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Swindon Works employees welding tubing for locomotive boilers c.1940

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A group of female employees are welding the tubing for locomotive boilers. As rail operation was essential to the war effort, so too was the maintenance of existing rolling stock and the construction of new vehicles to ensure that the railways could keep going. This was a point stressed by the Ministry of War Transport who met regularly with GWR management to ensure that targets were being met.

Media ID 19938917

Date: 28th February 2014

Image Size: 3010 x 2314 Pixels

Filesize is 1.05MB

Associated Categories: Locomotive Works

Associated Categories: War Workers

Associated Categories: Women

Associated Categories: Workers at Swindon Works

Associated Categories: Second World War

Keywords: boilers, components, female, swindon works, tubing, women, world war 2