The oldest GWR loco in service

On 1st May 2021 the oldest working GWR loco returned to passenger carrying duties at Didcot Railway Centre.

No. 1340 “Trojan” is an 0-4-0 saddle tank built by Avonside Locomotive Co of Bristol in 1897. It started life on the Newport Docks, which were transferred to the Great Western in 1923 as part of the railway groupings.

There’s a little film about it here

For more information on the loco and to see the largest collection of Great Western locos and rolling stock in preservation visit the Didcot Railway Centre.

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