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Images Dated 2014: January

January Collection
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February Collection
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March Collection
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April Collection
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May Collection
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June Collection
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July Collection
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August Collection
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October Collection
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November Collection
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Images Dated 2014: December

December Collection
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Background imageImages Dated 2014: SS St Julien as a hospital ship, at Newport Docks, c. 1940

SS St Julien as a hospital ship, at Newport Docks, c. 1940
This image shows SS St Julien at Newport Docks following her conversion into a hospital ship, as denoted by the red cross painted on the side of her hull

Background imageImages Dated 2014: 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 imageImages Dated 2014: Close up view of broad gauge train at Chepstow Station, c. 1850

Close up view of broad gauge train at Chepstow Station, c. 1850
Shows broad gauge locomotive " Vulcan", built in 1837 by Charles Tayleur & Co. Taken from a lithograph

Background imageImages Dated 2014: LMS coach no. 6204 converted to an ambulance train car, 1939

LMS coach no. 6204 converted to an ambulance train car, 1939
This official photograph of an ambulance train car was taken on behalf of the Swindon Works Drawing Office in October 1939

Background imageImages Dated 2014: Penzance Station, Cornwall, c. 1940

Penzance Station, Cornwall, c. 1940
A view of Penzance station, Cornwall, c.1940, showing Castle Class locomotive No. 5024, Carew Castle, sitting at the platform with the town of Penzance visible in the background

Background imageImages Dated 2014: Chetnole Halt, Dorset

Chetnole Halt, Dorset
A view of Chetnole railway station in Dorset. The halt was built in 1933 using a timber construction. This was replaced with concrete in the mid 20th century

Background imageImages Dated 2014: Steam rail motor approaching Penzance Station, c. 1915

Steam rail motor approaching Penzance Station, c. 1915
A view of a steam rail motor approaching Penzance Station, Cornwall, c.1915. Penzance station opened in 1852 and is the terminus of the Cornish Main Line and also the southernmost station in England

Background imageImages Dated 2014: Lithograph of Bridgend Station, c. 1850

Lithograph of Bridgend Station, c. 1850
A reproduction of a lithograph showing Bridgend Station, South Wales, c.1850. The station opened in June 1850 on the line between Cardiff and Swansea

Background imageImages Dated 2014: Hall Class Locomotive No. 4952, Peplow Hall

Hall Class Locomotive No. 4952, Peplow Hall
4-6-0 locomotive, built August 1929. Seen here in unlined livery

Background imageImages Dated 2014: 3226 Class locomotive, No. 3230

3226 Class locomotive, No. 3230
2-4-0 locomotive. Built 1889

Background imageImages Dated 2014: Hall Class locomotive No. 5944, Ickenham Hall

Hall Class locomotive No. 5944, Ickenham Hall
4-6-0 locomotive built March 1935. Seen here with unlined livery

Background imageImages Dated 2014: Rover Class Locomotive, Rover

Rover Class Locomotive, Rover
4-2-2 locomotive, built 1871

Background imageImages Dated 2014: Hall Class locomotive, No. 6984, Owsden Hall

Hall Class locomotive, No. 6984, Owsden Hall
Seen here at Tyseley in May 1948

Background imageImages Dated 2014: Star Class locomotive No. 4003, Lode Star

Star Class locomotive No. 4003, Lode Star
Built February 1907

Background imageImages Dated 2014: 0-6-0 Tank Locomotive, No. 633

0-6-0 Tank Locomotive, No. 633
Built 1871, withdrawn 1933

Background imageImages Dated 2014: US 2-8-0 tender locomotive No. 1604 at Paddington Station, 1942

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

Background imageImages Dated 2014: U.s locomotive No. 1604 at Swindon Works in December 1942

U.s locomotive No. 1604 at Swindon Works in December 1942
U.S locomotive, No. 1604 is photographed here at Swindon Works in December 1942. Many of the American engines that were shipped to Britain were actually on their way to service on the continent

Background imageImages Dated 2014: Hall Class locomotive No. 5951, Clyffe Hall

Hall Class locomotive No. 5951, Clyffe Hall
4-6-0 locomotive, built December 1935. Seen here with unlined livery

Background imageImages Dated 2014: Evacuees at Paddington Station in 1939

Evacuees at Paddington Station in 1939
This moving image of evacuees making their way along platform 4 at Paddington Station was also taken during the 4 day evacuation of London and other major cities in September 1939

Background imageImages Dated 2014: Bomb damage to locomotives at Newton Abbot Station, 1940

Bomb damage to locomotives at Newton Abbot Station, 1940
On 20th August 1940 Newton Abbot Station was attacked by three German planes. This image shows the devastation that was caused by both bomb damage and extensive machine gun fire

