Guernsey on its route across the Channel

Background imageEditor's Picks: No. 6000, King George V

No. 6000, King George V
4-6-0 King Class locomotive, built 1927. Now in preservation

Background imageEditor's Picks: Plymouth Tinside Lido, c.1935

Plymouth Tinside Lido, c.1935
Crowds are gathered on the steps of the Lido to take part in swimming, bathing and diving. The Lido opened in 1935 and was built to a classic art deco style

Background imageEditor's Picks: Barry Island Beach, Wales, 1920s

Barry Island Beach, Wales, 1920s
View of Barry Island beach and Whitmore Bay, Glamorgan, south Wales in summer 1920s. Holidaymakers are enjoying the sunshine while having fun on the beach and lying in deckchairs

Background imageEditor's Picks: Bigbury-on-Sea from Burgh Island, Devon, September 1935

Bigbury-on-Sea from Burgh Island, Devon, September 1935
A GWR publicity view of Bigbury-on-Sea on the southern coast of Devon, taken from Burgh Island in September 1935. The image shows the art-deco style Burgh Island Hotel and a number of houses

Background imageEditor's Picks: Inkermann, c1880s

Inkermann, c1880s
4-2-2, Rover class locomotive, Built 1878 and withdrawn 1892

Background imageEditor's Picks: Men leaving Swindon Works, Rodbourne Road entrance, 1928

Men leaving Swindon Works, Rodbourne Road entrance, 1928
Hoards of men leaving Swindon Works, Rodbourne Road entrance, 1928. The pattern shop is in the background and an omnibus with Arkells advertising on it

Background imageEditor's Picks: No 4062 Malmesbury Abbey

No 4062 Malmesbury Abbey
4-6-0 Star Class Locomotive. Built May 1922

Background imageEditor's Picks: Nailsea and Backwell Station, Somerset, c.1900

Nailsea and Backwell Station, Somerset, c.1900
A view of Nailsea and Backwell Station in Somerset, c.1900, showing one of the signal boxes and a locomotive pulling into the station

Background imageEditor's Picks: GWR Docks Brentford, c1930

GWR Docks Brentford, c1930

Background imageEditor's Picks: The Queen's Visit to Abingdon, 2nd November 1956

The Queen's Visit to Abingdon, 2nd November 1956
This photograph shows H.M. The Queen on her visit to Abingdon in Oxfordshire on 2nd November 1956. The mayor is leading her majesty out of the station where several military personnel are lined up

Background imageEditor's Picks: Locomotive No. 5993, Kirby Hall. With Driver Simms and Fireman Evans

Locomotive No. 5993, Kirby Hall. With Driver Simms and Fireman Evans
4-6-0, Hall class locomotive

Background imageEditor's Picks: LMS coach no.6204 converted to an ambulance train car, 1939

LMS coach no.6204 converted to an ambulance train car, 1939
This official photograph of an ambulance train car was taken on behalf of the Swindon Works Drawing Office in October 1939

Background imageEditor's Picks: Bristol & Exeter Railway Broad Gauge Locomotive

Bristol & Exeter Railway Broad Gauge Locomotive
Built 1853-54

Background imageEditor's Picks: Didcot, Oxfordshire, 11th May 1896

Didcot, Oxfordshire, 11th May 1896
The down Flying Dutchman approaching Didcot in Oxfordshire, hauled by No. 3019, Rover, on 11th May 1896. Didcot signal box can be seen on the left of the image

Background imageEditor's Picks: No D1053 Western Patriarch - Western Class Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive

No D1053 Western Patriarch - Western Class Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive
Class 52 locomotive seen here outside Swindon Works

Background imageEditor's Picks: Design drawing for the King Class locomotive, 1927

Design drawing for the King Class locomotive, 1927

Background imageEditor's Picks: Bulkeley

Bulkeley
4-2-2 broad gauge locomotive built 1865. Rover class

Background imageEditor's Picks: Swindon Mechanics Institute Pantomime poster, February 1860

Swindon Mechanics Institute Pantomime poster, February 1860
This pantomime poster is an early example of the type of performances that took place at the GWR's Mechanics Institute in Swindon

Background imageEditor's Picks: Quick Lunch and Snack Bar at Paddington Station, 1936

Quick Lunch and Snack Bar at Paddington Station, 1936
An interior view of Paddington station showing a busy snack bar, which probably opened soon after the modernisation of the station in the 1930s

Background imageEditor's Picks: BR 8P Class Locomotive No 71000, Duke of Gloucester

BR 8P Class Locomotive No 71000, Duke of Gloucester
Seen here with the Red Dragon headboard

Background imageEditor's Picks: GWR Pannier Tank No. 1367

GWR Pannier Tank No. 1367
This 0-6-0 Pannier Tank was built at Swindon Works in 1934. It was part of the 1366 class of pannier tank locomotives. It was originally stationed at Swindon Shed and then Weymouth

Background imageEditor's Picks: No 6027, King Richard I, 1937

No 6027, King Richard I, 1937
4-6-0 King Class locomotive on the down Riviera, Reading West

Background imageEditor's Picks: GWR Coat of Arms

GWR Coat of Arms
The Great Western Railway Coat of Arms, also known as the Garter Crest. A garter can be seen surrounding the original coat of arms which contained the city shields for London (left)

Background imageEditor's Picks: Severn Bridge Station, Gloucestershire, c.1910

Severn Bridge Station, Gloucestershire, c.1910
This view from the western bank of the Severn shows the full length of the Severn Railway Bridge as it extends over to Sharpness, c.1910

Background imageEditor's Picks: Royal Saloon No.233, 1909

Royal Saloon No.233, 1909
An plush interior view of Royal saloon number 233 (later 9002). This carriage was originally built for Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee in 1897

Background imageEditor's Picks: The Seafront at Sidmouth, Devon, August 1931

The Seafront at Sidmouth, Devon, August 1931
A GWR publicity view of the seafront at Sidmouth in South Devon, taken in August 1931. This image shows the many groynes going out to sea and holidaymakers on the shingle beach enjoying themselves

Background imageEditor's Picks: King George V hauling an express train

King George V hauling an express train

Background imageEditor's Picks: No 92220 Evening Star

No 92220 Evening Star
2-10-0 9F class locomotive, built 1960. Evening Star was the last mainline British Railways steam locomotive to be built in Britain at Swindon Works. Withdrawn 1965

Background imageEditor's Picks: Modified Hall class, 4-6-0, No. 7903 Foremarke Hall at Bath Spa, 1960s

Modified Hall class, 4-6-0, No. 7903 Foremarke Hall at Bath Spa, 1960s

Background imageEditor's Picks: British Railways network map 1950s

British Railways network map 1950s
A map showing the rail lines across the British Railway network during the 1950s

Background imageEditor's Picks: Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee train, 1897

Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee train, 1897
A view of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee train hauled by the locomotive, The Queen. The engine carried two large crests and a crown at the front

Background imageEditor's Picks: Buffet Car from the 1930s

Buffet Car from the 1930s

Background imageEditor's Picks: The River Wye at Kerne Bridge, Herefordshire

The River Wye at Kerne Bridge, Herefordshire
A GWR Publicity view of Kerne Bridge and the River Wye in Herefordshire, c.1930. The bridge was built in 1828 and is now Grade II listed

Background imageEditor's Picks: No 92220 Evening Star

No 92220 Evening Star
2-10-0 9F class locomotive, built 1960. Evening Star was the last mainline British Railways steam locomotive to be built in Britain at Swindon Works.

Withdrawn 1965



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