Former Cardiff Railway 0-4-0ST saddle tank engine No. 1338 on display at Didcot Railway Centre on 1st May 2021. It was built by Kitson in Leeds in 1898 and was one of a pair, the other one being No. 1339. These numbers were allocated to the engines in 1923 when the Cardiff Railway was absorbed by the Great Western Railway in the 1923 grouping. No. 1339 was scrapped by the GWR in 1934 but, miraculously, the loco survived into BR days and was withdrawn in 1963. Fortunately, it escaped the cutters' torches and is now preserved at the Didcot Railway Centre.
Roger Wasley       

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