SU5290 : Ex-GWR 'City of Truro' at Didcot

taken 64 years ago, near to Didcot, Oxfordshire, Great Britain

Ex-GWR 'City of Truro' at Didcot
Ex-GWR 'City of Truro' at Didcot
View northward beside Didcot station; ex-GWR Paddington - Reading - Swindon/Oxford etc, main lines, also terminus of the Didcot, Newbury & Southampton (DN&S) line. 'City of Truro', one of the various Dean 4-4-0s, built in 5/03 as No. 3440 (later 3717) achieved lasting fame on 9 May 1904 by a record 102.3 mph down the bank from Whiteball to Wellington (Somerset) with an Ocean Liner Express, so after withdrawal in 3/31 it was preserved at the York Museum of the LNER (the nucleus of the National Railway Museum). However, in March 1957 it was restored to working order (as No. 3440) and until May 1961 it worked special trains from Swindon as promotions and between whiles on normal services from Didcot on the DNS&S line. (It was restored again in July 1984 - August 1992 and for some months in 2004). Here it is arriving at Didcot in 1957 on the 16.56 stopping train from Southampton, looking very smart.
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Date Taken
2 August 1957   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 20 July, 2011
Geographical Context
Railway locomotive with train   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 5258 9049 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:36.6477N 1:14.5244W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 5258 9049
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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