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Great Western Railway

The Great Western Railway (GWR) was a British railway company that linked London with the midlands, the south-west and west of England and most of Wales. [1]

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Act of Parliament

An Act of Parliament is a statute enacted as primary legislation by a national or sub-national parliament.

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Airplane

An airplane or aeroplane (informally plane) is a powered, fixed-wing aircraft that is propelled forward by thrust from a jet engine or propeller.

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Archaeology

Archaeology or archeology, is the study of human activity in the past, primarily through the recovery and analysis of the material culture and environmental data that has been left behind by past human populations, which includes artifacts, architecture, biofacts (also known as eco-facts) and cultural landscapes (the archaeological record).

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Arriva Trains Wales

Arriva Trains Wales (Trenau Arriva Cymru) (ATW) is a British train operating company operating the Wales & Borders franchise.

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Barmouth Bridge

Barmouth Bridge (Welsh: Pont Abermaw), also known as Barmouth Viaduct, is a single-track largely wooden railway viaduct that crosses the River Mawddach estuary on the coast of Cardigan Bay, Wales.

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Barry, Vale of Glamorgan

Barry (Y Barri) is a town and community in the Vale of Glamorgan in Wales.

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Bath Spa railway station

Bath Spa railway station is the principal railway station serving the city of Bath, in South West England and is served mainly by Great Western Railway (who also manage the station) as well as South West Trains and CrossCountry.

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Baulk road

Baulk road is the name given to a type of railway track or 'rail road' that is formed using rails carried on continuous timber bearings, as opposed to the more familiar 'cross-sleeper' track that uses closely spaced sleepers or ties to give intermittent support to taller rails.

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Berks and Hants Railway

The Berks and Hants Railway comprised two railway lines built simultaneously by the Great Western Railway (GWR) south and west from in an attempt to keep the London and South Western Railway (LSWR) out of the area that it considered to be its territory in England.

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Birkenhead Woodside railway station

Birkenhead Woodside was a railway station at Woodside, in Birkenhead, on the Wirral Peninsula, England.

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Birmingham and Gloucester Railway

The Birmingham and Gloucester Railway is a railway route linking Birmingham to Gloucester in England.

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Birmingham Snow Hill station

Birmingham Snow Hill is a railway station and tram terminus in the centre of Birmingham, England.

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Boat train

A boat train is a passenger train operating to a port for the specific purpose of making connection with a passenger ship, such as a ferry or ocean liner.

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Bob Godfrey

Roland Frederick Godfrey MBE (27 May 1921 – 21 February 2013), BBC News, 22 February 2013 was an English animator whose career spanned more than fifty years.

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Bodmin and Wadebridge Railway

The Bodmin and Wadebridge Railway was a railway line opened in 1834 in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.

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Bogie

A bogie (in some senses called a truck in American English) is a chassis or framework carrying wheels, attached to a vehicle, thus serving as a modular subassembly of wheels and axles.

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Box Tunnel

Box Tunnel is a railway tunnel in Western England, between Bath and Chippenham, dug through Box Hill, and is one of the most significant structures on the Great Western Main Line.

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Brake van

Brake van and guard's van are terms used mainly in the UK, Australia and India for a railway vehicle equipped with a hand brake which can be applied by the guard.

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Branch line

A branch line is a secondary railway line which branches off a more important through route, usually a main line.

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Break-of-gauge

With railways, a break-of-gauge occurs where a line of one gauge meets a line of a different gauge.

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Bristol

Bristol is a city, unitary authority and county in South West England with an estimated population of 442,500 in 2015.

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Bristol and Exeter Railway

The Bristol & Exeter Railway (B&ER) was a railway company formed to connect Bristol and Exeter.

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Bristol and Gloucester Railway

The Bristol and Gloucester Railway opened in 1844 between Bristol and Gloucester, meeting the Birmingham and Gloucester Railway.

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Bristol and South Wales Union Railway

The Bristol and South Wales Union Railway was built to connect Bristol, England, with south Wales.

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Bristol Channel

The Bristol Channel (Môr Hafren, meaning 'Severn Sea') is a major inlet in the island of Great Britain, separating South Wales from Devon and Somerset in South West England.

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Bristol Temple Meads railway station

Bristol Temple Meads railway station is the oldest and largest railway station in Bristol.

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British Rail

British Railways (BR), which from 1965 traded as British Rail, was the operator of most of the rail transport in Great Britain between 1948 and 1997.

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British Rail Class 43 (HST)

The British Rail Class 43 (HST) is the TOPS classification used for the InterCity 125 High Speed Train (formerly classes 253 and 254) power cars, built by BREL from 1975 to 1982.

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British Rail Class 47

The British Rail Class 47 is a class of British railway diesel-electric locomotive that was developed in the 1960s by Brush Traction.

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Broad gauge

Broad gauge railways use a track gauge (distance between the rails) greater than the standard gauge of.

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Cambrian Railways

Cambrian Railways owned of track over a large area of mid-Wales.

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Camping coach

Camping coaches were offered by many railway companies in the United Kingdom as accommodation for holiday makers in rural or coastal areas.

