SRL No 349 BR Britannia No 70003 at Thetford with the RCTS Great Eastern Commemorative railtour 31st March 1962
BR Britannia Class 4-6-2 No 70003 'John Bunyan' at Thetford with the RCTS The Great Eastern Commemorative rail tour 31st March 1962. The Britannia will take over from Holden J17 Class No 65567 for the run back to London Liverpool St station. No 70003 had started the rail tour at LLS for the run to Norwich Thorpe at 09.10am where the J17 took over. The tour was run to mark the passing of steam over the Great Eastern main line. No 65567 was withdrawn in August 1962 from 31B March shed. The Brit was more fortunate moving north to 12A Carlisle Kingmoor in 1963 for a four year stay, withdrawn March 1967.
Simon Lathlane Collection