HISTORY returned to the streets of Winchester as a vintage locomotive wagon from 1925 steamed in.

The Little Giant is the sole survivor of its kind, and was on display outside the City Museum on Tuesday.

It has been extensively restored and conserved by staff at Hampshire Cultural Trust and is kept in running order to attend events across the country.

Ross McGauran, learning manager at the trust, said: “We have a vast collection of vehicles and it’s nice for the public to get to see them

“There’s been lots of interest from different age groups, and it’s always great to display what a great past Hampshire has.”

The wagon was first brought and operated by W.J King to use in the quarry industry in December 1924.

Volunteer Allen Down said: “This morning, I took it up the road and reversed it onto the pavement - it’s great fun.

“It’s brilliant to be keeping it alive, and seeing the look on people’s faces is priceless. Nothing beats a good blast from the past.”