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Images Dated 2014

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Choose from 209 pictures in our Images Dated 2014 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.


Swindon Works Map, c.1940s Featured 2014 Print

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

© STEAM Museum of the GWR

1800s, 1840s, 1846, 1900s, 1940s, Factory, Map, Plan, Railway, Sidings, Swindon Works, Vintage, Wiltshire, Workshops

Great Western Tender, No. W84, formerly No. 2641, 1941 Featured 2014 Print

Great Western Tender, No. W84, formerly No. 2641, 1941

Great Western Tender, No. W84 is featured in this official image taken in April 1941. Formerly No. 2641, this 4000 gallon engine tender was requisitioned by the Government for use with a fire fighting train. Fire fighting trains were located at key points across the network to react quickly in the event of an air raid. The water in the tenders was used to put out fires and one of the fire fighting trains had 6 tenders attached which held up to 15,000 gallons of water, enough to supply water to attached petrol motor pumps for up to two and a half hours

US 2-8-0 tender locomotive No. 1604 at Paddington Station, 1942 Featured 2014 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was alleviated in part by borrowing locomotives from other British Railway Companies and also reinstating previously withdrawn engines back into service.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?