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 ;

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




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




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