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Images Dated 2014 March: 3 Mar 2014

3 Mar 2014 Collection
3 Items

Images Dated 2014 March: 6 Mar 2014

6 Mar 2014 Collection
4 Items

Images Dated 2014 March: 10 Mar 2014

10 Mar 2014 Collection
20 Items

Images Dated 2014 March: 4 Mar 2014

4 Mar 2014 Collection
4 Items

Images Dated 2014 March: 11 Mar 2014

11 Mar 2014 Collection
9 Items

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: 13 Mar 2014

13 Mar 2014
Grange Class Locomotive no. 6875, Hindford Grange

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: 27 Mar 2014

27 Mar 2014
Star Class locomotive No. 4044, Prince George

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: 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 March: Grange Class Locomotive no. 6875, Hindford Grange

Grange Class Locomotive no. 6875, Hindford Grange
Built April 1939, withdrawn 1965

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: 1000 lb Bombs at the Swindon Works, 1941

1000 lb Bombs at the Swindon Works, 1941
This image taken in March 1941 shows two 1000lb bombs sat next to each other in the X Shop, one with a fin and one without

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: Motor landing craft built by the GWR at Swindon Works, 1942

Motor landing craft built by the GWR at Swindon Works, 1942
In August 1941 the GWR began building the first of a large number of motor landing craft in the Carriage and Wagon shops at Swindon. No. 13, Wagon Frame Shop was where this work took place

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: 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 March: 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 March: 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 March: 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 March: 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 March: 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

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: SS Africa at Tilbury Docks, September 1915

SS Africa at Tilbury Docks, September 1915
A British cargo ship used to transport GWR built ambulance carriages to France during WW1. It was sunk on 16th September 1915 by a German mine off the coast of Kent

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: Evacuees waiting outside the departure platform at Paddington in 1939

Evacuees waiting outside the departure platform at Paddington in 1939
One of the very first war time roles that the GWR was engaged in was the evacuation of children from cities to the relative safety of the countryside

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: Great Western Tender, No. W84, formerly No. 2641, 1941

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

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: 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
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

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: Dean Goods locomotive No. 2533 in War Department black livery

Dean Goods locomotive No. 2533 in War Department black livery
This official photograph of a Dean Goods locomotive No. 2533 was taken at Swindon Works in October 1939 prior to its shipment overseas

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: A Sea Hurricane being loaded onto an armed merchant ship at Cardiff docks, c. 1941

A Sea Hurricane being loaded onto an armed merchant ship at Cardiff docks, c. 1941
As well as assisting in the transportation of military goods by rail the GWR also facilitated the war effort at their docks

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: 0-6-0 Dean Goods locomotives No s. 2479, 2576, 2425 and 2399 in the process of being scrapped, c

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

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: 2-8-0 locomotives under construction in AE shop, 1943

2-8-0 locomotives under construction in AE shop, 1943
In this image, War Department 2-8-0 locomotives are shown under construction in AE shop at Swindon Works in May 1943. In order to meet the demand for locomotives for war work

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: Shell production for World War 2 in 24F shop at Swindon Works, 1942

Shell production for World War 2 in 24F shop at Swindon Works, 1942
An image of the shell production line in 24F Shop showing view of the workshop space for shell inspection during World War 2

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: Motor landing craft under construction, 1942

Motor landing craft under construction, 1942
In August 1941 the GWR began building the first of a large number of motor landing craft in the Carriage and Wagon shops at Swindon. No

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: Tanks under construction in A Erecting Shop, Swindon Works. 1941

Tanks under construction in A Erecting Shop, Swindon Works. 1941
One of the earliest tasks contracted to the GWR by the Ministry of Supply was the erection of tanks for supply overseas. Thousands of tank components were being made by all the British railway

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: 250lb Bombs at the Swindon Works, early 1940s

250lb Bombs at the Swindon Works, early 1940s
An image of some completed 250lb bombs being loaded onto GWR open wagon No. 44 in December 1940. Like with the majority of the war work undertaken at the Works specialist equipment was built to cater

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: Leatherwork for howitzers and 8 pdr guns, made at Swindon Works, c. 1915

Leatherwork for howitzers and 8 pdr guns, made at Swindon Works, c. 1915
This array of items shows the type of leatherwork that was undertaken at Swindon Works for both howitzers and 8 pdr guns, as requested by the Royal Arsenal

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: Coach No. 5189 in the Carriage Body Shop, 1946

