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Poster 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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18x24 inch Poster Print

Introducing the Media Storehouse collection of historic poster prints, proudly featuring the iconic "View of Swindon Works, c1930s" photograph from STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway. This captivating image offers a glimpse into the past, transporting you back in time to the bustling Swindon Works during the 1930s. Taken from the Pattern Store building, the photograph showcases the Works turntable and A Shop in the background, providing a unique perspective of the industrial powerhouse that was the Swindon Works. Each print boasts stunning detail and vivid color, allowing you to relive the charm and history of the GWR era. Add this exquisite piece of railway history to your collection and bring a touch of nostalgia to your home or office. Perfect for railway enthusiasts, historians, or anyone who appreciates the beauty and engineering marvels of the past.

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.


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EDITORS COMMENTS
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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