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Photographic Print : Swindon Works, 1908

Swindon Works, 1908




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Swindon Works, 1908

View of Swindon Works looking towards the turntable and Erecting Shop

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Media ID 536746

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Swindon Turn Table


10"x8" Photo Print

Introducing the Media Storehouse collection of vintage photographic prints, proudly featuring the iconic image "Swindon Works, 1908" from STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway. This captivating photograph offers a glimpse into the past, showcasing a view of Swindon Works towards the turntable and Erecting Shop. Transport yourself back in time as you admire the intricate details of the steam engines and the bustling activity of the workshop. Each print is meticulously crafted using high-quality materials to ensure lasting beauty and vibrant colors that bring history to life in your home or office. Order yours today and add a touch of timeless charm to your space.

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) orientation to match the source image.


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This photograph, taken in the year 1908, offers a glimpse into the bustling world of Swindon Works, a significant locomotive manufacturing site for the Great Western Railway (GWR). The image, now a cherished print at the STEAM Museum, showcases the expansive scene looking towards the turntable and Erecting Shop. Swindon Works, located in Swindon, England, was the largest railway works in the world during its time. It was renowned for its innovative manufacturing techniques and the production of thousands of locomotives and rolling stock. The photograph captures the essence of the works in full swing, with steam billowing from chimneys, workers in their overalls busy at their tasks, and trains being assembled and disassembled. The turntable, a circular structure in the foreground, is a vital component of the railway system. It allows locomotives to be turned around, enabling them to be serviced or coupled to different trains without having to be reversed. The Erecting Shop, located to the right of the turntable, is where the heavy fabrication work on the locomotives took place. The massive cranes and hoists can be seen in action, lifting heavy components into place. The photograph is a testament to the ingenuity, hard work, and dedication of the GWR workforce during the early 20th century. It provides a fascinating insight into the railway industry's past and the role that Swindon Works played in shaping the railway network and the world as we know it today. The print, now preserved at the STEAM Museum, serves as a reminder of Swindon's rich railway heritage and the industrial revolution that transformed the town and the railway industry.

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