42 years since I last saw 70013 "Oliver Cromwell"
as it stormed out of Manchester Exchange station heading towards
Salford on one of the farewell specials. The station had been
closed because there were so many people wanting to see the departure
so, with several years trainspotting experience at Victoria/Exchange,
I sneaked in through the Royal Mail distribution area and managed
to watch it leave. So, when I saw the ELR were entertaining "Oliver"
I had to go to see it and it's here at Rawtenstall waiting to
depart for Heywood. The cold weather was ideal for steam.