70013 - Oliver Cromwell details on steamloco.info


70013 was built by Crewe Works as an Eastern Region allocation, being based at Norwich until transfer to the LMR. Thanks to an overhaul undertaken at Crewe, she was the only member of the class operational in 1968 and was selected to haul the Fifteen Guinea Special at the end of steam. The importance of the train meant that she would join the National Collection, and in 2004 was moved to GCR for restoration to celebrate 40 years of the 1T57. Boiler ticket expires in 2018, though now performing on mainline, she is maintained annually at Loughborough prior to each season.

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