Vol 53: Mainline 2011, BR Standard Class 7 Locos

Featuring the two survivor’s of British Railways’ first class of Standard locomotives

  • Fresh from overhaul, painted unlined black and without nameplates (as during her first few months in service in 1951), 70000 Britannia proved powerful and reliable during 2011. She is seen on her test run, her first revenue-earning train, and 13 other tours around the south of England.
  • 70013 Oliver Cromwell’s third full year of mainline work saw her work from Cornwall to Carlisle and from Holyhead to East Anglia. She is seen on seven solo tours and double-heading with 6024 King Edward I over the South Devon Banks.

Available on Blu-ray or DVD.

YouTube clip: Britannia at Radley and Cholsey, 7th April.


70013 Oliver Cromwell

Mar 12th, The Lincoln Imp (Victoria-Melton Mowbray-Nottingham-Lincoln-Grantham-Kings Cross)
Sharnbrook; Welland viaduct, Harringworth; Frisby On The Wreake.

May 7th, The Yorkshireman (Watford Jc-Bletchley-Bedford-Corby-Chesterfield-York and return)
Colton Junction (outward and return); Hasland, nr Chesterfield.

May 22nd, The Spitfire (Victoria-Maidstone East-Dover-Canterbury-Faversham; Faversham-Gillingham, Sheerness-Faversham; return to Victoria)
Shepherds Well; Swale lift-bridge; Faversham; Canterbury East.

Jun 23rd, The Cathedrals Express (Victoria-Staines-Salisbury-Bristol and return)
Oakley; Stockton; Bishopstrow; Corston; Claverton; Westbury; Upton Scudamore; Grateley;

Aug 21st, The North Wales Cost Express (Liverpool-Chester-Holyhead and return)
Conwy Morfa; Valley; Stanley Embankment; Ty Croes; Penmaenmawr.

Aug 25th, The Cathedrals Express (Preston-Settle-Carlisle-Shap-Preston)
Selside; Ribblehead; Penrith; Shap.

Aug 30th, Scarborough Spa Express (York-Wakefield-York-Scarborough and return)

70013 Oliver Cromwell & 6024 King Edward I

Oct 22nd, The Devonian (Bristol-Plymouth and return)
Beam Bridge; Whiteball tunnel; Dainton; Rattery; Combe Fishacre; Dainton; Rewe.

70000 Britannia

Mar 16th, Test run (Crewe-Chester-Hereford-Bristol)
Gresford; All Stretton; Church Stretton.

Apr 7th, The Cathedrals Express (Oxford-Kensington Olympia-Canterbury and return)
Radley; Cholsey.

Apr 23rd, The Cathedrals Express (Paddington-Oxford -Warwick-Stratford and return)
South Stoke; Budbrooke; Hatton North junction; Bishopton, leaving Stratford; Fenny Compton; Radley.

Jul 14th, The Cathedrals Express (Lewes-Kensington Olympia-Ely and return)
Ely, March.

Jul 12th & 19th, The Dorset Coast Express (Victoria-Southampton-Weymouth & return)
Wandsworth Town; Brookwood; Bournemouth; Winterborne Monkton; Popham tunnels.

Jul 28th, The Cathedrals Express (Salisbury-Canterbury and return)
Salisbury to Porton from Figsbury Ring; Sole Street bank.

Aug 3rd/Oct 5th, The Bath Spa Express (Poole-Eastleigh-Salisbury-Bristol and return)
Claverton; Upton Scudamore;

Sep 6th, The Atlantic Coast Express (Newquay-Plymouth-Exeter-Oakhampton)
Draw Woods; East Largin viaduct; Hemerdon; Crediton.

Sep 10th, The Pompey Pacific (Taunton-Bristol-Salisbury-Portsmouth Harbour and return)
Upton Scudamore; Petersfinger,  Salisbury; Alderbury; Lockerley; Hanging Langford; Bapton.

Oct 12th, VSOE Excursion (Victoria-Staines-Newbury-Bristol and return)
Crofton, Market Lavington.

Dec 1st, The Cathedrals Express (Willsden-Swindon-Bristol and return)
Steventon; Baulking; Uffington; Swindon; Didcot.

Dec 3rd, The Cathedrals Express (Euston-Northampton-Chester and return)
Althorpe; Polesworth.

Dec 10th, The Cathedrals Express (Southend-Willesden-Staines-Winchester-Eastleigh and return)
Chalkwell; Winchfield; Oakley; Winchester.


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