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Cardiff

Cardiff (Caerdydd) is the capital and largest city in Wales and the tenth largest city in the United Kingdom.

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Cardiff Central railway station

Cardiff Central railway station (Caerdydd Canolog) is a major railway station on the South Wales Main Line in Cardiff, United Kingdom and one of two hubs of the city's urban rail network.

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Challow railway station

Challow railway station is a former railway station about south of Stanford in the Vale on the A417 road between Wantage and Faringdon.

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Channel Islands

The Channel Islands (Norman: Îles d'la Manche, French: Îles Anglo-Normandes or Îles de la Manche) are an archipelago of British Crown Dependencies in the English Channel, off the French coast of Normandy.

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Charles Collett

Charles Benjamin Collett (10 September 1871 - 5 April 1952) was Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Great Western Railway from 1922 to 1941.

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Charles Spagnoletti

Charles Ernest Spagnoletti MInstCE, MIEE (12 July 1832 - 28 June 1915) was an electrical inventor and the first telegraph superintendent of the Great Western Railway (GWR).

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Cheap Trains Act 1883

The Cheap Trains Act 1883 marked the beginning of workers' train (and later, bus) services.

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Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway

The Cheltenham and Great Western Union Railway was a broad gauge railway that linked the Great Western Railway at Swindon, Wiltshire, with Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England.

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Cheltenham Spa Express

The Cheltenham Spa Express is a British named passenger train service from Paddington station, in London, to Cheltenham Spa, in Gloucestershire, via Reading, Kemble, Stroud, Stonehouse and Gloucester.

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Cheltenham Spa railway station

Cheltenham Spa railway station is a railway station serving Cheltenham in Gloucestershire, England.

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Chepstow Railway Bridge

Chepstow Railway Bridge was built to the instructions of Isambard Kingdom Brunel in 1852.

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Chief mechanical engineer

Chief mechanical engineer and locomotive superintendent are titles applied by British, Australian, and New Zealand railway companies to the person ultimately responsible to the board of the company for the building and maintaining of the locomotives and rolling stock.

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Cirencester Town railway station

Cirencester Town railway station was one of three railway stations which formerly served the town of Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England; the others were and.

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Clevedon Branch Line

The Clevedon branch line was a branch railway line that ran from Yatton railway station on the Bristol to Taunton Line to Clevedon in North Somerset, England, with no intermediate stops.

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Company secretary

A company secretary is a senior position in a private sector company or public sector organisation, normally in the form of a managerial position or above.

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Conductor (rail)

A conductor (American and Canadian English) or guard (Commonwealth English) is a train crew member responsible for operational and safety duties that do not involve actual operation of the train.

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Consolidation (business)

In business, consolidation or amalgamation is the merger and acquisition of many smaller companies into much larger ones.

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Cornish Main Line

The Cornish Main Line is a railway line in Cornwall in the United Kingdom.

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Cornish Riviera Express

The Cornish Riviera Express is a British express passenger train that has run between London and Penzance in Cornwall since 1904.

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Cornishman (train)

The Cornishman was a British express passenger train to Penzance in Cornwall.

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Cornwall

Cornwall (or; Kernow) is a ceremonial county and unitary authority area of England within the United Kingdom.

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Cornwall Railway

The Cornwall Railway was a broad gauge railway from Plymouth in Devon to Falmouth in Cornwall, England, built in the second half of the nineteenth century.

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Cornwall Railway viaducts

The Cornwall Railway company constructed a railway line between Plymouth and Truro, England, opening in 1859, and extended it to Falmouth in 1863.

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Daniel Gooch

Sir Daniel Gooch, 1st Baronet (24 August 1816 – 15 October 1889) was an English railway and transatlantic cable engineer and Conservative politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1865 to 1885.

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Dartmouth Steam Railway

The Dartmouth Steam Railway, formerly known as the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway, is a heritage railway on the former Great Western Railway branch line between and in Devon, England.

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Derby (horse race)

A derby is a type of horse race named after the Derby Stakes run at Epsom Downs Racecourse in England.

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Didcot Parkway railway station

Didcot Parkway is a railway station serving the town of Didcot in Oxfordshire, England.

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Didcot Railway Centre

Didcot Railway Centre is a former Great Western Railway engine-shed and locomotive stabling point located in Didcot, Oxfordshire, England, which today has been converted into a comprehensive railway museum and preservation engineering site.

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Diesel locomotive

A diesel locomotive is a type of railway locomotive in which the prime mover is a diesel engine.

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Dining car

A dining car (American English) or a restaurant carriage (British English), also a diner, is a railroad passenger car that serves meals in the manner of a full-service, sit-down restaurant.

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Dual gauge

A dual-gauge railway is a line of track that provides for trains of two separate gauges.

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Earl Cawdor

Earl Cawdor, of Castlemartin in the County of Pembroke, is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom.

