• Special Exhibition: World's Fastest

  • Thu, 16-05-2019 at 10:00
  • Steam - Museum of the Great Western Railway
    Fire Fly Avenue
    SN2 2TA Swindon
Special Exhibition: World's Fastest - Steam - Museum of the Great Western Railway - Swindon

In May 1904, the Swindon-built City of Truro locomotive achieved a world record speed of 100mph. Speed was the fascination of the 20th Century and a speeding locomotive epitomised both prestige and glamour. STEAM’s new special exhibition explores the GWR’s race to become the fastest railway in the World and how advances in design and technology have changed since City of Truro became the first train to travel at 100mph 115 years ago!This exhibition complements our other new special exhibition Time on Trial, which takes a look at the exhilarating speed trials that took place between the GWR and other railway companies between 1910 and 1948. FREE with admission and to STEAM Season Ticket​ holders.Plan your visit to STEAM today: https://goo.gl/UUtcce