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|GUEST,Barrie Roberts||remeber the old steam trains,fondly ok (62* d)||RE: remeber the old steam trains,fondly ok||22 Jun 05|
As a teenage student at Winchester Art school in the late 1950s I used to travel 20 miles by rail each day. Frequently the engine that pulled us was the immortal 'City of Truro', built for the Great Western in 1901 and the first steam engine to top 100 m.p.h. in 1904. She had been taken from York Railway Museum and put back into service and so was still in the old GWR livery. Wonderful!