• Oliver Cromwell

    Image ID
    FOT630107
    Rights
    RM Rights Managed
    Image Details
    Image File Attributes
    1.7 MB
    JPEG
    Image Dimensions
    3456 x 2304 px
    Image Print Size (at 300 ppi)
    293 x 195 mm
    11.5 x 7.7 in
    Visual Size @300ppi
    Keywords
    Oliver Cromwell Steam Locomotive Engine 70013 British Railways Coal Fire Piston Wheel Rail Carriage Smoke Driver Passenger 1st First 2nd Second Class
    Description
    70013 Oliver Cromwell is a British Railways standard class 7 (also known as the Britannia class) preserved steam locomotive. The locomotive is notable as one of the four steam locomotives which worked the last steam railtour on British Rail (BR) in 1968 before the introduction of a steam ban. 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. On 3 October 1966? 70013 entered Crewe Works and became the last BR-owned steam locomotive to undergo routine heavy overhaul, being out-shopped after a special ceremony in February 1967. 70013 was selected to operate the last steam passenger train prior to the abolition of steam traction on British Railways lines, and in the summer of 1968 Oliver Cromwell hauled several specials, culminating in the Fifteen Guinea Special which ran between Liverpool and Carlisle on 11 August that year and which 70013 hauled on the Manchester to Carlisle leg of the trip.
    Uploader
    Kevin Mark Hill
    Contributor
    Kevin Mark Hill
    Date Taken
    2009-06-06
    Uploaded on
    2009-10-29
    Collection
    Travel
    Category
    Transport
    Sub Category
    Railways
    Setting
    Outdoor
    Point of view
    Above camera
    People
    Without people
    Dominant colour
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