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Paddington Collection (#2)

Background imagePaddington 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 imagePaddington Collection: Newspaper Train on Platform 4 at Paddington Station, 1937

Newspaper Train on Platform 4 at Paddington Station, 1937
An image showing Paddington station staff on Platform 4 receiving the daily newspapers from the 12.50am Newspaper Train, 1937

Background imagePaddington Collection: Platform 8 at Paddington Station, 1905

Platform 8 at Paddington Station, 1905
Arrival of an Ocean Mail Special from Plymouth. Staff unload mail from carriages to horse drawn Royal Mail vans ready for delivery

Background imagePaddington 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 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 Collection: Female stewardess, 1917

Female stewardess, 1917
A Dining Car Waitress in her crisp white apron stands in the doorway of dining car No. 9546 on Platform 2, Paddington Station in 1917

Background imagePaddington Collection: Passengers at Paddington Station in 1943

Passengers at Paddington Station in 1943
This image, taken on Saturday 31st July 1943 (August Bank Holiday), shows hoards of passengers at Paddington Station. In 1939 the slogan " Is Your Journey Really Necessary" was introduced

Background imagePaddington Collection: Paddington Station, c1940

Paddington Station, c1940
A group of nurses wave off a train load of evacuees during World War 2. The mass evacuation of children from cities and towns, known as Operation Pied Piper, began in 1939

Background imagePaddington 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 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 Collection: Return of Prince of Wales from India - Paddington Station, 21st June 1922

Return of Prince of Wales from India - Paddington Station, 21st June 1922
This photograph was taken on 21st June 1922 at Paddington Station, and shows a grand reception for Edward, Prince of Wales upon his return to Britain after his four month long tour of India

Background imagePaddington Collection: Female Refreshment Attendant, c. 1918

Female Refreshment Attendant, c. 1918
A member of Refreshment Department staff is photographed manning the platform trolley at Paddington Station circa 1918. Photographs such as this

Background imagePaddington Collection: War memorial at Paddington Station in 1949

War memorial at Paddington Station in 1949
This full length image of the newly rededicated war memorial at Paddington appeared in the December 1949 edition of the, by this time, British Railways magazine

Background imagePaddington Collection: Unveiling of the World War 2 memorial at Paddington Station, 1949

Unveiling of the World War 2 memorial at Paddington Station, 1949
On the 11th November 1949 the war memorial at Paddington which was erected following the First World War, was again the focus of a moving ceremony when a new plaque was unveiled by former GWR General

Background imagePaddington Collection: Christmas Decorations at Paddington Station, 1955

Christmas Decorations at Paddington Station, 1955
Paddington Station can been seen here decorated for Christmas, 1955. A Santas grotto in the form of a windmill is in the centre of the image

Background imagePaddington Collection: Caldicot Castle, Loco No. 4074

Caldicot Castle, Loco No. 4074
This photograph shows Locomotive No.4074, Caldicot Castle, arriving at Paddington with the GWR Goods Station building towering in the background

Background imagePaddington 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 Collection: Female wartime workers, 1943

Female wartime workers, 1943
This line up of women at Paddington Station shows the varied jobs female GWR employees undertook during the Second World War

Background imagePaddington Collection: Paddington Station Approach, 1992

Paddington Station Approach, 1992
This photograph shows the approach to London Paddington station during track remodelling in 1992. The A40 Westway Overpass runs on the right of the image, with Westbourne Bridge on the left

Background imagePaddington Collection: Paddington Station, 1992

Paddington Station, 1992
This photograph shows the approach to London Paddington station during track remodelling in 1992. The overall roof of Paddington station can be seen on the right of the image and Bishops Bridge

Background imagePaddington Collection: Paddington Track Renewal, 1967

Paddington Track Renewal, 1967
This photograph shows sections of the track removed on the approach to London Paddington station as part of the track renewal scheme of 1967

Background imagePaddington Collection: Paddington Station, Platform 1, 1967

Paddington Station, Platform 1, 1967
A view of platform 1 at London Paddington station, taken on 12th October 1967 shortly before the demolition of the old wooden platforms and their reconstruction

