‘Oliver Cromwell’ returns to Essex


67 year-old steam train  set to pass through Essex on Thursday 22 February.

The Cathedrals Express is running the trip, which will see the train visit most of Essex’s major stations.

The historic 70013 Oliver Cromwell, a Britannia Class locomotive was built in 1951.  It can go up to 100mph, but it is now restricted to 75mph.

The steam train will leave London Liverpool Street at 10.20am  and go through these Essex stations at the times below:

Station

Departure Time

London Liverpool Street

10.20

Ilford

10.43

Gidea Park

10.56

Shenfield

11.07

Chelmsford

11.17

Witham

11.26

Marks Tey

11.36

Colchester

11.44

Once the train reaches Norwich at 13.23, it will then leave at 18.50 and pass back through the Essex stations at the times below:

Station

Departure Time

Colchester

20.53

Marks Tey

21.15

Witham

21.25

Chelmsford

21.32

Shenfield

21.44

Gidea Park

21.51

Ilford

21.57

London Liverpool Street

22.43

The LMS Stanier Black Five 45212 will also be coming to Essex soon, which was built at Armstrong Whitworth in 1935.


LMS Stanier Black Five 45212

The train is owned by the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.