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GWR Cardiff Docks, 1946

GWR Cardiff Docks, 1946


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Filename: D11 086.jpg

Size: 2340 x 1752 (715KB)

Date: 25th May 2012

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

Unique Reference Number: D11d 086

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GWR Cardiff Docks, 1946

Unloading cargo from S.S Inishowen Head

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

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Cardiff Docks


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This evocative photograph captures the hustle and bustle of Cardiff Docks in 1946, as cargo is unloaded from the S.S Inishowen Head. The image, part of the Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway's extensive collection, offers a glimpse into the past of this historic waterfront area. The S.S Inishowen Head, a merchant vessel, is moored at the quayside, its hull bulging with the weight of the cargo it carries. The cranes loom large in the background, their long arms reaching out to grab hold of the containers and transport them to the waiting trucks and wagons. The dockworkers, dressed in heavy coats and hats, are dwarfed by the machinery around them as they toil away, shoveling coal and securing the cargo. The atmosphere is one of industry and determination, as the post-war economy begins to recover. The steam trains, a symbol of progress and modernization, can be seen in the distance, ready to transport the goods to their final destinations. The ships, the cranes, and the trains all work in harmony, creating a well-oiled machine that keeps the country moving. Despite the hustle and bustle, there is a sense of community and camaraderie among the dockworkers. They work together, relying on each other to get the job done efficiently and effectively. The photograph captures a moment in time, a snapshot of a bygone era, when the docks were the lifeblood of the city and the engine of the economy. The Steam Museum of the Great Western Railway is proud to preserve this image and the stories it tells, offering visitors a chance to step back in time and experience the rich history of Cardiff Docks and the role the railway played in shaping it.

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