Great Western Railway

DEPOT CLOSURES

Great Western Railway ran its first trains back in 1838 and linked London with the southwest and west of England, the West Midlands, and most of Wales. Over the years, Landore and Old Oak Common depots have played a big role in maintaining the running of the trains and were sadly closing after many years.

Great Western Railway Logo

The Brief


Great Western Railway approached us here at Red Rocket as they wanted our help to produce a film and book to commemorate the depot closures.

The Numbers


2

Depots

32

Staff interviewed

800

Books

Heart and Soul


The depot closures really tugged at the heart strings of the staff and so we really wanted to capture the heart and soul of the depots. We interviewed staff which gave them a chance to reflect on the many fond and happy memories they had over the years.

The Red Rocket Solution


To support the film, we produced commemorative books full of pictures and memories from over the years. The books were then gifted to staff affected by the depot closures and are a great memory for them to look back at.

Depot Closures