GWR No. 1340 Trojan

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GWR No. 1340 Trojan
1340 Didcot (1).jpg
Type and origin
Power type Steam
Designer Avonside Engine Company
Builder Avonside Engine Company
Serial number 1386
Build date 1897
Configuration 0-4-0ST
Gauge 4 ft 8 12 in (1,435 mm) standard gauge
Driver dia. 3 ft (0.914 m)
Length 20 ft 1 in (6.12 m)
Loco weight 22.85 long tons (23.22 t; 25.59 short tons)
Fuel type Coal
Fuel capacity 10 long tons 0 cwt (22,400 lb or 10.2 t)
Water cap 630 imp gal (2,900 l; 760 US gal)
 • Firegrate area
8.25 sq ft (0.766 m2)
Boiler pressure 160 psi (1,100 kPa)
Cylinders two outside
Cylinder size 14 in × 20 in (356 mm × 508 mm)
Performance figures
Tractive effort 11,100 lbf (49,000 N)
Power class unclassed
Disposition Preserved

GWR No. 1340 is an 0-4-0ST steam locomotive, built in 1897 (Works No. 1386) by the Avonside Engine Company of Bristol, England.

Her first owners were Messrs Dunn & Shute of Newport Town Dock. In 1903 she was purchased by the Alexandra Docks Railway. This was absorbed into the Great Western Railway in 1923.

In July 1932, the GWR sold her to the Netherseal colliery, Burton-on-Trent. She changed hands again in 1947, going to Alders (Tamworth) Ltd.


Trojan is now preserved at the Didcot Railway Centre.

In fiction[edit]

Percy the Small Engine has Trojan's shape but has the bunker of a 1361 locomotive (which has Percy's shape but a different 0-6-0ST wheel arrangement).[citation needed]


Agenoria Models produces a brass etch kit for both 4 mm and 7 mm scales.

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