Last Saturday, 26th March, 70013 Oliver Cromwell, successfully completed its second main line charter since returning to action following major firebox repairs. The distinctive bark of its exhaust was once again heard in its old East Anglian stamping grounds as 70013 hauled The Broadsman from Liverpool Street to Norwich and Sheringham on Network Rail and then to Holt on the North Norfolk Railway, returning via the same route.
The sight and sounds of the train bowling along at speeds of up to 75 mph were appreciated by the many spectators who clustered on station platforms and at other strategic locations en route as well as by the travelling passengers, many of whom expressed their appreciation of the trip on arrival back at Liverpool Street. The train used the rail connection between Network Rail and the North Norfolk Railway at Sheringham, once again guaranteeing large crowds to witness this event.
5305LA, the operators of Oliver Cromwell, are charged with the responsibility of ensuring that as many people as possible can witness the locomotive in action as well as being able to travel behind it at reasonable prices. Its appearance on main line charters as well as preserved railways and Open Days enables these requirements to be achieved.
By Info | Monday, March 28, 2011 | Tags : 70013