Steam From The BR 70000 Britannia!

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Known as the “Brit”, BR 70000 Britannia steams across the beautiful English countryside!

The clip begins with close up shots of her meticulously clean lines and beautiful color shots of her British Railways Brunswick Green paint job.

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You can see her taking her 7 tons worth of coal prior to starting her excursion on the Settle and Carlisle Line in Northern England. The Settle and Carlisle Line was originally constructed in the 1870’s and runs 72 miles connecting Leeds and Carlisle.

The Settle and Carlisle Line was known to be one of the best constructed railway lines in England and crosses some of the most challenging terrain in North England including the Ribblehead Viaduct with its 24 arches.

Today, the Settle and Carlisle Line still carries fright and passengers and often carries tourists and railway enthusiasts on special excursions like this one with the BR 70000 Britannia!

Quick Facts

  • Rail Line: British Railways
  • Train Name: BR Standard 70000 Britannia
  • Power type: 4-6-2 Steam Locomotive Class 7
  • Builder and date: British Railways Crewe works, 1951
  • Train type: Freight/Passenger
  • Tractive Effort: 32,150 lbf
  • Maximum Speed: 75 MPH

If you’ve ever taken a ride on the Settle and Carlisle Line let us know in the comments below! Would love to hear about your experience!

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