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George Heiron

Sadly prints of George Heiron's work are no longer available from the Transport Treasury and the negatives have been returned to Mrs Heiron at her request. Who knows if and when they will become availble again?

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A Castle class 4-6-0 sets out of Bristol Temple Meads on the up main with a west to north express bound for Filton Junction, the Severn Tunnel, Pontypool Road, Hereford and Shrewsbury.

GH108 / GH167???

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Trains Annual 1959

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Platform 10

© George Heiron GH???
Great Western Railway Handbook

   

The 1700 Paddington - Weston-super-Mare express on the eastern approaches to Bristol Temple Meads in June 1956.

Not GH167

© George Heiron GH???
Great Western Railway Journal No. 18 Spring 1996

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Cardiff Canton Britannia 70028 Royal Star starts the 1120 stopping train for Weston-super-Mare out of Bristol Temple Meads. In the adjoining platform, number 4, is the 0730 Paddington - Paignton headed by a King that has just relieved the Castle on the far right. On platform 5 to the left is of the 0730 is the 0655 Wolverhampton - Paignton headed by a Grange 4-6-0.

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Trains Annual 1959

   

Platform 5 of Bristol Temple Meads in 1959, seen from the 1200 departure for Paddington as it departs platform 6.

GH1065???

© George Heiron GH1030 / GH1065???
GWR Principle Stations

   

A fine view of the station approach road in August 1957 with the Bristol Old Station on the left and the main buildings of the 1870s Bristol Temple Meads in the background.

GH1030 / GH1037???

© George Heiron GH1030 / GH1037???
GWR Principle Stations

   

In the late 1950s the view from Bath Road bridge shows 6814 Enborne Grange arriving Bristol Temple Meads from Weston-super-Mare as another Grange departs with the 0530 Paddington - Penzance. It is of interest that several years after nationalisation the tender of 6814 is still in postwar Great Western livery.

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GWR Principle Stations

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5006 Tregenna Castle storms past Narroways Junction, Bristol on the Up Filton Main with an up express.

© George Heiron GH89

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5019 hauls its train away from platform 9 at Bristol Temple Meads heading east.

© George Heiron GH108

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Castle Class 5073 "Blenheim" looks spotless at Bristol Temple Meads in platform 9 as she awaits departure.

© George Heiron GH169

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Castle Class 5077 Fairey Battle rests on platform 4 while mail bags are unloaded one bright evening in the 1950s.

© George Heiron GH172
Great Western Railway Journal No. 18 Spring 1996

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Castle Class 5082 "Swordfish" departs Bristol Temple Meads with an up express from platform 6.

© George Heiron GH179

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Castle class 5082 Swordfish, paired with a straight sided Hawksworth tender strides away from platform 6 at Bristol Temple Meads with the 1200 express for London Paddington in October 1956.

© George Heiron GH180
GWR Principle Stations

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6018 King Henry lV departs Weston-super-Mare with an up express destined for Bristol and beyond. Locking Road station can be seen on the right.

© George Heiron GH257

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6852 Headborne Grange hauls an up express on the Up Filton Main at Narroways Junction in Bristol. A down freight cautiously descends on the Down Filton Main.

© George Heiron GH284

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Jubilee 45658 of Leeds Holbeck 55a Shed simmers in Platform 12 waiting to head north on an express. Meanwhile passengers board a Derby 3 Car DMU, later Class 116, standing in Platform 14, probably forming a local service to Avonmouth. Note the water crane for engines standing on the middle road.

© George Heiron GH661

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A BR Standard Class 7 romps past Stoke Gifford with an up express for London Paddington.

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BR Standard Class 5 4-6-0 73038 draws a Saturday extra for Birmingham out of platform 9 at Bristol Temple Meads on to the up main so is presumably heading for Charfield via Filton.

© George Heiron GH881
Trains Annual 1959

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An ex Great Western Railway Railcar W25W stands between turns in Platform 15 by Bristol Old Station Signal Box. To the right of the signal box is the top of one of two subways that linked platform 14 and 15 to the rest of Bristol Temple Meads. It is also an excellent photograph of the banner repeater style stop signals 25 / 26 / 27 and the double disc 24 (selected) / 28 that controlled movements out of No. 2 siding.

© George Heiron GH1007

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Bristol Temple Meads incline.

