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The drivers cab of Class 122 Diesel Car W55000 in 1958

The drivers cab of Class 122 Diesel Car W55000 in 1958


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Filename: 4.2 Cab.jpg

Size: 1358 x 1770 (2.1MB)

Date: 25th January 2022

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

Unique Reference Number: HD3 49

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The drivers cab of Class 122 Diesel Car W55000 in 1958

The modern controls in the cab of Class 122 Diesel Car W55000 built by the Gloucester Railway Carriage & Wagon Co. in 1958

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Media ID 24474488

1958 Diesel Gloucester


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In this photo print, we are transported back to the year 1958, where we find ourselves inside the drivers cab of Class 122 Diesel Car W55000. The modern controls showcased in this remarkable piece of engineering were crafted by none other than the esteemed Gloucester Railway Carriage & Wagon Co. As our eyes wander across the image, we are immediately struck by the sleek and sophisticated design of the driver's cab. Every detail seems meticulously thought out, from the ergonomically positioned levers to the array of gauges and dials adorning the control panel. It is a testament to human ingenuity and technological advancement. The atmosphere within this confined space exudes an air of professionalism and responsibility. One can almost imagine a skilled driver firmly grasping onto those controls as they navigate through picturesque landscapes or bustling cityscapes with utmost precision. This photograph serves as a timeless reminder of how far transportation has come since its inception. It invites us to reflect upon not only the progress made in locomotive technology but also on society's ever-evolving needs for efficient and reliable modes of travel. Preserved within STEAM Museum of GWR (Great Western Railway), this snapshot allows us to appreciate both historical significance and aesthetic beauty simultaneously. It stands as a tribute to all those who contributed their expertise towards shaping our modern world - engineers, designers, craftsmen - whose legacy lives on through such magnificent creations like Class 122 Diesel Car W55000.

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