When not performing on main line railtours, 70013 is based at the Great Central Railway in Loughborough. 70013 is currently undergoing overhaul and we are working in partnership with the Great Central Railway on 70013.
Owned by: Member of the National Collection
|Wheels||6’ 2” Diameter 4-6-2|
|Overall Length||67’ 8”|
|Weight||143 tons Engine & Tender in working order|
|Boiler Pressure||250 Lbs/sq”|
|Tractive Effort||32, 150 (lbf)|
|Tender Capacity||7 tons coal 4,250 gals water|
Allocations Originally allocated to Norwich - Thorpe Depot, 70013 was later allocated to Carlisle Kingmoor.
National Railway Museum.
Maintained and operated by the 5305 Locomotive Association
Built at Crewe Works and completed in May 1951.
On withdrawal in 1968, 70013 moved to Bressingham Steam & Gardens on 13th August 1968.
Oliver Cromwell was a star visitor to the 2004 NRM Railfest event, then moved to the Great Central Railway in Loughborough for overhaul and return to the main line.
The Brit has been a star performer on the main line and hauls railtours over the UK, and is now undergoing overhaul at the Great Central Railway. We are working in partnership with the Great Central Railway on 70013.