© George Heiron GH1030

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GH481 Bristol Temple Meads view with 41123 tn lvg 7" x 5" [West End, P10 Up/Dn Line]
GH543 44805 (LF) tn leaving Bristol Temple Meads 7" x 5" [Leaving P4 west]
GH549 View of Bristol Temple Meads station with 44813 and 6916 7" x 5" [West End]
GH595 45274 (RR) tn Bristol Temple Meads (night shot) 7" x 5" [P5 looking towards Bath Rd Bridge]
GH621 45570 (RF) tn Bristol Temple Meads (British Railways Lettering) 7" x 5" [P5, taken from 6 looking East]
GH636 45602 (RF) tn Bristol Temple Meads 7" x 5" [P5 from P6 looking east]
GH637 45602 (RF) tn Bristol Temple Meads 7" x 5" [P9, DMU on 7]
GH644 45619 (LR) tn Bristol Temple Meads (night shot) 7" x 5" [MRN FC, P12]
GH661 45658 (LF) tn Bristol Temple Meads (night shot) 7" x 5" [Old Station P12, DMU on P14]
GH662 45659 (LF) tn Bristol Temple Meads? 7" x 5" [Leaving Up OS]
GH670 45662 (RF) tn Bristol Temple Meads 7" x 5" [P9 from P7]
GH671 45662 (RR) tn Bristol Temple Meads 7" x 5" [P9 from P7]
GH1007 W25W Bristol Old stn 7" x 5" [Old Station Box]
GH1065 Bristol Temple Meads platform views (3 views available) 7" x 5" [Gloucester Eastgate!]
B6340 44135 at Bristol Temple Meads (old station) 16.7.63 7" x 5" [Plat 13/15 from blocks]
177/31 41248 Bristol Temple Meads 7" x 5" [P12]
13724 Bristol Temple Meads Stn (general view) 5/7/59 7" x 5" [West End, Portishead in P11]
16853 82040/44766 Bristol Temple Meads 19/10/62 7" x 5" [Plat 12/14]
16854 82040/44766 Bristol Temple Meads 19/10/62 7" x 5" [Plat 12/14]

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70053 Bristol T.Meads (Weston-Super-Mare-B?ham excn) 03.08.65 S97/1
73015 Bromsgrove (5.25pm Birmingham-Bristol) 11.07.64 Q9/5
90433 2F Bristol St. Phillips Marsh Shed 04.10.59 G42/5

