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Reminiscences as office boy and apprentice at Swindon Railway Works, 1944-1951

Ken Gibbs

Reminiscences as office boy and apprentice at Swindon Railway Works, 1944-1951

the sights, sounds, smells, personalities, and jobs remembered with nostalgia and affection from steam days

by Ken Gibbs

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Published by Oxford Pub. Co. in Poole, Dorset .
Written in English

    Places:
  • England,
  • Swindon (Wiltshire)
    • Subjects:
    • Gibbs, Ken.,
    • Swindon Works.,
    • Great Western Railway (Great Britain),
    • Railroad repair shops -- England -- Swindon (Wiltshire)

    • Edition Notes

      Spine title: Swindon Works apprentice in steam.

      Other titlesSwindon Works apprentice in steam.
      StatementKen Gibbs.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTF376 .G53 1986
      The Physical Object
      Pagination192 p., [16] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages192
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2327083M
      ISBN 100860933806
      LC Control Number86212764

      See also: History of Swindon, Swindon Works, and Great Western Railway. With the railway passing through the town in early , the Goddard Arms public house in Old Swindon was used as a railway booking office in lieu of a station. Tickets purchased included the fare for a horse-drawn carriage to the line at the bottom of the hill. The Railway Village was planned when the Great Western Railway Company's 7ft-wide, broad gauge line reached Swindon in From the outset there was considerable difficulty in providing accommodation for the employees at the Swindon railway works and the solution was to build a model village, using Bath stone (most probably from the cutting out of Box tunnel) and stone from the Swindon .

      Swindon railway village article 4 direction PDF MB This article outlines the controls applied to the permitted development in the railway village conservation area.   GWR Swindon Railway Works, where they built real Steam Engines - Duration: Michael Buck views. Of Coppersmiths And Kings Swindon Works BBC - .

      Overlaid onto all these normal railway considerations is a need to understand how we could operate in the persistent Covid world. Our first consideration is the safety and well being of our active volunteers, and as we have seen, some initial works have restarted and working practices defined to ensure safety. The tunnel continues to provide the only direct pedestrian access between the former railway works and the town. Details. Entrance building to the former Great Western Railway engineering works, with pedestrian subway under the railway, , and former carriage trimming shop above,


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Swindon railway works was opened by the Great Western Railway in in Swindon, Wiltshire, England. It served as the principal west England maintenance centre until closed in original design and specification for the first Mark 2 carriages and bogies was carried out by the Engineering drawing office at Swindon in the early s.

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19 - autumn by: edited by nicholson, pete price: $ publisher: gwynedd, north wales, railway times publication: Renowned throughout the world as a centre for engineering excellence, the Swindon Works of the former Great Western Railway hold a special place in the affections of rail enthusiasts.

Former Swindon apprentice Ken Gibbs remembers the sights, sounds, smells and work from the days of Great Western steam at this magnificent institution. Swindon railway station is on the Great Western Main Line in South West England, serving the town of Swindon, is 77 miles 23 chains ( km) down the line from London Paddington and is situated between Didcot Parkway and Chippenham on the main line.

It is managed by Great Western Railway, which also operates all the trains. London schoolboys among the ' Kings ' special tour of Swindon locomotive works. Boys from many of the London technical schools left the realms of theory and models and had an opportunity of really seeing what makes the railway wheels go round when, on schoolboys day, they toured the huge locomotive works of the Great Western railway at Swindon.

Swindon Railway Works was built by the Great Western Railway in in Swindon. In parliament approved the construction of a railway between London and Bristol, giving the role of Chief Engineer to Isambard KingdomBrunel had been buying locomotives from various makers for the new railway.

Railway engineering - assembling railway carriages at the Swindon Railway Works. 28 December Men at work on the points just outside of Swindon station. 'King Class locomotive passing through Swindon Railway Works' mural (now destroyed), Swindon, Wiltshire, UK.MASTERI: GIBBS, KEN, - Swindon Works: Apprentice in Steam - Reminiscences As Office Boy and Apprentice at Swindon Railway Works MASTERI: GIBBS, JIM, - Disaster Log of Ships: A Pictorial Account of Shipwrecks, California To Alaska.

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