OLIVER Cromwell is a ‘runner’ again.
The engine’s previous in-steam appearances were in late January 2015, but the ‘Britannia’ Pacific is now operable again at the Great Central Railway, having undergone a major schedule of work ahead of its next overhaul, which is due in 2018.
Following a successful steam test, No. 70013 began a three-weekend series of running-in at the GCR, ahead of Vehicle Acceptance Body examinations at the beginning of August, with a view to returning the locomotive to the main line around the end of the month.
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