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GWR diesel electric shunter No. 1, 1933

GWR diesel electric shunter No. 1, 1933


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Filename: 2.1 Shunter.jpg

Size: 2670 x 1488 (3.1MB)

Date: 25th January 2022

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

Unique Reference Number: D23a 061

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GWR diesel electric shunter No. 1, 1933

An early GWR diesel electric shunter No.1, bought from Fowler & Co in 1933

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

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Diesel Fowler Shunter


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This print showcases the remarkable GWR diesel electric shunter No. 1, a true gem from 1933. Acquired by the Great Western Railway (GWR) from Fowler & Co, this early model stands as a testament to the innovative strides made in locomotive technology during that era. The image captures its sleek design and robust build, highlighting its significance in revolutionizing railway operations. With its fusion of diesel and electric power, this shunter exemplifies the forward-thinking approach adopted by GWR. This groundbreaking combination allowed for enhanced efficiency and reduced reliance on traditional steam engines. As one gazes upon this historic artifact, it is impossible not to marvel at the engineering prowess behind such an advanced locomotive for its time. The STEAM Museum of the GWR proudly preserves this invaluable piece of transportation history within their collection. Serving as a window into our past, it offers visitors an opportunity to appreciate how far we have come in terms of locomotive development. Beyond being a mere photograph, this print encapsulates an era when rail travel was undergoing transformative changes. It serves as a reminder of how technological advancements can shape industries and pave the way for progress. Whether you are an avid railway enthusiast or simply intrigued by historical milestones, this image evokes curiosity about our rich heritage and invites us to explore further into the fascinating world of railways.

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