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GWR Network Map, c1920s

GWR Network Map, c1920s


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Filename: Network Map 2.jpg

Size: 7799 x 5880 (3.1MB)

Date: 11th July 2018

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

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GWR Network Map, c1920s

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Media ID 15193706

© STEAM Museum of the GWR

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This print showcases the GWR Network Map, dating back to the 1920s. A true testament to the rich history of railway transportation, this vintage map offers a glimpse into an era when steam locomotives ruled the tracks. With intricate details and vibrant colors, this map serves as a visual time capsule, preserving the extensive network of Great Western Railway (GWR) routes from decades ago. Each line on this meticulously crafted chart represents a lifeline connecting bustling cities, picturesque towns, and quaint villages across Britain. As you delve into its intricacies, your eyes will trace over countless stations that once buzzed with activity; each one representing a hub of human connection and adventure. From London Paddington to Penzance in Cornwall or Swansea in Wales to Birmingham Snow Hill - these routes were arteries pumping lifeblood through the nation's veins. Beyond its historical significance lies an aesthetic appeal that is hard to ignore. The artistry behind this map is evident in every stroke of ink and carefully placed label denoting major landmarks along each route. It is both informative and visually pleasing – a perfect blend for any enthusiast or collector. The STEAM Museum of the GWR proudly presents this remarkable piece as part of their collection, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in an era long gone but not forgotten. Whether you are passionate about railways or simply fascinated by history's ability to transport us through time, this print invites you on a journey through Britain's past.

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