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AE Erecting Shop, c1910

AE Erecting Shop, c1910


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Filename: S13 042.jpg

Size: 3904 x 3130 (1.2MB)

Date: 11th May 2007

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

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AE Erecting Shop, c1910

Locomotives under construction

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Media ID 457396

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Erecting Swindon


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This print takes us back to the early 20th century, transporting us to the bustling AE Erecting Shop in Swindon. The image captures a pivotal moment in history, showcasing locomotives under construction during this transformative era of industrialization. As we gaze upon the scene, we are immediately struck by the sheer magnitude and complexity of these magnificent machines taking shape. The shop floor is a hive of activity, with skilled workers meticulously assembling each component with unwavering precision. Their expertise and dedication are palpable as they bring these powerful locomotives to life. The atmosphere is filled with an air of excitement and anticipation for what lies ahead – journeys across vast landscapes and connecting communities like never before. The black-and-white aesthetic adds a timeless quality to this photograph, further immersing us in its historical significance. Every detail tells a story: from towering cranes delicately maneuvering heavy parts into place, to sparks flying amidst welding activities that symbolize progress and innovation. This remarkable print serves as a testament not only to the ingenuity of those who built these locomotives but also to their lasting impact on society. It reminds us how railways revolutionized transportation, opening up new possibilities for trade, travel, and cultural exchange. As we admire this snapshot frozen in time at STEAM Museum of the GWR (Great Western Railway), it invites reflection on our own journey through history – one shaped by human ambition and our unyielding desire for progress.

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