‘Oliver Cromwell’ set for Spring Steam Gala

We have previously announced that two locomotives will be visiting the KWVR for our Spring Steam Gala on March 9th – 11th – SDJR 7F 2-8-0 53808 and LMS ‘Black 5’ 4-6-0 44871 – but now it is THREE!.

We’re delighted to announce a third locomotive, and arguably the most prestigious, subject to final contact, BR ‘Britannia’ Class 7MT 70013 ‘Oliver Cromwell’. ‘Cromwell’ will arrive via our mainline connection and comes courtesy of the National Railway Museum and 5305 Locomotive Association, who are custodians of the locomotive.

As seen in the photographs in this post, 70013 last visited in February 2009 and this will be its last appearances before withdrawal for overhaul.

Three visiting locomotives plus the home fleet will result in one our biggest visiting locomotive line ups ever! Surely a perfect way to kick-start our 50th Anniversary celebration and we are sure you will all agree and support the Railway in this great 2018 Gala.

4 comments on “‘Oliver Cromwell’ set for Spring Steam Gala

  1. Of the four locos working on the very last day of steam, 11 August 1968, nearly 50 years ago, one didn’t survive – 44781; 45110 is on display at SVR, whilst 44871 and 70013 are the other two. So, seeing them together both in working order might be a very rare occasion and well worth looking forward to. Hopefully we’ll take advantage of some interesting photo opportunities.
    The weather for tomorrow looks good, so I hope the Royal visit goes off well (just as well Oliver Cromwell isn’t there at the moment though, with memories of Charles I)

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