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Bristol Temple Meads Collection

Background imageBristol Temple Meads Collection: Bristol Temple Meads Station, c. 1936

Bristol Temple Meads Station, c. 1936
A view of Diesel Railcar No. 11, built by AEC, waiting at a platform at Bristol Temple Meads in c.1936. These new streamlined railcars were very much of their time

Background imageBristol Temple Meads Collection: Bristol and Exeter Railway Station, Bristol, 1870

Bristol and Exeter Railway Station, Bristol, 1870
Based at Bristol Temple Meads, this was the Headquarters for the Bristol and Exeter Railway. The GWR Station can be seen to the right of the image

Background imageBristol Temple Meads Collection: Bristol Temple Meads station alterations, 1934

Bristol Temple Meads station alterations, 1934
Views of the cellars beneath the broad gauge platforms during the alterations at Bristol Temple Meads station in 1934. The expansion of the station started in 1930 and lasted until 1935

Background imageBristol Temple Meads Collection: No 7029 Clun Castle at Bristol Temple Meads, 1966

No 7029 Clun Castle at Bristol Temple Meads, 1966
A view of 4-6-0 Castle class locomotive, Clun Castle, No 7029 at Bristol Temple Meads in 1966; seen here at a Farewell to Steam event. The platform is full of enthusiasts and onlookers

Background imageBristol Temple Meads Collection: Bristol Temple Meads Station c. 1840s

Bristol Temple Meads Station c. 1840s
Reproduction of a lithograph showing Brunels original Bristol Temple Meads Station in about the 1840s. Carriages are passing the facade of the station and ladies are strolling nearby

Background imageBristol Temple Meads Collection: Bristol Temple Meads Station, c. 1843

Bristol Temple Meads Station, c. 1843
Lithograph by John Cooke Bourne of Brunels train shed at Bristol Temple Meads Station in c.1843, a few years after the station opened in 1840

Background imageBristol Temple Meads Collection: Bristol Temple Meads Goods Depot, c. 1930

Bristol Temple Meads Goods Depot, c. 1930
A view of the bustling Bristol Temple Meads Goods Depot, c.1930. GWR dray horses and carts are loaded with goods, and a motor van is leaving the depot. The enquiry office is in the background

Background imageBristol Temple Meads Collection: Bristol Temple Meads Station in about 1900

Bristol Temple Meads Station in about 1900
A stunning view of the facade of Bristol Temple Meads station in about 1900. The 1870s station extension grandly towers over the people coming from the entrance and the horse and carts

Background imageBristol Temple Meads Collection: Bristol Temple Meads, Queens Visit, 5th December 1958

Bristol Temple Meads, Queens Visit, 5th December 1958
This image shows H.M. Queen Elizabeth II on a visit to Bristol Temple Meads station on 5th December 1958. Her majesty is being greeted by the Lord Mayor and other dignitaries

Background imageBristol Temple Meads Collection: Royal Visit from H. M. The Queen to Bristol Temple Meads, 17th April 1956

Royal Visit from H. M. The Queen to Bristol Temple Meads, 17th April 1956
This image shows H.M. Queen Elizabeth II on a visit to Bristol Temple Meads station on 17th April 1956. Her majesty is being greeted by the Lord Mayor

Background imageBristol Temple Meads Collection: Locomotive No. 2939, Croome Court

Locomotive No. 2939, Croome Court
Croome Court can be seen here departing from Bristol Temple Meads Station. It was part of the Saint Class of locomotives, built in 1911. It was withdrawn from service in December 1950

Background imageBristol Temple Meads Collection: The Queen & Prince Philip at Bristol Temple Meads, 5th December 1958

The Queen & Prince Philip at Bristol Temple Meads, 5th December 1958
This image shows Her Majesty The Queen and Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh waving from a carriage window at Bristol Temple Meads station on 5th December 1958

Background imageBristol Temple Meads Collection: Class 37 Diesel Locomotive No. D6882 at Bristol Temple Meads, 1960s

Class 37 Diesel Locomotive No. D6882 at Bristol Temple Meads, 1960s
Class 37 Diesel Locomotive No. D6882 at Bristol Temple Meads in the early 1960s. Also known as the English Electric Type 3

Background imageBristol Temple Meads Collection: Bristol Temple Meads Sketch by Ken Howard

Bristol Temple Meads Sketch by Ken Howard
This sketch of Bristol Temple Meads station was created by British artist Ken Howard (1932-2022). The image was used by British Rail on a Christmas card in the 1980s

Background imageBristol Temple Meads Collection: Royal Visit to Bristol Temple Meads, 5th December 1958

Royal Visit to Bristol Temple Meads, 5th December 1958
This image shows H.M. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip on a visit to Bristol Temple Meads station on 5th December 1958

Background imageBristol Temple Meads Collection: Bristol Temple Meads Decorated for Queens Visit, 17th April 1956

Bristol Temple Meads Decorated for Queens Visit, 17th April 1956
This photograph shows how Bristol Temple Meads station was decorated for Queen Elizabeth IIs visit on 17th April 1956

Background imageBristol Temple Meads Collection: Decorations at Bristol Temple Meads for Queens Visit, 1956

Decorations at Bristol Temple Meads for Queens Visit, 1956
This photograph shows the façade of Bristol Temple Meads station decorated for Queen Elizabeth IIs visit in 1956

Background imageBristol Temple Meads Collection: Bristol Temple Meads Station c1840s

Bristol Temple Meads Station c1840s
A lithograph of Brunels Bristol Temple Meads Station c.1840s. A range of carts, horse carriages and people are passing the grand facade of the original Temple Meads station building

Background imageBristol Temple Meads Collection: Star Class Locomotive, No. 4019, Knight Templer

Star Class Locomotive, No. 4019, Knight Templer
4-6-0 locomotive, built May 1908. Seen here at Bristol Temple Meads in 1948


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