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HST Nameplate Display

Date: 18th July 2019 - 31st December 2019

Every day

Location: STEAM Museum, Fire Fly Avenue
Swindon
SN2 2EY
01793 466646
Email enquiries: steammuseum@swindon.gov.uk

Time: 10:00 - 17:00

From 18 July

GWR

After over 40 years in service GWR's fleet of the iconic HST trains are no longer operating intercity services from London Paddington having been replaced with a fleet of 93 new Intercity Express Trains. Over the years of service they have carried names of people and organisations from the cities, towns and communties they serve. 

Steam - Museum of the Great Western Railway is delighted to be hosting a unique exhibition of nameplates which have been carried by Great Western Railway's iconic high-speed trains. The HST Nameplate Display will launched on Thursday, 18 July and is available for the public to view until 31 December 2019.

New Castle Class nameplates will also be on display at STEAM. The new Castles will be carried by special trains consisting of four coaches, mainly operating in the West of England. Each will have its own vivid red nameplate. This stunning display will be available in the museum's Caerphilly Hall until 15 September 2019.

Find out more about the history of naming locomotives in this month's Object of the Month blog.

Cost: Included with standard admission.