Thursday, 12 January 2012

Britannia being re-painted for Royal Train?

The first British Rail Standard Locomotive No. 70000 Britannia has been back in service for 7 months in black livery and is now back at Crewe where it is to be repainted into BR green.

Some details of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebratory events have just been announced, and it is now very likely that the engine will be used on the Royal Train as part of these in the Olympic year.
Some details of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebratory events have just been announced, and it is now very likely that the engine will be used on the Royal Train as part of these in the Olympic year.

The engine’s last trip in unlined black was for Steam Dreams between Southend and Winchester on December 10. The train was a sell-out and this is sure to be repeated again when the engine carries it’s new livery.
It departed Southall for Crewe the next day to be repainted into BR Green. The engine was overhauled there over several years, and was of course, originally built at Crewe.


http://www.rail.co.uk/rail-news/2011/brittania-being-repainted/

David Gambles

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