BR 4-6-2 Britannia Class 'Oliver Cromwell' 70013, circa 2012 - Rail Legends
Rail Legends, is a superbly detailed collection of static die-cast locomotives marking the golden age of British steam. Each model comes with a rail track effect plinth and clear plastic presentation case from which the locomotive can be detached.
'Oliver Cromwell' was the fourteenth of fifty-five Standard Class 7 (Britannia Class) locomotives to be built. No.70013 entered service on the 30th May 1951 allocated to British Railways Norwich depot before moving to Ipswich in September 1958. 'Oliver Cromwell' spent time at five different sheds over the next decade until it travelled by road to Alan Bloom's steam museum at Bressingham Gardens at the end of its main-line working life.
In 2004 No. 70013 moved to the Great Central Railway where it was fully dismantled and rebuilt ready for return to main-line working in preparation for the 40th anniversary of the end of steam. 'Oliver Cromwell' now forms part of the National Railway Collection and runs regular excursions preserved in a Brunswick Green livery and carrying the BR late totem as it would have worn in its final main-line years of service.
Caution: This item is an adult collectible designed for use by persons 14 years of age and older.