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LMS coach no.6204 converted to an ambulance train car, 1939
LMS coach no.6204 converted to an ambulance train car, 1939
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A man and woman carrying out work on a steam hammer during WW2, 1942
A man and woman carrying out work on a steam hammer during WW2, 1942
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Swindon Works War Work, 22nd January 1942
Swindon Works War Work, 22nd January 1942
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USA S160 2-8-0 locomotive No. 1606 coupled to an ambulance train, 1942
USA S160 2-8-0 locomotive No. 1606 coupled to an ambulance train, 1942
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Bomb damage to locomotives at Newton Abbot Station, 1940
Bomb damage to locomotives at Newton Abbot Station, 1940
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Goods vehicle converted into an ambulance ward car, c.1940
Goods vehicle converted into an ambulance ward car, c.1940
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Women workers in the Permanent Way Dept at Reading, 1943
Women workers in the Permanent Way Dept at Reading, 1943
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Tanks being loaded onto Rectank flat wagons, c.1940
Tanks being loaded onto Rectank flat wagons, c.1940
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Siphon G Wagon converted to ward car No. 3209 in 1943
Siphon G Wagon converted to ward car No. 3209 in 1943
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Evacuees waiting outside the departure platform at Paddington in 1939
Evacuees waiting outside the departure platform at Paddington in 1939
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Mogul locomotive No. 8314 with bomb damage in 1941
Mogul locomotive No. 8314 with bomb damage in 1941
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Bomb damage to Paddington Station in 1941
Bomb damage to Paddington Station in 1941
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USA S160 2-8-0 locomotive No. 1606 coupled to an ambulance train, 1942 Featured Image

USA S160 2-8-0 locomotive No. 1606 coupled to an ambulance train, 1942

Once the USA joined the war following the bombing of Pearl Harbour in December 1941 the GWR became involved in the provision of rolling stock for use by the American Army. As preparations for D Day progressed, the US requested that 10 ambulance trains be provided for the conveyance of American casualties. This image shows the official handing over of the first of these trains in a ceremony held at Swindon Works on the 24th March 1943. The 14 coach train was aptly hauled by USA S160 2-8-0 locomotive No. 1606 and comprised of six ward cars, kitchen cars, a pharmacy and operating theatre, and carriages for staff. The handover was performed by GWR Chief Mechanical Engineer F.W Hawksworth, stood to the right of the group of uniformed American Officers, and the occasion was considered noteworthy enough for the attendance of a newsreel camera which can just be seen to the far right of this photograph

GWR Wartime Emergency Headquarters in Berkshire, 1940
GWR Wartime Emergency Headquarters in Berkshire, 1940
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GWR staff loading a stretcher into a parcel van which has been converted into an ambulance, 1940
GWR staff loading a stretcher into a parcel van which has been converted into an ambulance, 1940
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Women employee in the Road Motor Department at Slough, 1944
Women employee in the Road Motor Department at Slough, 1944
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Workers riveting a locomotive boiler in V Boiler Shop c.1942
Workers riveting a locomotive boiler in V Boiler Shop c.1942
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Iron Mink Wagon converted into a salvage van, c.1940
Iron Mink Wagon converted into a salvage van, c.1940
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GWR station staff member in a gas mask, c.1939
GWR station staff member in a gas mask, c.1939
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Australian Navy on locomotive No.6021 King Richard II, 1945
Australian Navy on locomotive No.6021 King Richard II, 1945
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SS St Julien as a hospital ship, at Newport Docks, c.1940
SS St Julien as a hospital ship, at Newport Docks, c.1940
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U.S. 0-6-0T shunting tank engine No. 1940 in its black War Department livery, 1942
U.S. 0-6-0T shunting tank engine No. 1940 in its black War Department livery, 1942
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American S160 Class 2-8-0 locomotive No. 1609 upon arrival at Newport Docks, 1942
American S160 Class 2-8-0 locomotive No. 1609 upon arrival at Newport Docks, 1942
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Presentation of a War Savings League Cup to members at Swindon Works, 1944
Presentation of a War Savings League Cup to members at Swindon Works, 1944
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GWR lorry delivering paintings from the National Gallery to a slate mine in Wales in 1940
GWR lorry delivering paintings from the National Gallery to a slate mine in Wales in 1940
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U.S. 0-6-0T shunting tank engine No. 1940 in its black War Department livery, 1942 Featured Image

U.S. 0-6-0T shunting tank engine No. 1940 in its black War Department livery, 1942

