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Great Western Railway

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Great Western Railway

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Great Western Railway

The Great Western Railway and its fleet of steam locomotives are forever associated with Paddington Stn and the West of England. The brainchild of Brunel and his visionary, if short lived, broad gauge track, it was one of the few original British railways to survive right up to Nationalisation in 1948, many GWR locomotives, rolling stock and stations still survive today and are often seen in films and visited by thousands each year. It isn't called "God's Wonderful Railway "for nothing! No other railway in England comes close.

Nominator: A M Bryne Photo: Robert Silverwood

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Brunel's Great Western Railway from London to Bristol is one of the great railways of the world. It includes the magnificent London Paddington and Bristol Temple Meads stations and other great works of civil engineering along the route including Sonning Cutting, Maidenhead Bridge and the Box Tunnel.
Alex Naughton


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