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Images Dated 2023: March

March Collection
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Images Dated 2023: April

April Collection
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Images Dated 2023: May

May Collection
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Images Dated 2023: July

July Collection
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Images Dated 2023: August

August Collection
10 Items

Images Dated 2023: November

November Collection
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December
Locomotive No.3442, Bullfinch

Images Dated 2023: February

February Collection
44 Items

Background imageImages Dated 2023: Carmarthen Castle, No 4076

Carmarthen Castle, No 4076
This image shows Castle Class locomotive No.4076, Carmarthen Castle in steam. It was built in February 1924 and withdrawn from service in February 1963

Background imageImages Dated 2023: GWR Mechanics Institute Large Hall, August 1916

GWR Mechanics Institute Large Hall, August 1916
A view of the large hall in the Mechanics Institute, looking towards the south window and balcony. The Hall was also used as a theatre

Background imageImages Dated 2023: Carmarthen Castle, Loco No. 4076

Carmarthen Castle, Loco No. 4076
A photograph of Locomotive No.4076, Carmarthen Castle at Swindon Works. Carmarthen Castle was built February 1924 and withdrawn from service in 1963

Background imageImages Dated 2023: Exeter Running Shed, 1906

Exeter Running Shed, 1906
View of the running shed and yard, taken in 1906

Background imageImages Dated 2023: HST Intercity 125 Design, c. 1980s

HST Intercity 125 Design, c. 1980s
An image of a HST Intercity 125 used by British Rail for a publicity Christmas card, c.1980s. The HST is shown coming towards us, with the train in perspective

Background imageImages Dated 2023: Colour cross-section plan of Castle Class Locomotive, c. 1923

Colour cross-section plan of Castle Class Locomotive, c. 1923
Colour cross-section plan of Castle Class locomotive with the parts numbered, c.1923

Background imageImages Dated 2023: The Golden Sands of Wales, 1924

The Golden Sands of Wales, 1924
This illustration of The Golden Sands of Wales comes from a souvenir booklet produced by the GWR to coincide with the 1924 British Empire Exhibition

Background imageImages Dated 2023: 12 Ton 6 Wheeled Travelling Hand Crane

12 Ton 6 Wheeled Travelling Hand Crane
An image of No.207 12 ton 6 wheeled travelling hand crane. The platform attached to the jib head was used for the purpose of examining tunnel roofs

Background imageImages Dated 2023: Caldicot Castle, Loco No. 4074

Caldicot Castle, Loco No. 4074
This photograph shows Locomotive No.4074, Caldicot Castle, arriving at Paddington with the GWR Goods Station building towering in the background

Background imageImages Dated 2023: Locomotive No.3442, Bullfinch

Locomotive No.3442, Bullfinch
Locomotive no.3442, Bullfinch, was part of the Bird Class of locomotives introduced in 1909. They were 4-4-0 engines developed from the Bulldog class. Bullfinch was built in 1909 and withdrawn in 1948

Background imageImages Dated 2023: Treen Castle Rocks near Porthcurno, Cornwall, 1924

Treen Castle Rocks near Porthcurno, Cornwall, 1924
A view of Logan's Rock otherwise known as Treen Castle Rocks near Porthcurno at the south western tip of Cornwall, taken in 1924

Background imageImages Dated 2023: Caerphilly Castle, Locomotive No. 4073

Caerphilly Castle, Locomotive No. 4073
A photograph of locomotive No.4073, Caerphilly Castle with Loco No.3024, taken at Swindon Works on 16th November 1958. Caerphilly Castle was built at Swindon Works in August 1923

Background imageImages Dated 2023: Caerphilly Castle, Loco No. 4073

Caerphilly Castle, Loco No. 4073
A British Railways photograph of locomotive No.4073, Caerphilly Castle, taken a year after the locomotive was withdrawn from service in 1960

Background imageImages Dated 2023: Abbotsbury Castle, No 4083

Abbotsbury Castle, No 4083
This image shows Castle Class locomotive No.4083, Abbotsbury Castle, leaving Plymouth Docks on 9th April 1926. Abbotsbury Castle was built at Swindon Works in May 1925

Background imageImages Dated 2023: Powis Castle, No 7024

Powis Castle, No 7024
This image shows Castle Class locomotive No.7024, Powis Castle, on the last down Bristolian service at 99.5mph. Powis Castle was built in June 1949 and withdrawn from service in February 1965

Background imageImages Dated 2023: Bristol Castle, No 7013

Bristol Castle, No 7013
This image shows Castle Class locomotive No.7013, Bristol Castle in the locomotive sheds at Swindon Works. Bristol Castle was built in July 1948 and withdrawn from service in September 1964

Background imageImages Dated 2023: Winchester Castle, No 5042

Winchester Castle, No 5042
This image shows Castle Class locomotive No.5042, Winchester Castle at Gloucester Station in September 1955. Winchester Castle was built in July 1935 and withdrawn from service in June 1965

Background imageImages Dated 2023: Llantilio Castle, No 5028

Llantilio Castle, No 5028
This image shows Castle Class locomotive No.5028, Llantilio Castle, at Swindon Works. Llantilio Castle was built in May 1934 and withdrawn from service in May 1960

Background imageImages Dated 2023: Chirk Castle, No 5025

Chirk Castle, No 5025
This image shows Castle Class locomotive No.5025, Chirk Castle, at Exeter on 31st July 1935. Chirk Castle was built in April 1934 and withdrawn from service in November 1963

