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CSP02 Avonside Class SS 0-4-0ST

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During 1897 and 1898 two locos of this design were constructed. One loco, named "Trojan" became the property of Dunn & Shute and went to the "Town Dock" at Newport in July 1897. In 1903 it went the Alexandra Docks Co and on passing into GWR ownership in Jan 1922 it acquired the number 1340. In 1932 it was withdrawn from service and placed on the "Sales List" By this time it had lost the familiar Avonside dome and had probably been re-boilered. It was purchased by The Victoria Colliery Company of Wellington, Shrops. It went to Netherseal Colliery in Derbyshire. It was still there in 1942 when the colliery became The Moira Colliery Co. In 1946 was purchased by Alders of Tamworth (Paper Mill) and it remained there for the rest of its working life eventually being acquired for preservation by Mr J B True in March 1968. Trojan now resides at GWR motive Power depot at Didcot. The other loco went to Handen Hold Colliery in Co Durham and was broken up in the late 1930's It was named "Whitehall" and carried a J&G Joicey number plate 457. The locos mainly differed by Trojan having 2 Giffard No5 injectors and 457 having 1 injector and 1 crosshead feed pump. The kit has the "Trojan" name and "1340" number plate as part of the kit.
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