Steam locomotive 4144 arrives back at the Didcot Railway Centre

4144 at the Didcot Railway Centre
Credit: Paul A Thacker

GWR 41XX Class No. 4144 has returned to its home of the Didcot Railway Centre after a holiday.

The locomotive has been away at the Severn Valley Railway for most of this year hauling services at the heritage railway in Kidderminster.

4144 now returns to Didcot to be available for their steaming days, more information can be found here.

Going back to the Severn Valley Railway from the Didcot Railway Centre was 813, which has spent some time at the GWR museum hauling trains.

We have visited the Didcot Railway Centre before, and would definitely recommend a visit. Especially if you are a Great Western fan!

About 4144

4144 was built in 1946 by the Great Western Railway and is one of the 5101 class of locomotives. 4144 is a medium-sized tank engine and was used for suburban and local passenger services of the Great Western Railway network, this includes the Severn Valley branch in BR days.

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