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A Class 120 diesel multiple unit undergoing repair in 19 Shop at Swindon Works in about 1980

A Class 120 diesel multiple unit undergoing repair in 19 Shop at Swindon Works in about 1980


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Filename: 7.1 Repairs.jpg

Size: 2340 x 1656 (3.9MB)

Date: 25th January 2022

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

Unique Reference Number: S29 027

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A Class 120 diesel multiple unit undergoing repair in 19 Shop at Swindon Works in about 1980

A Class 120 diesel multiple unit undergoing repair in 19 Shop at British Rail Engineering Ltd workshops at Swindon in about 1980

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

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Diesel Swindon Works


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This print captures a significant moment in the history of British Rail Engineering Ltd workshops at Swindon in the early 1980s. In this image, we witness an iconic Class 120 diesel multiple unit undergoing repair within the bustling confines of the renowned 19 Shop at Swindon Works. The photograph offers a glimpse into the intricate world of railway maintenance during that era, showcasing skilled engineers and technicians meticulously tending to every detail of this powerful locomotive. The atmosphere is filled with focused determination as workers diligently work together to restore this vital mode of transportation to its former glory. The Class 120 diesel multiple unit was widely recognized for its reliability and versatility on Britain's rail network. This particular scene highlights the dedication and expertise required to keep these mechanical marvels running smoothly amidst their demanding schedules. As we delve into this snapshot from STEAM Museum of GWR's archives, it becomes evident that it represents more than just a mere repair job; it symbolizes an enduring commitment to excellence within Britain's railway industry. It serves as a reminder of how crucial these workshops were in ensuring safe and efficient journeys for countless passengers across the country. Through preserving moments like these, STEAM Museum allows us to appreciate not only the technical prowess involved but also pays homage to those unsung heroes who worked tirelessly behind-the-scenes, keeping our railways moving forward.

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