THE smallest main line locomotive at Didcot Railway Centre got star billing at the centre’s Centenarians weekend, when all the trains in use were more than 100 years old.

Driver Mick Jarvis was at the controls of Trojan, an 0-4-0 saddle tank engine built in 1897 to work at Newport Docks, in South Wales.

Trojan passed into the hands of the Great Western Railway in 1923 and after being sold for industrial use in 1932 was secured for preservation at Didcot by a member of the Great Western Society in 1968. After a long restoration project it returned to steam at the centre in 2002.

Also in action on Saturday and Sunday was the newly rebuilt GWR steam railmotor No 93, which first took to the rails in 1908.