Swindon, Men Leaving G.W.R. 1913

Swindon, Men Leaving G.W.R. 1913

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Here we see workers leaving the Great Western Railway yard, which, at one time, employed 12,000 people. The uniformity of dress amongst the men is striking. The sheer size of the building indicates the importance of Brunel's railway to the town. Gas street lighting was common at the time.

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