Background imageImages Dated 2023: Dudley Castle, No 4091

Dudley Castle, No 4091
This image shows Castle Class locomotive No.4091, Dudley Castle hauling locomotive No.2979. Dudley Castle was built in August 1925 and withdrawn from service in December 1961

Background imageImages Dated 2023: Dorchester Castle, No 4090

Dorchester Castle, No 4090
This image shows Castle Class locomotive No.4090, Dorchester Castle. This locomotive was built at Swindon Works in July 1925, was rebuilt in 1957 and withdrawn in June 1963

Background imageImages Dated 2023: Dartmouth Castle, No 4088

Dartmouth Castle, No 4088
This image shows Castle Class locomotive No.4088, Dartmouth Castle. It was built at Swindon Works in July 1925, rebuilt in 1958 and withdrawn in May 1964

Background imageImages Dated 2023: Swindon Works Canteen Staff, 1986

Swindon Works Canteen Staff, 1986
Six members of Canteen Staff at Swindon Works are in this photograph taken in March 1986. By this date the closure of the Works was underway and many staff had left

Background imageImages Dated 2023: Women protesting against the closure of Swindon Works, 1985

Women protesting against the closure of Swindon Works, 1985
This group of female protestors were photographed in 1985 campaigning against the planned closure of Swindon Works, which happened the following year

Background imageImages Dated 2023: Jayne Clarke on No. 1023 Western Fusilier at Swindon Works, 1973

Jayne Clarke on No. 1023 Western Fusilier at Swindon Works, 1973
Swindon Works employee Jayne Clarke is the subject of this stylish photograph. Jayne started at the Works upon leaving school and worked her way up to the position of supervisor

Background imageImages Dated 2023: Dorothy Boulter, secretary at Swindon Works, 1966

Dorothy Boulter, secretary at Swindon Works, 1966
Dorothy Boulter is pictured here in June 1966. At the time she was the secretary to the Chief Carriage and Wagon Works Draughtsman in Swindon

Background imageImages Dated 2023: Sewing Room at Worcester Sheet Shop, 1960

Sewing Room at Worcester Sheet Shop, 1960
A row of female seamstresses have been photographed in the Sewing Room at Worcester Sheet Shop in about 1960. Operating their industrial sized sewing machines

Background imageImages Dated 2023: Female Tracer in the Drawing Office at Swindon Works, 1959

Female Tracer in the Drawing Office at Swindon Works, 1959
This image from 1959 shows a female tracer working in the Drawing Office at Swindon Works. A tracer was a skilled job. It involved tracing, with care and precision

Background imageImages Dated 2023: Vera Bray, Rail Travel Advisor, Cardiff Station 1957

Vera Bray, Rail Travel Advisor, Cardiff Station 1957
This is Vera Bray, photographed in November 1957. After working for the railways as a clerk for 16 years, Vera took on the role of being the very first Rail Travel Advisor at Cardiff Central Station

Background imageImages Dated 2023: Aberystwyth Enquiry Office, late 1950s

Aberystwyth Enquiry Office, late 1950s
The Enquiry Office at Aberystwyth Station in the late 1950's is the subject of this photograph. These three employees would have had a public facing role helping passengers with the details

Background imageImages Dated 2023: Swindon Fencing Team, 1950

Swindon Fencing Team, 1950
The lady in the centre of this image is Violet Dear. Violet was employed by the GWR at Swindon Works. She worked with fabrics that went into the royal trains

Background imageImages Dated 2023: Staff at Gloucester Station 1944

Staff at Gloucester Station 1944
A group of station staff are photographed in front of a locomotive at Gloucester Station in 1944. Women held roles at railway stations during the war that were, until then, male occupations

Background imageImages Dated 2023: Goods Yard, Cardiff Docks, 1943

Goods Yard, Cardiff Docks, 1943
The Goods Yard at Cardiff Docks in September 1943 is the subject of this image. It features a group of three women unloading boxes from an open railway wagon

Background imageImages Dated 2023: GWR Operatic Show - Virginia, 1937

GWR Operatic Show - Virginia, 1937
15 glamorous members of the GWR Operatic Society can be seen here promoting their performance of Virginia in 1937. On the bottom row, far left, are sisters, Marjorie Colman and Dorothy Challis

Background imageImages Dated 2023: Polish and Sewing Shop outing, c1920s

Polish and Sewing Shop outing, c1920s
Staff outings were a popular part of GWR working life. This image from the 1920s shows a group of women who worked in the Polishing and Sewing Shops at Swindon Works

Background imageImages Dated 2023: GWR Publicity Guide, The Golden West of England

GWR Publicity Guide, The Golden West of England
This publicity guide was published by the GWR in April 1930. It was written by Maxwell Fraser, a prolific travel author. The book features Somerset, Devon and Cornwall as holiday destinations

Background imageImages Dated 2023: Signal Lamps Catalogue

Signal Lamps Catalogue
This image was taken from the front cover of a Signal Lamps catalogue and shows the silhouettes of a train, signal gantry and a lamp

Background imageImages Dated 2023: Prince Charles and Princess Anne Arriving at Cardiff, August 1960

Prince Charles and Princess Anne Arriving at Cardiff, August 1960
This image shows a young Prince Charles and Princess Anne arriving at Cardiff for a royal visit in early August 1960

Background imageImages Dated 2023: Swindon Works Locomotive Workshops Scene

Swindon Works Locomotive Workshops Scene
A drawing of a locomotive in the Swindon Works used on the front cover of a booklet describing the works

Background imageImages Dated 2023: Swindon Works Book Cover

Swindon Works Book Cover
This image comes from the front cover of a book detailing aspects of the Swindon Works and its production



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