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Edwardian era

The Edwardian era or Edwardian period in the United Kingdom is the period covering the reign of King Edward VII, 1901 to 1910, and is sometimes extended beyond Edward's death to include the four years leading up to World War I. The death of Queen Victoria in January 1901 and the succession of her son Edward marked the end of the Victorian era.

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Electrical telegraph

An electrical telegraph is a telegraph that uses electrical signals, usually conveyed via dedicated telecommunication lines or radio.

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England

England is a country that is part of the United Kingdom.

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English Channel

The English Channel (Manche, "Sleeve"; Mor Breizh, "Bretons Sea"; Mor Bretannek, "British Sea"), also called simply the Channel, is the body of water that separates southern England from northern France, and joins the southern part of the North Sea to the Atlantic Ocean.

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English Heritage

English Heritage (officially the English Heritage Trust) is a registered charity that looks after the National Heritage Collection.

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Excursion

An excursion is a trip by a group of people, usually made for leisure, education, or physical purposes.

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Exeter and Crediton Railway

The Exeter and Crediton Railway was a broad gauge railway that linked Exeter and Crediton, Devon, England.

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Exeter St Davids railway station

Exeter St Davids station is the main National Rail station in the city of Exeter in southwest England.

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Exmoor

Exmoor is loosely defined as an area of hilly open moorland in west Somerset and north Devon in South West England, named after the River Exe, the source of which is situated in the centre of the area, two miles north-west of Simonsbath.

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Express train

Express trains (also sometimes referred to as "fast trains", though this is a relative term, usually meaning "faster than some other trains on the line in question") are a form of rail service.

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Fare

A fare is the fee paid by a passenger for use of a public transport system: rail, bus, taxi, etc.

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Felix Pole

Sir Felix John Clewett Pole (1 February 1877 – 15 January 1956) was a British railway manager and industrialist.

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First class travel

First class is the most luxurious travel class of seats and service on a train, passenger ship, airplane, or other conveyance.

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FirstGroup

FirstGroup FirstGroup plc is a British transport group, registered and operating in the United Kingdom.

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Flying Dutchman (train)

The Flying Dutchman was a named passenger train service from London Paddington to Exeter.

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Frederick Hawksworth

Frederick William Hawksworth (10 February 1884 – 13 July 1976), was the last Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Great Western Railway (Great Britain) (GWR).

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G. T. Clark

Colonel George Thomas Clark (26 May 1809 – 31 January 1898) was a British surgeon and engineer.

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Gangway connection

A corridor connection (or gangway connection) is a flexible connector fitted to the end of a railway coach to enable passage from one coach to another without falling out of the train.

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Gatehampton Railway Bridge

Gatehampton Railway Bridge is a railway bridge carrying the Great Western Main Line over the River Thames in Lower Basildon, Berkshire, England.

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George Jackson Churchward

George Jackson Churchward CBE (31 January 1857 – 19 December 1933) was Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Great Western Railway (GWR) in the United Kingdom from 1902 to 1922.

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Gloucester

Gloucester is a city, district and county town of Gloucestershire in the South West region of England.

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God's Wonderful Railway

God's Wonderful Railway is a British children's drama television series made by the BBC.

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Golf course

A golf course is the grounds where the game of golf is played.

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Great (1975 film)

Great is a 28-minute animated film released in 1975, telling a humorous version of the life of Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

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Great Central Railway

The Great Central Railway (GCR) was a railway company in England which came into being when the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway changed its name in 1897 in anticipation of the opening in 1899 of its London Extension (see Great Central Main Line).

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Great Depression

The Great Depression was a severe worldwide economic depression in the 1930s.

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Great Western Main Line

The Great Western Main Line is a main line railway in Great Britain, that runs westwards from London's Paddington station to the west of England and South Wales.

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Great Western Railway (train operating company)

Great Western Railway (GWR) is a British train operating company owned by FirstGroup.

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Great Western Railway accidents

Great Western Railway accidents include several notable incidents that influenced rail safety in the United Kingdom.

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Great Western Railway ships

The Great Western Railway’s ships operated in connection with the company's trains to provide services to Ireland, the Channel Islands and France.

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Great Western Railway telegraphic codes

Great Western Railway telegraphic codes were a commercial telegraph code used to shorten the telegraphic messages sent between the stations and offices of the railway.

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Gunpowder

Gunpowder, also known as black powder, is a chemical explosive—the earliest known.

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GWR 2884 Class

The Great Western Railway (GWR) 2884 Class is a class of 2-8-0 steam locomotive.

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GWR 3031 Class

The Dean Single, 3031 Class, or Achilles Class was a type of steam locomotive built by the British Great Western Railway between 1891 and 1899.

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GWR 3700 Class 3440 City of Truro

Number 3440 City of Truro is a Great Western Railway (GWR) 3700 (or 'City') Class 4-4-0 locomotive, designed by George Jackson Churchward and built at the GWR Swindon Works in 1903.

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GWR 4073 Class

The 4073 Class or Castle class were 4-6-0 steam locomotives of the Great Western Railway design built between 1923 and 1950.

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GWR 6000 Class

The Great Western Railway 6000 Class or King is a class of 4-6-0 steam locomotive designed for express passenger work.

