|City of Truro|
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| Number 3440 City Of Truro is a GWR Class 4-4-0 locomotive, designed by George Jackson Churchward and built in 1903. It is one of the contenders for the first steam locomotive to travel in excess of 100 miles per hour. City of Truro was timed at 8.8 seconds between two quarter-mile posts whilst hauling the "Ocean Mails" special from Plymouth to London Paddington on 9 May 1904. The time was recorded from the train by Charles Rous-Marten, who wrote for The Railway Magazine and other journals. If exact (Rous-Marten's stopwatch read in multiples of 1/5 second), this time would correspond to a speed of 102.3 mph (164.6 km/h), while 9 seconds would correspond to exactly 100 mph.|
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