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Photographic Print of Swindon Works employees manouvering a wheel set by crane, c.1940

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. What is particularly interesting to note in this image is the large expanse of roof lights, which have been blacked out as a precaution against air raids. The windows were painted with a thick black paint in order to prevent light from the workshops highlighting the Works as a target for air strikes.

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Photographic Print of 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. What is particularly interesting to note in this image is the large expanse of roof lights, which have been blacked out as a precaution against air raids. The windows were painted with a thick black paint in order to prevent light from the workshops highlighting the Works as a target for air strikes. This had the effect of turning previously light airy shops into dark, gloomy places to work

Media ID 19938913

Wheel Set

Air Raid Blackout Crane Female Swindon Works War Work Wheel Women World War 2

11R 14"x11" (36x28cm) Print

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Product Size 27.9 x 35.5cm (est)

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Product Code dmcs_19938913_7287_0

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> People > Workers at Swindon Works

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> Swindon Works > Locomotive Works

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