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Wootton Bassett Junction and Signal Box, 1921

Wootton Bassett Junction and Signal Box, 1921


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Filename: HSW4 061 Wootton Bassett.jpg

Size: 2152 x 1344 (651KB)

Date: 28th April 2016

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Wootton Bassett Junction and Signal Box, 1921

This photograph shows the view towards Wootton Bassett Junction and signal box, 1921. The signal box was built in 1873 at the west end of the station

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1920s Junction Signal Box Track Wiltshire Wootton Bassett Signalling


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This print from the STEAM Museum of the GWR takes us back to the year 1921, offering a glimpse into the bustling world of Wootton Bassett Junction and its iconic signal box. As we peer through time, we find ourselves standing at the west end of the station, mesmerized by this snapshot frozen in history. The signal box, proudly erected in 1873, stands tall against a backdrop of tracks that stretch as far as our eyes can see. Its weathered exterior tells tales of countless trains passing through over the years. The junction itself is a testament to human ingenuity and engineering prowess - an intricate network where paths converge and diverge with precision. In this scene from yesteryear, we witness an era when signalling was done manually; dedicated individuals diligently operated levers and switches inside that very signal box. Their expertise ensured safe passage for trains traversing these rails day in and day out. Wootton Bassett Junction exudes an undeniable charm - a place where time seemed to slow down amidst all the hustle and bustle. This photograph transports us back to an age when steam locomotives ruled supreme, their rhythmic chugging echoing through valleys while carrying passengers on grand adventures across Wiltshire's picturesque landscapes. As we admire this remarkable image captured nearly a century ago, let us appreciate not only its historical significance but also pay homage to those who shaped railway travel into what it is today – connecting people, places, memories – forever et

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