SO6107 : Parkend Station - City of Truro

taken 11 years ago, near to Parkend, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

Parkend Station - City of Truro
Parkend Station - City of Truro
A beautiful GWR thoroughbred built in 1903 and part of the National Collection. It is now withdrawn from service, possibly for ever. It has been hotly debated whether this was the first locomotive to reach 100 miles per hour. The claimed figure was slightly in excess of 102 mph but there was only one timer on the train and his stopwatch's limit of accuracy could place the speed at 100 mph. The Science Museum Group's website states - "Although the exact figure has been widely debated, it is generally agreed that City of Truro was indeed the first steam locomotive to achieve 100mph." Well they would say that. Seeing this immaculate engine was a real treat and I chased it around all afternoon.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 26 June, 2010   (more nearby)
Thursday, 2 July, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Railways 
Primary Subject of Photo
Railway Locomotive 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 6171 0786 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:46.0859N 2:33.3766W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 6170 0786
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Dean Forest Railway  Parkend Station  Steam Locomotive  GWR 4-4-0  City of Truro 

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