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AE Erecting Shop

AE Erecting Shop


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Filename: S13 033.jpg

Size: 3000 x 2416 (979KB)

Date: 11th May 2007

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

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AE Erecting Shop

Attaching King class locomotive to front bogie

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Media ID 457393

© STEAM Picture Library 2007 - All Rights Reserved

Erecting King Swindon Bogie


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In this print from the STEAM Museum of the GWR, we are transported back in time to witness a remarkable moment in locomotive history. The image captures the bustling scene inside the AE Erecting Shop, where skilled workers meticulously attach a majestic King class locomotive to its front bogie. The sheer size and power of these magnificent steam engines is awe-inspiring as they tower over their human counterparts. Every detail is carefully attended to by these dedicated craftsmen, who take great pride in their workmanship. With precision and expertise, they ensure that every component fits seamlessly together, guaranteeing optimal performance on the tracks. This snapshot offers us a glimpse into an era when steam ruled supreme and railways were at the forefront of transportation innovation. It serves as a testament to both human ingenuity and engineering prowess that went into creating such marvels of technology. As we admire this photograph, we can almost hear the rhythmic clanking of metal against metal and feel the heat radiating from those mighty machines. It reminds us of an era long gone but not forgotten—a time when locomotives like these symbolized progress, adventure, and boundless possibilities. The STEAM Museum preserves this invaluable piece of history for future generations to appreciate and learn from. Through exhibits like this one, visitors are transported back in time to experience firsthand how these incredible feats were achieved—honoring those who built them with unwavering dedication and passion for excellence.

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