BR Britannia Class 7MT 4-6-0 no 70013 Oliver Cromwell slides quietly into the loop at Beattock, heading south from Edinburgh today. The locomotive was pulling the return leg of the Railway Touring Company's 'Auld Reekie' excursion, between Manchester and Edinburgh.
Oliver Cromwell has been in Scotland since April 9, see here. It went up to Inverness with the Great Britain 111.
The loco also hauled the SRPS Railtours Forth Circle excursions last weekend over the Forth Bridge, along the Fife Coast and round the Fife Circle then along the recently re-opened railway through Kincardine and Alloa to Stirling. Read the report on these here.
After a short stop at Beattock to let other traffic play though, here is Oliver Cromwell pulling away, next stop Lockerbie, then back to England.
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