70013 OLIVER CROMWELL: VOLUME 1 (2008-2011)

Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes (100 minutes)

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This all action video features the very best of ex-British Railway Standard Class 7MT ‘Britannia’ Class Locomotive, No. 70013 Oliver Cromwell’ at its very best. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the last express passenger locomotive in service in full cry as we see the locomotive in service in full cry as we see the locomotive during the first half of the locomotives second Mainline career. Most of the shots are already featured on the "Mainline Diary" DVDs, but also includes some previously unseen footage, along with some extend sequences.

Content Includes:
2008
September 11th – Cathedrals Express to Bristol – 5 locations (including scenes of the engine being prepared at Southall the day before).
September 14th – Cathedrals Express to Exeter – 6 locations including Honiton Bank & Milborne Port.

2009
March 1st – St.David Day Special – 4 locations with plenty of high-speed running.
March 14th – Golden Arrow (the last ever steam working on the Folkestone Harbour Branch) – seen from various different angles on the steep 1 in 30 climb out of the harbour station.
April 5th – ‘Royal Duchy’ doubleheading with 5029 ‘Nunney Castle’ – 4 locations on Whiteball.
April 7th – ‘Great Britain II doubleheading with 34067 ‘Tangmere’ – 6 locations
May 30th – ‘Bath & Bristol Steam Express’ (this was the very first of what is now a regular train from Poole- Bristol) – 6 locations, including Parkstone Bank
June 13th – ‘Dartmouth Express’ – 7 locations including some fantastic scenes at Dawlish
July 16th – ‘Cathedrals Express to Worcester – 5 locations including a record run up Sapperton Bank
July 25th – ‘Devonian’ (first Britannia to work solo over the Devon Banks) – 10 locations

2010
March 6th – Seen tackling the 1 in 70 climb to Upton Scudamore in wonderful spring weather.
April 3rd, doubleheading with ‘Black 5’ 44871 on the ‘Royal Duchy’ – 7 locations.
April 7th & 8th, ‘Great Britain III’ – Plymouth-Bristol & The Lickey Incline (12 locations) with Black 5 44871.
April 9th, ‘Great Britain III’ –Preston-Glasgow – 6 locations including Shap & Beattock.
April 11th, ‘Great Britain III’ – Glasgow-Aberdeen-Inverness – 9 locations including the timeless stretch of railway at Insch.
April 13th, ‘Great Britain III’ doubleheading over the Highland Mainline with 61994 ‘The Great Marquess’ & crossing the Tay & Forth Bridges solo (9 locations).

2011
June 18th – ‘West Somerset Explorer’ seen from several locations along the Berks & Hants.
October 22nd – ‘Devonian’ doubleheading with 6024 ‘King Edward I’ – 10 locations.