A trip to Didcot in Oxfordshire for a steam day at the Great Western Railway Centre. The last time I was here was for the re-introduction into service of the magnificent ‘King class’ King Edward II, but today this locomotive was only on static display in the yard.
The working engine on the main line today was the 2-6-2T No 4144, a representative of the type of engines seen both pre and post WWII on GWR suburban lines.
The engine on the branch line was 0-6-0T pannier shunting engine.
In the yard Phantom was engaged in a series of shunting manoeuvres.
After this I spent sometime looking around the museum and the other displays that tell the history of Didcot and the GWR, which was…
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