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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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No.16 Ambulance train at Rushy Platt, Swindon 1915
No.16 Ambulance train at Rushy Platt, Swindon 1915
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Pharmacy car of No.16 Ambulance train, March 1915
Pharmacy car of No.16 Ambulance train, March 1915
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Mess room of No.16 Ambulance train, March 1915
Mess room of No.16 Ambulance train, March 1915
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Kitchen Car of No.16 Ambulance train, April 1915
Kitchen Car of No.16 Ambulance train, April 1915
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No.16 ambulance train ward carriage, April 1915
No.16 ambulance train ward carriage, April 1915
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GWR parcel van converted into an ambulance, 1940
GWR parcel van converted into an ambulance, 1940
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Goods vehicle converted into an ambulance ward car, c.1940
Goods vehicle converted into an ambulance ward car, c.1940
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USA S160 2-8-0 locomotive No. 1606 coupled to an ambulance train, 1942
USA S160 2-8-0 locomotive No. 1606 coupled to an ambulance train, 1942
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Railway carriage converted to an ambulance ward car, c1939
Railway carriage converted to an ambulance ward car, c1939
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USA S160 2-8-0 locomotive No. 1606 coupled to an ambulance train, 1942 Featured Print

USA S160 2-8-0 locomotive No. 1606 coupled to an ambulance train, 1942

Once the USA joined the war following the bombing of Pearl Harbour in December 1941 the GWR became involved in the provision of rolling stock for use by the American Army. As preparations for D Day progressed, the US requested that 10 ambulance trains be provided for the conveyance of American casualties. This image shows the official handing over of the first of these trains in a ceremony held at Swindon Works on the 24th March 1943. The 14 coach train was aptly hauled by USA S160 2-8-0 locomotive No. 1606 and comprised of six ward cars, kitchen cars, a pharmacy and operating theatre, and carriages for staff. The handover was performed by GWR Chief Mechanical Engineer F.W Hawksworth, stood to the right of the group of uniformed American Officers, and the occasion was considered noteworthy enough for the attendance of a newsreel camera which can just be seen to the far right of this photograph