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GWR Autocoach

The GWR Autocoach (or auto-trailer) is a type of coach that was used by the Great Western Railway for push-pull trains powered by a steam locomotive.

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GWR Firefly Class

The Firefly was a class of broad gauge 2-2-2 steam locomotives used for passenger services on the Great Western Railway.

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GWR Iron Duke Class

The Great Western Railway Iron Duke Class 4-2-2 was a class of broad gauge steam locomotives for express passenger train work.

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GWR locomotive numbering and classification

The GWR was the longest-lived of the pre-nationalisation railway companies in Britain, surviving the 'Grouping' of the railways in 1923 almost unchanged.

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GWR railcars

In 1933, the Great Western Railway introduced the first of what was to become a very successful series of railcars, which survived in regular use into the 1960s, when they were replaced with the new British Rail "first generation" type diesel multiple units.

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GWR road motor services

The Great Western Railway road motor services operated from 1903 to 1933, both as a feeder to their train services, and as a cheaper alternative to building new railways in rural areas.

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GWR Star Class

The Great Western Railway (GWR) Star Class of 2-2-2 broad gauge steam locomotives were used for passenger train work.

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GWR steam rail motors

The steam rail motors (SRM) were self-propelled carriages operated by the Great Western Railway in England and Wales from 1903 to 1935.

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GWR Super Saloons

The Great Western Railway Super Saloons were eight railway carriages developed to service the boat train traffic from London to Plymouth.

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Helston railway station

Helston railway station was the terminus of the Helston Railway in Cornwall, in England (United Kingdom).

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Heritage railway

A heritage railway is a railway kept to carry living history rail traffic in order to re-create or preserve railway scenes of the past.

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History of rail transport in Great Britain

The railway system of Great Britain, the principal territory of the United Kingdom, is the oldest in the world.

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Holly

Ilex, or holly, is a genus of 400 to 600 species of flowering plants in the family Aquifoliaceae, and the only living genus in that family.

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Horse racing

Horse racing is an equestrian sport, involving two or more jockeys riding horses over a set distance for competition.

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Imperial Airways

Imperial Airways was the early British commercial long-range air transport company, operating from 1924 to 1939 and serving parts of Europe but principally the British Empire routes to South Africa, India and the Far East, including Malaya and Hong Kong.

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Institution of Civil Engineers

Founded on 2 January 1818, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) is an independent professional association, headquartered in central London, representing civil engineers.

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Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Isambard Kingdom Brunel, FRS (9 April 1806 – 15 September 1859), was an English mechanical and civil engineer who is considered "one of the most ingenious and prolific figures in engineering history", "one of the 19th century engineering giants", and "one of the greatest figures of the Industrial Revolution, changed the face of the English landscape with his groundbreaking designs and ingenious constructions".

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J. M. W. Turner

Joseph Mallord William Turner, RA (baptised 14 May 177519 December 1851) was an English Romanticist landscape painter.

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James Milne (railway manager)

Sir James Milne (4 May 1883 – 1 April 1958) was a British railway manager.

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Jigsaw puzzle

A jigsaw puzzle is a tiling puzzle that requires the assembly of often oddly shaped interlocking and tessellating pieces.

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John Cooke Bourne

John Cooke Bourne (September 1, 1814 – February 1896) was a British artist, engraver and photographer,John Hannavy (2013) Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography..

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Joseph Armstrong (engineer)

Joseph Armstrong (born Bewcastle, Cumberland, 21 September 1816, died Matlock Bath 5 June 1877) was a British locomotive engineer and the second locomotive superintendent of the Great Western Railway.

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Kaolinite

Kaolinite is a clay mineral, part of the group of industrial minerals, with the chemical composition Al2Si2O5(OH)4.

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Kennet and Avon Canal

The Kennet and Avon Canal is a waterway in southern England with an overall length of, made up of two lengths of navigable river linked by a canal.

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Landslide

A landslide, also known as a landslip, is a geological phenomenon that includes a wide range of ground movements.

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Langport and Castle Cary Railway

The Langport and Castle Cary Railway is a railway line from Castle Cary railway station to Cogload Junction near Taunton, Somerset, England, which reduced the length of the journey from London to Penzance by 20¼ miles.

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Liquidation

In law and business, liquidation is the process by which a company (or part of a company) is brought to an end, and the assets and property of the company are redistributed.

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List of 7-foot gauge railway locomotive names

This is a list of the names of broad gauge railway locomotives built in the United Kingdom during the heyday of that gauge (which ended in that country by 1892 with the final triumph of standard gauge).

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List of Chief Mechanical Engineers of the Great Western Railway

Locomotive Superintendent.

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List of constituents of the Great Western Railway

The Great Western Railway (GWR) was incorporated by Act of Parliament in 1835 and Nationalised on 1 January 1948.

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Lithography

Lithography is a method of printing originally based on the immiscibility of oil and water.

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Liverpool

Liverpool is a city in Merseyside, England, on the eastern side of the Mersey Estuary.