GH3 1000 (RF) tn Bristol Temple Meads
GH4 1000 (RR) tn Bristol Temple Meads
GH6 1003 (RF) tn lvg Bristol Temple Meads
GH15 1009/50xx (LF) d/heading tn Bristol Temple Meads
GH22 1018 (RF) tn Bristol Temple Meads
GH24 1026 (RB) tn Bristol Temple Meads
* GH62 4913 (LF) tn frt Bristol freight yard view
* GH89 5006 (LF above) [285] tn Bristol
GH104 5019 (RF) tn Bristol Temple Meads
GH105 5019 (LF) tn 'The Cornishman' Bristol Temple Meads
GH106 5019 (LF) tn [H32] 'The Cornishman' Bristol Temple Meads
* GH108 5019 (RR) tn lvg Bristol Temple Meads
GH144 5048 (RF) tn Bristol Temple Meads (night shot)
GH147 5050 (RB) Bristol
GH151 5057 (RF) tn [460] lvg Bristol Temple Meads
GH155 5062 (RR) tn Bristol Temple Meads (night shot)
GH164 5069 (RF) tn Bristol Temple Meads (night shot)
* GH167 5073 (RR) tn Bristol Temple Meads
GH169 5076 (LF) tn Bristol Temple Meads (night shot)
- GH171 5077 (LR) tn awaiting departure Bristol Temple Meads (parcels being loaded)
* GH172 5077 (RR) tn Bristol Temple Meads (loading the mail) {GWRJ}
GH173 5078 (RF) [A43] tn Bristol Temple Meads
GH174 5078 (RF) tn Bristol Temple Meads
* GH179 5082 (RF) tn [107] Bristol Temple Meads
* GH180 5082 (RF) tn Bristol Temple Meads [Swordfish, GWR Principle Stations, October 1956]
GH191 5085 (LF) tn entg Bristol Temple Meads
GH195 5090 (RF) tn Bristol Temple Meads (night shot)
* GH206 5224 (FF) wkg in frt yard, Bristol [Not Temple Meads, South Wales?]
* GH207 5224 (LF) with brake-van in Temple Meads yard [Not Temple Meads, South Wales?]
GH214 5911 (RF) tn entg Bristol Temple Meads
* GH225 5961 (LF) tn frt Bristol Temple Meads [Cardiff]
GH233 6000 (LF) Bristol shed
GH242 6007 (RR) tn Bristol Temple Meads (night shot)
GH244 6009 (LF) tn [130] 'Cornish Riviera Limited' Bristol Temple Meads
GH247 6012 (LB) on shed, Bristol
GH249 6013 (RR) tn Bristol Temple Meads?
* GH257 6018 (RF above) tn leaving Bristol Temple Meads [Weston-super-Mare]
GH259 6018 (LF) tn [M99] Bristol Temple Meads
GH263 6021 (RF) tn [154] Bristol Temple Meads
GH265 6021 (LF) l/e at Bristol Temple Meads (night shot)
GH267 6026 (LF) tn Bristol Temple Meads (night shot)
GH268 6026 (LF) tn Bristol Temple Meads (night shot)
GH283 6846/6840 (RR) d/heading tn Bristol Temple Meads
* GH284 6852 (LF above) tn Bristol
GH289 6915 (RF) tn leaving Bristol Temple Meads
GH297 6937 (RF) tn Bristol Temple Meads (night shot)
GH299 6945 (LF) tn leaving Bristol
GH315 6997 (RF) tn Bristol Temple Meads
GH316 6998 (LF) [205] tn Bristol
GH334 7011 (RF) tn lvg Bristol Temple Meads (stn view)
GH335 Bristol Temple Meads view with 7011 (RF) leaving
GH344 7018 (RF) [460] tn leaving Bristol Temple Meads
GH345 7018 (RR) L/E Bristol Temple Meads
GH350 7019 (RF) [460] Bristol Temple Meads
GH372 7034 (LF) tn Bristol Temple Meads
GH373 7034 (RF) tn leaving Bristol Temple Meads
GH380 7814 (LF) [107] tn leaving Bristol Temple Meads
GH390 7917 (LF) tn Bristol Temple Meads (night shot)
* GH481 Bristol Temple Meads view with 41123 tn lvg
* GH543 44805 (LF) tn leaving Bristol Temple Meads
* GH549 View of Bristol Temple Meads station with 44813 and 6916
GH556 44848/Jubilee D/heading tn 'The Devonian' Days Bridge Jct, Bristol
* GH595 45274 (RR) tn Bristol Temple Meads (night shot)
* GH621 45570 (RF) tn Bristol Temple Meads (British Railways Lettering)
GH623 Bristol Barrow Road shed view with 45572 (LF) 'The Devonian H/board & 41243 (LF)
GH628 45577 (RF) tn passing Bristol Barrow Road shed
* GH636 45602 (RF) tn Bristol Temple Meads
* GH637 45602 (RF) tn Bristol Temple Meads
* GH644 45619 (LR) tn Bristol Temple Meads (night shot) *Model Railway News Front Cover*
* GH661 45658 (LF) tn Bristol Temple Meads (night shot)
* GH662 45659 (LF) tn Bristol Temple Meads?
* GH670 45662 (RF) tn Bristol Temple Meads
* GH671 45662 (RR) tn Bristol Temple Meads
- GH785 70022 (LF) tn leaving Bristol Temple Meads
* GH787 70023 (RF) tn passing large freight yard, Bristol [Stoke Gifford]
- GH791 70023 (RR) tn Bristol Temple Meads
- GH828 70028 (RR) tn arriving Bristol Temple Meads
- GH836 70028 (LF) tn lvg Bristol Temple Meads (3 other locos in view)
- GH851 70045 (LF) tn entg Bristol Temple Meads
- GH871 73028 (LF) tn Bristol Temple Meads (night shot)
* GH881 73038 (RF) tn lvg Bristol Temple Meads
- GH898 75004 (RF) tn Bristol Temple Meads
- GH900 75007 (LF) tn Bristol Temple Meads goods yard
- GH940 D15 & D70 d/heading tn lvg Bristol Temple Meads
- GH950 D92 d/heading tn Bristol
GH957 D603 tn Bristol Temple Meads
GH958 D804 tn Bristol Temple Meads
GH960 D814 tn Bristol Temple Meads (night shot)
GH962 D816 tn Bristol Temple Meads
GH963 D816 tn lvg Bristol Temple Meads
GH964 D817 tn Bristol Temple Meads
GH965 D825 tn lvg Bristol Temple Meads (steam locos in view)
GH966 D834 tn Bristol Temple Meads view
GH967 D1006 tn Bristol?
GH968A D1026 tn Bristol Temple Meads view
GH971 D1051 tn Bristol Temple Meads (night shot)
GH972 D1051 Bristol Temple Meads (night shot) nameplate & one half of loco only
GH974A D1715 tn Bristol Temple Meads view
GH975 D1721 tn Bristol Temple Meads
GH980 D7010 tn Bristol Temple Meads (night shot)
GH982 D7015 tn Bristol Temple Meads
GH783 D7018 tn Bristol Temple Meads view (2 views available)
GH990 D7051 tn lvg Bristol?
GH992 D7064 tn Bristol Temple Meads view
GH993 D7074 tn Bristol Temple Meads
* GH1007 W25W Bristol Old stn
* GH1030 Bristol Temple Meads exterior
* GH1037 Bristol Temple Meads view [actually Newport!]
GH1044 Bristol Temple Meads view with 5553 (RF) tn frt & 2 x Castles (LR) d/heading tn
- GH1049 Passengers at Bristol Temple Meads (totems, signs & much activity)
* GH1065 Bristol Temple Meads platform views (3 views available)
----- GH1065 Bristol Temple Meads platform 5 view