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Wheeling a King Class locomotive, A Shop, 1927

Wheeling a King Class locomotive, A Shop, 1927


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Filename: S13 31 hi res.jpg

Size: 2876 x 2163 (1.2MB)

Date: 11th February 2007

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

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Wheeling a King Class locomotive, A Shop, 1927

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A Shop Factory King King Class Locomotive Swindon Works Erecting Shop


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This print from the STEAM Museum of the GWR showcases a significant moment in history - "Wheeling a King Class locomotive, A Shop, 1927". The image transports us back to the bustling Swindon Works factory, where skilled workers meticulously assemble and prepare this majestic king class locomotive. The photograph captures an intimate glimpse into the inner workings of the erecting shop. Bathed in soft light, we witness a group of dedicated engineers carefully maneuvering the colossal machine with precision and expertise. Their focused expressions reveal their deep commitment to craftsmanship and attention to detail. The sheer size and power of the king class locomotive are awe-inspiring. Its imposing presence dominates the frame as it stands tall on its wheels, ready to conquer vast distances across railway tracks. This magnificent creation is not merely a means of transportation but also represents human ingenuity and progress during that era. Beyond its technical significance, this print evokes a sense of nostalgia for an era when steam-powered locomotives were at their zenith. It serves as a reminder of our industrial heritage and pays homage to those who labored tirelessly behind-the-scenes to bring these engineering marvels to life. As we admire this remarkable snapshot frozen in time, let us appreciate both the beauty captured within its frame and acknowledge how far we have come since then – propelled by innovation yet forever indebted to our past achievements.

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