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Llanelli riots of 1911

The Llanelli riots of 1911 were a series of events precipitated by the National Railway Strike of 1911.

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Loading gauge

A loading gauge defines the maximum height and width for railway vehicles and their loads to ensure safe passage through bridges, tunnels and other structures.

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London and North Western Railway

The London and North Western Railway (LNWR, L&NWR) was a British railway company between 1846 and 1922.

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London and South Western Railway

The London and South Western Railway (LSWR) was a railway company in England from 1838 to 1922.

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London Paddington station

Paddington, also known as London Paddington, is a central London railway terminus and London Underground station complex, located on Praed Street in Paddington.

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Long ton

Long ton, also known as the imperial ton or weight ton, is the name for the unit called the "ton" in the avoirdupois or Imperial system of measurements standardised in the thirteenth century that is used in the United Kingdom and several other Commonwealth countries alongside the French metrication invented in 1799.

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Maidenhead Railway Bridge

Maidenhead Railway Bridge (aka Maidenhead Viaduct, The Sounding Arch) is a railway bridge carrying the main line of the Great Western Railway over the River Thames between Maidenhead, Berkshire and Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England.

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Manchester Piccadilly station

Manchester Piccadilly is the principal railway station in Manchester, England.

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Manhole

A manhole (alternatively utility hole, cable chamber, maintenance hole, inspection chamber, access chamber, sewer hole or confined space) is the top opening to an underground utility vault used to house an access point for making connections, inspection, valve adjustments or performing maintenance on underground and buried public utility and other services including sewers, telephone, electricity, storm drains, district heating and gas.

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Metropolitan Railway

The Metropolitan Railway (also known as the Met) was a passenger and goods railway that served London from 1863 to 1933, its main line heading north-west from the capital's financial heart in the City to what were to become the Middlesex suburbs.

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Midland and South Western Junction Railway

The Midland and South Western Junction Railway (M&SWJR) was an independent railway built to form a north-south link between the Midland Railway and the London and South Western Railway in England, allowing the Midland and other companies' trains to reach the port of Southampton.

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Midland Railway

The Midland Railway (MR) was a railway company in the United Kingdom from 1844 to 1922, when it became part of the London, Midland and Scottish Railway.

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Minehead

Minehead is a coastal town and civil parish in Somerset, England.

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Moretonhampstead

Moretonhampstead is a town and parish in Devon, lying on the edge of Dartmoor.

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Motive power depot

Motive power depot, usually abbreviated to MPD, or railway depot is a term given to places where usually locomotives are housed when not being used, and also repaired and maintained.

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Moulsford Railway Bridge

Moulsford Railway Bridge, known locally as "Four Arches" bridge is a pair of parallel bridges located a little to the north of Moulsford and South Stoke in Oxfordshire, UK.

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Museum of the Great Western Railway

STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway, also known as Swindon Steam Railway Museum, is located at the site of the old railway works in Swindon, England – Wiltshire's 'railway town'.

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Nationalization

Nationalisation (an alternative spelling is nationalization) is the process of taking a private industry or private assets into public ownership by a national government or state.

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Network Rail

Network Rail is the owner and infrastructure manager of most of the rail network in England, Scotland and Wales, having taken over from previous owner Railtrack in 2002.

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Newquay

Newquay (Tewynblustri) is a town, civil parish, seaside resort and fishing port in Cornwall, England.

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Newton Abbot railway station

Newton Abbot railway station serves the town of Newton Abbot in Devon, England.

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Neyland

Neyland is a town in Pembrokeshire, Wales, lying on the River Cleddau and the upstream end of the Milford Haven estuary.

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North Devon Railway

The North Devon Railway was a railway company which operated a line from Cowley Bridge Junction, near Exeter, to Bideford in Devon, England, later becoming part of the London and South Western Railway's system.

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North Wessex Downs

The North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is located in the English counties of West Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire and Wiltshire.

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Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke is a multinational law firm headquartered in London, United Kingdom with offices in the UK, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Spain, France, the Netherlands and the United States.

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Oxford

Oxford is a city in the South East region of England and the county town of Oxfordshire.

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Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway

The Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway was a company authorised on 4 August 1845 to build a railway line from the Oxford and Rugby Railway at Wolvercot Junction to Worcester, Stourbridge, Dudley and Wolverhampton, with a branch to the Grand Junction Railway at Bushbury.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom

The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the UK Parliament or the British Parliament, is the supreme legislative body in the United Kingdom, British Crown dependencies and British overseas territories.

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Passenger car (rail)

A passenger car (known as a coach or carriage in the UK, and also known as a bogie in India) is a piece of railway rolling stock that is designed to carry passengers.

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Penny (British pre-decimal coin)

The pre-decimal penny (1d) was a coin worth one two-hundred-and-fortieth of a pound sterling.

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Permanent way (history)

The permanent way is the elements of railway lines: generally the pairs of rails typically laid on the sleepers ("ties" in American parlance) embedded in ballast, intended to carry the ordinary trains of a railway.

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Petre Mais

Stuart Petre Brodie "SPB" Mais (1885–1975) was a prolific British author, journalist and broadcaster.

