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Poster Print : AV Boiler Shop, c1920s

AV Boiler Shop, c1920s




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AV Boiler Shop, c1920s

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Media ID 457405

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Boiler Swindon


18x24 inch Poster Print

Step back in time with our captivating AV Boiler Shop poster print from the Steam Museum of the GWR. This vintage photograph, captured in the 1920s, offers a unique glimpse into the heart of the AV Boiler Shop. The intricate machinery and the industrious atmosphere of the era are beautifully preserved in this timeless image. Adorn your walls with this evocative piece and let the history of steam engineering transport you back to a bygone era.

Poster prints are budget friendly enlarged prints in standard poster paper sizes. Printed on 150 gsm Matte Paper for a natural feel and supplied rolled in a tube. Great for framing and should last many years. To clean wipe with a microfiber, non-abrasive cloth or napkin. Our Archival Quality Photo Prints and Fine Art Paper Prints are printed on higher quality paper and the choice of which largely depends on your budget.

Poster prints are budget friendly enlarged prints in standard poster paper sizes (A0, A1, A2, A3 etc). Whilst poster paper is sometimes thinner and less durable than our other paper types, they are still ok for framing and should last many years. Our Archival Quality Photo Prints and Fine Art Paper Prints are printed on higher quality paper and the choice of which largely depends on your budget.

Estimated Product Size is 61.6cm x 46.3cm (24.3" x 18.2")

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.


EDITORS COMMENTS
This evocative photograph captures the AV Boiler Shop in Swindon during the 1920s, a time when the Great Western Railway (GWR) was at the forefront of railway engineering innovation in the United Kingdom. The AV Boiler Shop, named after the renowned GWR Chief Mechanical Engineer, Ivan Kinchin-Smith's initials, was a vital component of the Swindon Works complex, which produced over 10,000 locomotives between 1843 and 1960. The image reveals a bustling scene of workers in various stages of constructing and repairing boilers for steam locomotives. The boiler, a critical component of a steam engine, is the large, cylindrical vessel at the heart of the photograph. It is filled with water and heated by a fire to create steam, which in turn powers the engine. The workers can be seen meticulously welding the boiler's seams, checking the pressure gauges, and hammering away at the metal. The photograph also showcases the impressive scale of the workshop, with towering cranes and massive machinery in the background. The open doors reveal a vast expanse of space, allowing for the large locomotives to be maneuvered in and out for repairs. The workers, dressed in their overalls and protective gear, appear focused and determined, a testament to the importance of their work in keeping the railway running smoothly. This photograph offers a unique glimpse into the past, providing a fascinating insight into the world of railway engineering during the 1920s. The AV Boiler Shop at Swindon Works was a hive of activity, where skilled workers combined their expertise and dedication to produce and maintain the steam locomotives that powered the GWR's extensive network. This photograph is a reminder of the ingenuity, hard work, and passion that went into creating and maintaining the steam railway, a legacy that continues to inspire and captivate us today.

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