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The Brunel GWR Pen

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The Brunel GWR Pen


Limited Edition of 231

Introducing the Brunel GWR Pen celebrating the great engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the Great Western Railway he built. This limited edition of 231 pens is produced in collaboration with the Great Western Society, operators of Didcot Railway Centre, Oxfordshire, England which is a living museum of the GWR and the largest railway museum in the world dedicated to a single railway company.  

Copper-capped Perfection

The Brunel GWR Pen is based on the iconic Conway Stewart Churchill pen but has a most distinctive copper top echoing the copper-capped chimneys of the GWR locomotives. The body and cap are made from  lustrous deep green, and at each end of the barrel are gold-black-gold rings representing the orange-black-orange lining used on premier GWR locomotives that once roamed the British countryside. All the rings on the pen are 9ct gold, and there is a wide 9ct gold cap ring which is hallmarked to prove its quality and Englishness. 

Exquisite Writing Experience

At the heart of the fountain pen is a nib made of 18ct gold, engraved with the GWR circular monogram, promising a writing experience as smooth as butter. The pen is also equipped with a dual filling system, allowing for the use of both a converter and standard European ink cartridges, ensuring ease of use and versatility.

Authenticity and Presentation

Each pen is engraved on the end of the barrel with its unique edition number, and on the barrel is a facsimile of Brunel's signature with his full name underneath. Every pen is made in England and these words are engraved around the barrel button to prove its heritage. A Certificate of Authenticity, recording its unique edition number and the signature of the workshop manager ensuring its quality and provenance is enclosed. Presented in a luxurious Conway Stewart box, complete with a user guide, a pen polishing cloth, two ink cartridges, and a guide to the engraved hallmarks, it is an exquisite gift for enthusiasts of British history and engineering.

A Piece of History

With only 231 pieces available worldwide, the Brunel GWR Pen is not just a writing instrument but a piece of history, celebrating the life and achievements of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. A portion of each sale contributes to the Great Western Society, aiding in the preservation of locomotives, rolling stock, and railway artefacts, ensuring the legacy of the Great Western Railway continues for generations to come. Visitors are welcome to the Didcot Railway Centre, for more information see 

Available as Fountain pen or a Rollerball


In addition to selecting the nib width; you may further customise your nib to match your writing style, choosing from:

  • Italic
  • Left Oblique
  • Right Oblique
  • Stub

Our nib wright who is one of the UK’s most experienced will undertake the work to your exact specification

Find out more about our customised nibs in FAQ


On this very special limited edition pen we have engraved the GWR logo onto our 18ct gold size 6 nibs. These large nibs have been acclaimed by many of our customers for their ‘smooth-as-butter’ writing experience and are available in Extra Fine, Fine, Medium or Broad widths.


This pen has a dual filling system. It is fitted with a converter (reservoir) which allows the user to draw ink from a bottle or alternatively, you may remove the converter and use standard European ink cartridges. All our fountain pens come with 2 complimentary cartridges so you can start to use it immediately. If you prefer to use bottled ink, we recommend our own range of high quality ink, made in England and available in a range of colours.

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  • Length Closed: 145mm │ 5.71"
  • Length Posted: 176mm │ 6.93"
  • Length of Barrel incl nib: 126mm │ 4.96"
  • Length of Cap: 70mm │2.75"
  • Diameter of Barrel: 13mm │0.51"
  • Diameter of Cap: 16mm │0.63"
  • Weight: 48gms │1.69oz

Delivery, Taxes & Customs

Pens are handmade to order, so please allow up to 28 days for delivery.

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