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Maps, Plans & Views Metal Print Collection

25 Metal Prints

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Background imageMaps, Plans & Views Metal Print Collection: Swindon Works Weighbridge, 1950

Swindon Works Weighbridge, 1950
Internal view showing the large Pooley scales

Background imageMaps, Plans & Views Metal Print Collection: D Shop Mess Room

D Shop Mess Room

Background imageMaps, Plans & Views Metal Print Collection: Swindon Works Map, c. 1940s

Swindon Works Map, c. 1940s
Swindon Works Map, c.1940s, showing the growth of the GWR Works in Swindon between 1846 and the 1940s. The sheer volume of workshops and sidings can be seen in fascinating detail

Background imageMaps, Plans & Views Metal Print Collection: 7 King Class Locomotives at Swindon Shed, 1930

7 King Class Locomotives at Swindon Shed, 1930
From l-r: No 6005 King George II, No 6008 King James II, No 6017 King Edward IV, No 6020 King Henry IV, No 6022 King Edward III, No 6023 King Edward II, No 6024 King Edward I

Background imageMaps, Plans & Views Metal Print Collection: Swindon Works, 1908

Swindon Works, 1908
View of Swindon Works looking towards the turntable and Erecting Shop

Background imageMaps, Plans & Views Metal Print Collection: Plan of New Carriage Shop, Swindon Works, 1931

Plan of New Carriage Shop, Swindon Works, 1931
A traced perspective plan of new carriage shop at Swindon Works, drawn in 1931. The plan shows a number of sheds and sidings

Background imageMaps, Plans & Views Metal Print Collection: Detail of broad gauge locomotive and carriages at Swindon, 1849

Detail of broad gauge locomotive and carriages at Swindon, 1849
Taken from a painting by Edward Snell. Edward Snell worked at Swindon Works in the late 1840s

Background imageMaps, Plans & Views Metal Print Collection: The Old Running Shed, Swindon Works, c1910

The Old Running Shed, Swindon Works, c1910
Seen here before its demolition to make way for the B Shed extension in the 1930s. It was built in 1941 and formed part of Brunels original Works

Background imageMaps, Plans & Views Metal Print Collection: Swindon Works Tunnel Entrance, 1935

Swindon Works Tunnel Entrance, 1935
A sea of men can be seen leaving the Works, probably at lunchtime. This was the main entrance tunnel for the Works. The doors were promptly closed after each call for work

Background imageMaps, Plans & Views Metal Print 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 imageMaps, Plans & Views Metal Print Collection: New Swindon, 1847

New Swindon, 1847
Lithograph of New Swindon in 1847 with broad gauge locomotive, Fire Brand, in foreground. Swindon Works can be seen to the right on the image, with the Railway Village to the left

Background imageMaps, Plans & Views Metal Print Collection: GWR Works Home Guard passing out parade, December 1944

GWR Works Home Guard passing out parade, December 1944

Background imageMaps, Plans & Views Metal Print 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 imageMaps, Plans & Views Metal Print Collection: The Broad Gauge dump at Swindon in c1892

The Broad Gauge dump at Swindon in c1892
The sorry sight of disused broad gauge locomotives at the broad gauge dump in Swindon c1892 following the abandonment of Brunels Broad Gauge

Background imageMaps, Plans & Views Metal Print Collection: View of Swindon Works, 1982

View of Swindon Works, 1982
A view of Swindon Works in 1982 with an Intercity 125 speeding past on the main London to Bristol line. The building it is passing is now STEAM - Museum of the GWR

Background imageMaps, Plans & Views Metal Print Collection: View of the south side of A Shop, c1914

View of the south side of A Shop, c1914

Background imageMaps, Plans & Views Metal Print 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 imageMaps, Plans & Views Metal Print Collection: View of Swindon Works, c1930s

View of Swindon Works, c1930s
This photograph was taken from the Pattern Store building and shows tehe Works turntable and A Shop in the background

Background imageMaps, Plans & Views Metal Print Collection: View of Swindon Works, c1860

View of Swindon Works, c1860
This early photograph of the Works was taken from St Marks Church and shows R Shop (Machine Shop). Hundreds of wheels can be seen stored outside ready to be fitted to vehicles

Background imageMaps, Plans & Views Metal Print Collection: Men leaving Swindon Works, Rodbourne Road entrance, c. 1910

Men leaving Swindon Works, Rodbourne Road entrance, c. 1910
Men leaving Swindon Works, Rodbourne Road entrance, c.1910

Background imageMaps, Plans & Views Metal Print Collection: Swindon Works Broad Gauge Wagon Dump, 1892

Swindon Works Broad Gauge Wagon Dump, 1892

Background imageMaps, Plans & Views Metal Print Collection: Internal view of B Shed, c1990s

Internal view of B Shed, c1990s
This building stood between what is now STEAM Museum of the GWR and English Heritage NMRC. It is now the site of a residential development

Background imageMaps, Plans & Views Metal Print Collection: View of Swindon Works, c1980s

View of Swindon Works, c1980s
This photograph was taken from St Marks Church and shows J Shop (Iron Foundry) to the left and R Shop in the centre. R Shop is now houses STEAM Museum of the GWR

Background imageMaps, Plans & Views Metal Print Collection: A Shop, 1925

A Shop, 1925
External view of A Shop shortly after its completion



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