Vol 31: 70013 Oliver Cromwell, Mainline 2009

Since returning to the mainline in August 2008, Oliver Cromwell has quickly established herself (all steam locomotives, like ships, are female) as a great favourite with enthusiasts and passengers. From Folkestone to Plymouth, from Poole to Carlisle, this volume records her progress around the country during the year.

Available on Blu-ray and DVD.

You Tube clips:
Didcot after dark
Magor, Pewsey and the South Devon banks


(1 hour 54 minutes)

Sat 28-Feb The Great Northern (Cleethorpes-Scunthorpe-Doncaster-Kings Cross): Retford; Wood Walton; Kings Cross.

Sun 01-Mar St David’s Day Special (Paddington-Swindon-Badminton-Newport and return): Rodbourne, Magor; Rumney Marsh;Bristol Parkway; Didcot.

Sat 14-Mar The Golden Arrow (Waterloo-Brixton-Tonbridge-Folkestone, Folkestone Harbour-Folkestone (x3), Ashford-Canterbury-Whitstable-Waterloo): Chelsfield; Folkestone; Sturry; Reculver; Sole Street bank.

Thu 02-Apr The Cathedrals Express (Victoria-Staines-Swindon-Bristol -Newbury-Staines-Victoria): Cholsey; Uffington; Corston; Claverton; Etchilhampton; New Mills, Pewsey.

Mon 13-Apr The Cathedrals Express (Victoria-Woking-Havant-Salisbury-Yeovil Jc-Salisbury-Havant-Epsom-Victoria): Buriton; Lockerley; Wardour; Oborne; Petersfinger, Salisbury; Chalton Down.

Sat 09-May ThePalatine (Victoria-South Acton-Oakham-Sheffield): Sharnbrook; Harringworth; Dronfield; Barrow Hill.

Sat 23-May TheDorsetCoast Express (Norwich-Cambridge-Stevenage-Staines-Eastleigh-Poole): Battledown.

Sat 30-May The Bath And Bristol Steam Express (Poole-Eastleigh-Salisbury-Bristol and return): Poole; Bapton; Stockton; Corston; Upton Scudamore.

Sat 13-Jun TheDartmouth Express (Bristol-Kingswear-Bristol): Bristol Temple Meads; Whiteball; Saltern Cove; Churston; Maypool; Flax Bourton.

Sun 28-Jun The Pembroke Coast Express (Bristol-Pontyclun-Felin Fran-Carmarthen, Pembroke Dock-Felin Fran-Pontyclun-Bristol): Narroways Junction, Bristol; Llanharran; Ferryside (filmed from Llansteffan); leaving Tenby; Pilning.

Thu 16-Jul The Cathedrals Express (London-Swindon-Cheltenham-Worcester and return): South Stoke; Coates; Churchdown; Chalford; Sapperton.

Sat 25-Jul The Devonian (Bristol-Plymouth-Bristol): Beam Bridge; Whiteball; Dainton; Rattery; Hemerdon; Combe Fishacre; Burlescombe.

Thu 30-Jul The Cathedrals Express (London-Hove-Chichester-PortsmouthHarbour and return): Balcombe; Portsmouth Harbour; Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth; Balcombe; East Croydon; London Victoria.

Thu 06-Aug The Cathedrals Express (London-Salisbury-Bristol and return): Deane; Upton Scudamore.

Thu 13-Aug The Cathedrals Express (London-Redhill-Reading-Oxford and return): Ranmore Common; Shere.

Sun 30-Aug The Cumbrian Mountain Express (York-Leeds-Settle-Carlisle and return): Ribblehead; Birkett Common.

Mon 31-Aug, Tue 1-Sep The Scarborough Spa Express (York-Knaresborough -Harrogate-Leeds-York-Scarborough and return): Hessay; Knaresborough; Bolton Percy; York; Barton-le-Willows; Knaresborough.

70013 Oliver Cromwell belongs to the National Railway Museum and is in the care of the 5305 Locomotive Association.


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