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AV Boiler Shop, December 1962

AV Boiler Shop, December 1962


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Filename: S14 047.jpg

Size: 3000 x 2387 (939KB)

Date: 11th May 2007

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

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AV Boiler Shop, December 1962

Standard 1 boiler awaiting repair

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Media ID 457404

© STEAM Picture Library 2007 - All Rights Reserved

Boiler Swindon


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This print takes us back in time to the AV Boiler Shop at Swindon, December 1962. The image showcases a moment frozen in history, capturing the essence of the Great Western Railway's (GWR) rich industrial heritage. In the center of the frame stands an imposing figure - a Standard 1 boiler awaiting repair. The sheer size and intricate details of this magnificent piece of machinery are awe-inspiring. Its robust structure dominates the workshop, surrounded by skilled workers who dedicate their expertise to breathe life back into this mechanical marvel. The dimly lit shop creates an atmosphere filled with anticipation and purpose as these craftsmen meticulously examine every component, ensuring that no detail is overlooked. As we gaze upon this snapshot from yesteryear, it serves as a poignant reminder of the dedication and craftsmanship that went into maintaining GWR's locomotives during their heyday. This photograph encapsulates not only a specific moment in time but also pays homage to all those unsung heroes who worked tirelessly behind-the-scenes to keep Britain's railways running smoothly. Preserved within STEAM Museum of GWR, this print allows us to connect with our past and appreciate both the engineering prowess and human effort involved in keeping these mighty machines on track. It serves as a testament to our collective history while igniting curiosity about how far technology has progressed since then.

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