Ex BR Standard Class 7MT Britannia Class 4-6-2 Pacific
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The star attraction of the 2009 NYMR Autumn Steam Gala was the visit to the North York Moors National Park of the Ex British Railways Standard 4-6-2 Pacific Locomotive No. 70013 OLIVER CROMWELL looking smart in its BR express locomotive green livery built at Crewe Locomotive Works in 1951.
Technical detail specifications of locomotive 70013: Boiler pressure of 70013: 250 lbf/sq.in. superheated, Weight of 70013: loco 94.0 tons, tender 49.2 tons, Wheel diameter of 70013: 3' 0'', 6' 2", 3' 3½", Valve gear of 70013: Walschaerts piston valves, Cylinders (diameter x stroke) of 70013: 20" x 28" (O), Tractive effort of 70013: 32160 lbf., BR Power classification of 70013: Class 7MT, Route availability RA 7
70013 OLIVER CROMWELL coaling up at Grosmont locomotive sheds and works.
70013 OLIVER CROMWELL standing in Glaisdale Station en route to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.
70013 waits in Grosmont Station.
70013 waits patiently!
The driving cab of 7MT 70013 OLIVER CROMWELL, a classic BR standard Britannia Class Pacific
70013 almost ready to go!
70013 pulling out of Grosmont Station.
70013 working somewhat more harder hauling the return train to Pickering up out of Eskdale.
70013 OLIVER CROMWELL coasts down to Eskdale with a train from Pickering.
70013 OLIVER CROMWELL working hard up the bank out of Glaisdale Station with an NYMR Grosmont - Battersby train.
Great Central Railway Winter Gala: A classic BR standard 7MT 4-6-2 Pacific Locomotive 70013 OLIVER CROMWELL with THE IRISH MAIL headboard from one of its former British Railways duties. She was built at Crewe Locomotive Works in 1951.
Great Central Railway Winter Gala: Loco 70013 Oliver Cromwell pulling away from Quorn and Woodhouse Station with a Leicester-Loughborough train.
Great Central Railway Winter Gala 2009: 70013 backs into Loughborough station as Ex GWR 2-6-2T tank engine 4141 heads for Leicester.
70013 Oliver Cromwell after arrival in Leicester North Station with a train from Loughbrough.
Great Central Railway Winter Gala: 70013 waiting to depart from Loughborough ...
... and finally on its way to Leicester.
Great Central Railway Winter Gala: 70013 Oliver Cromwell entering Quorn and woodhouse Station with a north-bound train and 63395 passing by on the other side heading south with a freight train.
Great Central Railway - GCR workshops and shed yard at Loughborough: 63601 next to 70013
70013 OLIVER CROMWELL paired with 30777 SIR LAMIEL at York Station ...
... the double header heads south en route to ?
Two photographs of 70013 OLIVER CROMWELL by the coaling stage and on the turntable of Leicester Locomotive Depot (London Midland depot) in April 1963, the shed, coaling stage and roundhouse are long since gone! My great thanks to Paul Gray for allowing me to use these historic black and white photographs on my 'homage page' to 70013 OLIVER CROMWELL.
What 70013 might have looked like at the end of steam and British Railways!
Many great express passenger locomotives were in the most appalling state! (as is this old photo from 1967!)
BR Standard Class 7MT Britannia 4-6-2 Pacific 70054 DORNOCH FIRTH on Stoke Shed 1963 (photos thanks to Paul Gray from Gedney, South Lincolnshire, England)
Britannia Pacific 70018 FLYING DUTCHMAN in the 1960s Crewe? (image thanks to Paul Gray)
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