Background imagePaddington Collection: Paddington Station, Platform 1 Reconstruction, 1967

Paddington Station, Platform 1 Reconstruction, 1967
A view of platform 1 at London Paddington station, taken on 22nd October 1967 during the demolition of the old wooden platforms and their reconstruction

Background imagePaddington Collection: Paddington Station, Platforms 4 & 5 Reconstruction, 1967

Paddington Station, Platforms 4 & 5 Reconstruction, 1967
A view of platforms 4 and 5 at London Paddington station, taken on 22nd October 1967 during the demolition of the old wooden platforms and their reconstruction

Background imagePaddington Collection: Paddington Station, Platforms 4 & 5, 1967

Paddington Station, Platforms 4 & 5, 1967
A view of Platforms 4 and 5 at London Paddington station in October 1967, shortly before platform reconstruction commenced

Background imagePaddington 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 Collection: Christmas Grotto, Paddington Station, 1956

Christmas Grotto, Paddington Station, 1956
Christmas has come to Paddington Station in this image from 1956. A Santas Grotto was set up in the centre of The Lawn raising money for the Greater London Fund for the Blind

Background imagePaddington Collection: Composite Diner Restaurant Car, No. 9562

Composite Diner Restaurant Car, No. 9562
An official company image of Composite Diner Restaurant Car, No. 9562. Built in 1924. With a destination board for Paddington, Newport, Cardiff and Swansea on the roof

Background imagePaddington Collection: Exterior view of Third Class Centenary stock carriage No. 4584

Exterior view of Third Class Centenary stock carriage No. 4584
Third Class Centenary stock passenger carriage, no. 4584. Built in July 1935. With a destination board for Paddington, Bristol and Taunton on the roof

Background imagePaddington Collection: Exterior view of passenger carriage No. 8013

Exterior view of passenger carriage No. 8013
A view of First Class passenger carriage No. 8013, built in October 1925. The destination board for Paddington, Gloucester and Cheltenham Spa is on the roof

Background imagePaddington Collection: Servicemen drinking tea from a refreshment trolley on Paddington station, during WWII

Servicemen drinking tea from a refreshment trolley on Paddington station, during WWII
A member of Refreshment Department staff serving tea to servicemen from her platform trolley at Paddington Station is the feature of this official photograph taken in 1943

Background imagePaddington Collection: Mobile emergency canteen at Paddington Station, during WWII

Mobile emergency canteen at Paddington Station, during WWII
Paddington station in 1943 and a shot of the mobile emergency canteen, which was used to feed station staff, APR wardens, firemen

Background imagePaddington 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 Collection: Paddington Station, Platform 1, c. 1920s

Paddington Station, Platform 1, c. 1920s
A view of Platform 1 at Paddington Station, London, c.1920s, showing people leaving the train and porters bustling about with trolleys laiden with luggage

Background imagePaddington 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 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 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 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 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 imagePaddington 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 imagePaddington 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 imagePaddington 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 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 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 Collection: No111 The Great Bear at Paddington Station, c1910

No111 The Great Bear at Paddington Station, c1910
4-6-2 Pacific Locomotive. Built 1908 and withdrawn 1924 and rebuit as 4-6-0 Viscount Churchill

Background imagePaddington Collection: No 4082, Windsor Castle, hauling the funeral train of King George VI, February 1952

No 4082, Windsor Castle, hauling the funeral train of King George VI, February 1952
A view of locomotive No 4082, Windsor Castle, hauling the funeral train of King George VI, at Paddington staiton, in February 1952

Background imagePaddington Collection: Firft Bridge

Firft Bridge
A view of the Firft Bridge at Paddington and the Accommodation Barge going down the Grand Union Canel to Uxbridge

Background imagePaddington Collection: Diesel Railcar No 1 at Paddington Station, 1st December 1933

Diesel Railcar No 1 at Paddington Station, 1st December 1933
A view of diesel railcar No 1 at Paddington station, London on 1st December 1933. Built by AEC in the same year, the railcar is seen here waiting for its press run to Reading alongside No 6001 King



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