No not that Oliver Cromwell. This Oliver Cromwell is a steam locomotive hauling one of the ‘Cathedral Express’ trains that run from London to various cathedral cities in England throughout the year.

This was the ‘Norfolkman’ which runs from London Liverpool Street Station to Norwich in Norfolk and passed through our nearest station, Kelvedon, in Essex today at around 11:30 AM. So off we went to try and get some ‘visuals’.

Oliver Cromwell

I was busy trying to get a good still photograph, of which the above is the result and I had only a few seconds in which to do it because the train was travelling very fast, whilst Amanda took this short video which is on YouTube. After processing by YouTube the resolution is not as good as the original.

All that preparation for sixteen seconds of video.

In complete contrast Amanda photographed this Comma butterfly in our garden later in the day.

Comma butterfly