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Looking West from Swindon Junction Station, 1950

Looking West from Swindon Junction Station, 1950


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Filename: HSS1 047.jpg

Size: 3830 x 2419 (761KB)

Date: 17th April 2013

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

Unique Reference Number: HSS1 047

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Looking West from Swindon Junction Station, 1950

A view of the tracks towards Swindon Works, looking west from Swindon Junction station in 1950. The church spire of St Marks Church in the Railway Village can be seen in the distance and the GWR drawing offices are on the right

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© STEAM Museum of the GWR

1950 1950s Church Permanent Way Swindon Swindon Junction Swindon Works Track Tracks Wiltshire Church Spire St Marks Church


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EDITORS COMMENTS
This print takes us back to the year 1950, offering a glimpse into the bustling world of Swindon Junction Station. The image captures a mesmerizing view of the tracks stretching towards Swindon Works, evoking a sense of nostalgia for railway enthusiasts and history buffs alike. In the distance, one's eyes are drawn to the majestic church spire of St Marks Church in the Railway Village. Its presence adds an ethereal touch to this industrial landscape, reminding us that amidst progress and innovation, faith still stood tall. On the right side of the frame, we catch sight of the GWR drawing offices. These buildings served as hubs for creativity and engineering brilliance during their time. They were witness to countless designs that shaped Britain's railway heritage. The photograph beautifully encapsulates an era when steam trains ruled these tracks with power and elegance. It transports us back to a time when Swindon was at its peak as a hub for locomotive manufacturing. As we gaze upon this snapshot frozen in time, we can almost hear the rhythmic chugging sound echoing through our minds and feel a gentle breeze carrying whispers from passengers waiting on platforms long gone. This print is not just an image; it is an invitation to step into history and embark on a journey through Wiltshire's rich railway past.

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