Great Eastern Railway Stratford Collection
Photographs, a collection of approximately 2,525 silver gelatin glass negatives, 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 ins, also approximately 1,800 prints of the above, mainly cyanotypes but with a small number of silver gelatin and collodion prints, most 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 ins produced by the Great Eastern Railway's Stratford Locomotive Works and featuring images of newly completed locomotives and rolling stock, stations, depots and staff at work with views of the workshop at Stratford and Temple Mills Wagon Works, London, c1890-1952. Complete with one handwritten register ordered alphabetically and numerically. The work of official photographers.
This collection is the work of official photographers and contains approximately 2,525 silver gelatin glass negatives with prints, mainly cyanotypes with a smaller number of silver gelatin and collodion prints, produced by the Great Eastern Railway's Stratford Locomotive Works. The collection features images of newly completed locomotives and rolling stock, stations, depots and staff at work with views of the workshop at Stratford and Temple Mills Wagon Works, London, c1890-1952.
The Eastern Counties Railway's Stratford Locomotive Works opened in 1847 on the outskirts of London, and the first locomotives were completed four years later. In 1862 the ECR became part of the Great Eastern Railway. In 1891 Stratford Works set a new world record for locomotive erection, the workforce assembling an 0-6-0 freight engine in just 9 1/2 hours. In 1923 the GER was absorbed into the London & North Eastern Railway, which ceased production of new locomotives at the works the following year. Locomotives were still serviced at Stratford, and during the Second World War the works also built aircraft components and artillery parts. The works continued to repair British Railways vehicles on nationalisation, but was closed in 1962.
- Photographic Collections (Railway)
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- British Rail, Clapham
- Permanent collection
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