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Second World War Gallery

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Choose from 10 pictures in our Second World War collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


Female worker servicing a Thorncroft lorry at Slough Road Motor Department, 1944
Female worker servicing a Thorncroft lorry at Slough Road Motor Department, 1944
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Jackaments Bridge Halt, Gloucestershire, c.1940s
Jackaments Bridge Halt, Gloucestershire, c.1940s
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Child evacuees on Maidenhead station, 1939
Child evacuees on Maidenhead station, 1939
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Scammel being loaded with Anderson Air Raid Shelter, West London, 1939
Scammel being loaded with Anderson Air Raid Shelter, West London, 1939
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Women porters working in the left luggage office at Paddington station, during WWII
Women porters working in the left luggage office at Paddington station, during WWII
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US 2-8-0 tender locomotive No. 1604 at Paddington Station, 1942
US 2-8-0 tender locomotive No. 1604 at Paddington Station, 1942
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Anti-Aircraft Gun, Swindon Works, 1940s
Anti-Aircraft Gun, Swindon Works, 1940s
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Women workers at the Road Motor Department, Slough, March 1944
Women workers at the Road Motor Department, Slough, March 1944
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Women working on a locomotive boiler in Swindon Work during WW2
Women working on a locomotive boiler in Swindon Work during WW2
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Toad Brake Van
Toad Brake Van
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US 2-8-0 tender locomotive No. 1604 at Paddington Station, 1942 Featured Print

US 2-8-0 tender locomotive No. 1604 at Paddington Station, 1942

On December 11th 1942, for the very first time, an American built locomotive steamed into Paddington Station. Acute shortages of locomotives on the GW network due to locomotives being sent overseas caused operational problems that threatened to affect the service the Company could offer to both the government and the general public. This was alleviated in part by borrowing locomotives from other British Railway Companies and also reinstating previously withdrawn engines back into service. In 1942 however, a number of American locomotives were shipped over to Britain to assist the domestic transport network. In a ceremony held at Paddington Station on the 11th December 1942, United States 2-8-0 tender locomotive No. 1604, pictured here adorned with the British and American flags, was formally handed over to Lord Leathers, Minister of War Transport, by Colonel N.A. Ryan, Chief of Transportation for the American Army, who stated that he hoped the locomotive "will do as good work for you as British Engines have done already for us"

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