No. 70013 Oliver Cromwell

  • Blue ‘King’ confirmed for Cotswold Festival of Steam

    Blue ‘King’ confirmed for Cotswold Festival of Steam

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    THE Great Western Society’s Collett 4-6-0 King Edward II will return to the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway later this spring to take part in the line’s Cotswold Festival of Steam on May 25-27.  It will be the second visit by Didcot-based No. 6023 to the ‘Gloucs-Warks’ in as many years, having starred at the same event last…

  • GCR to become ‘Cromwell’s’ new custodian?

    GCR to become ‘Cromwell’s’ new custodian?

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    THE 14-year relationship between ‘Britannia’ No. 70013 Oliver Cromwell and the 5305 Locomotive Association (5305LA) has come to an end. The BR Pacific’s owner, the National Railway Museum, has decreed the custodial agreement between the two organisations would not be extended. Instead responsibility for the locomotive could be passed directly to the Great Central Railway…

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