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Photographic Print : View of Swindon Works, c1930s

View of Swindon Works, c1930s




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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

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Media ID 485072

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Erecting Swindon


10"x8" Photo Print

Introducing the Media Storehouse collection of Photographic Prints, featuring the captivating image "View of Swindon Works, c1930s" from STEAM Museum of the GWR. This vintage photograph, taken from the Pattern Store building, offers a fascinating glimpse into the past with its intriguing portrayal of the Works turntable and A Shop in the background. Transport yourself back in time as you admire the intricate details and the industrial grandeur of this iconic scene. Each print is produced using high-quality materials and meticulously crafted to bring out the rich colors and textures of the original image, making it a must-have addition to any home or office. Order yours today and relive the history of Swindon Works in a whole new way.

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.


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This print transports us back to the bustling Swindon Works in the 1930s, offering a glimpse into the heart of one of Britain's most iconic railway engineering hubs. Taken from the vantage point of the Pattern Store building, this image showcases an impressive view that encapsulates both history and innovation. In the foreground, we are greeted by a magnificent turntable, serving as a vital component for locomotive maintenance and repair. This rotating platform allowed engineers to effortlessly maneuver heavy steam engines, ensuring efficient servicing and upkeep. The sheer size and complexity of this mechanical marvel is awe-inspiring, reminding us of the immense skill required to keep these iron giants running smoothly. As our eyes wander towards the background, we catch sight of A Shop - another integral part of Swindon Works' operations. Here lies a hive of activity where skilled craftsmen meticulously crafted components for locomotives with utmost precision. From intricate gears to robust boiler parts, every detail was carefully attended to within these walls. This photograph not only captures an era when steam power reigned supreme but also pays tribute to countless dedicated workers who tirelessly contributed their expertise at Swindon Works. It serves as a testament to their craftsmanship and unwavering commitment in shaping Britain's railway industry. Preserved within STEAM Museum's collection, this print stands as a window into history; it invites us on an immersive journey through time while honoring those who played pivotal roles in shaping our nation's transportation legacy.

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