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Women Photographic Print Collection: Railway Queens

Railway Queens Collection
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Background imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: V Shop, 1943

V Shop, 1943
Female worker drilling crown plate of boiler firebox. During World War 2 female staff were employed at Swindon Works to replace the men who had been enlisted

Background imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: 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
A man and woman carrying out work on a steam hammer during WW2 in the GWR Swindon Works, 1942. The man is wearing a blacksmiths apron

Background imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: Quick Lunch and Snack Bar at Paddington Station, 1936

Quick Lunch and Snack Bar at Paddington Station, 1936
An interior view of Paddington station showing a busy snack bar, which probably opened soon after the modernisation of the station in the 1930s

Background imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: GWR Refreshment Department Platform Trolley, May 1937

GWR Refreshment Department Platform Trolley, May 1937
A GWR Refreshment Department platform trolley at Paddington station in London, May 1937. A woman is viewing the refreshments available from the trolley

Background imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: 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 imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: Female employees at Swindon Works making lamps, c. 1940

Female employees at Swindon Works making lamps, c. 1940
A larger group of female employees have been photographed here engaged in the making of lamps at Swindon Works. The tin lamp bodies

Background imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: 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 imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: 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 imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: 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 imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: 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 imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: 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 imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: 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 imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: 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 imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: 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 imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: 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 imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: 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 imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: 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 imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: 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 imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: Female Dining Car Attendant, about 1940

Female Dining Car Attendant, about 1940
During the Second World War women took over roles normally assigned to men. This image shows a female GWR dining car attendant serving tea to three passengers

Background imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: Female Stationmaster, June 1941

Female Stationmaster, June 1941
This image features a young lady called Freda Jones. During the Second World War she was made a GWR Stationmaster at Pontdolgoch, a station in mid Wales on the Welshpool to Aberystwyth line

Background imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: Female wartime workers, 1943

Female wartime workers, 1943
This line up of women at Paddington Station shows the varied jobs female GWR employees undertook during the Second World War

Background imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: Female Clerks at Swindon Works, 1916

Female Clerks at Swindon Works, 1916
This image of female clerks was taken in May 1916, just 10 years after women were first employed in clerical positions within the GWR

Background imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: Female Refreshment Attendant, c. 1918

Female Refreshment Attendant, c. 1918
A member of Refreshment Department staff is photographed manning the platform trolley at Paddington Station circa 1918. Photographs such as this

Background imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: Swindon Works Polishing Shop in 1914

Swindon Works Polishing Shop in 1914
A photograph taken on 7th August 1914 of the Polishing Shop in the Carriage and Wagon Works. French polishing was a skilled trade

Background imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: No 9 Shop, Sewing Room, August 1914

No 9 Shop, Sewing Room, August 1914
The date of this photograph is 7th August 1914. Just three days after Britain entered the war. By this date there were already women employed at Swindon Works

Background imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: The Goods Yard at Cardiff Docks in 1943

The Goods Yard at Cardiff Docks in 1943
The Goods Yard at Cardiff Docks in September 1943 is the subject of this image featuring a group of ladies stacking boxes that have probably just been off-loaded from a goods train

Background imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: 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 imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: Women employee in the Road Motor Department at Slough, 1944

Women employee in the Road Motor Department at Slough, 1944
The Road Motor Department at Slough was another area that saw the employment of women in traditionally male roles. This photograph was taken on April 18th 1944

Background imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: Swindon Works employees welding superheaters for locomotive boilers, 1942

Swindon Works employees welding superheaters for locomotive boilers, 1942
A group of female employees are welding the superheaters for locomotive boilers in P1 Shop. As rail operation was essential to the war effort

Background imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: Swindon Works employees manouvering a wheel set by crane, c. 1940

Swindon Works employees manouvering a wheel set by crane, c. 1940
In this photograph a female crane operator is working alongside two male colleagues, manoeuvring a locomotive wheel set into place

Background imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: Railway carriage converted to an ambulance ward car, c1939

Railway carriage converted to an ambulance ward car, c1939
This internal view of an ambulance ward car gives a clear image of both the ingenuity used in converting rolling stock for medical use, but also the cramped conditions endured within these vehicles

Background imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: 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 imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: 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 imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: Bather, August 1931

Bather, August 1931
GWR publicity image of a woman wearing a diamond patterned swimming costume and cap leaning over a wall at the seaside in August 1931

Background imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: Women working in the Swindon Works laundry, c1930

Women working in the Swindon Works laundry, c1930

Background imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: Swindon Works War Work, 22nd January 1942

Swindon Works War Work, 22nd January 1942
Female worker machining a 25 PDR shell on 22 January 1942. Munitions work issued by Ministry of Supply

Background imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: GWR Buffet Car, c1938

GWR Buffet Car, c1938

Background imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: Buffet Car from the 1930s

Buffet Car from the 1930s

Background imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: GWR First Class Sleeper Car, 1946

GWR First Class Sleeper Car, 1946
A female passenger is having her morning tea delivered to her in one of the GWRs first class sleeping car compartments. The attentant delivering the tea stayed in the carriage

Background imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: Queen Mary on the footplate of No 4082 Windsor Castle, 1924

Queen Mary on the footplate of No 4082 Windsor Castle, 1924
King George V and Queen Mary visited Swindon Works in April 1924. They arrived and departed on Windsor Castle. Charles Collett (Chief Mechanical Engineer) can be seen leaning out of the cab

Background imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: Fashion Show in the Mechanics Institute c. 1920s

Fashion Show in the Mechanics Institute c. 1920s
Fashion Show in the Mechanics Institute c.1920s

Background imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: No 9 Carriage Trimming Shop, c1930s

No 9 Carriage Trimming Shop, c1930s
Two ladies are sat weaving luggage racks for the carriages built at Swindon Works. The majority of women were employed at the Works in roles that required good dexterity and skill

Background imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: Female Clerks at Swindon Works, 1916

Female Clerks at Swindon Works, 1916
A group shot of female clerks taken in May 1916. This group are from the Accounts Office at Swindon Works and were managed by Mr Kelynack, the Clerk in Charge

Background imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: Female rivet hotter, A Shop, c. 1940

Female rivet hotter, A Shop, c. 1940
During the Second World War Swindon Works employed women in both the workshops and offices. Here a female employee is helping her male colleague with riveting

Background imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: Female worker servicing a Thorncroft lorry at Slough Road Motor Department, 1944

Female worker servicing a Thorncroft lorry at Slough Road Motor Department, 1944
During the Second World War women were given jobs normally assigned to men. At the GWR Road Motor Depot at Slough this involved car and lorry maintenance and repair

Background imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: Interior view of Camp Coach showing a close up view of dining room, 1935

Interior view of Camp Coach showing a close up view of dining room, 1935

Background imageWomen Photographic Print Collection: Interior of Camp Coach showing dining room, 1935

Interior of Camp Coach showing dining room, 1935



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