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Favourites Photographic Print Collection

52 Photographic Prints

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Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: Guernsey & Jersey via Weymouth poster, about 1891

Guernsey & Jersey via Weymouth poster, about 1891
In 1889 the GWR began operating a steamship service to the Channel Islands. This poster shows the GWRs TSS Ibex, leaving harbour at Guernsey on its route across the Channel

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: Design drawing for the King Class locomotive, 1927

Design drawing for the King Class locomotive, 1927

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: GWR Refreshment Department Platform Trolley, May 1937

GWR Refreshment Department Platform Trolley, May 1937
A GWR Refreshment Department platform trolley at Paddington station in London, May 1937. A woman is viewing the refreshments available from the trolley

Background imageFavourites Photographic 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 imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: No 5051 Drysllwyn Castle outside Swindon Works

No 5051 Drysllwyn Castle outside Swindon Works
4-6-0 Castle class locomotive. Built 1936

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: GWR Publicity Poster, London, 1946

GWR Publicity Poster, London, 1946
The poster was produced by the GWR just after the Second World War. It was designed by Frank Henry Mason. The huge dome of St Pauls Cathedral dominates the skyline

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: The last broad gauge train leaving Paddington Station, 20th May 1892

The last broad gauge train leaving Paddington Station, 20th May 1892
A posed image of the last broad gauge train leaving Paddington station on 20th May 1892. The service is the 5pm to Plymouth, and the locomotive is Bulkeley (named after Captain Bulkeley)

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: Weymouth, August 1929

Weymouth, August 1929
Holidaymakers on the beach at Weymouth in the 1929. There are white beach tents and deckchairs, with people sunbathing and playing games nearby

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print 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 imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: Broad Gauge locomotive, Fire Fly

Broad Gauge locomotive, Fire Fly
Design drawing for the 2-2-2 Fire Fly Class locomotive. Built 1840 by Jones, Turner & Evans, Newton-Le-Willows

Background imageFavourites Photographic 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 imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: Locomotive No. 4079, Pendennis Castle

Locomotive No. 4079, Pendennis Castle
4-6-0, Castle class locomotive

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: Swindon Works War Work, 22nd January 1942

Swindon Works War Work, 22nd January 1942
Female worker machining a 25 PDR shell on 22 January 1942. Munitions work issued by Ministry of Supply

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: King Class locomotive at Dawlish, 1933

King Class locomotive at Dawlish, 1933

Background imageFavourites Photographic 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 imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: No 6027, King Richard I, 1937

No 6027, King Richard I, 1937
4-6-0 King Class locomotive on the down Riviera, Reading West

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: GWR Buffet Car, c1938

GWR Buffet Car, c1938

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: King George V hauling an express train

King George V hauling an express train

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: The Last Broad Gauge Locomotive, May 1892

The Last Broad Gauge Locomotive, May 1892
The last broad gauge locomotive to leave Paddingon can be seen here passing through Sonning Cutting

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: Birmingham Snow Hill Station, c. 1940s

Birmingham Snow Hill Station, c. 1940s
A view of Birmingham Snow Hill station, c.1940s, showing platform No.8 and a few passengers strolling along

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: Taxi Rank at Paddington Station, 1934

Taxi Rank at Paddington Station, 1934
This images shows the busy taxi rank at Paddington Station in 1934. Over 20 taxis are waiting along this stretch. By the 1930s most taxis were motor vehicles

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: Platform 1 at Paddington Station, 1929

Platform 1 at Paddington Station, 1929
A view of Platform 1 at Paddington Station, London, August 1929. This image shows crowds gathered on the platform with the glass roof above, and station clock and various advertisements on the left

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: Platform 1 at Paddington Station, 1904

Platform 1 at Paddington Station, 1904
This view of passengers boarding a train on Platform 1 was taken on the August Bank Holiday 1904. Teeming with people, passengers