Coach No. 5189 in the Carriage Body Shop, 1946
Great Western coach No. 5189 is featured in this photograph undergoing refurbishment in the Carriage Body Shop at Swindon Works in the summer of 1946

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: Wartime shells being packed up in 24F shop, ready for transportation in 1942

Wartime shells being packed up in 24F shop, ready for transportation in 1942
By 1943 the majority of Allied munitions production was undertaken by America and Canada. This eased the pressure on British workshops as there had become a serious shortage of materials

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: War time work in Q Shop at Swindon Works, 1942

War time work in Q Shop at Swindon Works, 1942
This image was taken in March 1942 and shows four women operating a large pressing machine in Q Shop. The women are making 4.5inch copper bands for ammunition shells

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: No. 24F shop, Swindon Works, undergoing war time alterations in 1941

No. 24F shop, Swindon Works, undergoing war time alterations in 1941
This image, taken in September 1941, shows the alterations taking place in 24F Shop to accommodate the new shell production for the Ministry of Supply

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: Production line for wartime shells in No. 24 Shop, Swindon Works, 1942

Production line for wartime shells in No. 24 Shop, Swindon Works, 1942
No.24 Shop, on the Carriage and Wagon side of Swindon Works was fitted out with two production lines for 25-pounder shells

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: 2 PDR gun mounting, 1943

2 PDR gun mounting, 1943
A side view of a 2-pounder pom-pom gun mounting built for the Admiralty at Swindon Works. This image was taken in the AM Shop in February 1943 and shows the ammunition positioned in the side trays

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: Welding Containers for Bombs, K Shop, 1940

Welding Containers for Bombs, K Shop, 1940
Some rather intricate hot work is taking place in this photograph taken in K Shop, the Coppersmiths, in November 1940. The men are welding exploder containers for 250lb bombs that were ordered by

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: Midget Submarine superstructure, 1943

Midget Submarine superstructure, 1943
Also built in the Carriage and Wagon Works at Swindon were 50 of these midget submarine superstructures which were produced for the Admiralty

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: Bailey Bridges, No. 2 Shop, 1942

Bailey Bridges, No. 2 Shop, 1942
This Official image taken in April 1942 shows timber components for Bailey Bridges under manufacture in No.2 Shop, the Sawmill, at Swindon Works

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: 4000lb Bombs at the Swindon Works, 1940s

4000lb Bombs at the Swindon Works, 1940s
Over 2, 000 bodies for the 4, 000lb bombs were constructed at Swindon Works. This image taken at the L2 Tank Shop in December 1940 shows the construction of these bodies prior to them being sent to

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: Anti-Aircraft Gun, Swindon Works, 1940s

Anti-Aircraft Gun, Swindon Works, 1940s
This anti-aircraft 6-pounder navel gun was manufactured for the Admiralty in W Shop at Swindon Works during World War II. It comes with a mounting that would have allowed it to be fixed to

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: Norton Fitzwarren train crash, 1940

Norton Fitzwarren train crash, 1940
On the night of November 4th 1940 locomotive No. 6028 King George VI left Paddington Station hauling thirteen coaches heading for Penzance

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: 0-6-0 tender locomotive Dean Goods No. 2430 in wartime livery, c. 1939

0-6-0 tender locomotive Dean Goods No. 2430 in wartime livery, c. 1939
0-6-0 tender locomotive Dean Goods No.2430 is pictured here in its wartime livery. The tender is painted with the WD for War Department and the engine bears its War Department number, 177

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Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: Norton Fitzwarren train crash in 1940

Norton Fitzwarren train crash in 1940
On the night of November 4th 1940 locomotive No. 6028 King George VI left Paddington Station hauling thirteen coaches heading for Penzance

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: Dean Goods locomotive No. 2533 in War Department livery, 1939

Dean Goods locomotive No. 2533 in War Department livery, 1939
This official photograph of a Dean Goods locomotive No. 2533 was taken at Swindon Works in October 1939 prior to its shipment overseas

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: Servicemen drinking tea from a refreshment trolley on Paddington station, during WWII

Servicemen drinking tea from a refreshment trolley on Paddington station, during WWII
A member of Refreshment Department staff serving tea to servicemen from her platform trolley at Paddington Station is the feature of this official photograph taken in 1943

Background imageImages Dated 2014 March: Woman pasting a billboard poster at Paddington station, 1943

Woman pasting a billboard poster at Paddington station, 1943
Woman up a ladder pasting a billboard poster at Paddington station, 1943. The poster reads Remembrance Day FM Earl Haigs Appeal. Wear a Flanders Poppy. A locomotive in steam is in the background



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