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Places Collection: Swindon's Railway Village

Swindon's Railway Village Collection
78 Items

Places Collection: Bridges, Viaducts & Tunnels

Bridges, Viaducts & Tunnels Collection
49 Items

Places Collection: Along the Tracks

Along the Tracks Collection
19 Items

Places Collection: Docks

Docks Collection
50 Items

Places Collection: Goods and Marshalling Yards

Goods and Marshalling Yards Collection
9 Items

Places Collection: Barry Scrapyard

Barry Scrapyard Collection
4 Items

Background imagePlaces Collection: GWR Plymouth Millbay Docks, c1920s

GWR Plymouth Millbay Docks, c1920s
Sacks of mail can be seen being unloaded from the tender, Liverpool, onto a waiting Ocean mail train. The mail would have come from a liner anchored just outside the docks

Background imagePlaces Collection: Signal lamp man servicing signal lanterns, c1930s

Signal lamp man servicing signal lanterns, c1930s

Background imagePlaces Collection: Swindon Mechanics Institute Pantomime poster, February 1860

Swindon Mechanics Institute Pantomime poster, February 1860
This pantomime poster is an early example of the type of performances that took place at the GWRs Mechanics Institute in Swindon

Background imagePlaces Collection: Painswick, May 1936

Painswick, May 1936
View looking north up New Street. The Falcon Hotel can be see in the centre on the left of the street. It is still a hotel of the same name today

Background imagePlaces Collection: Chipping Campden, July 1930

Chipping Campden, July 1930
A view up the High Street towards the Market Hall. Motor cars line the street, although the Caution Road Up sign indicates work taking place

Background imagePlaces Collection: Eastgate Street, Chester, c1890s

Eastgate Street, Chester, c1890s
This image comes from a Photochrom carriage print used by the Great Western Railway in the late 1800s. The picture shows a view of the historic timber-frame buildings in the centre of Chester

Background imagePlaces Collection: Ivybridge Station and Viaduct, Devon, c. 1890

Ivybridge Station and Viaduct, Devon, c. 1890
A view of Ivybridge station and the Ivybridge Viaduct, Devon, c.1890. This is Brunels old timber viaduct, shown prior to its replacement in 1892

Background imagePlaces Collection: Locomotive at Carbis Bay in Cornwall, 1950s

Locomotive at Carbis Bay in Cornwall, 1950s
A tank locomotive heads along the St Ives branch line. The Carbis Bay Hotel can be seen nestled behind the beach and in front of the viaduct

Background imagePlaces Collection: GWR Docks Brentford, c1930

GWR Docks Brentford, c1930

Background imagePlaces Collection: Men leaving Swindon Works, Rodbourne Road entrance, 1928

Men leaving Swindon Works, Rodbourne Road entrance, 1928
Hoards of men leaving Swindon Works, Rodbourne Road entrance, 1928. The pattern shop is in the background and an omnibus with Arkells advertising on it

Background imagePlaces Collection: Old Oak Common Engine Shed, c1910

Old Oak Common Engine Shed, c1910
Featuring No 2915 (Saint Bartholemew) on far right of image

Background imagePlaces Collection: Reading Signal Works, Clock Shop, 1969

Reading Signal Works, Clock Shop, 1969
The GWR owned and operated thousands of clocks and watches. These were maintained at the GWR Reading Signal Works

Background imagePlaces Collection: Royal Albert Bridge, under construction c1858

Royal Albert Bridge, under construction c1858

Background imagePlaces Collection: Barry Island Beach, Wales, 1920s

Barry Island Beach, Wales, 1920s
View of Barry Island beach and Whitmore Bay, Glamorgan, south Wales in summer 1920s. Holidaymakers are enjoying the sunshine while having fun on the beach and lying in deckchairs

Background imagePlaces Collection: The Rows, Chester, c1890s

The Rows, Chester, c1890s
This image comes from a Photochrom carriage print used by the Great Western Railway in the late 1800s. The Rows are continuous half-timbered galleries

Background imagePlaces Collection: SS St Julien as a hospital ship, at Newport Docks, c. 1940

SS St Julien as a hospital ship, at Newport Docks, c. 1940
This image shows SS St Julien at Newport Docks following her conversion into a hospital ship, as denoted by the red cross painted on the side of her hull

Background imagePlaces Collection: Penryn Viaduct, early 1920s

Penryn Viaduct, early 1920s
A timber viaduct on the Falmouth branch line. The embankment in the background replaced the viaduct in 1923

Background imagePlaces Collection: Swindon Works Trip, 1931

Swindon Works Trip, 1931
GWR families from Swindon wait in line to board the trains for Trip week. Destinations included Weymouth, Weston Super Mare and Cornwall

Background imagePlaces Collection: Families gather for the annual Swindon Works Trip, 1932

Families gather for the annual Swindon Works Trip, 1932
Swindon Works closed down for two weeks every year, and the workers and their families went on a holiday known as the Trip. Complimentary trains ferried families to their destinations