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Plymouth

Plymouth is a city on the south coast of Devon, England, about south-west of Exeter and west-south-west of London, between the mouths of the rivers Plym to the east and Tamar to the west where they join Plymouth Sound. Plymouth's early history extends to the Bronze Age, when a first settlement emerged at Mount Batten. This settlement continued as a trading post for the Roman Empire, until it was surpassed by the more prosperous village of Sutton, now called Plymouth. In 1620, the Pilgrim Fathers departed Plymouth for the New World and established Plymouth Colony – the second English settlement in what is now the United States of America. During the English Civil War the town was held by the Parliamentarians and was besieged between 1642 and 1646. Throughout the Industrial Revolution, Plymouth grew as a commercial shipping port, handling imports and passengers from the Americas, and exporting local minerals (tin, copper, lime, china clay and arsenic) while the neighbouring town of Devonport became a strategic Royal Naval shipbuilding and dockyard town. In 1914 three neighbouring independent towns, viz., the county borough of Plymouth, the county borough of Devonport, and the urban district of East Stonehouse were merged to form a single County Borough. The combined town took the name of Plymouth which, in 1928, achieved city status. The city's naval importance later led to its targeting and partial destruction during World War II, an act known as the Plymouth Blitz. After the war the city centre was completely rebuilt and subsequent expansion led to the incorporation of Plympton and Plymstock along with other outlying suburbs in 1967. Today the city is home to around 250,000 people, making it the 30th most populous built-up area in the United Kingdom. It is governed locally by Plymouth City Council and is represented nationally by three MPs. Plymouth's economy remains strongly influenced by shipbuilding and seafaring including ferry links to France (Roscoff and St Malo) and Spain (Santander), but has tended toward a service-based economy since the 1990s. It has the ninth largest university in the United Kingdom by number of students, the University of Plymouth, and the largest operational naval base in Western Europe – HMNB Devonport.

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Plymouth Millbay railway station

Plymouth Millbay railway station was the original railway terminus in Plymouth, Devon, England.

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Postcard

A postcard or post card is a rectangular piece of thick paper or thin cardboard intended for writing and mailing without an envelope.

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Privatization

Privatization, also spelled privatisation, may have several meanings.

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Rail freight transport

Rail freight transport is the use of railroads and trains to transport cargo as opposed to human passengers.

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Railtrack

Railtrack was a group of companies that owned the track, signalling, tunnels, bridges, level crossings and all but a handful of the stations of the British railway system from 1994 until 2002.

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Railway Air Services

Railway Air Services (RAS) was a British airline formed in March 1934 by four railway companies and Imperial Airways.

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Railway coupling

A coupling (or a coupler) is a mechanism for connecting rolling stock in a train.

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Railway platform

A railway platform is a section of pathway, alongside rail tracks at a railway station, metro station or tram stop, at which passengers may board or alight from trains or trams.

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Railway Regulation Act 1844

The Railway Regulation Act 1844 was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom providing a minimum standard for rail passenger travel.

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Railway semaphore signal

One of the earliest forms of fixed railway signal is the semaphore.

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Railway signal

A signal is a mechanical or electrical device erected beside a railway line to pass information relating to the state of the line ahead to train/engine drivers (engineers in the US).

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Railways Act 1921

The Railways Act 1921 (c. 55), also known as the Grouping Act, was an Act of Parliament enacted by the British government of David Lloyd George intended to stem the losses being made by many of the country's 120 railway companies, move the railways away from internal competition, and to retain some of the benefits which the country had derived from a Government-controlled railway during and after the Great War of 1914-1918.

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Rain, Steam and Speed – The Great Western Railway

Rain, Steam and Speed – The Great Western Railway is an oil painting by the 19th century British painter J. M. W. Turner.

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Reading railway station

Reading railway station (formerly Reading General) is a major railway station and transport hub in the English town of Reading.

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Reading to Basingstoke Line

The Reading to Basingstoke Line is a short railway link between the South Western Main Line and the Great Western Main Line, constructed by the Great Western Railway between 1846 and 1848.

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Regulating the Gauge of Railways Act 1846

An Act for regulating the Gauge of Railways was enacted by the British Parliament on 18 August 1846.

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Resort

A resort is a place used for relaxation or recreation, attracting visitors for vacations, tourism and/or going swimming in a pool and/or a nearby body of water.

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River Avon (Bristol)

The River Avon is an English river in the south west of the country.

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River Brent

The River Brent is a river in west and northwest London, England, and a tributary of the River Thames.

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River Severn

The River Severn (Welsh: Afon Hafren, Latin: Sabrina) is the longest river in the United Kingdom, at about.

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River Thames

The River Thames is a river that flows through southern England.

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Riviera Trains

Riviera Trains Limited is a railway spot-hire company, based at Crewe in Cheshire.

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Robert Stephenson and Company

Robert Stephenson and Company was a locomotive manufacturing company founded in 1823.

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Rolling stock

The term Rolling stock originally referred to any vehicles that move on a railway.

