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1940 Gallery

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Choose from 13 pictures in our 1940 collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


Penzance Station, Cornwall, c.1940
Penzance Station, Cornwall, c.1940
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GWR staff loading a stretcher into a parcel van which has been converted into an
GWR staff loading a stretcher into a parcel van which has been converted into an
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Jackaments Bridge Halt, Gloucestershire, c.1940s
Jackaments Bridge Halt, Gloucestershire, c.1940s
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GWR parcel van converted into an ambulance, 1940
GWR parcel van converted into an ambulance, 1940
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Ticket barrier at Paddington Station, London, c.1940
Ticket barrier at Paddington Station, London, c.1940
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U.S. 0-6-0T shunting tank engine No. 1940 in its black War Department livery, 1942
U.S. 0-6-0T shunting tank engine No. 1940 in its black War Department livery, 1942
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GWR fire brigade at Paddington Station taking part in a drill, c.1940
GWR fire brigade at Paddington Station taking part in a drill, c.1940
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Welding Containers for Bombs, K Shop, 1940
Welding Containers for Bombs, K Shop, 1940
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The approach to Paddington Station, c.1940
The approach to Paddington Station, c.1940
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Overall view of Paddington Station and Surrounds, c.1940
Overall view of Paddington Station and Surrounds, c.1940
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Platforms 13, 14 and 15, Paddington Station, c.1940
Platforms 13, 14 and 15, Paddington Station, c.1940
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Newquay Station, Cornwall, c.1940
Newquay Station, Cornwall, c.1940
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U.S. 0-6-0T shunting tank engine No. 1940 in its black War Department livery, 1942 Featured Print

U.S. 0-6-0T shunting tank engine No. 1940 in its black War Department livery, 1942

This is an unusual inclusion in the photographic collection at STEAM, being an image of a U.S. 0-6-0T shunting tank engine which never actually worked the Great Western network. Nevertheless, this class of engine is still worth a mention as part of the Great Western war story. 382 of these Class S100 engines were shipped over to Britain from America with the intention of them operating on the railways of Europe after D Day. They arrived at the Great Western's Newport Docks from July 1942 from where they were towed to GW sheds where their final assembly was completed and they were run in and steam tested. Whilst the majority of the U.S. 0-6-0's then continued on their journey to Europe, some were temporarily put to use as shunting engines at various GW locomotive depots and 42 were put into storage at the Company's Newbury Racecourse Station where they remained, unused, until 14 were acquired by the Southern Railway after the war. This image shows the rather dusty engine No. 1940 in its black War Department livery

St Erth Station, Cornwall, c.1940
St Erth Station, Cornwall, c.1940
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