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'R' Shop, GWR Works, Swindon, Wiltshire

'R' Shop, GWR Works, Swindon, Wiltshire
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Brunel chose Swindon as the site for his locomotive works for the new GWR, and it was opened in 1843. The 'new Engine Shop' or 'R' shop was created in 1865 by roofing over a courtyard. It is now the home of STEAM: museum of the GWR.