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Special Exhibition: Time on Trial

In 1910 a Great Western Railway Star Class engine entered into a race against a London and North Western Railway Company Experiment Class engine.

The competition was held to determine which was the best locomotive. This was the first officially recorded time trial between locomotives from different railway companies.

STEAM’s new exhibition Time on Trial takes a look at the exhilarating speed trials that took place between the GWR and other railway companies between 1910 and 1948.  Pride and reputation were at stake as the companies attempted to prove their locomotive building expertise.

Visitors will also find out about the first dynamometer car, built by the GWR in 1838 and used to record data from the official test runs.

A collection of stunning images and fascinating archive material from the STEAM collection are used to illustrate this story.

Cost: Included with standard STEAM admission, special event admission and is free for STEAM season ticket holders.

Daily - from Sunday 17 February 2019 to Tuesday 31 December 2019

From 10.00am Until 5.00pm

Kemble Drive
Swindon
SN2 2TA

STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway

W: steam-museum.org.uk

E: steammuseum@swindon.gov.uk

T: 01793 466646

STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway

STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway

STEAM Museum of the Great Western Railway tells the story of the men and women who built, operated and travelled on the Great Western Railway.

Kemble Drive, Swindon, SN2 2TA

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