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GWR Road Vehicles Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 35 pictures in our GWR Road Vehicles collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery. We are proud to offer this selection in partnership with STEAM Museum of the GWR.


GWR lorry delivering paintings from the National Gallery to a slate mine in Wales in 1940 Featured GWR Road Vehicles Print

GWR lorry delivering paintings from the National Gallery to a slate mine in Wales in 1940

This photograph of a GWR lorry was taken around 1940. It shows the in delivery of historic and valuable paintings from the National Gallery in London to the disused Manod slate mine at Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales. In the 10 days following the declaration of war on 3rd September 1939 the National Gallery, with the help of the GWR road cartage department, removed the majority of their paintings to safer locations in Wales. The GWR was praised by Gallery officers for their ?wonderful work? and the ?great care? with which the artworks were handled. In the next few months it was decided to store all the paintings in one location and the Manod slate mine was the perfect choice. The GWR assisted in the relocation which was completed by the summer of 1941

Swindon Works Fire Brigade,1916 Featured GWR Road Vehicles Print

Swindon Works Fire Brigade,1916

This is a really impressive image of the Swindon Works Fire Brigade, taken in 1916. The smartly uniformed firemen are sat upon the Dennis Fire Engine which was purchased by the GWR in 1912. Being towed behind is an earlier oil fired steam fire engine. Being such a large industrial site Swindon Works had its own dedicated fire brigade in order to react quickly to any emergencies

No 17 Shop, Road Vehicle Shop, c1920s Featured GWR Road Vehicles Print

No 17 Shop, Road Vehicle Shop, c1920s

This view of the Road Vehicle shops shows the construction and repair of mainly horse drawn vehicles. The GWR relied heavily on horse power, especially in good yards and for parcel deliveries

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