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Royal Albert Bridge

The Royal Albert Bridge is a railway bridge which spans the River Tamar in England between Plymouth, Devon and Saltash, Cornwall bank.

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Ruabon

Ruabon (Rhiwabon) is a village and community in the county borough of Wrexham in Wales.

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Season ticket

A season ticket is a ticket that grants privileges over a defined period of time.

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Severn Tunnel

The Severn Tunnel (Twnnel Hafren) is a railway tunnel in the United Kingdom, linking South Gloucestershire in the west of England to Monmouthshire in south Wales under the estuary of the River Severn.

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Severn Valley Railway

The Severn Valley Railway is a heritage railway in Shropshire and Worcestershire, England.

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Shades of green

Varieties of the color green may differ in hue, chroma (also called saturation or intensity) or lightness (or value, tone, or brightness), or in two or three of these qualities.

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Share (finance)

In financial markets, a share is a unit of account for various investments.

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Ship's tender

A ship's tender, usually referred to as a tender, is a boat, or a larger ship used to service or support other boats or ships, generally by transporting people and/or supplies to and from shore or another ship.

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Shrewsbury and Birmingham Railway

The Shrewsbury and Birmingham Railway (S&BR) opened on 12 November 1849.

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Shrewsbury to Chester Line

The Shrewsbury to Chester Line, also known as the Severn–Dee Mainline (after the rivers on which Shrewsbury and Chester stand), was built in 1846 as the Shrewsbury and Chester Railway.

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Sleeping car

The sleeping car or sleeper (often wagon-lit) is a railway passenger car that can accommodate all its passengers in beds of one kind or another, primarily for the purpose of making nighttime travel more restful.

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Slip coach

A slip coach or slip carriage is a British and Irish railway term for passenger rolling stock that is uncoupled from an express train while the train is in motion, then slowed by a guard in the coach using the brakes, bringing it to a stop at the next station.

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Slough to Windsor & Eton Line

The Slough to Windsor & Eton Branch Line is a railway line, approximately long, in Berkshire, England.

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Sonning Cutting

Sonning Cutting is on the original Great Western Railway built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

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Sonning Cutting railway accident

The Sonning Cutting railway accident occurred during the early hours of 24 December 1841 in the Sonning Cutting through Sonning Hill, near Reading, Berkshire.

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South Devon and Tavistock Railway

This article describes the South Devon and Tavistock Railway and the Launceston and South Devon Railway, associated broad gauge railway companies operating between Plymouth and Launceston in England.

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South Devon Railway (heritage railway)

The South Devon Railway is a heritage railway from Totnes to Buckfastleigh in Devon.

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South Devon Railway Company

The South Devon Railway Company built and operated the railway from Exeter to Plymouth and Torquay in Devon, England.

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South Devon Railway sea wall

The South Devon Railway sea wall is situated on the south coast of Devon in England.

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South Wales Main Line

The South Wales Main Line (Prif Linell De Cymru), originally known as the London, Bristol and South Wales Direct Railway or simply as the Bristol and South Wales Direct Railway, is a branch of the Great Western Main Line in Great Britain.

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South Wales Railway

The South Wales Railway was a broad gauge railway that linked the Gloucester and Dean Forest Railway with Neyland in Wales.

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Southampton Terminus railway station

Southampton Terminus railway station served the docks and city centre of Southampton, England.

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SS Great Western

SS Great Western of 1838, was an oak-hulled paddle-wheel steamship, the first steamship purpose-built for crossing the Atlantic, and the initial unit of the Great Western Steamship Company.

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St Ives Bay Line

The St Ives Bay Line is a railway line from to in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.

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St Ives, Cornwall

St Ives (Porth Ia, meaning St Ia's cove) is a seaside town, civil parish and port in Cornwall, England.

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St. Leger Stakes

| The St Leger Stakes (spelt without a full stop in UK English) is a Group 1 flat horse race in Great Britain open to three-year-old thoroughbred colts and fillies.

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Standard gauge

The standard gauge (also Stephenson gauge after George Stephenson, International gauge or normal gauge) is a widely used railway track gauge.

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Stert and Westbury Railway

The Stert and Westbury Railway was opened by the Great Western Railway Company in 1900 in Wiltshire, England.

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Stratford-upon-Avon Canal

The Stratford-upon-Avon Canal is a canal in the south Midlands of England.

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Swansea

Swansea (Abertawe, "mouth of the Tawe"), officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales.

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Swindon railway station

Swindon railway station is a main line railway station serving the town of Swindon in Wiltshire, South West England.

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Swindon Works

Swindon railway works were built by the Great Western Railway in 1841 in Swindon, Wiltshire, United Kingdom.

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Taff Vale Railway

The Taff Vale Railway (TVR) is a railway in Glamorgan, South Wales, and is one of the oldest in Wales.

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Taplow railway station

Taplow railway station is a railway station in Taplow, Buckinghamshire, England.

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Tender (rail)

A tender or coal-car is a special rail vehicle hauled by a steam locomotive containing its fuel (wood, coal, or oil) and water.

