Skip to main content

Rights Managed > STEAM Museum of the GWR > Locomotives > Steam > Standard Gauge > Other Standard Gauge Locomotives

Crowds at the Evening Star naming ceremony, 18th March 1960

Crowds at the Evening Star naming ceremony, 18th March 1960


Please Click On A License Option

Intended Use

Filename: 22.jpg

Size: 3191 x 2423 (1.2MB)

Date: 15th August 2011

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

Unique Reference Number: Given as a scan - not an actual photo

We accept all major credit cards


Image Downloads
Canvas Prints
Fine Art Prints
Metal Prints
Home Decor


STEAM Picture Gifts

STEAM Museum Photo Prints and Wall Art

Crowds at the Evening Star naming ceremony, 18th March 1960

Crowds at the naming ceremony for Evening Star at Swindon Works in 1960. Evening Star was the last mainline British Railways steam locomotive to be built in Britain at Swindon Works

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Media ID 5386018

1960 Staff Swindon Works 92220 Evening Star


FEATURES IN THESE COLLECTIONS

> Locomotives > Iconic > No. 92220 Evening Star

> Locomotives > Steam > Standard Gauge > Other Standard Gauge Locomotives

> People > Swindon People

> Swindon Works


EDITORS COMMENTS
A Sea of Anticipation: Crowds Gathered to Witness the Naming Ceremony of Evening Star at Swindon Works on 18th March 1960 This evocative photograph captures the excitement and sense of history in the air as thousands of people gathered to witness the naming ceremony of Evening Star at Swindon Works on 18th March 1960. The Evening Star was a special occasion: it was the last mainline steam locomotive to be built in Britain, marking the end of an era in railway history. The scene in this image is one of jubilation and nostalgia. The crowds, a sea of faces, are a testament to the enduring love affair the British public had with steam railways. Among the throng are Swindon Works staff, proud of their role in building this historic locomotive, and railway enthusiasts, eager to be a part of this momentous occasion. Evening Star (92220) is at the heart of the action, resplendent in its freshly painted livery. The locomotive's nameplate, bearing the inscription "Evening Star," is about to be unveiled by the chosen godmother, Miss Doreen Fowler. The anticipation is palpable as the crowd holds its collective breath, waiting for the moment the cover is lifted. This photograph is a poignant reminder of a bygone era, when steam trains were the backbone of the British railway system. It encapsulates the spirit of community and the shared sense of pride in the engineering marvels that defined the age. The Evening Star may have been the last of its kind, but it left an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of those who were there to witness its birth.

MADE IN THE USA
Safe Shipping with 30 Day Money Back Guarantee

FREE PERSONALISATION*
We are proud to offer a range of customisation features including Personalised Captions, Color Filters and Picture Zoom Tools

FREE COLORIZATION SERVICE
You can choose advanced AI Colorization for this picture at no extra charge!

SECURE PAYMENTS
We happily accept a wide range of payment options so you can pay for the things you need in the way that is most convenient for you

* Options may vary by product and licensing agreement. Zoomed Pictures can be adjusted in the Basket.

lightbox add My Lightbox




Related Images


No 92220 Evening Star
No 92220 Evening Star
No 92220 Evening Star naming ceremony, 18th March 1960
No 92220 Evening Star naming ceremony, 18th March 1960
Swindon Works Map, c. 1940s
Swindon Works Map, c. 1940s
Apprentice Training School - 1979 intake
Apprentice Training School - 1979 intake
J Shop - Iron Foundry, 1951
J Shop - Iron Foundry, 1951
Swindon Works, AE Shop, 1954
Swindon Works, AE Shop, 1954
No 5055, Lydford Castle, at Swindon Works, c1950s
No 5055, Lydford Castle, at Swindon Works, c1950s
AE Erecting Shop, 1925
AE Erecting Shop, 1925
AE Erecting Shop, 1927
AE Erecting Shop, 1927
V Shop, 1951
V Shop, 1951
Men leaving Swindon Works, Rodbourne Road entrance, 1928
Men leaving Swindon Works, Rodbourne Road entrance, 1928
View of the south side of A Shop, c1914
View of the south side of A Shop, c1914