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    Default Great Western Railway workshops


    Was bored at work today so decided to take a look round the last few sheds that are on the former Great Western Railways site,it is next to a converted shed that English Heritage use and nearby is the Steam railway museum where i was working..ok it aint that interesting but i found it eeire looking into these shops imagining men toiling away in a sweatbox of conditions...anyway back to the job in hand......
    The Sheds


    Abandoned Trolleys


    Thrust the camera on tripod thru various broken windows

    Winners Gokarting used this shed about 10 years ago


    The air must have been so refreshing flowing thru these old widows

    Weigh Bridge

    Old sack trucks that belong on a steam railway platform

    for the rest of these click below
    http://news.webshots.com/album/559092979IHHCHx
    Thanx for taking time to view these


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    I visited STEAM in 2001, some of the workshops have been converted to a small shopping centre.

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    Hi Chelle,

    Lovely pictures -thanks for sharing! :)
    Particularly like the second one, and the ones with all those trailers & Porter's barrows!! Very interesting history too.

    Lb
    Lb :jimlad:

    Think we're gonna need a bigger boat

    www.severallshospital.co.uk
    www.runwellhospital.co.uk

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    great photos!
    it's wierd to think that my grandad used to work there and now the buildings are either derelict,a museum or shopping mall!

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