Dozens turn out to see steam legend

SCORES of onlookers turned out today to catch a glimpse of the magnificent locomotive Oliver Cromwell as it sped along the East Suffolk line.

SCORES of onlookers turned out today to catch a glimpse of the magnificent locomotive Oliver Cromwell as it sped along the East Suffolk line.

It was the steam legend's first run on the line, once the main line from Yarmouth and Lowestoft to London, for more than 50 years.

During the 1950s it was a regular on the route, taking tens of thousands of visitors to the Suffolk and Norfolk coast for their holidays each year.

This special train was as crowded as those specials - the train was fully sold out by its promoters the Railway Touring Company several weeks ago.

One onlooker at Westerfield said: “There were dozens of people watching - it's very interesting.”

We still want to see your pictures and any video you took of the run. Contact the Evening Star newsdesk on 01473-324794 or e-mail starnews@eveningstar.co.uk

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