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Paddington Station Collection

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Quick Lunch and Snack Bar at Paddington Station, 1936

Quick Lunch and Snack Bar at Paddington Station, 1936
An interior view of Paddington station showing a busy snack bar, which probably opened soon after the modernisation of the station in the 1930s

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: GWR Refreshment Department Platform Trolley, May 1937

GWR Refreshment Department Platform Trolley, May 1937
A GWR Refreshment Department platform trolley at Paddington station in London, May 1937. A woman is viewing the refreshments available from the trolley

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Class 52 Western Diesel Locomotive at Paddington Station

Class 52 Western Diesel Locomotive at Paddington Station
A view of a Class 52 Western Diesel Locomotive at Paddington Station, c.1960s, showing passengers on platform. The Westerns were built in the early 1960s at Swindon and Crewe

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Platform 1 at Paddington Station, 1929

Platform 1 at Paddington Station, 1929
A view of Platform 1 at Paddington Station, London, August 1929. This image shows crowds gathered on the platform with the glass roof above, and station clock and various advertisements on the left

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Two little girls awaiting evacuation from Paddington Station, September 1939

Two little girls awaiting evacuation from Paddington Station, September 1939
Part of the evacuation of London during WW2

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: The last broad gauge train leaving Paddington Station, 20th May 1892

The last broad gauge train leaving Paddington Station, 20th May 1892
A posed image of the last broad gauge train leaving Paddington station on 20th May 1892. The service is the 5pm to Plymouth, and the locomotive is Bulkeley (named after Captain Bulkeley)

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: No. 111, The Great Bear at Paddington Station, c. 1910

No. 111, The Great Bear at Paddington Station, c. 1910
An image of the No 111 4-6-2 Pacific Locomotive, The Great Bear, in steam at Paddington station in c.1910. It was built in 1908 and withdrawn in 1924 and rebuilt as 4-6-0 Viscount Churchill

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Paddington Station, 1913

Paddington Station, 1913
Passengers board Windsor Royal Garden Party trains on Platforms 4 and 5 at Paddington Station in 1913. The County of Wilts locomotive can be see to the left of the image

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Refreshments at Paddington Station, c. 1920

Refreshments at Paddington Station, c. 1920
A refreshment porter hands a first class passenger a luncheon basket through the window of a carriage while stationary at Paddington station, c.1920

Background imagePaddington Station 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 imagePaddington Station Collection: Air Raid damage to Paddington Station, 1941

Air Raid damage to Paddington Station, 1941
A view of Paddington Station following the explosion of the parachute mine on the 17th April 1941. Showing the internal damage to the station, particularly to Platform 1

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: King George V and an Intercity 125 at Paddington Station, 1971

King George V and an Intercity 125 at Paddington Station, 1971
An image where two eras of the railway meet; the King George V locomotive and an Intercity 125 are seen here at Paddington Station, London in 1971

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Paddington Station, London, c. 1910

Paddington Station, London, c. 1910
An overall view of Paddington Station, showing Platforms 1 and 2 and the wrought ironwork of the roof spans

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Bishops Road (Bishops Mews), Paddington, 1929

Bishops Road (Bishops Mews), Paddington, 1929
The Great Western Railway acquired this property, containing garages, prior to development in 1930. The street was eventually demolished to make way for the new parcels depot development

Background imagePaddington Station 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 imagePaddington Station Collection: Confectionary Kiosk, Paddington Station, 1937

Confectionary Kiosk, Paddington Station, 1937
This large kiosk was based in The Lawn and served confectionary, cigarettes and newspapers to passengers at Paddington station in 1930s

Background imagePaddington Station 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 imagePaddington Station Collection: First Class Waiting Room at Paddington Station, 1912

First Class Waiting Room at Paddington Station, 1912
First Class passengers were able to wait for their trains in the comfort of this waiting room at Paddington station in the early 20th century

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Rebuilding work at Paddington Station, 1916

Rebuilding work at Paddington Station, 1916
Work began in 1913 to construct a new roof span for the Station. This image was taken in 1916 when the work was quite far progressed

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Evacuees waiting to leave Paddington Station, 1939

Evacuees waiting to leave Paddington Station, 1939
This image shows eight young boys and girls about to leave London as evacuees to the countryside. Although the images shows them laughing it must have been a daunting experience for them

