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Swindon Works Timber Yard, 1928

Swindon Works Timber Yard, 1928


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Filename: Timber Yard Then.jpg

Size: 3445 x 2413 (2.8MB)

Date: 9th July 2015

Source: STEAM Museum of the GWR

Unique Reference Number: S19 003

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Swindon Works Timber Yard, 1928

The Timber Yard stored thousands of planks of wood. Some stacks were the height of three men! The Carriage and Wagon Works was the biggest user of the wood

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Swindon Works Wood Timber Yard


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This print from the STEAM Museum of the GWR takes us back to 1928, immersing us in the bustling atmosphere of Swindon Works Timber Yard. The image showcases a vast expanse filled with thousands of planks of wood neatly stacked as far as the eye can see. It is truly awe-inspiring to witness these towering stacks, some reaching heights equivalent to three men standing on top of each other. In this remarkable snapshot, we gain insight into the significance and scale of timber usage during that era. The Carriage and Wagon Works, renowned for its craftsmanship and innovation, emerges as the largest consumer of this precious resource within Swindon Works. This visual testament underscores their commitment to excellence in carriage building. The sheer magnitude and organization evident in this photograph are nothing short of impressive. Each plank meticulously placed represents an integral component that would contribute to creating magnificent carriages that graced railway tracks across Britain. As we delve into this historical moment captured through time, it's important to appreciate not only the physicality but also the craftsmanship involved behind every wooden structure produced at Swindon Works Timber Yard. This image serves as a reminder that even seemingly mundane aspects like storing timber played a vital role in shaping our transportation history. Let us marvel at this glimpse into an era when wood was more than just material; it was an essential ingredient driving progress on wheels!

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