‘Oliver Cromwell’ set for Spring Steam Gala

With the addition of Britannia Class 7MT 4-6-2 70013 ‘Oliver Cromwell’ the Spring Gala promises to be the most spectacular in the Railway’s 50 year history

We have previously announced that two locomotives will be visiting the KWVR for our Spring Steam Gala on March 9th - 11th - SDJR 7F 2-8-0 53808 and LMS 'Black 5' 4-6-0 44871 - but now it is THREE!.

We're delighted to announce a third locomotive, and arguably the most prestigious, subject to final contact, BR 'Britannia' Class 7MT 70013 'Oliver Cromwell'. 'Cromwell' will arrive via our mainline connection and comes courtesy of the National Railway Museum and 5305 Locomotive Association, who are custodians of the locomotive.

As seen in the photographs in this post, 70013 last visited in February 2009 and this will be its last appearances before withdrawal for overhaul.

Three visiting locomotives plus the home fleet will result in one our biggest visiting locomotive line ups ever! Surely a perfect way to kick-start our 50th Anniversary celebration and we are sure you will all agree and support the Railway in this great 2018 Gala.