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King George V and an Intercity 125 at Paddington Station, 1971

King George V and an Intercity 125 at Paddington Station, 1971


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Filename: Panel 7 - Image 3.jpg

Size: 3805 x 2493 (7.5MB)

Date: 23rd January 2017

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

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King George V and an Intercity 125 at Paddington Station, 1971

An image where two eras of the railway meet; the King George V locomotive and an Intercity 125 are seen here at Paddington Station, London in 1971

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Media ID 13458300

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1970s King Class King George V Paddington Paddington Station Station 1971 Diesel Locomotive Intercity 125 Steam Locomotive


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In this print from the STEAM Museum of the GWR, we witness a mesmerizing encounter between two eras of railway history. The year is 1971, and Paddington Station in London serves as the backdrop for this remarkable moment. Here, time seems to stand still as King George V locomotive and an Intercity 125 coexist side by side. The majestic King George V steam locomotive represents a bygone era of power and elegance on the rails. Its gleaming black exterior exudes grandeur, while its billowing plumes of smoke evoke nostalgia for a time when steam ruled supreme. Standing tall beside it is the sleek and modern Intercity 125 diesel train, showcasing cutting-edge technology that would revolutionize rail travel in years to come. This image captures not only two contrasting modes of transportation but also symbolizes progress and innovation within the railway industry. It serves as a testament to how far we have come while honoring our rich heritage simultaneously. As we gaze upon this extraordinary scene at Paddington Station, we are reminded that railways are more than just means of transport; they are conduits connecting generations past with those yet to come. This photograph invites us to reflect on our collective journey through time and marvel at the enduring legacy left behind by both steam locomotives like King George V and their modern counterparts such as the Intercity 125.

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