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The Bristolian (train)

The Bristolian is a named passenger train service from London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads.

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The Great Exhibition

The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of all Nations or The Great Exhibition, sometimes referred to as the Crystal Palace Exhibition in reference to the temporary structure in which it was held, was an international exhibition that took place in Hyde Park, London, from 1 May to 11 October 1851.

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The Lizard

The Lizard (An Lysardh) is a peninsula in southern Cornwall, England, United Kingdom.

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The Railway Magazine

The Railway Magazine is a monthly British railway magazine, aimed at the railway enthusiast market, that has been published in London since July 1897.

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Torbay Express

The Torbay Express is a named passenger train operating in the United Kingdom.

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Torquay

Torquay is a seaside town in Devon, England, part of the unitary authority area of Torbay.

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Train operating company

A train operating company (TOC) is a business operating passenger trains on the railway system of Great Britain under the collective National Rail brand.

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Train shed

A train shed is a building adjacent to a station building where the tracks and platforms of a railway station are covered by a roof.

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Train ticket

A train ticket is a ticket issued by a railway operator that enables the bearer to travel on the operator's network or a partner's network.

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Transshipment

Transshipment or transhipment is the shipment of goods or containers to an intermediate destination, then to yet another destination.

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Tregenna Castle

Tregenna Castle, in St Ives, Cornwall, was built by John Stephens in the 18th century.

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Twelveheads Press

Twelveheads Press is an independent publishing company based in Chacewater near Truro, Cornwall, UK.

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UNESCO

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN).

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Vacuum brake

The vacuum brake is a braking system employed on trains and introduced in the mid-1860s.

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Viaduct

A viaduct is a bridge composed of several small spans for crossing a valley or a gorge.

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Wales

Wales (Cymru) is a country that is part of the United Kingdom and the island of Great Britain, bordered by England to its east, the Irish Sea to its north and west, and the Bristol Channel to its south.

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Waterford

WaterfordDiscover Waterford, by Eamon McEneaney (2001).

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West Cornwall Railway

The West Cornwall Railway was a railway company in Cornwall, Great Britain, formed in 1846 to construct a railway between Penzance and Truro.

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West Country

The West Country is a loosely defined area of south western England that roughly corresponds to the modern South West England government region.

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West Drayton railway station

West Drayton railway station is a railway station serving West Drayton and Yiewsley, western suburbs of London, England.

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West Midland Railway

The West Midland Railway was an early British railway company.

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West Midlands (region)

The West Midlands is one of nine official regions of England at the first level of NUTS for statistical purposes.

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West Somerset Railway

The West Somerset Railway (WSR) is a heritage railway line in Somerset, England.

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Western Region of British Railways

The Western Region was a region of British Railways from 1948.

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Wharncliffe Viaduct

The Wharncliffe Viaduct is a brick-built viaduct that carries the Great Western Main Line railway across the Brent Valley, between Hanwell and Southall, Ealing, UK, at an elevation of.

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William Dean (engineer)

William Dean (8 January 1840 – 4 September 1905) was the second son of Henry Dean, manager of the Hawes Soap Factory in New Cross, London.

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William Powell Frith

William Powell Frith (19 January 1819 – 9 November 1909) was an English painter specialising in genre subjects and panoramic narrative works of life in the Victorian era.

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Wilts, Somerset and Weymouth Railway

The Wilts, Somerset and Weymouth Railway (WS&WR) obtained Parliamentary powers in 1845 to build a railway from near Chippenham to Salisbury and Weymouth.

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Wolverhampton Low Level railway station

Wolverhampton Low Level was a railway station on Sun Street, in Springfield, Wolverhampton, England.

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Wolverhampton railway works

Wolverhampton railway works was in the city of Wolverhampton in the county of Staffordshire, England.

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Worcester Shrub Hill railway station

Worcester Shrub Hill railway station is one of two railway stations serving the city of Worcester in Worcestershire, England.

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World Heritage Site

A World Heritage Site is a place (such as a building, city, complex, desert, forest, island, lake, monument, or mountain) that is listed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as being of special cultural or physical significance.

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World War I

World War I (WWI or WW1), also known as the First World War or the Great War, was a global war centered in Europe that began on 28 July 1914 and lasted until 11 November 1918.

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World War II

World War II (WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, though related conflicts began earlier.

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2-2-2

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, 2-2-2 represents the wheel arrangement of two leading wheels on one axle, two powered driving wheels on one axle, and two trailing wheels on one axle.

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4-2-2

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives, 4-2-2 represents the wheel arrangement of four leading wheels on two axles, two powered driving wheels on one axle, and two trailing wheels on one axle.

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4-4-0

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives by wheel arrangement, represents the arrangement of four leading wheels on two axles, usually in a leading bogie, four powered and coupled driving wheels on two axles, and no trailing wheels.

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4-6-0

Under the Whyte notation for the classification of steam locomotives by wheel arrangement, represents the configuration of four leading wheels on two axles in a leading bogie, six powered and coupled driving wheels on three axles, and no trailing wheels.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Western_Railway

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