08 April 2009

Oliver Cromwell


the imposing 70013 Oliver Cromwell was completed in 1951

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TGP goes to the museum

Toms odd bits

Oliver Cromwell (70013) leaving Whitstable Station Smudge9000(Flickr Stream)
©Smudge 9000 (Flickr under Creative Commons)

The Great Britain II tour arrived at Plymouth station hauled by the stunning Oliver Cromwell and Nunney Castle engines.

Lucky passengers on board the scenic Penzance-Bristol trip had the chance to sample dazzling views over St Michael's Mount, in Cornwall, before crossing Brunel's impressive Royal Albert Bridge, with its superb views over the Tamar estuary.

A British Railways Standard Class 7, the imposing 70013 Oliver Cromwell was completed in 1951 and was one of just four locomotives to work the last steam rail tour before the 1968 steam ban.

This is Plymouth

Not seen any local pictures of this event yet, but did find this stunning shot of the train by Smudge 9000. As always I encourage you to view more of his photos here

1 comment:

  1. Nunney Castle didn't make it to Plymouth as it had failed with a hot box at Newton Abbot on the Royal Duchy railtour on Sunday. 34067 Tangmere was its replacement on the Great Britain II.


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