For enthusiasts and researchers of the Great Eastern Railway

John Gardner

Nearly all the drawings here have been produced by the late Society member John Gardner. John was a chartered engineer by profession. He actually served his apprenticeship at Stratford, and spent some time in the Drawing Office there during the early 1950s.

His drawings are based on some of the key drawings to be found in the ‘Dupen Collection’ (Great Eastern Railway Society Historic Collection Item 154). This collection comprises some 8000 pieces originating from the Stratford Works Drawing Office. They were purchased by Society member Peter Dupen in the early 1960s, and were generously donated to the Society by him some fifteen years later. Thus the drawings here are derived directly from the original Stratford Works drawings. They are not copies of the originals but are a comprehensive summary of all details available.

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