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Swindon Station, 1930

Swindon Station, 1930


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Date: 24th July 2015

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Swindon Station, 1930

Two GWR publicity omnibuses sit outside Swindon Junction station in 1930, promoting the companys tourist route

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1930 1930s Omnibus Publicity Road Vehicle Station Swindon Swindon Junction Wiltshire


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Step back in time to 1930s Swindon with this photograph of Swindon Junction Station. The image showcases two open-top publicity omnibuses of the Great Western Railway (GWR) proudly parked outside the station, inviting passengers to embark on scenic tours of the picturesque Wiltshire countryside. The GWR, renowned for its innovative approach to transportation, used these omnibuses to promote its tourist routes, providing an affordable and enjoyable way for people to explore the region's natural beauty and historical landmarks. The open-top design of the buses allowed passengers to fully appreciate the breathtaking views as they travelled through the rolling hills and quaint villages. Swindon Junction Station, a bustling hub of activity during this era, serves as the perfect backdrop for this scene. The grand architecture of the station building, with its red brick facade and ornate detailing, is a testament to the elegance and sophistication of travel during the 1930s. The station's nameboards, adorned with the distinctive GWR logo, add to the sense of nostalgia and history. This photograph offers a unique glimpse into the past, transporting us back to a time when travel was an adventure and the journey was just as important as the destination. The two omnibuses, with their gleaming paintwork and meticulously maintained interiors, are a reminder of the pride and craftsmanship that went into creating these vehicles. As we admire this photograph, we can almost hear the distant sound of the omnibus engines idling, ready to set off on another exciting excursion. The scene is a beautiful representation of a bygone era, one that continues to inspire and captivate us today.

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