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No 4 Shop Collection

Carriage Body Shop

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Background imageNo 4 Shop Collection: No 4 Shop, Carriage Body Shop, 1949

No 4 Shop, Carriage Body Shop, 1949
This image shows an experimental aluminium frame attached to a wooden carriage body. The GWR experimented all the time in order to improve their rolling stock, in terms of speed and efficiency

Background imageNo 4 Shop Collection: No 4 Shop, Carriage Body Shop, 1953

No 4 Shop, Carriage Body Shop, 1953
Construction of British Railways standard coaches. The main frame is held to shape by a jig whilst two men use blow torches to fix metal pieces in place

Background imageNo 4 Shop Collection: No 4 Shop, Carriage Body Shop, 1946

No 4 Shop, Carriage Body Shop, 1946
These men are working hard helping to construct a Hawksworth coach body. Each piece of timber and frame had its own place and slotted in with exact precision

Background imageNo 4 Shop Collection: No 4 Shop, Carriage Body Shop, 1913

No 4 Shop, Carriage Body Shop, 1913
The large expanse that is the carriage body shop can be seen here. Several carriage bodies can be seen lined up as they are assembed

Background imageNo 4 Shop Collection: No 4 Shop, Carriage Body Shop, c1920s

No 4 Shop, Carriage Body Shop, c1920s
Several men can be seen here working on building coaches in No 4 Shop. The carriages are in varying stages from early frameworks to near completion

Background imageNo 4 Shop Collection: No 4 Shop, Carriage Body Shop, 1937

No 4 Shop, Carriage Body Shop, 1937
This image shows a cramp and hydraulic jig used in the construction of carriage doors. Stack of door parts are lined up ready for assembly

Background imageNo 4 Shop Collection: 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 imageNo 4 Shop Collection: Carriage Body Shop, c1880

Carriage Body Shop, c1880
This carriage body shop stood in what was to become the No 2 Shop Sawmill. The carriage body shop eventually moved next door. The wooden aspect of the coaches were assembled here

Background imageNo 4 Shop Collection: No 4 Shop, Carriage Body Shop, 1946

No 4 Shop, Carriage Body Shop, 1946
An overall view of the carriage body shop. In the background workers can be seen working on repairs to whole carriages, whilst in the foreground stacks of wooden items are ready to be assembled

Background imageNo 4 Shop Collection: No 4 Shop, Carriage Body Shop, 1949

No 4 Shop, Carriage Body Shop, 1949
This image shows the construction of a 3rd Class corridor coach with aluminum alloy underframe. The wooden platform around the frame allowed workers to gain access to all parts of the frame


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