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1900s Collection

Background image1900s Collection: Swindon Works Map, c. 1940s

Swindon Works Map, c. 1940s
Swindon Works Map, c.1940s, showing the growth of the GWR Works in Swindon between 1846 and the 1940s. The sheer volume of workshops and sidings can be seen in fascinating detail

Background image1900s Collection: 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 image1900s Collection: Platform 1 at Paddington Station, 1904

Platform 1 at Paddington Station, 1904
This view of passengers boarding a train on Platform 1 was taken on the August Bank Holiday 1904. Teeming with people, passengers

Background image1900s Collection: GWR Milnes-Daimler omnibus, 1904

GWR Milnes-Daimler omnibus, 1904
The bus is pictured at Mullion, between Helston and The Lizard. This was the route of the first GWR bus service which began in 1903

Background image1900s Collection: 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 image1900s Collection: Winchcombe Station and Footbridge, Gloucestershire, c. 1910

Winchcombe Station and Footbridge, Gloucestershire, c. 1910
A view of Winchcombe Station in Gloucestershire, c.1910, showing the footbridge and platforms. Winchcombe station opened in February 1905 and closed to passengers in March 1960

Background image1900s Collection: Winchcombe Station under construction, Gloucestershire, 1904

Winchcombe Station under construction, Gloucestershire, 1904
A view of Winchcombe Station under construction in Gloucestershire, 1904. Winchcombe station opened in February 1905 and closed to passengers in March 1960

Background image1900s Collection: 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 image1900s Collection: Winchcombe Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1910

Winchcombe Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1910
A view of Winchcombe Station near the village of Greet in Gloucestershire, c.1910. Winchcombe station opened in February 1905 and closed to passengers in March 1960

Background image1900s Collection: Design for Gentlemens Lavatory sign at Paddington Station

Design for Gentlemens Lavatory sign at Paddington Station
Drawn in 1914, this design was for an illuminated sign advertising the Gentlemans Lavatory on Paddington Station

Background image1900s Collection: Platform 1 at Paddington Station, c. 1910

Platform 1 at Paddington Station, c. 1910
A classic Edwardian view of Platform 1 at Paddington Station, London. The crowds of passengers at the station wearing straw boaters and the abundance of luggage suggest it is the summer holiday season

Background image1900s Collection: Broadway Station, c. 1904

Broadway Station, c. 1904
This photograph shows Broadway station in Worcestershire and was taken in c.1904 not long after the stations construction

Background image1900s Collection: Holt Station, 1905

Holt Station, 1905
A view of Holt station in Wiltshire, showing the Beavens Tannery outing waiting for the train to Portsmouth on 4th July 1905

Background image1900s Collection: The Great Western Royal Hotel, Paddington, 1902

The Great Western Royal Hotel, Paddington, 1902
A view of The Great Western Royal Hotel at Paddington station in London, c.1902, seen here elaborately decorated for the coronation of King Edward VII

Background image1900s Collection: Paddington Telephone Exchange, London, 1906

Paddington Telephone Exchange, London, 1906
An image of a female operator connecting callers to the railway system at Paddingtons Telephone Exchange, London, 1906

Background image1900s Collection: Hungerford station, c. 1906

Hungerford station, c. 1906
Staff and passengers pose alongside steam rail motor no.74 whilst it is stopped at Hungerford station. This photo was proably taken not long after no.74 was built

Background image1900s Collection: Newnham on Severn Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1905

Newnham on Severn Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1905
A view of passengers boarding an auto train stopped at Newnham on Severn station in Gloucestershire, c.1905. Newnham station opened in September 1851

Background image1900s Collection: Lydney Junction Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1910

Lydney Junction Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1910
A view of Lydney Junction Station in Gloucestershire, c.1910, showing the curvature of the platform and the platform shelter. The station opened in 1851

Background image1900s Collection: Newbury Racecourse Station, September 1905

Newbury Racecourse Station, September 1905
A view of the paddock at Newbury Racecourse Station in Berkshire in September 1905. A horse is being led across the grass towards a crowd of people dressed for a race meeting

Background image1900s Collection: Highworth Station, c. 1910

Highworth Station, c. 1910
A photograph of passengers gathered on the platform at Highworth Station in Wiltshire, c.1910. The station opened in 1883 and closed to passengers in 1953

Background image1900s Collection: Internal view of the Provender Store, Didcot, April 1906

Internal view of the Provender Store, Didcot, April 1906
The Provender Store at Didcot in Oxfordshire provided feed for all the Great Western Railways horses and was built in the 1880s

Background image1900s Collection: Stonehouse Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1910

Stonehouse Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1910
A view of Stonehouse Station in Gloucestershire, c.1910, showing a train approaching the station and passengers on the platform

Background image1900s Collection: Camerton Station, Somerset, c. 1900

Camerton Station, Somerset, c. 1900
A view of Camerton Station in Somerset, c.1900, showing the station building and the single platform. Camerton station opened in March 1882 and closed to passengers in September 1925

Background image1900s Collection: Hairdressing Salon, Paddington Station, c. 1904

Hairdressing Salon, Paddington Station, c. 1904
This hairdressing salon was situated below Platform 1 at Paddington Station. By the rows of bottles, presumably shampoo and aftershave, this was probably the male salon or barbers

Background image1900s Collection: Platform 8 at Paddington Station, 1905

Platform 8 at Paddington Station, 1905
Arrival of an Ocean Mail Special from Plymouth. Staff unload mail from carriages to horse drawn Royal Mail vans ready for delivery

Background image1900s Collection: Weymouth Quay Station, c1905

Weymouth Quay Station, c1905
A view of Weymouth Quay Railway Station with passengers disembarking the carriages via steps. Weymouth Quay Station served the boats and ships that came into the harbour

