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Celebrating Great British Railways - Great Western Railway

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Celebrating Great British Railways - Great Western Railway (with alternative Swindon postmark) £12.50 Buy Now
Celebrating Great British Railways - Great Western Railway £15.00 Buy Now

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  • Celebrating the Great Western Railway
  • With a 67 pence GWR King Class stamp
  • And a Paddington postmark (19th August, 2010)
  • With a stunning painting by Terence Cuneo


Issue Date: 19/08/2010

Issue Name: Celebrating Great British Railways - Great Western Railway

Producer: Buckingham Covers

 

Our main cover for the set features this stunning painting ‘Castle on the Coast’ by Terence Cuneo, a GWR locomotive stamp and a specially designed postmark featuring the original Great Western Railway crest, and is postmarked at Paddington.

 

  • Celebrating the Great Western Railway
  • With a 67 pence GWR King Class stamp
  • And a Paddington postmark (19th August, 2010)
  • With a stunning painting by Terence Cuneo

 

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Great British Railways

The original Great Western Railway was built by I K Brunel to a 7’ gauge and ran from Paddington to Bristol and Exeter. Its trains were, at one time, the fastest in the world.

Eventually the GWR reached the far west of England and South Wales and north to Birmingham, Chester and Birkenhead. Commercial considerations led to the abolition of the broad gauge in 1892 but by 1905 the GWR was on top again developing locomotive designs that were many years ahead of its rivals.

When the railways were nationalised in 1948 the GWR was the only company to have kept its separate existence since being first set up.

 

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