The 2000th locomotive to be built at the famous Swindon Works of the Great Western Railway was always going to be something a bit special. And it was! GWR no. 3440 was to be the immortal "CITY of TRURO", the first man-made machine anywhere to be recorded at a speed in excess of 100 mph.
This programme is a tribute to the graceful Edwardian locomotive, at work on the railways of Great Britain, on both main and preserved lines between 1985 and 1992, after she was restored to full working order by the Severn Valley Railway.