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Object of the Month

Object of the Month

Our Object of the Month series offers an opportunity to explore an object from the museum’s collections or exhibitions in more detail. Every month, a GWR object will be featured on this page, providing an insight in to an interesting  piece from the museum.



On Tuesday, 21 August, Steam - Museum of the Great Western Railway welcomed GWR 2-8-0 locomotive, Class 2800 No. 2818 home to Swindon. This month’s blog explores the rich history of the locomotive.
During the First World War 2818 transported coal for the Royal Navy. Unusually for freight locomotives the 2800’s were also used on Bank Holiday passenger special trains, where they demonstrated both their strength and their speed...








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