Steam Locomotives in Dover Priory Railway Station, England
Photographs of three different steam locomotives that have called at my hometown of Dover, Kent, UK:
1) The Funeral Locomotive of King George VI
A view of the BR Britannia Class 7MT 4-6-2 no 70000 Britannia Steam Locomotive hauling the 12-coach “Cathedrals Express” passenger train as she passed through Dover Priory Rail Station at 5.47 pm on Thursday, the 7th of April, 2011.
For many years, Britannia had her cab roof painted white. This was to commemorate her pulling the funeral train of King George VI (of “The King’s Speech” film/movie fame) from Norfolk to London following his death on the 6th of February 1952 at Sandringham House, Norfolk.
2) The Oliver Cromwell 70013 Steam Locomotive
The BR Class 7MT 4-6-2 no 70013 Oliver Cromwell Steam Locomotive venting steam on Platform 1 at 6.16 pm, Sunday the 3rd of September, 2011. On the left is a British Rail Class 395 Javelin EMU Train (photo link).
The Oliver Cromwell is a British Railways standard class 7 (also known as the Britannia class) preserved steam locomotive.
The locomotive is notable as one of the four steam locomotives that worked the last British Railways steam railtour (the “Fifteen Guinea Special”) in 1968 before the introduction of a steam ban.
3) The Canterbury Tornado 60163 Steam Locomotive
The LNER Peppercorn Class A1 4-6-2 no 60163 Tornado Steam Locomotive venting steam on Platform 1 of Dover Priory at 5.47 pm on Saturday, June the 18th, 2011.
Steam locomotives are sometimes called steam trains; railway stations are sometimes called rail stations or train stations.
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