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Horse Collection

Background imageHorse 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 imageHorse 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 imageHorse Collection: The last shunting horse at Paddington, 1925

The last shunting horse at Paddington, 1925
An image of the last shunting horse at Paddington station, London, taken in 1925. This dray horse is preparing to pull open GWR goods wagon no.86459 in the yard

Background imageHorse Collection: GWR Horse Drawn Express Parcels Cart

GWR Horse Drawn Express Parcels Cart
This horse and cart was an entrant in the Windsor Horse Show

Background imageHorse Collection: Paddington Mint Stables, Yard and Offices, c. 1920s

Paddington Mint Stables, Yard and Offices, c. 1920s
A view of Paddington Mint Stables with the yard and offices, c.1920s. The image shows a busy scene at Paddington station with a mixture of empty and heavily laden horse drawn carts

Background imageHorse 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 imageHorse Collection: GWR Horsebox

GWR Horsebox
Built to diagram N11

Background imageHorse Collection: Great Western Railway Horse Drawn Delivery Van, c1910

Great Western Railway Horse Drawn Delivery Van, c1910
Used for the conveyance of parcels from passenger trains

Background imageHorse Collection: Horse Drawn Delivery Wagon at Paddington Mint Stables, c. 1910

Horse Drawn Delivery Wagon at Paddington Mint Stables, c. 1910
An image of a horse drawn delivery wagon at Paddington Mint Stables, c.1910. A team of four dray horses are preparing to pull the GWR cart and deliver a range of goods carried in barrels and bundles

Background imageHorse Collection: Departure side at Paddington Station, c. 1920

Departure side at Paddington Station, c. 1920
Motor cars enter the departure side of Paddington Station, just adjacent to Eastbourne Terrace, London. This image was taken in about 1920 and shows the streets filled with motor vehicles

Background imageHorse Collection: No 17 Shop, Road Vehicle Shop, 1907

No 17 Shop, Road Vehicle Shop, 1907
This image show both horse drawn vehicles and motor vehicles being built or repaired. The motor vehicles were omnibuses and were part of the GWR road passenger service that started in 1903

Background imageHorse 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 imageHorse 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 imageHorse 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 imageHorse 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 imageHorse Collection: Allerford, Somerset, September 1934

Allerford, Somerset, September 1934
A GWR Publicity view of the village of Allerford in Somerset, September 1934. Allerford is located near the coast in Exmoor National Park, between Porlock and Minehead

Background imageHorse Collection: St Mawes Harbour, Cornwall, September 1930

St Mawes Harbour, Cornwall, September 1930
A GWR publicity view of St Mawes harbour, Cornwall, in September 1930. The image shows a number of small boats safely moored up in the harbour with people loading up a horse and cart

Background imageHorse Collection: Wootton Bassett Junction Station, c. 1920

Wootton Bassett Junction Station, c. 1920
A view of Wootton Bassett Junction station in Wiltshire, c.1920, showing horse drawn vehicles in the yard, some laden with milk churns

Background imageHorse Collection: Bromyard Station and Downs, Herefordshire, c. 1890s

Bromyard Station and Downs, Herefordshire, c. 1890s
A view of Bromyard Station and the surrounding downs in Herefordshire, c.1890s. This image shows the station buildings, wagons

Background imageHorse Collection: Horse Box No. 546

Horse Box No. 546
Built to diagram N16 in 1937

Background imageHorse Collection: Paddington Mint Stables, London, c. 1920s

Paddington Mint Stables, London, c. 1920s
A image of female workers tending to the GWRs company horses at the Paddington Mint Stables, London, c.1920s. Three women are posing with a dray horse each

Background imageHorse Collection: Paddington Goods Depot, early 20th century

Paddington Goods Depot, early 20th century
Horse drawn carts in procession carrying loads of Witney blankets for Maples (Probably Maple & Co, furniture manufacturer)

Background imageHorse Collection: Paddington Goods Depot, c. 1930

Paddington Goods Depot, c. 1930
A rather crowded scene showing the goods depot at Paddington station in London, c.1930; with a mixture of motorised and horse drawn vehicles laiden with all kinds of goods

Background imageHorse Collection: Windsor Station, 1948

Windsor Station, 1948
A view showing a pair of GWR company dray horses stood outside Queen Victorias royal waiting room at Windsor Station, Berkshire in 1948

Background imageHorse Collection: Cardiff Newtown Goods Yard, 1924

Cardiff Newtown Goods Yard, 1924
This image shows a multitude of vehicles, including rail wagons, horse drawn carts and express parcels lorries

Background imageHorse Collection: Goods Depot, South Lambeth, 1909

Goods Depot, South Lambeth, 1909
Horses are prepared for the transportion of parcels to and from the stations

Background imageHorse Collection: No 17 Shop, Road Vehicle Shop, c1920s

No 17 Shop, Road Vehicle Shop, c1920s
This view of the Road Vehicle shops shows the construction and repair of mainly horse drawn vehicles. The GWR relied heavily on horse power, especially in good yards and for parcel deliveries

Background imageHorse Collection: River Fowey, Lostwithiel, 1927

River Fowey, Lostwithiel, 1927
A man and his horse are taking a dip in the River Fowey in this image from 1927. The bridge in the background is Tudor Bridge

Background imageHorse Collection: Kidderminster Station, Worcestershire, c. 1910

Kidderminster Station, Worcestershire, c. 1910
A photograph of the mock Tudor station building at Kidderminster Station, taken c.1910. This was the third station building for Kidderminster - the first existed from the opening of the station in


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