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Princess Elizabeth at Swindon Works - Naming of Loco Swindon, 15th November 1950

Princess Elizabeth at Swindon Works - Naming of Loco Swindon, 15th November 1950


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Date: 5th April 2022

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Princess Elizabeth at Swindon Works - Naming of Loco Swindon, 15th November 1950

This image shows Princess Elizabeth on her visit to Swindon Works, seen here naming the Castle Class Locomotive No.7037 Swindon, 15th November 1950

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1950 1950s Elizabeth Ii Royal Royal Visit Royalty Swindon Works Princess Elizabeth


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In this image, we are transported back to a momentous day in British history. The year is 1950, and the esteemed Princess Elizabeth graces Swindon Works with her presence. Standing tall and regal, she exudes an air of elegance as she prepares to perform a significant task - the naming of Locomotive No. 7037 Swindon. Surrounded by railway workers and dignitaries, Princess Elizabeth's visit is nothing short of a royal spectacle. Her radiant smile reflects the excitement that fills the air on this special occasion. As cameras flash and applause echoes through the workshop, all eyes are fixed upon her graceful figure. The Castle Class locomotive stands proudly behind her, its sleek design representing both power and innovation. A symbol of Britain's industrial prowess during this era, it serves as a fitting backdrop for such an important event. This photograph captures not only a historical milestone but also showcases the enduring connection between royalty and industry in Great Britain. It reminds us of Princess Elizabeth's role as a unifying force within society during these transformative years. Preserved at STEAM Museum of GWR (Great Western Railway), this print allows us to relive that remarkable day when Swindon Works welcomed their distinguished guest - Princess Elizabeth II - leaving an indelible mark on both railway history and our collective memory.

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