Background image1900s Collection: Abingdon Station, Oxfordshire, c. 1900

Abingdon Station, Oxfordshire, c. 1900
A view of Abingdon Station in Oxfordshire taken c.1900. The station opened in June 1856 and had a timber train shed, seen here with a tank locomotive

Background image1900s Collection: Bristol Temple Meads Station, c1900

Bristol Temple Meads Station, c1900
A snowy scene at Bristol Temple Meads Station in about 1900. The 1870s extension is at the top of the image and the original Brunel building is on the left

Background image1900s Collection: GWR Double Decker Milnes-Daimler omnibus, Penzance, 1904

GWR Double Decker Milnes-Daimler omnibus, Penzance, 1904
A rather crowded double decker bus seen outside Penzance Station in 1904. This bus ran between Marazion, Penzance and Newlyn. A further service was added to St Just and Lands End

Background image1900s Collection: GWR 22 seater Milnes-Daimler omnibus, 17th August 1903

GWR 22 seater Milnes-Daimler omnibus, 17th August 1903
The inaugural trip of the GWR Road Motor passenger bus service seen at Helston in Cornwall. The route operated two buses and ran between Helston Station and The Lizard

Background image1900s Collection: GWR Offices and Gamages Department Store, London, c. 1900

GWR Offices and Gamages Department Store, London, c. 1900
The GWR had offices based in Holborn. It was next door to the large Gamages department store, a popular shop than ran from 1878 to 1972. The Old Bell Restaurant can be seen to the right

Background image1900s Collection: Cricklade Street, Swindon, c. 1900

Cricklade Street, Swindon, c. 1900
A view looking north at the top of Cricklade Street. The buildings on the left still exist, but he buildings on the right including The Lord Raglan and the King Arms pubs, have since been demolished

Background image1900s Collection: Internal view of the Provender Store, Didcot

Internal view of the Provender Store, Didcot
The Provender Store at Didcot in Oxfordshire provided feed for all the Great Western Railways horses and was built in the 1880s

Background image1900s Collection: Provender Store, Didcot, April 1906

Provender Store, Didcot, April 1906
The Provender Store at Didcot in Oxfordshire provided feed for all the Great Western Railways horses and was built in the 1880s

Background image1900s Collection: Wellington Station, Shropshire, c. 1900

Wellington Station, Shropshire, c. 1900
A view of one of the platforms at Wellington station in Shropshire, c.1900. A train is standing at the platform with one of the carriage doors open

Background image1900s Collection: Sennen Cove, near Lands End, Cornwall

Sennen Cove, near Lands End, Cornwall
A GWR Publicity view of the Penwith Heritage Coastline at Sennen Cove, near Lands End, Cornwall in the early 20th century

Background image1900s Collection: Sennen Cove and Whitesand Bay, Cornwall

Sennen Cove and Whitesand Bay, Cornwall
A GWR Publicity view of Sennen Cove, near Lands End in Cornwall in the early 20th century. This picturesque Cornish village clings to the coastline while Sennen Beach is quiet in the sunshine

Background image1900s Collection: Exeter Running Shed, 1906

Exeter Running Shed, 1906
View of the running shed and yard, taken in 1906

Background image1900s Collection: Brixham Station, c1910

Brixham Station, c1910
This view of Brixham Station shows passengers and an unknown locomotive waiting at the platform. Various coal and fish wagons can be seen on the right hand side of the picture

Background image1900s Collection: GWR Trip Notice, July 1912

GWR Trip Notice, July 1912
The front cover of a booklet providing information about the GWR Mechanics Institution Trip travel arrangements in July 1912

Background image1900s Collection: Bourton on the Water Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1910

Bourton on the Water Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1910
A view of Bourton on the Water Station in Gloucestershire, c.1910, showing the station building with passengers and station staff on the platform

Background image1900s Collection: Bourton-on-the-Water Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1910

Bourton-on-the-Water Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1910
An overall view of Bourton on the Water Station in Gloucestershire, c.1910. The station is seen to be a bustling hub for the local villages; with locomotives at both platforms

Background image1900s Collection: Heytesbury Station, Wiltshire, c. 1907

Heytesbury Station, Wiltshire, c. 1907
A view of Heytesbury station near Warminster in Wiltshire, taken c.1907, showing GWR Toplight Carriages at the platform

Background image1900s Collection: Westbury Station and Iron Works, c. 1900

Westbury Station and Iron Works, c. 1900
A general view of Westbury Station and iron works in Wiltshire, c.1900, with GWR toplight carriages traversing the line. Westbury station opened in 1848

Background image1900s Collection: Tenbury Wells Station, Worcestershire, c. 1900

Tenbury Wells Station, Worcestershire, c. 1900
A view of Tenbury Wells Station on the border of Worcestershire and Shropshire, c.1900, showing the chalet style station building towards the right of the image and livestock pens on the lower left

Background image1900s Collection: Bromyard Station, Herefordshire, c. 1900

Bromyard Station, Herefordshire, c. 1900
A view of Bromyard station in Herefordshire, c.1900, showing hop picker special trains at the station. There are lots of people at the station building and goods wagons in the siding

Background image1900s Collection: Paddington Station, London, 1910

Paddington Station, London, 1910
An Edwardian view of the approach to Paddington station in London showing the roof structure and tracks. Milk churns can be seen on the far right and left platforms

Background image1900s Collection: Construction of Fishguard Harbour Station, Pembrokeshire, c1905

Construction of Fishguard Harbour Station, Pembrokeshire, c1905
A view of the construction of Fishguard Harbour Station on the Pembrokeshire coast, Wales in c.1905, one year before the station opened



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