Great Eastern Railway Stratford Collection

Made:
1890-1952

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Dining room at Stratford railwaymen's dormitory, 1911
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Reading room at Stratford railwaymen's dormitory, 1911
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Kitchen at Stratford railwaymen's dormitory, 1911
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Kitchen in a Great Eastern Railway carriage, 1910
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Bishopsgate Horse infirmary, 1911
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Temple Mills wagon works, serving tea to the blacksmiths, July 1941.
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Scanned for Print order
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Great Eastern Railway C53 class tram engine No 136, about 1903

Drawing Office, Stratford Works
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LNER locomotive no.2001 "COCK O The NORTH"
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Stratford Exhibition May 4th and 5th 1935
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Stratford Exhibition May 4th and 5th 1935
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Whitemoor Marshalling Yard.

GER dormitory cubicles.
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Reading room at the GER Stratford enginemen's dormitory.

Belgian Fruit and Vegetable Ferry Wagon 15-20T at Temple Mills, London, 5th February 1932
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Belgian Fruit and Vegetable Ferry Wagon 15-20T at Temple Mills, London, 5th February 1932
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Stratford Collection
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Stratford Collection

Stratford Collection
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Stratford Collection
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Stratford Collection

Rivetter at Stratford Works
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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.

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Category:
Photographic Collections (Railway)
Object Number:
1998-8757
type:
collection of photographs
credit:
British Rail, Clapham
status:
Permanent collection

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