Model Details

Class 7 Locomotive - Oliver Cromwell

U.K.
70013

Class 7 Locomotive - Oliver Cromwell

Years Released: 1973 1974 1975 (Model Year pages)
Model released for 3 years.

Model: Class 7 Locomotive - Oliver Cromwell
Running Number: 70013
Category: Steam Locomotives
Steam Locomotives
Locomotive Class: Class 7
Class 7
Designer: Robert A. Riddles
Class Information: Mixed traffic Class 7 Britannia locomotives were built between 1951 and 1954 as the final British Railways standard design. One member of the class 70013 Oliver Cromwell has the distinction of being the last official steam locomotive to haul a revenue train on August 11, 1968. More...
Weight: 143 tons
Purpose: Express Passenger & Freight
Wheel Arrangement: 4-6-2
Wheel Arrangement Name: Pacific
4-6-2
Model Information: Also listed in catalogues as Standard Class 7 Locomotive.
Models Produced: * 18,000
* Information from Triang & Hornby, The Story of Rovex, Volumes 1, 2 and 3 - Pat Hammond
Logo & Box Style:

1973

1974 1975

1973 1974 1975
Company: B.R. - British Railways
Logo: B.R. Late Crest
Logo Years: 1956 - 1967
British Railways
Livery: B.R. Green
B.R. Green
Livery Details: Brunswick green with orange and black lining with yellow lettering.
Company Information: British Railways came into existence in 1948 when the dominating four British railway companies amalgamated. Steam traction on British Railways ended in 1968 and the system was re-branded as British Rail.

Model Ranking:
Current: 427 - June 2017
Previous: 320 - May 2017
Movement: (-107)

Model Year Details (3)

YEAR CAT MODEL
1973 R.552 1973
Class 7 Locomotive - Oliver Cromwell
1974 R.552 1974
Class 7 Locomotive - Oliver Cromwell
1975 R.552 1975
Class 7 Locomotive - Oliver Cromwell

Related Service Sheets (4)

NO SERVICE SHEET NAME ISSUE DATE
88 4-6-2 Oliver Cromwell - R.552 June 1974
88A 4-6-2 Britannia - R.063 September 1976
88A (Back) 4-6-2 Britannia - R.063 - Back September 1976
98 Ring Field Motor Power Unit - R.550, R.552, R.859, R.861, R.863 June 1974

Model Photos & Notes (1)

DATE TYPE TITLE AUTHOR
16 Feb 2008 Information Running Ian

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Model Catalogue Information

YEAR INFORMATION
1973 Locomotive driving wheels are of finer scale profile and fully flanged.
1974 The smooth performance of the Ringfield motor enables the intricate movement of the valve gear to be seen clearly, in particular at slow speed.

Motor Information

YEAR MOTOR
1973 Ringfield
1974 Ringfield
1975 Ringfield

Price List

YEAR UK PRICE
1973 £10.82
1974 £10.75
1975 £12.50

Catalogue Images (3)

R.552 - Class 7 Locomotive - Oliver Cromwell - 1973
R.552 Class 7 Locomotive - Oliver Cromwell - 1973

R.552 - Class 7 Locomotive - Oliver Cromwell - 1974
R.552 Class 7 Locomotive - Oliver Cromwell - 1974

R.552 - Class 7 Locomotive - Oliver Cromwell - 1975
R.552 Class 7 Locomotive - Oliver Cromwell - 1975


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