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: No 6000 King George V in the USA, 1927

No 6000 King George V in the USA, 1927
4-6-0 King class locomotive. Built 1927. Seen here at the Baltimore and Ohio Railway with Britannia played by Lilian Schueler, Driver Young and Fireman Pearce

Background imageFavourites Photographic 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 imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: Great Western

Great Western
4-2-2 Broad Gauge locomotive. Rover class

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: Bristol & Exeter Railway Broad Gauge Locomotive

Bristol & Exeter Railway Broad Gauge Locomotive
Built 1853-54

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: GWR Prospectus Map from 1834

GWR Prospectus Map from 1834
This document shows the proposed line from London to Bristol prior to the GWR receiving their Act of Parliament in 1835

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: King George V, 1969

King George V, 1969

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: King Henry VI at Beeston Junction, 1948

King Henry VI at Beeston Junction, 1948

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: Shunter in the wartime blackout, c. 1940

Shunter in the wartime blackout, c. 1940
Blackouts were challenging times for some GWR employees, as this image of a shunter taken at Bristol shows. Limited lighting during an air raid posed a serious health and safety risk

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: Mechanics Institute, c1920

Mechanics Institute, c1920

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: St Ives Station, Cornwall, c. 1950s

St Ives Station, Cornwall, c. 1950s
A view of St Ives Station, Cornwall, c.1950s with steam locomotives departing and arriving into the station. The station opened in 1877 and is the terminus for the line from St Erth a few miles away

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: Old timber bridge spanning Radipole Lake, Weymouth, c1900

Old timber bridge spanning Radipole Lake, Weymouth, c1900
An unknown saddletank steams across the bridge heading towards Portland from Weymouth. The bridge was knocked down in 1908 and replaced

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: No. 6000, King George V

No. 6000, King George V
4-6-0 King Class locomotive, built 1927. Now in preservation

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: Refreshments at Paddington Station, c. 1920

Refreshments at Paddington Station, c. 1920
A refreshment porter hands a first class passenger a luncheon basket through the window of a carriage while stationary at Paddington station, c.1920

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print 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 imageFavourites Photographic 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 imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: Farewell to steam on the Western Region, 1965

Farewell to steam on the Western Region, 1965
The last steam locomotive, No 7029, to run on the Western Region network

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: BR First Class Carriage, c1960s

BR First Class Carriage, c1960s
Comfort in the era of diesel

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: Bristol bound locomotive approaching Reading Station, c1950s

Bristol bound locomotive approaching Reading Station, c1950s
A photograph showing a Bristol bound locomotive approaching Reading Station, c.1950s. The photograph was taken from a locomotive in steam and shows the approach the driver would see

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: Design for Gentlemens Lavatory sign at Paddington Station

Design for Gentlemens Lavatory sign at Paddington Station
Drawn in 1914, this design was for an illuminated sign advertising the Gentlemans Lavatory on Paddington Station

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: No 6002 King William IV near Teignmouth

No 6002 King William IV near Teignmouth
4-6-0 King class locomotive. Built 1927. Seen here hauling the Cornish Riviera Express

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: Cab of a Castle Class locomotive

Cab of a Castle Class locomotive

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: No 3440 City of Truro at Westbourne Terrace, London

No 3440 City of Truro at Westbourne Terrace, London
4-4-0 City class locomotive. Built 1903

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: Two little girls awaiting evacuation from Paddington Station, September 1939

Two little girls awaiting evacuation from Paddington Station, September 1939
Part of the evacuation of London during WW2

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: Staff at Stratford on Avon station, 1910s

Staff at Stratford on Avon station, 1910s
A posed group photograph of staff at Stratford on Avon station, 1910s. They are seated on and standing behind a GWR bench on the platform

Background imageFavourites Photographic Print Collection: GWR Publicity Guide - Glorious Devon, 1934

GWR Publicity Guide - Glorious Devon, 1934




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