BR Britannia Class 7MT 70000 ‘Britannia’
The Beautiful English countryside backdrops the BR Britannia 70000!
This is terrific photography of the BR Britannia Class 7MT 70000 ‘Britannia’ hauling the 1Z70 The West Somerset Steam Express through Kintbury shows us the power of this engine!
The sound of the locomotive working hard is second to none!
This British Railways (BR) Standard Class 7 (Britannia class) locomotive was built for express passenger service and has crisscrossed much of the English countryside during her years of service. She sports a Brunswick Green paint job with a British Railways crest.
Some quick facts about the BR 70000 Britannia!
- Builder – British Railways Crewe works 1951
- Standard gauge – standard 4 feet 8 1/2 inches
- Standard Class 7
- Fuel – 7 tons of coal
- Wheel Configuration – 4-6-2
- Max speed 75 mph
- Tractive effort – 32150 lbf
Let us know if you have ever taken a ride on the behind the BR Britannia Class 7MT 70000! We would love to hear about your experience!