'Diamond Jubilee' locomotive unveiled
By: RAIL EXPRESS
Greater Anglia has revealed a Class 90 with a special modified livery and name to commemorate HM The Queen's 60th anniversary as the monarch of seven countries!
Richard Jewson Esq, JP, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Norfolk officially named a Greater Anglia Class 90 electric locomotive No. 90009 Diamond Jubilee in a ceremony held at Norwich station on Monday April 30, 2012.
The locomotive is part of the Greater Anglia fleet which operates inter-city train services on the Norwich–Ipswich–Colchester to London Liverpool Street GE main line route, and is adorned with special nameplates and commemorative artwork to celebrate the forthcoming Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen.
The fitting of ‘Diamond Jubilee’ nameplates to this Class 90 continues a long-held tradition of naming locomotives operating on the Norwich to London main line route in recognition of special events, regional organisations and historical figures.
Previously, Class 86/2 No. 86227 wore the Union Flag and Golden Jubilee nameplates, while Anglia Railways' sister company GB Railfreight named 66705 the same and provided a large fluttering flag graphic.
Andrew Goodrum, customer services director, Greater Anglia said: “We’re delighted to play our part in celebrating the Diamond Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen by naming a locomotive ‘Diamond Jubilee’ and we’re very grateful that the Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk was able to join us to officially unveil the nameplates.”
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