Swindon Steam Museum

“STEAM – Museum of the Great Western Railway” is located in an old part of the Great Western’s extensive Swindon Works site, of which only a few buildings remain from the once vast site.

As the name suggests, the site is a museum and consequently dowse not operate trains or have a running line. The site has a range of interpretive displays aiming to record the local history of Swindon and the wider history of railway operations in the context of the Great Western Railway.

The museum aims to regularly change its displays, and a number of items of rolling stock have been placed on loan at the line, usually Great Western steam locomotives.

However since at least 2001 (possibly earlier) the museum has been the home of the National Railway Museum’s Great Western Railway Railcar No4.

 
4 GWR Railcar