This is an unusual inclusion in the photographic collection at STEAM, being an image of a U.S. 0-6-0T shunting tank engine which never actually worked the Great Western network. Nevertheless, this class of engine is still worth a mention as part of the Great Western war story. 382 of these Class S100 engines were shipped over to Britain from America with the intention of them operating on the railways of Europe after D Day. They arrived at the Great Western's Newport Docks from July 1942 from where they were towed to GW sheds where their final assembly was completed and they were run in and steam tested. Whilst the majority of the U.S. 0-6-0's then continued on their journey to Europe, some were temporarily put to use as shunting engines at various GW locomotive depots and 42 were put into storage at the Company's Newbury Racecourse Station where they remained, unused, until 14 were acquired by the Southern Railway after the war. This image shows the rather dusty engine No. 1940 in its black War Department livery

16 inch naval gun loaded on a set of four POLLEN E wagons, 1944
16 inch naval gun loaded on a set of four POLLEN E wagons, 1944
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Military tanks loaded onto Crocodile G wagons, c.1939
Military tanks loaded onto Crocodile G wagons, c.1939
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0-6-0 Dean Goods locomotives No's. 2479, 2576, 2425 and 2399 in the process of being scrapped, c.1949
0-6-0 Dean Goods locomotives No's. 2479, 2576, 2425 and 2399 in the process of being scrapped, c.1949
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Great Western Tender, No. W84, formerly No. 2641, 1941
Great Western Tender, No. W84, formerly No. 2641, 1941
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Dean Goods locomotive No. 2533 in War Department black livery
Dean Goods locomotive No. 2533 in War Department black livery
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Evacuees at Paddington Station in 1939
Evacuees at Paddington Station in 1939
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Air raid damage to goods wagons at Newton Abbot Station in 1940
Air raid damage to goods wagons at Newton Abbot Station in 1940
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Bomb damage to Bowden Hall locomotive at Keyham Station, 1941
Bomb damage to Bowden Hall locomotive at Keyham Station, 1941
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Bomb damage to Foxs Wood Tunnel, Bristol, 1941
Bomb damage to Foxs Wood Tunnel, Bristol, 1941
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Signalman in operating signal levers during wartime, c.1940
Signalman in operating signal levers during wartime, c.1940
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A petrol trailer fire pump hauled by an ex-GWR Express Cartage van, 1940
A petrol trailer fire pump hauled by an ex-GWR Express Cartage van, 1940
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Swindon Works Fire Brigade Dennis Fire Engine, 1942
Swindon Works Fire Brigade Dennis Fire Engine, 1942
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0-6-0 Dean Goods locomotives No's. 2479, 2576, 2425 and 2399 in the process of being scrapped, c.1949 Featured Image

0-6-0 Dean Goods locomotives No's. 2479, 2576, 2425 and 2399 in the process of being scrapped, c.1949

The sorry sight of four The sorry sight of four 0-6-0 Dean Goods locomotives, photographed in the late 1940's, in the process of being scrapped. Identified as engine No's. 2479, 2576, 2425 and 2399, and all built during the 1890's, these locomotives would have seen service in both World Wars. With many Dean Goods having been rescued from the scrap heap in 1930/1940 due to them being needed for war service, it was inevitable that once locomotive building resumed in earnest after the war, many of these older engines were destined for the scrap heap once again.. Identified as engine No's. 2479, 2576, 2425 and 2399, and all built during the 1890's, these locomotives would have seen service in both World Wars. With many Dean Goods having been rescued from the scrap heap in 1930/1940 due to them being needed for war service, it was inevitable that once locomotive building resumed in earnest after the war, many of these older engines were destined for the scrap heap once again

Air raid shelter at West Ealing Goods Yard, 1940
Air raid shelter at West Ealing Goods Yard, 1940
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Air Raid notice, issued to passengers in 1940
Air Raid notice, issued to passengers in 1940
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Motor landing craft built by the GWR at Swindon Works, 1942
Motor landing craft built by the GWR at Swindon Works, 1942
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Matilda II tanks under construction at Swindon Work in 1941
Matilda II tanks under construction at Swindon Work in 1941
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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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Locomotive driver in air raid kit, during WWII
Locomotive driver in air raid kit, during WWII
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GWR parcel van converted into an ambulance, 1940
GWR parcel van converted into an ambulance, 1940
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Woman pasting a billboard poster at Paddington station, 1943
Woman pasting a billboard poster at Paddington station, 1943
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Child evacuees on Maidenhead station, 1939
Child evacuees on Maidenhead station, 1939
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Damaged railway lamps, 1942
Damaged railway lamps, 1942
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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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Coach No. 5189 in the Carriage Body Shop, 1946
Coach No. 5189 in the Carriage Body Shop, 1946
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