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Photographic Print : No D1053 Western Patriarch - Western Class Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive

No D1053 Western Patriarch - Western Class Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive




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No D1053 Western Patriarch - Western Class Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive

Class 52 locomotive seen here outside Swindon Works

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Media ID 442455

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Class 52 Swindon Western


10"x8" Photo Print

Introducing the Media Storehouse collection of stunning photographic prints, featuring the iconic No D1053 Western Patriarch Western Class Diesel Hydraulic Locomotive. Captured outside Swindon Works, this captivating image brings you closer than ever to the power and grace of this historic machine. Once a staple of the Great Western Railway, the Western Class Diesel Hydraulics were known for their distinctive design and impressive performance. No D1053, also known as Western Patriarch, is a beloved member of the Steam Museum of the GWR's collection. Our high-quality photographic prints are meticulously crafted to bring out the rich details and vibrant colors of this iconic locomotive. Each print is produced using premium materials and state-of-the-art printing techniques, ensuring a beautiful and long-lasting addition to your home or office decor. Transport yourself back in time with this evocative image of No D1053 Western Patriarch, a true testament to the golden age of steam railway travel. Order your photographic print today and let the magic of the Steam Museum come to you.

Photo prints are produced on Kodak professional photo paper resulting in timeless and breath-taking prints which are also ideal for framing. The colors produced are rich and vivid, with accurate blacks and pristine whites, resulting in prints that are truly timeless and magnificent. Whether you're looking to display your prints in your home, office, or gallery, our range of photographic prints are sure to impress. Dimensions refers to the size of the paper in inches.

Our Photo Prints are in a large range of sizes and are printed on Archival Quality Paper for excellent colour reproduction and longevity. They are ideal for framing (our Framed Prints use these) at a reasonable cost. Alternatives include cheaper Poster Prints and higher quality Fine Art Paper, the choice of which is largely dependant on your budget.

Estimated Product Size is 25.4cm x 20.3cm (10" x 8")

These are individually made so all sizes are approximate

Artwork printed orientated as per the preview above, with landscape (horizontal) or portrait (vertical) orientation to match the source image.


EDITORS COMMENTS
1. Title: "A Glimpse into the Past: No. D1053 Western Patriarch at Swindon Works, STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway" This evocative photograph captures the majestic presence of No. D1053 Western Patriarch, a Western Class 52 locomotive, standing proudly outside Swindon Works at the STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway. The image transports us back in time to the golden age of steam rail travel. The Western Class 52, also known as the "Westerns" or "Warships," were designed and built between 1951 and 1959 by the British Railways Western Region. With their distinctive appearance and powerful capabilities, these locomotives were a testament to the engineering prowess of the era. No. D1053 Western Patriarch, specifically, was named after the last steam locomotive to be built at Swindon Works in 1959. The locomotive's nameplate proudly displays its number and moniker, adding to its historical significance. In this photograph, the Western Patriarch appears in all its glory, with its polished brass fittings gleaming in the sunlight and its large, powerful wheels resting on the tracks. The steam pipes and chimney, adorned with the iconic double-headed "Western" emblem, release plumes of steam into the air, adding to the scene's romantic allure. The backdrop of Swindon Works, with its red brick buildings and industrial surroundings, provides a stark yet fitting contrast to the locomotive's elegant design. The image encapsulates the essence of the steam railway era, a time when engineering marvels like the Western Patriarch ruled the rails. This photograph is not only a testament to the ingenuity and craftsmanship of the past but also a reminder of the rich railway heritage that continues to be celebrated and preserved at the STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway.

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