RailPictures.Net Photo: 3440 National Railway Museum Steam 4-4-0 at Froghall, Staffordshire, United Kingdom by Steve Armitage
 
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National Railway Museum (more..)
Steam 4-4-0 (more..)
Froghall Station, Churnet Valley Railway. (more..)
Froghall, Staffordshire, United Kingdom (more..)
June 26, 2005
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3440 (more..)
GWR City Class (more..)
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Behold! Reputedly the first (non-ballistic) man-made object to exceed 100 miles per hour. On the 9th May 1904 hauling the 'Ocean Mails Express', Great Western Railway 'City' Class 4-4-0 locomotive No. 3440 'City Of Truro' allegedly achieved over 102 mph. She was designed by George Jackson Churchward and built at the GWR's Swindon Works in 1903. Retired in 1931, she has been returned to working order and has continued to thrill generations of enthusiasts.
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