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'Steam special' opening


Last week's opening of the £14.3M Burngullow Redoubling project on the St Austell to Truro line in Cornwall was performed by a 'steam special' hauled by the world famous City of Truro locomotive. The 11km of new track removes the longest single track bottleneck between London and Penzance. A new high speed train power car was named 'City of Truro' and a plaque unveiled at Truro station by transport minister Tony McNulty to mark the occasion. Client was Network Rail Great Western, Amey Rail was the main contractor, and Scott Wilson was responsible for site investigation and detailed design.

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