Former GWR 0-4-0ST No. 1340 'Trojan' makes a welcome return to steam at the Didcot Railway Centre on 1st May 2021, after an overhaul costing more than £200,000. No. 1340 was built in 1897 by the Avonside Engine Company of Bristol (Works No. 1386) and designed to work on the tight curves of a dockland railway. The engine was saved for preservation after being purchased by John True who later bequeathed it to the Great Western Society. After several years of negotiation No. 1340 arrived at Didcot in 1968 where it took many years to restore it to steam again.
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