The FRIENDS of Swindon Railway Museum STEAM

Day Excursion to Paddington

Wednesday 6th October, 2010

 

 

 

 

 

fGW Power Car 43 003 ISAMBARD KINGDOM BRUNEL on Platform 1 shortly to depart Paddington with the 14:15 Special Train - Driver Jeff Price (Cardiff Canton),

 

 

fGW Power Car 43 175, at The Lawn end of Platform 1 Paddington Station.

shortly before the Naming Ceremony at 13:50

 

 

Mark Hopwood fGW Trains opening the proceedings and introducing the dais party.

Below from left to right Alan Wild ( Chairman - Friends of Swindon Railway Museum STEAM ; Alan Lloyd (fGW Customer Services Employee of the year 2010) ;

Mark Hopwood (fGW Chief Executive) ; Rex Barnett The Mayor of Swindon ;

Christina Clarfelt great-great-great grand-daughter of Isambard Kingdom Brunel

 

 

 

15:15 at Swindon Station on Wednesday 6th October 2010.

L to r Rex Barnett The Mayor of Swindon ; The Mayoress Sandra Barnett ;

Alan Greer (Business Manager STEAM Museum) ; Alan Wild (Chairman fosrm.org.uk) ;

Alan Lloyd of fGW Trains

 

Below 43 003 and 43 175 depart Swindon for The West.

 

 

The Mayor and Mayoress arrive at STEAM - by courtesy of a Thamesdown Transport vintage double-decker omnibus - for Afternoon Tea with The Friends.

Presentation of the replica Nameplate by Julian Crow fGW Trains Regional Manager

 

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The celebratory Cakes receiving attention from The Mayor and Mayoress of Swindon.

 

 

 

Guests, Friends, Volunteers and STEAM Staff enjoying the occasion.