Background imageImages Dated 2014: Mogul locomotive No. 8314 with bomb damage in 1941

Mogul locomotive No. 8314 with bomb damage in 1941
A 4300 Mogul locomotive, No. 8314, lies amongst the debris following an air raid in Weymouth on 17th January 1941. Star Class locomotive, Princess Charlotte

Background imageImages Dated 2014: Highworth Station, c. 1910

Highworth Station, c. 1910
A photograph of passengers gathered on the platform at Highworth Station in Wiltshire, c.1910. The station opened in 1883 and closed to passengers in 1953

Background imageImages Dated 2014: 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
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

Background imageImages Dated 2014: 8in. howitzer gun carriage on an Open B wagon at Swindon Works, c. 1914

8in. howitzer gun carriage on an Open B wagon at Swindon Works, c. 1914
This 8in. howitzer gun carriage was one of the first batch to be made at Swindon Works. It sits on an unfinished OPEN B wagon awaiting dispatch

Background imageImages Dated 2014: No 5 Shop, Train Lighting Shop, 1950

No 5 Shop, Train Lighting Shop, 1950
These men are working on the components used in the assembly of carriage lights. In the centre of the image, on the floor, is a domed light fitting either awaiting repair or construction

Background imageImages Dated 2014: Workers riveting a locomotive boiler in V Boiler Shop c. 1942

Workers riveting a locomotive boiler in V Boiler Shop c. 1942
In this image taken at Swindon Works sometime during the latter half of the war, three women are shown working on the riveting of a locomotive boiler in V Boiler Shop

Background imageImages Dated 2014: SS St Julien at the Banana Dock in Dieppe c. 1939

SS St Julien at the Banana Dock in Dieppe c. 1939
SS St Julien is pictured here at the Banana Dock in Dieppe during her service as a hospital ship. St Julien was built in 1925 as a vessel to serve the GWRs Weymouth route

Background imageImages Dated 2014: Siphon G Wagon converted to ward car No. 3209 in 1943

Siphon G Wagon converted to ward car No. 3209 in 1943
By the spring of 1940 Britains railway companies had supplied 25 ambulance trains for use both at home and abroad. In September 1942 the government ordered a further 27 ambulance trains

Background imageImages Dated 2014: Bomb Damage at Royal Oak near Paddington c. 1940

Bomb Damage at Royal Oak near Paddington c. 1940
Bomb damage to stations was inevitable after the sustained air attacks by the German Luftwaffe in late 1940 and early 1941

Background imageImages Dated 2014: Bomb damage to Paddington Station in 1941

Bomb damage to Paddington Station in 1941
A view of the departure side of Paddington Station following the explosion of a parachute mine on 17th April 1941. A gaping hole can be seen to the right of the image where the station offices were

Background imageImages Dated 2014: GWR Wartime Emergency Headquarters in Berkshire, 1940

GWR Wartime Emergency Headquarters in Berkshire, 1940
A busy office scene pictured here in 1940. This office was part of the GWRs Emergency Headquarters located at Aldermaston, Berkshire

Background imageImages Dated 2014: Air Raid damage to Paddington Station, 1941

Air Raid damage to Paddington Station, 1941
A view of Paddington Station following the explosion of the parachute mine on the 17th April 1941. Showing the internal damage to the station, particularly to Platform 1

Background imageImages Dated 2014: Matilda II tanks under construction at Swindon Work in 1941

Matilda II tanks under construction at Swindon Work in 1941
In September 1941, three Matilda II tanks were photographed leaving AE shop on Rectank wagons. The tanks are incomplete and are presumably ready to be transported elsewhere for final assembly

Background imageImages Dated 2014: Women workers in the Permanent Way Dept at Reading, 1943

Women workers in the Permanent Way Dept at Reading, 1943
Three ladies from the Permanent Way Department are pictured here at Reading in April 1943 off-loading wooden blocks from a wagon

Background imageImages Dated 2014: Tanks being loaded onto Rectank flat wagons, c. 1940

Tanks being loaded onto Rectank flat wagons, c. 1940
Three tanks are being loaded onto Rectank flat wagons which were designed and built specifically for the movement of military vehicles by rail

Background imageImages Dated 2014: GWR fire brigade at Paddington Station taking part in a drill, c. 1940

GWR fire brigade at Paddington Station taking part in a drill, c. 1940
This image shows members of the GWR fire brigade at Paddington Station taking part in a drill. Training was an important part of fire fighting and kept employees prepared in case of an emergency

Background imageImages Dated 2014: No. 16 ambulance train ward carriage, April 1915

No. 16 ambulance train ward carriage, April 1915
Built at Swindon Works in 1915 and paid for by the United Kingdom Flour Millers Association. The ward carriages had a three tier folding bunk system that allowed patients to be either sat up or lying



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