The Oliver Cromwell steam train passes through Oakham and Stamford

The Oliver Cromwell passes through Oakham.'Photo: Glyn Dobbs
The Oliver Cromwell passes through Oakham.'Photo: Glyn Dobbs
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A 50-year-old steam train passed through Oakham and Stamford on Sunday.

The Oliver Cromwell stopped in the two towns twice on its way between London King’s Cross and Rowsley.

The train, which was built in 1951, was on a tour to the Peak District operated by The Railway Touring Company.

Despite a delay of about two hours, crowds gathered to watch the steam engine as it passed through.

Train enthusiast Glyn Dobbs travelled from Kettering to watch the train. He said: “I think people like to see these trains, there is a lot of nostalgia for them.”