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The Great Western at Swindon Works Hardcover – 2009

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  • Hardcover: 278 pages
  • Publisher: Heathfield Railway Publications; New Edition edition (2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1906974039
  • ISBN-13: 978-1906974039
  • Product Dimensions: 27.6 x 21.6 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 652,267 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The GWR's Swindon works was world famous, primarily as the place of manufacture of its magnificent fleet of steam locomotives, including the well-known "Star", "Castle", and "King" class express locomotives, as well as the many other classic Great Western designs for freight and passenger duties. This is the story of the engineering works, detailing the growth of the establishment, its workforce and the development and production of locomotives and rolling stock, with the manufacturing processes employed.

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Great book full of very interesting facts and information from the very start of the GWR prior to starting up at Swindon. Very informative with plenty of detailed drawings and photographs to keep the reader interested
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Lovely book with lots of good photos and words to explain the history and story of the GWR in Swindon....
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