70000 Britannia – almost an old friend!

70000 Britannia was one of two visitors at the Watercress Line’s Spring Steam gala 2015.  The locomotive has featured on this blog several times in the past as I’ve had the pleasure of seeing it in action on many occasions.  The odd thing for me is that despite seeing it many times, I am yet…

Oliver Cromwell on the Dorset Coast Express

Good evening, Today I got to see Oliver Cromwell hauling this weeks Dorset Coast Express. She was due to haul next weeks service but with the FBU strikes the train has been cancelled.  This is the first time I have seen the Britannia class locomotive in person and she did not disappoint.

BR Standard 7MT Britannia Class 70013 Oliver Cromwell

BR Standard 7MT class 70013 Oliver Cromwell is a very popular locomotive in operation on the mainline, so much so that it has managed to find it’s way onto the poll to find the most famous steam locomotive of all time (voting is now closed).  Unfortunately I have yet to see this locomotive myself, so…