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OUT OF THE OLD INTO THE NEW

A historic steam locomotive and tender weighing more than 100t were moved between old and new museums in the centre of Birmingham last weekend. Built in 1939 and officially retired in 1964 after covering more than 2.5M km, the 'City of Birmingham' was originally housed in the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI). It is now in its new home 3km away in the £20M Discovery Centre after a two day operation which involved widespread road closures in Birmingham and removal of the outside ...

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