SOME might say he was the mastermind behind it all. There is no doubt that Sir Daniel Gooch's nod Swindon-ward transformed the face of the town.

Now an exhibition at Steam Museum celebrates the locomotive superintendent who "brought the railway" to Swindon.

In 1840, Daniel Gooch wrote a letter to Isambard Kingdom Brunel, outlining why he thought Swindon was the ideal place to base the Great Western Railway’s engine repair facility. A year later, GWR directors gave the go-ahead for the famous Swindon Works.

This special exhibition, which was launched in 2016 to celebrate 200 years since the birth of Sir Daniel Gooch, closes at the end of the month.

Visitors get to explore the fascinating life and work of the remarkable engineer and GWR's first locomotive superintendent through a collection of memorabilia, documents and photographs.

Admission to Steam is £8.50 for adults and £6.30 for children between three and 16. Children under three go free.