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Staff Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 37 pictures in our Staff collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery.

George Jackson Churchward (1857 - 1933) Featured Print

George Jackson Churchward (1857 - 1933)

George Jackson Churchward, pictured here in 1918, was the GWR's Chief Mechanical Engineer between 1902 and 1921. He oversaw the Swindon Works modernisation and introduced the 4-6-0 locomotives, the blueprint for some the GWR's most iconic express engines. He died in Swindon in 1933 after being struck by a train as he was crossing the railway tracks between his home and the Works.

© STEAM Museum of the GWR

GWR station staff member in a gas mask, c.1939 Featured Print

GWR station staff member in a gas mask, c.1939

During an air raid the threat of poison gas bombs being dropped by the German Luftwaffe was extremely high. Mustard gas was the most deadly gas available and could take up to 12 hours to take effect. 38 million gas masks were distributed in Britain to protect against any ill effects should gas bombs be dropped. After an air raid GWR staff would continue their normal duties, but in some instances would continue to wear their gas masks. This image shows a porter at Paddington Station wearing his mask. It must have been difficult to carry out normal tasks with limited visibility and restricted movement.

No 14 Shop, Smiths Shop, 1952 Featured Print

No 14 Shop, Smiths Shop, 1952

This worker is operating a steam hammer in the Smith Shop. He is wearing the traditional leather apron to protect against hot metal and sparks. He is also wearing a rag on his head as a sweatband and for protection.

© STEAM Museum of the GWR

Blacksmith, Leather Apron, Machinery, Smithy, Staff, Steam Hammer, Swindon Works