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).
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Ben Brooksbank and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
TQ2681, 1569 images   (more nearby )
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
23 July 1958   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 20 July, 2011
Geographical Context
Place (from Tags)
Paddington Station 
Railway station with train   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2661 8128 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.9758N 0:10.6027W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2661 8128
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map

Other Tags
Preserved Locomotive  Steam Locomotive  GWR 4-4-0  Station 

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

Image classification(about): Supplemental image
This page has been viewed about 228 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
W Go E
You are not logged in login | register