Picture perfect puzzle: GWR launches new jigsaw featuring the Intercity Express Train

Tuesday 30th October 2018

Great Western Railway (GWR) has launched a new jigsaw puzzle featuring the new Intercity Express Trains.

The jigsaw features an Intercity Express Train crossing the Royal Albert Bridge which spans the River Tamar linking Devon and Cornwall.


GWR jigsaws are a popular tradition dating back to the 1920s when jigsaws featuring GWR locomotives were sold for just a few shillings from station bookstalls.

Ron Westwater from Plymouth captured the image from Saltash on the Cornwall side of the iconic bridge ahead of the new Intercity Express Trains being launched into service earlier this year.

Ron said:

“I’m thrilled to see the photograph I took of the new GWR Intercity Express Train crossing the Royal Albert Bridge being used for this new jigsaw puzzle. It’s a real honour.”


The Class 802 Intercity Express Trains were built by Hitachi for GWR and entered passenger service on Friday 17 August 2018 bringing more seats, more comfortable journeys and an improved passenger experience.

Waddingtons produced the jigsaws in partnership with GWR; reigniting a popular long-standing railway tradition between the two companies.

The 1,000 piece jigsaws are on sale now for £15.00 from www.gwrsouvenirs.co.uk and are expected to be a popular purchase for passengers looking to enjoy the perfect puzzle!


Notes to editors

Great Western Railway (GWR) provides high speed, commuter, regional and branch line train services. We help over 100 million passengers reach their destinations every year - across South Wales, the West Country, the Cotswolds, and large parts of Southern England.

We’re currently seeing the biggest investment in the network since Brunel so we can offer more trains, more seats, and shorter, more frequent journeys and continue the network’s heritage of helping connect more businesses to new and prosperous markets. Through a series of initiatives we aim to be a good neighbour to the communities we serve and are committed to making a positive social impact in those regions. Learn how we're Building a Greater West at GWR.com. GWR is a FirstGroup company.