Shildon Works Collection

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1910-1957

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Wagons being built at Shildon railway works, about 1910.
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Railway stables and stores at Shildon, about 1945
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Soho Works and Shildon gasworks, 1945
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Derailed coal wagons, about 1955
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Derailed coal wagons, about 1955
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Derailed coal wagons, about 1955
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Early railway booking office, Stockton-on-Tees, c 1900
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Kitchens at Shildon railway works, about 1945
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Dining room at Shildon railway works, about 1945
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Dining room at Shildon railway works, about 1945
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Dining room at Shildon railway works, about 1945
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Dining room at Shildon railway works, about 1945
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Kitchen at Shildon railway works, about 1945
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Soho shed, Shildon, about 1925.
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Railway wagon at Shildon works, about 1950
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Selling war savings bonds at Shildon, about 1943
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1949 Shildon built 13 ton flat wagon no. B749014, c1952
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Shildon railway works staff, about 1935.
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Shildon railway works, about 1913
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Railway Institute, Shildon, County Durham, 1913
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Railway Institute, Shildon 1913
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NER 0-6-0 no. 1822 with train of new 20 ton hoppers and crew. Near Great Ayton.
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1956 Shildon built 20 ton 'Presflo' cement wagon no. B888160.
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Wagon components being manufactured at the North Eastern Railway's Shildon works
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Wagon components being manufactured at the North Eastern Railway's Shildon works
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Interior, timber store, Shildon Works, about 1910
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Wood being prepared for wagon manufacture, Shildon Works, about 1910
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Wood being prepared for wagon manufacture, Shildon Works, about 1910
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Shildon works, showing construction of underfloor heating, with workmen.
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LNER station repair outfit, open (built at Shildon?).
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LNER station repair outfit (built at Shildon?).
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Shildon works, view from 4 ton stores crane gantry, 21 Nov 1946.
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Shildon works, outside stores from overhead gantry crane.23 May 1946
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Shildon wagon works, from east end of old timber drying shed, 23 May 1946.
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View of Shildon works from 2 ton crane gantry outside wheel reconditioning shop.
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Shildon wagon works, showing wagon scrap. 4 Oct 1949.
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Shildon works, showing wagon scrap. 4 Oct 1949.
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Workman at Shildon wagon works operating slotting machine. 16 Sept 1952.
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Workman at Shildon works operating slotting machine. 16 Sept 1952.
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Shildon wagon works, metal stores.
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Shildon wagon works, stores of large metal components.
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Shildon works from west end.
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View of east end of repair shop, Shildon Works.
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Shildon wagon works, interior view of erecting shop.
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Interior of the fabrication shop at Shildon Wagon Works
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Shildon wagon works, interior of erecting shop, c 1950.
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Shildon works, external view at east end of factory showing drainage excavations
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Wagon manufacture at Shildon railway works, about 1913
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Wagon manufacture at Shildon railway works, about 1913
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Wagon manufacture at Shildon railway works, about 1913
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Shildon railway works fire brigade, about 1910
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Wagons being built at Shildon railway works, about 1910
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Wagons being built at Shildon railway works, about 1910
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Workers at Shildon railway works, about 1910
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Workers at Shildon railway works, about 1910
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Workers at Shildon railway works, about 1910
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Wagons being built at Shildon railway works, about 1910.
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Forge at Shildon railway works, about 1910.
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Forge at Shildon railway works, about 1910
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1915 Shildon built tanker no. 70284.
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Soho house, Shildon.
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Photographs, a collection of approximately 940 silver gelatin glass negatives, 2½ x 3½ ins to 6½ x 8½ ins; 315 triacetate "safety" film negatives 35 mm to 4 x 5 ins; 10 2½ x 3½ cellulose nitrate negatives and 350 prints, 2¾ x 4½ ins to 6½ x 8½ ins. Featuring the Shildon Wagon Works of the North Eastern Railway, London & North Eastern Railway, British Railways, c1910-1957. Complete with handwritten register. The work of official photographers.

This collection represents the work of Shildon's official photographers who were employed by the North Eastern Railway and its successors, the London & North Eastern Railway and then British Railways. There are workshop scenes taken at Shildon and the nearby Walkergate Wagon Works, photographs of many types of newly completed wagons and a small number of images featuring people and events. The collection also contains photographs which did not originate from Shildon Works, including views of railway stations in the north of England in the 1950s.

Shildon Works was built for the Stockton & Darlington Railway in 1833, although initially used for locomotive construction was later converted to a wagon works. Following an extensive modernisation programme in the 1960s Shildon, now British Rail's largest wagon works, constructed a range of new designs for British and overseas orders, including cement wagons and 'merry-go-round' coal hoppers. However, increasing competition from road transport meant that orders dwindled, and the works closed in 1984.

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Category:
Photographic Collections (Railway)
Object Number:
1997-7486
type:
collection of photographs
credit:
British Rail Records Office
status:
Permanent collection

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