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Ever wondered how something works ?
Well in this series of feature we will be covering how elements of the Great Western Railway's railway system were made to work in the days before electronics and computers.  We'll start with the safety critical items of train Brake and go from there.

Automatic Vacuum Train Brake
Railway Wheel Construction
Railway Signalling - Signal Box Locking
GWR Locomotive buffer
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