‘Cromwell’ tribute to RHN Hardy

A FLORAL wreath in tribute to former Doncaster Premium Apprentice and BR divisional manager
R H N (Dick) Hardy, who died on February 18, is carried by BR ‘Standard’ No. 70013 Oliver Cromwell, which is approaching Stratford on February 22.

BR ‘Britannia’ 4-6-2 70013 Oliver Cromwell fittingly carries a wreath in memory of Richard (Dick) Hardy, former Assistant District Motive Power Superintendent at Stratford and District Motive Power Superintendent at Liverpool Street when the ‘Britannias’ were in charge of the GE expresses from Liverpool St. Here, Oliver Cromwell digs in to the 1-in-70 climb from Liverpool St towards Bethnal Green at the head of Steam Dreams 10.20 1Z60 Liverpool St-Norwich ‘Cathedral Express’ on February 22, 2018.

A hot big end was discovered on the loco at Diss, and it continued to Norwich for repairs at reduced speed.

An obituary to Mr Hardy appears on page 51. A two-part feature on the life of Dick Hardy appeared in the April and May 2015 issues. Picture: GRAHAM NUTTALL

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