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No 19 (C / D) Shops, c1930

No 19 (C  /  D) Shops, c1930


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Size: 2560 x 1344 (1.6MB)

Date: 25th April 2007

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

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No 19 (C / D) Shops, c1930

No 19 C and D shops covered both carriage lifting and bogie repairs. 3 men can be seen in this image lift a frame onto a set of wheels with the help of an overhead crane

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Carriage Works Crane Swindon Works Wagon Bogie Lifting


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This print from the STEAM Museum of the GWR takes us back to the bustling atmosphere of Swindon Works in the 1930s. The image showcases No 19 (C / D) Shops, where both carriage lifting and bogie repairs were expertly carried out. As we delve into this snapshot frozen in time, our attention is immediately drawn to three diligent men meticulously maneuvering a frame onto a set of wheels with the invaluable assistance of an overhead crane. The scene exudes an air of industriousness and craftsmanship as these skilled workers navigate their way through intricate tasks. Their expertise is evident as they delicately position each component, ensuring precision and accuracy in every step. The sheer size and weight of the frame emphasize not only their physical strength but also their unwavering dedication to maintaining high standards within Swindon Works. This photograph serves as a testament to the vital role played by these unsung heroes behind-the-scenes at one of Britain's most renowned railway workshops. It encapsulates both the technical prowess required for such intricate operations and highlights how teamwork was essential for success in this demanding environment. As we gaze upon this historical gem, it transports us back to an era when craftsmanship thrived amidst clanging tools, whirring machinery, and dedicated individuals who worked tirelessly behind closed doors—ensuring that trains continued rolling smoothly along tracks across Great Britain.

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