Thursday, September 03, 2009

Oliver Cromwell in Crossgates!

Engine number 70013 Oliver Cromwell pulling the Scarborough Flyer.

And on the return journey later that day.

One of 55 of the "Britannia" class, Oliver Cromwell was built at Crewe Works, being completed on 30 May 1951. 70013 was initially allocated to Norwich depot (BR shed code 32A) on the Eastern Region of British Railways and employed on London to Norwich expresses. The locomotive is notable as one of the four steam locomotives which worked the last steam railtour on British Rail in 1968 before the introduction of a steam ban.