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Locomotive Works Collection: A Shop

A Shop Collection
33 Items

Locomotive Works Collection: B Shed

B Shed Collection
6 Items

Locomotive Works Collection: D Shop

D Shop Collection
2 Items

Locomotive Works Collection: F Shop

F Shop Collection
6 Items

Locomotive Works Collection: G Shop

G Shop Collection
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Locomotive Works Collection: J Shop

J Shop Collection
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Locomotive Works Collection: K Shop

K Shop Collection
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Background imageLocomotive Works Collection: O Shop

O Shop
Tool Room

Locomotive Works Collection: R Shop

R Shop Collection
3 Items

Locomotive Works Collection: Swindon Works Weighbridge

Swindon Works Weighbridge Collection
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T Shop
Brass Finishers

Locomotive Works Collection: V Shop

V Shop Collection
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Locomotive Works Collection: X Shop

X Shop Collection
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Background imageLocomotive Works 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 imageLocomotive Works Collection: Princess Elizabeth at Swindon Works - Naming of Loco Swindon, 15th November 1950

Princess Elizabeth at Swindon Works - Naming of Loco Swindon, 15th November 1950
This image shows Princess Elizabeth on her visit to Swindon Works, seen here naming the Castle Class Locomotive No.7037 Swindon, 15th November 1950

Background imageLocomotive Works Collection: U.s locomotive No. 1604 at Swindon Works in December 1942

U.s locomotive No. 1604 at Swindon Works in December 1942
U.S locomotive, No. 1604 is photographed here at Swindon Works in December 1942. Many of the American engines that were shipped to Britain were actually on their way to service on the continent

Background imageLocomotive Works Collection: Macaw B railway wagon No. 84350 loaded with gun carriages at Swindon Works, c. 1915

Macaw B railway wagon No. 84350 loaded with gun carriages at Swindon Works, c. 1915
Macaw B railway wagon No. 84350 has been photographed here loaded with 2 gun carriages awaiting dispatch from Swindon Works

Background imageLocomotive Works Collection: Naval guns at Swindon Works, alongside Star Class locomotive, no. 4013 Knight of St Patrick, c. 1915

Naval guns at Swindon Works, alongside Star Class locomotive, no. 4013 Knight of St Patrick, c. 1915
A view of four naval guns at Swindon works, positioned with Star Class locomotive, no. 4013 Knight of St Patrick on show on the turntable. This is very much a publicity photograph for the GWR

Background imageLocomotive Works Collection: 2-8-0 locomotives under construction in AE shop, 1943

2-8-0 locomotives under construction in AE shop, 1943
In this image, War Department 2-8-0 locomotives are shown under construction in AE shop at Swindon Works in May 1943. In order to meet the demand for locomotives for war work

Background imageLocomotive Works Collection: Signalman in operating signal levers during wartime, c. 1940

Signalman in operating signal levers during wartime, c. 1940
A signalman in his gas mask continues normal duties at this unknown signalbox. But what is interesting about this photograph is the strange looking metal cabinet with its door ajar stood in

Background imageLocomotive Works Collection: Swindon Engine Shed by J C Bourne, 1846

Swindon Engine Shed by J C Bourne, 1846
A black and white lithograph of Swindon Engine Shed by J C Bourne in 1846

Background imageLocomotive Works 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 imageLocomotive Works Collection: 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 imageLocomotive Works Collection: Princess Elizabeth at Swindon Works, 15th November 1950

Princess Elizabeth at Swindon Works, 15th November 1950
This photograph shows Princess Elizabeth on her visit to Swindon Works on 15th November 1950. She is receiving a demonstration in the Iron Foundry J Shop in honour of her visit

Background imageLocomotive Works Collection: A Class 120 diesel multiple unit undergoing repair in 19 Shop at Swindon Works in about 1980

A Class 120 diesel multiple unit undergoing repair in 19 Shop at Swindon Works in about 1980
A Class 120 diesel multiple unit undergoing repair in 19 Shop at British Rail Engineering Ltd workshops at Swindon in about 1980

Background imageLocomotive Works Collection: Steam locomotives waiting to be scrapped lined up in the Concentration Yard at Swindon Works in 1952

Steam locomotives waiting to be scrapped lined up in the Concentration Yard at Swindon Works in 1952
Steam locomotives waiting to be scrapped are shown lined up in the Concentration Yard at Swindon Works in 1952

Background imageLocomotive Works Collection: Class 42 Warship Locomotive No. D830 Majestic refuelling plant at Swindon Works

Class 42 Warship Locomotive No. D830 Majestic refuelling plant at Swindon Works
Class 42 Warship Locomotive No. D830 Majestic at the fuelling plant in Swindon. A diesel hydraulic engine type built at Swindon Works between 1958 and 1961

Background imageLocomotive Works Collection: 6in. naval guns on display on Macaw B wagons at Swindon Works c. 1915

6in. naval guns on display on Macaw B wagons at Swindon Works c. 1915
6in. naval guns on display on Macaw B wagons at Swindon Works. The guns were sent in from elsewhere, but the manufacture of 40 large field carriages upon which the guns were mounted was a specialist

Background imageLocomotive Works Collection: Nordenfelt anti-aircraft gun in V Shop, Swindon Works c. 1915

Nordenfelt anti-aircraft gun in V Shop, Swindon Works c. 1915
This striking image shows a newly made 6 pdr Nordenfelt anti-aircraft gun complete with mounting platform and protective skirting

Background imageLocomotive Works 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 imageLocomotive Works Collection: Tanks under construction in A Erecting Shop, Swindon Works. 1941

Tanks under construction in A Erecting Shop, Swindon Works. 1941
One of the earliest tasks contracted to the GWR by the Ministry of Supply was the erection of tanks for supply overseas. Thousands of tank components were being made by all the British railway

Background imageLocomotive Works 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 imageLocomotive Works Collection: 6in. naval guns on display on Macaw B wagons at Swindon Works, c. 1915

6in. naval guns on display on Macaw B wagons at Swindon Works, c. 1915
6in. naval guns on display on Macaw B wagons at Swindon Works. The guns were sent in from elsewhere, but the manufacture of 40 large field carriages upon which the guns were mounted was a specialist

Background imageLocomotive Works Collection: Swindon Works Timber Yard, 1928

Swindon Works Timber Yard, 1928
The Timber Yard stored thousands of planks of wood. Some stacks were the height of three men! The Carriage and Wagon Works was the biggest user of the wood

Background imageLocomotive Works Collection: Materials and Chain Test House, 1954

Materials and Chain Test House, 1954

Background imageLocomotive Works Collection: Looking West from Swindon Junction Station, 1950

Looking West from Swindon Junction Station, 1950
A view of the tracks towards Swindon Works, looking west from Swindon Junction station in 1950. The church spire of St Marks Church in the Railway Village can be seen in the distance


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