TQ2681 : 'City of Truro' at Paddington

taken 60 years ago, near to Paddington, Westminster, Great Britain

'City of Truro' at Paddington
'City of Truro' at Paddington
View outward on Platforms 2/3 at Paddington. The scene is typical of the terminus in those days, normally the locomotive on empty-stock work would have been a 2-6-2T or 0-6-0T. However, on this occasion I was astonished to see the veteran record-breaking 4-4-0 No. 3440 'City of Truro'. After preservation for 26 years, it was restored to working order by BR in 1957 and based at Didcot put to regular revenue-earning service. For a month in July 1958, this entailed working up to Paddington on a morning residential train and back in the evening, and put on empty stock work during the day. (See also SU5290 : Ex-GWR 'City of Truro' at Didcot).
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Date Taken
23 July 1958   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 20 July, 2011
Geographical Context
Place (from Tags)
Paddington Station 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2661 8128 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.9758N 0:10.6027W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2661 8128
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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Preserved Locomotive  Steam Locomotive  GWR 4-4-0  Station 

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