Ocean Mail over Beam Bridge
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Great Western Railway ”City” Class 4-4-0 No. 3440 “City of Truro” passes the Beam Bridge Inn at over 90mph during its record breaking descent of Wellington Bank with an Ocean Mail special from Plymouth on Monday 9th May 1904. A maximum speed of 102.3mph was claimed to have been attained near Westford before the brakes were applied because 3 members of a permanent way gang were loitering on the track.
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