'Diamond Jubilee' locomotive unveiled

Published: 08:37AM May 5th, 2012
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!

'Diamond Jubilee' locomotive unveiled

Photo: Greater Anglia

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.”

Responses to “'Diamond Jubilee' locomotive unveiled”

Current Issue: May 2015

Issue May 2015

Project 22: Your chance to help recreate a lost type
Mk.2s 'Down Under': Full story of the New Zealand exports
New look for Scotland: Classes 68 and 92 begin passenger operations
West Coast Railways grounded
New trains ordered for Cornwall
First Hitachi IEP starts testing
40 pages of modelling:
The BR Grain Hopper story
How to model coal yards
DEMU Showcase hits 21

PLUS:

Buy this issue now

• Next issue on sale: May 21, 2015

Issue 228

Issue 228
May 2015

Essential reading for today's rail enthusiast

Subscribe and get this issue

Buy it now

facebook

Other News

GBRf reveals Serco Caledonian Sleeper contract

GBRf reveals Serco Caledonian Sleeper contract

Traction and train drivers for Serco's Caledonian Sleeper franchise will be provided by GBRf under a new 15-year deal.

Read More »

GBRf trebles aggregates work with new contract

GBRf trebles aggregates work with new contract

Commencing a new deal in early January with Aggregate Industries means a huge boost for GB Railfreight's large portfolio of ...

Read More »

View all...

Advertisements

Related magazines:

Heritage Railway magazine The Railway magazine Old Glory magazine

Use our handy tool to find your nearest stockist!
Find your nearest Stockist

Advertising Deadline:

Trade Advertising Deadlines:
June 2015 - May 7, 2015
July 2015 - June 4, 2015
For more information contact our Advertising representative:

Book advertising here

Next Issue Out:

May 21, 2015