Background imagePlaces Collection: Mechanics Institute Theatre, c1931

Mechanics Institute Theatre, c1931
View of the theatre and main stage. This shot was taken after the theatre was destroyed by a fire in 1930. The arch around the stage was rebuilt in an art deco style

Background imagePlaces Collection: Severn Bridge Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1910

Severn Bridge Station, Gloucestershire, c. 1910
This view from the western bank of the Severn shows the full length of the Severn Railway Bridge as it extends over to Sharpness, c.1910

Background imagePlaces Collection: Walkham Viaduct

Walkham Viaduct
A timber viaduct on the Plymouth to Tavistock line

Background imagePlaces Collection: Family boarding a train in the carriage sidings at Swindon, for the annual Works trip, 1932

Family boarding a train in the carriage sidings at Swindon, for the annual Works trip, 1932
Swindon Works closed down for two weeks every year, and the workers and their families went on a holiday known as the Trip. Complimentary trains ferried families to their destinations

Background imagePlaces Collection: GWR Docks Penarth, c1920s

GWR Docks Penarth, c1920s
Unloading esparto grass from ship to rail

Background imagePlaces Collection: GWR Harbour & Docks Fishguard, 1909

GWR Harbour & Docks Fishguard, 1909
Arrival of the Maurentania from New York

Background imagePlaces Collection: Royal Albert Bridge, 1939

Royal Albert Bridge, 1939
A view of the Saltash Bridge spanning the Tamar River

Background imagePlaces Collection: Royal Albert Bridge, c1900

Royal Albert Bridge, c1900
Built 1859 and designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Background imagePlaces Collection: New Swindon, c1860

New Swindon, c1860
This early view of Swindon looking north shows the Works and the Railway Village in their infancy. St Marks Church can clearly be seen just behind the newly laid out park

Background imagePlaces Collection: GWR Cardiff Docks, 1946

GWR Cardiff Docks, 1946
Unloading cargo from S.S Inishowen Head

Background imagePlaces Collection: Wharncliffe Viaduct, c1920s

Wharncliffe Viaduct, c1920s
A Castle Class locomotive speeds over the viaduct. It was built in 1837 and designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Background imagePlaces Collection: Royal Albert Bridge

Royal Albert Bridge
The construction of the Royal Albert Bridge at Saltash in 1859

Background imagePlaces Collection: Locomotive No. 9303 at Barry Scrapyard, c1980

Locomotive No. 9303 at Barry Scrapyard, c1980
With the rise of diesel and the gradual demise of steam, many steam locomotives were sent for scrap. The most famous scrapyard was at Barry

Background imagePlaces Collection: Windsor, August 1928

Windsor, August 1928
A GWR Publicity view of Windsor and the River Thames in Berkshire, August 1928. A boat of holidaymakers and people on day trips are travelling along the river

Background imagePlaces Collection: Swindon Works staff boarding Trip trains in 1934

Swindon Works staff boarding Trip trains in 1934
Swindon Works staff and families making their way to board Trip Trains in 1934

Background imagePlaces Collection: Neyland Fish Platform, Pembrokeshire, c. 1910

Neyland Fish Platform, Pembrokeshire, c. 1910
A view of GWR company servants unloading fish crates from the rail link at Neyland in Pembrokeshire, c.1910. The fishing industry boomed in the area from 1908 until World War I caused many ships to

Background imagePlaces Collection: The River Thames at Whitchurch, near Pangbourne, c1890

The River Thames at Whitchurch, near Pangbourne, c1890
A view taken across the Mill Pond from the toll bridge in Whitchurch on Thames. Red brick cottages sit on the waters edge, next to the old mill, just out of shot to the left

Background imagePlaces Collection: Severn Tunnel Junction Marshalling Yard, 1933

Severn Tunnel Junction Marshalling Yard, 1933
Image taken from the December 1933 Railway Gazette

Background imagePlaces Collection: The Fishguard Bay Hotel, Goodwick, c1930s

The Fishguard Bay Hotel, Goodwick, c1930s
This impressive hotel was owned by the Great Western Railway. At its height in the 1930s it offered 40 rooms for guests. The hotel also provided golf, tennis, boating and billiards

Background imagePlaces Collection: St Ives Station, Porthminster Beach and Pitch & Putt, c. 1950s

St Ives Station, Porthminster Beach and Pitch & Putt, c. 1950s
A view of St Ives Station, Porthminster Beach and the Pitch & Putt at St Ives, Cornwall, c.1950s. The station opened in 1877

Background imagePlaces Collection: Dartmouth and Kingswear from Warfleet, c1900

Dartmouth and Kingswear from Warfleet, c1900
A GWR publicity shot. This photograph was taken prior to the building of the Naval College building in 1905. The wooden hulk, Britannia, can be seen far upstream. It was used as a cadet training ship

Background imagePlaces Collection: GWR Docks Fowey, c1920s

GWR Docks Fowey, c1920s

Background imagePlaces Collection: Tregagle Viaduct, 1898

Tregagle Viaduct, 1898
A timber viaduct on the main line bwteen Milltown and Truro. It was replaced in 1902



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