City of Truro Steam

Great Western Railway 3440 City of Truro Steam Locomotive

Get closer to GWR’s record-breaking City of Truro, which once clocked-up 102.3mph between Plymouth and London Paddington.

4-4-0

The Great Western Railway 3440 City of Truro Steam Locomotive is a 4-4-0 locomotive designed by George Jackson Churchward and built at Swindon works in 1903 as one of 10 ‘City Class’ locomotives.

Record Breaking

The City of Truro was recorded at a speed of 102.3mph between Plymouth and Paddington in May 1904 – a record-breaking run.

British Railways Western Region

She continued in service until 1931 before her first preservation at the Railway Museum in York. Returning to service in 1957 for special excursions and some standard services on British Railways Western Region, she was finally retired at Swindon in 1961 before being returned to the National Railway Museum.

Restoration

Her latest restoration in 2004 marked the centenary of her speed record, since which she has hauled several trains on UK main lines.

 
 

Have your say...

Please note: you have to be logged into the site before you can leave a comment

 
Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh to London Kings Cross by Train

Book in advance with redspottedhanky.com and save 86% advanced bookings.

From £21.00

Buy now

Millenium Dome, London

Birmingham New Street to London Euston by Train

Book in advance with redspottedhanky.com and save 92% on advance bookings.

From £6

Buy now

You may also like...

 
Twitter

@railcouk

Follow us on Twitter and become part of our rail community!

 
redspottedhanky.com

redspottedhanky.com

redspottedhanky.com is the easy way to buy cheap train tickets online.

 
Railway Children

Railway Children

Railway Children exists to help vulnerable children in grave circumstances.