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View of Swindon Station, c. 1890s

View of Swindon Station, c. 1890s


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Date: 11th July 2008

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

Unique Reference Number: S7a 072

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View of Swindon Station, c. 1890s

This photograph shows Swindon Junction Station in Wiltshire, looking towards Bristol, c.1890s. The station became known as simply Swindon Station after Swindon Town station closed in the 1960s

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1890s Junction Station Swindon Swindon Junction Wiltshire


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This photograph, taken around the 1890s, showcases Swindon Junction Station in its historic glory. Situated in the county of Wiltshire, Swindon Junction Station was a significant railway hub during the Victorian era. The image, looking towards Bristol, depicts the grandeur and complexity of the station, with its intricate architecture and sprawling train tracks. Swindon Junction Station was a crucial part of the Great Western Railway (GWR) network, connecting various towns and cities across the southwest of England. The station's strategic location allowed for seamless transportation of passengers and goods, making it an essential link in the region's transportation infrastructure. The photograph captures the station at a pivotal moment in its history. The ornate station buildings, adorned with intricate brickwork and decorative details, stand proudly against the backdrop of the rolling hills and lush greenery. Trains of various sizes and shapes fill the tracks, ready to embark on their journeys. Swindon Junction Station was later known as Swindon Station after Swindon Town station closed in the 1960s. Today, the station continues to serve as an essential transportation hub, connecting Swindon and the surrounding areas to the rest of the country. This photograph is a testament to the rich railway history of Swindon and the important role the station played in the development of the region's transportation network.

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