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Browse our wonderful range of products, inspired by the world’s largest collection of Great Western Railway objects at STEAM. You’ll discover a great range of unique GWR gifts, limited edition items, quality clothing, plus a number of specially selected books and DVDs.

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  • A Swindon Wordsmith

    A Swindon Wordsmith

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    ‘A Swindon Wordsmith – the Life, Times and Works of George Ewart Hobbs’ has been written by local historians Noel Ponting and Graham Carter.

    George Ewart Hobbs was born in 1883 and died i...More Information

  • Boat Trains

    Boat Trains

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    The English Channel and Ocean liner specials. Written by Martyn Pring.
  • Children's Activity Book

    Children's Activity Book

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    Features 14 fun-filled adventures for little ones to enjoy.
  • Didcot Engineman

    Didcot Engineman

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    In recalling his railway career, Bernard Barlow has provided us all with a valuable insight into the life and work of a railway fireman based at Didcot engine shed during the 1940s and 50s. Apart from...More Information
  • Doing Time Inside

    Doing Time Inside

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    Doing Time Inside chronicles the changes of the apprenticeship process from its earliest times during the Industrial Revolution; through the varied work of two world war periods; the changes of thinki...More Information
  • Great Western King Class 4-6-0

    Great Western King Class 4-6-0

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    Built by Collett in 1927 after pressure to restore the GWR’s pre-eminence in motive power and cope with increasing traffic post-war to the Devon and Cornwall holiday resorts, the thirty Kings were the...More Information
  • Great Western Locomotive Development

    Great Western Locomotive Development

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    The volume begins with a series of short essays covering general trends in design development, whilst the main body of the volume covers individual classes. For each class there is a small table conta...More Information
  • Great Western Manor Class

    Great Western Manor Class

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    In this book, author Laurence Waters charts the history of the class from their construction at Swindon in 1938, right through to the final withdrawals in 1965. Using many previously unpublished black...More Information
  • GWR Handbook, The Great Western Railway 1923-47

    GWR Handbook, The Great Western Railway 1923-47

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    For many the GWR was synonymous with holidays by the sea in the West Country, but it was built to serve as a fast railway line to London, especially for the merchants and financiers of Bristol. Its op...More Information
  • In and Around Swindon Works

    In and Around Swindon Works

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    In and Around Swindon Works covers further aspects of the famous manufacturing centre of the Great Western Railway during its heyday of 1930 to 1960. This is the second half of a detailed work begun w...More Information
  • Life on the Railway

    Life on the Railway

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    A must for anyone interested in the history of the railways, industrial Britain and travel, this informative guide explores the lives of those on the railway. Train guards, station staff and passenger...More Information
  • Remembering Steam: The End of British Rail Steam i

    Remembering Steam: The End of British Rail Steam i

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    Over fifty years ago, main line steam in Britain ceased to exist: the last ‘official’ date was 11 August 1968. At the time, British Railways’ plan was that this was to be the end of steam traction – a...More Information
  • Selected Poems by Alfred Williams

    Selected Poems by Alfred Williams

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    Alfred Williams (1877-1930), dubbed ‘the hammerman poet’, was a self-taught Wiltshire genius, whose life was toil and poverty, but who deserves to live on and be remembered as a sensitive chronicler o...More Information
  • Swindon Engineman

    Swindon Engineman

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    This book sets out to record Gordon Shurmer's footplate experiences, the turns he worked in each link and the running of Swindon shed. It is a collaborative effort, which has taken a number of years w...More Information
  • Swindon Steam

    Swindon Steam

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    In this book L. A. Summers investigates the facts behind the myths and mysteries using modern research and newly discovered information. What was life really like for railwaymen in the days of steam? ...More Information
  • Swindon Works 1930-60

    Swindon Works 1930-60

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    Swindon Works 1930 - 1960 is a fully revised and enlarged edition of Working at Swindon Works 1930 - 1960, first published in 2007. It describes various aspects of the famous railway works of the Grea...More Information
  • Swindon Works Apprentice in Steam

    Swindon Works Apprentice in Steam

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    Former Swindon apprentice Ken Gibbs remembers the sights, sounds, smells and work from the days of Great Western steam at this magnificent institution. This book recalls with fondness and nostalgia a ...More Information
  • The Atmospheric Western

    The Atmospheric Western

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    George Heiron’s Evocative Photographs described by Leslie Price.
  • The End of the Line The Last 10 Years at Swindon W

    The End of the Line The Last 10 Years at Swindon W

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    In 1977, the iconic Swindon Works was building locomotives. By 1986, it was shut down. In The End of the Line, Ron Bateman recounts the fight to save Swindon Works, its 3,500 jobs and the livelihood o...More Information
  • The Fair Sex: Women and the GWR

    The Fair Sex: Women and the GWR

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    Using over 100 pictures, Swindon author Rosa Matheson traces the history of women and the GWR, from its beginnings in the 1870s when women were employed as sewers and netters at Swindon Works, throug...More Information