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Swindon Works, AE Shop, 1954

Swindon Works, AE Shop, 1954


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Date: 24th July 2013

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

Unique Reference Number: Hworks2 019

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Swindon Works, AE Shop, 1954

Operation of the Zeiss optical frame alignment apparatus

STEAM - Museum of the Great Western Railway

Media ID 8747957

Swindon Works Zeiss


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In this photograph from 1954, we are transported back in time to the Swindon Works AE Shop at the STEAM Museum of the GWR. The image showcases a pivotal moment in railway history as it captures the operation of the Zeiss optical frame alignment apparatus. The scene is filled with an air of precision and expertise, as skilled workers meticulously align and calibrate intricate components using this state-of-the-art equipment. The Zeiss optical frame alignment apparatus, renowned for its accuracy and reliability, played a crucial role in ensuring that every locomotive produced at Swindon Works was built to perfection. As we delve into this snapshot frozen in time, we can almost feel the dedication and passion exuding from these craftsmen who were entrusted with maintaining impeccable standards within one of Britain's most iconic engineering establishments. This print serves as a testament to not only their technical prowess but also their commitment to excellence. It encapsulates an era when manual labor combined seamlessly with cutting-edge technology to create marvels on wheels that would traverse our nation's railways for decades. Steeped in nostalgia, this image invites us to appreciate both the artistry behind steam locomotives' construction and the rich heritage preserved within STEAM Museum today. It reminds us how innovation shaped our past while inspiring future generations to continue pushing boundaries in engineering achievements yet unseen.

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