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Background imageRailway Collection: Swindon Works Map, c. 1940s

Swindon Works Map, c. 1940s
Swindon Works Map, c.1940s, showing the growth of the GWR Works in Swindon between 1846 and the 1940s. The sheer volume of workshops and sidings can be seen in fascinating detail

Background imageRailway Collection: Earl of Clancarty, No. 5058 with Dinmore Manor, No. 7820 at Aller Junction, September 1958

Earl of Clancarty, No. 5058 with Dinmore Manor, No. 7820 at Aller Junction, September 1958

Background imageRailway Collection: Winchcombe Station and Footbridge, Gloucestershire, c. 1910

Winchcombe Station and Footbridge, Gloucestershire, c. 1910
A view of Winchcombe Station in Gloucestershire, c.1910, showing the footbridge and platforms. Winchcombe station opened in February 1905 and closed to passengers in March 1960

Background imageRailway Collection: Birmingham Snow Hill Booking Office, 1912

Birmingham Snow Hill Booking Office, 1912
Between 1906 and 1912 the GWR took about re-designing and re-constructing the station. When it was completed it was a vision of Edwardian elegance. This image shows the station once completed

Background imageRailway Collection: Didcot Station and Signal Box, Oxfordshire, c. 1910

Didcot Station and Signal Box, Oxfordshire, c. 1910
A view of the track at Didcot station in Oxfordshire, c.1910, also showing the signal box. In the distance is the Didcot provender store which provided the feed for the GWR horses across the network

Background imageRailway Collection: Barmouth Bridge, c. 1920s

Barmouth Bridge, c. 1920s
A view looking south east from Barmouth of Barmouth Bridge. The bridge opened in 1867. It is a single track timber viaduct built for the Aberystwyth and Pwllheli Railway

Background imageRailway Collection: Henley-on-Thames Station, Oxfordshire, 1954

Henley-on-Thames Station, Oxfordshire, 1954
A view of Henley-on-Thames station in Oxfordshire in 1954, showing the dead end of the terminus. The station opened with three platforms

Background imageRailway Collection: Didcot Station, Oxfordshire, c. 1950s

Didcot Station, Oxfordshire, c. 1950s
A view of Didcot station in Oxfordshire, c.1950s. The station is quiet with the platforms empty of traffic and passengers

Background imageRailway Collection: Opening ceremony of the Plymouth to Yealmpton Line, January 1898

Opening ceremony of the Plymouth to Yealmpton Line, January 1898
A view of the Opening Ceremony at Yealmpton Station on the Plymouth to Yealmpton Line, Devon in January 1898

Background imageRailway Collection: Wootton Bassett Station, 1893

Wootton Bassett Station, 1893
A view of Wootton Bassett Station in Wiltshire, taken in 1893, showing the station building and a number of staff on the platform with a dray horse

Background imageRailway Collection: Chipping Norton Station and footbridge, c. 1920s

Chipping Norton Station and footbridge, c. 1920s
A view of Chipping Norton station in Oxfordshire, c.1920s. This image shows the goods shed in the background as well as the station buildings and the lattice metal footbridge linking the platforms

Background imageRailway Collection: Chipping Norton Station, Oxfordshire, c. 1920s

Chipping Norton Station, Oxfordshire, c. 1920s
A general view of Chipping Norton Station in Oxfordshire, c.1920s, showing the station buildings and the lattice metal footbridge linking the platforms

Background imageRailway Collection: Banbury Station, Oxofrdshire, 1937

Banbury Station, Oxofrdshire, 1937
A view of Banbury Station in Oxfordshire taken in 1937, showing locomotive No 5947, Saint Benets Hall, at the platform. The station opened in 1850 and was fully rebuilt in 1958

Background imageRailway Collection: Wantage Road Station, Oxfordshire, c. 1910

Wantage Road Station, Oxfordshire, c. 1910
A view of Wantage Road Station in Oxfordshire, taken c.1910 from the bridge looking down at the simple station buildings and track

Background imageRailway Collection: Wantage Road Station, Oxfordshire, c. 1920

Wantage Road Station, Oxfordshire, c. 1920
A view of Wantage Road Station in Oxfordshire, c.1920, showing the track and platforms. Wantage Road station opened at the village of Grove just north of Wantage in 1846 and closed to passengers

Background imageRailway Collection: Aberystwyth Enquiry Office, late 1950s

Aberystwyth Enquiry Office, late 1950s
The Enquiry Office at Aberystwyth Station in the late 1950's is the subject of this photograph. These three employees would have had a public facing role helping passengers with the details

Background imageRailway Collection: King Henry VI at Beeston Junction, 1948

King Henry VI at Beeston Junction, 1948

Background imageRailway Collection: Birmingham Snow Hill Station, c. 1899

Birmingham Snow Hill Station, c. 1899
A general view of the original 1871 station structure at Birmingham Snow Hill, taken c.1899. The arched overall roof of the train shed and several locomotives can be seen in the image

Background imageRailway Collection: Bath Spa Station and Signal Box, c. 1930s

Bath Spa Station and Signal Box, c. 1930s
A view of Bath Spa Station and Signal Box, Somerset, c.1930s. This image was taken from platform level and shows a couple of rail motors at the station

Background imageRailway Collection: Bath Spa Station, Somerset, c. 1960

Bath Spa Station, Somerset, c. 1960
A view of Bath Spa Station in Somerset, c.1960, showing the platforms and their canopies. The station opened in 1840 and was only renamed Bath Spa in 1949 to distinguish it from the nearby Bath Green


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