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: HST Class 253 locomotive No. 041 at Platform 1, Paddington Station in the 1980s

HST Class 253 locomotive No. 041 at Platform 1, Paddington Station in the 1980s
High Speed Train (HST) Class 253 locomotive No. 041 waiting at Platform 1, Paddington Station in the 1980s. The Intercity 125 HST was introduced in 1976 and was built by British Rail Engineering Ltd

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: King George VI Funeral - Paddington Station, 15th February 1952

King George VI Funeral - Paddington Station, 15th February 1952
This sombre image was taken on 15th February 1952 and shows Paddington station exit prepared for the funeral procession of King George VI

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Wartime recruiting posters at Paddington Station, 1915

Wartime recruiting posters at Paddington Station, 1915
Recruiting posters were a popular way of encouraging men to enlist. Millions of posters were produced and displayed up and down the country during the war

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Plan of Passenger Lift at Paddington Station

Plan of Passenger Lift at Paddington Station
Colour plan of a passenger lift at Paddington Station with notes indicating the use of mahogany in the construction

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Awaiting Arrival of Funeral Train of King George VI, Paddington, 15th February 1952

Awaiting Arrival of Funeral Train of King George VI, Paddington, 15th February 1952
This photograph was taken from platform 9 at Paddington station on the 15th February 1952. It shows a large number of military personnel assembled on the platform awaiting the arrival of the funeral

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Christmas decorations at Paddington Station, 1956

Christmas decorations at Paddington Station, 1956
The Lawn at Paddington Station is decorated for Christmas in this view from 1956. A Santas Grotto is in the centre of The Lawn raising money for the Greater London Fund for the Blind

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Woman pasting a billboard poster at Paddington station, 1943

Woman pasting a billboard poster at Paddington station, 1943
Woman up a ladder pasting a billboard poster at Paddington station, 1943. The poster reads Remembrance Day FM Earl Haigs Appeal. Wear a Flanders Poppy. A locomotive in steam is in the background

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Paddington Station, London, 1913

Paddington Station, London, 1913
A view of passengers boarding Windsor Royal Garden Party trains on Platforms 4 and 5 at Paddington Station in 1913. The first class passengers can be seen in their finest attire

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Taxi rank at Paddington Station, c. 1920s

Taxi rank at Paddington Station, c. 1920s
A view of Paddington station showing queues of taxis lined up outside the station ready to pick up passengers. This view looks towards Praed Street, c.1920s

Background imagePaddington Station 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 imagePaddington Station Collection: Paddington Station, London, c. 1916

Paddington Station, London, c. 1916
A view of Paddington station in London, c.1916, showing the constuction of the new roof span. A queue of taxis are lined up on the right of the image

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: The approach to Paddington Station, c. 1940

The approach to Paddington Station, c. 1940
An image of the approach to Paddington Station on the tracks, c.1940, showing the bridges in the distance

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Overall view of Paddington Station and Surrounds, c. 1940

Overall view of Paddington Station and Surrounds, c. 1940
A general view of Paddington station and its surroundings, c.1940, showing the approach road to the Goods Depot in the foreground

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Platforms 13, 14 and 15, Paddington Station, c. 1940

Platforms 13, 14 and 15, Paddington Station, c. 1940
A general view of Platforms 13, 14 and 15 at Paddington Station, London, c.1940. A lone couple wait between platforms 13 and 14 which lie quiet awaiting the next trains

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Goods wagons on the approach to Paddington Station, 1930

Goods wagons on the approach to Paddington Station, 1930
An image showing goods wagons on the approach to Paddington Station, London in 1930. The bustling and packed surroundings of the station are clear to see

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Parcel handling at Paddington Station, c. 1920s

Parcel handling at Paddington Station, c. 1920s
Staff at Paddington Station sort parcels in The Lawn during the inter-war period. This images illustrates the lack of parcel handling space at the time

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Paddington Telephone Exchange, c. 1910

Paddington Telephone Exchange, c. 1910
An image of the Paddington Telephone Exchange, c.1910, minus the constantly busy switch board operators

Background imagePaddington Station Collection: Porters at Paddington Station, c. 1914

Porters at Paddington Station, c. 1914
Three porters pose proudly at Paddington Station, London, c.1914. They are stood in front of some advertising boards displaying various GWR posters


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