Wednesday 19 October 2011

Steam locomotive Oliver Cromwell makes landmark journey

Steam locomotive Oliver Cromwell makes landmark journey

We've had the King George II returning to Didcot and Tornado besting Shap Fell and Beattock Bank on its way from Crewe to Glasgow, now the Oliver Cromwell has made its début on the Swanage line in Dorset (in Dorset?  I'd recommend it to anyone!  Boom-boom! >groans<).  The march of steam continues!

The National Rail Museum is doing sterling work in ensuring its exhibits continue to run on the railway lines of today and can be enjoyed by a new generation; like all historic machines it is far better to have them still running than sitting behind glass in a museum building - they need to be out there doing what they were designed to do.  It's great to see more and more steam trains still breaking records, still achieving firsts while running new excursions all over the country, and bodes well for all these fantastic locomotives.

1 comment:

  1. I do love your blog. I'm on a very modern train right now, along the New England coast.


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