By Thomas Homes on 17/11/2015

One of the most famous locomotives made at the GWR works at Swindon has returned 'home' passing through Old Railway Quarter to the neighbouring STEAM Museum.

King George V rolled out of the GWR Swindon works as the first 'King' class built at the famous factory in June 1927, and within two months was shipped to the US to feature in the Baltimore and Ohio railroad's celebrations.

Steam Museum Train Movement

It's out of service and steam now, and housed at the National Rail museum in York, but for the 175th anniversary of the Great Western Railway and the founding of the Swindon works next year, it's back at the STEAM Museum in the old Swindon works.

It arrived on the back of a low-loader, trundling in to Swindon along the M4, and STEAM has closed its doors for the next week to make room for it and the City of Truro, which is also a new star attraction.

Steam Museum Train Movement

Thomas Homes is developing what remains of the old GWR Swindon works into Old Railway Quarter, providing 124 one and two bedroom apartments, as well as office space. Conversion apartments in the historic listed GWR buildings are currently on sale from £159,950.

For more information contact the Old Railway Quarter sales centre on tel: 01793 497974.

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