Oliver steams back to Suffolk

STEAM icon Oliver Cromwell is making another trip down the East Suffolk line on Saturday.

STEAM icon Oliver Cromwell is making another trip down the East Suffolk line on Saturday.

The Easterling rail tour in May was quickly sold out and a repeat trip has been arranged, bringing the 1951-built locomotive back to the line where it was a regular sight during its earliest years of service.

The tour starts from Liverpool Street and travels to Colchester, where it will take on water, before continuing direct to Norwich non-stop through Ipswich and Stowmarket.

It is due to pass through Ipswich between 11.40 and noon and should go through Stowmarket about 10 to 15 minutes later.

From Norwich the train runs through the southern end of the broads to Lowestoft before starting back along the East Suffolk line at 5.15pm.

It is expected to pass through Ipswich at about 7.15pm - by which time it will have come through Woodbridge, Wickham Market and Saxmundham stations.

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