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Draig Gymreig Welsh Dragon
Number: 220008 car No. 60208
Location: Llandudno Town Station
Named by: Sue Essex, Minister for the Environment - Wales
Date applied: 23/11/01

Style: Virgin Voyager
Meaning: Named to announce the deployment of Voyager sets on North Wales routes from 2003 - series naming of Voyager fleet
Notes:
Supplier: NR*

David Livingstone
Number: 91110
Location: Adtranz Doncaster
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 10/01
Style: GNER transfer, gold letters
Meaning: Twinning of GNER traction with Famous people associated with the East Coast Route
Notes:
Supplier: -

Driver Steve Dunn (George)
Number: 66526
Location: Eggborough Power Station
Named by: Andrew and James Dunn, sons of the late Steve Dunn
Date applied: 01/09/01
Style: Standard Freightliner, detail plate below
Meaning: Named in honour of Freightliner driver Steve Dunn who was killed in the Great Heck accident on February 2001. Second plate reads ‘In remembrance of a dedicated engineman Driver Steve (George) Dunn tragically killed in the accident at Great Heck on 28th February 2001’
Notes: Twin naming with Don Raider
Supplier: NR*

Don Raider
Number: 66527
Location: Eggborough Power Station
Named by: Tom Kearney, Director International Coal, Enron
Date applied: 01/09/01
Style: Special Freightliner, logo above and secondary plate below ‘Raider Class’
Meaning: Named to mark the relationship formed between Freightliner and customer Enron, Don being the Yorkshire River and raider a theme name for Heavyhaul class members
Notes: Twin naming with Driver Steve Dunn (George). Raider Class reflects the winning of many freight contracts from other freight hauliers
Supplier: NR*

DIONYSOS
Number: 47709
Location: Derby Fragonset
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 08/01
Style: Fragonset Railways
Meaning: Theme naming of Fragonset traction, named after the Greek god of wine
Notes: Previously named ‘The Lord Provost’
Supplier: PC

Doncaster
Number: 43112
Location: Bombardier Doncaster
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 05/01
Style: GNER transfer, gold letters
Meaning: Twinning of GNER traction with East Coast Route
Notes: First power car to receive HGO at Doncaster Works
Supplier: -

Danny Daniels
Number: 08905
Location: Saltley Depot
Named by: Mrs ? Daniels, widow of driver
Date applied: 04/05/01
Style: Special EWS
Meaning: Named after Saltley driver who passed away in early 2001. Naming put forward by staff from depot
Notes:
Supplier: PC

Durham Cathedral
Number: 91002
Location: Bounds Green Depot
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 02/00
Style: GNER transfer, gold letters
Meaning: Named as part of the revised policy of GNER to name locos with points on the ECML. See main book entry
Notes: See main book entry
Supplier: -

Double Trigger
Number: 91022/91122
Location: Kings Cross station
Named by: John McCririck, racing pundit
Date applied: 08/09/99
Style: GNER transfer, gold letters
Meaning: Return of race horse names to ECML flagship locos, Double Trigger was three times winner of GNER sponsored Doncaster Cup
Notes: Previously named ‘Robert Adley’
Supplier: -

Devon Voyager
Number: 220030 car No. 60230
Location: Exeter St Davids Station
Named by: Bernard Hughes, Vice Chairman of Devon County Council
Date applied: 22/2/02
Style: Virgin Voyager
Meaning: Named to mark the introduction of Voyager trains in Devon and twinning with line of route
Notes: After naming worked special to Paignton and return
Supplier: NR*

Don Gates
1952-2000

Number: 08664
Location: Eastleigh EWS Depot
Named by: Don Gates widow
Date applied: 20/4/02
Style: Standard EWS Class 08
Meaning: Named Eastleigh based Driver who worked at depot from 1952-2000 and died soon after retirement
Notes: -
Supplier: PC

Doctor Who
Number: 221122
Location: Kensington Olympia**
Named by: See below**
Date applied: 12/5/02
Style: Virgin Super Voyager
Meaning: Fleet naming of Super Voyager class. Named after fictitious character from BBC TV series
Notes: ** Scheduled for naming, but event took place without train which was failed at Three Bridges, replica plate used for 'naming', plates applied to set at Central Rivers on 11/5/02
Supplier: NR*

David Livingstone
Number: 221116
Location: Crofton Depot
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 15/04/02
Style: Virgin Super Voyager
Meaning: Series naming of Super Voyager fleet after voyagers. David Livingstone (1813-1873) Scottish explorer in Africa
Notes:
Supplier: NR*

Donald Campbell
Number: 221135
Location: Crofton Depot
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 11/8/02
Style: Virgin Super Voyager
Meaning: Series naming of Super Voyager fleet after voyagers. Donald Campbell (1921-1964) Holder of water speed record and son of Sir Malcolm Campbell
Notes:
Supplier: NR*

Driver Tom Clark O.B.E.
Number: 90014
Location: Crewe Heritage Centre
Named by: Pam Brooks, Granddaughter of Tom Clark
Date applied: 16/02/02
Style: Virgin Trains
Meaning: Named after legendary LMS/BR driver who drove 6201 on non-stop run from Euston to Glasgow
Notes: Unveiled at line up of APT and Pendolino
Supplier: NR*

Driver Tom Clark O.B.E.
Number: 47832
Location: Crewe Works
Named by: Pam Brooks, Granddaughter of Tom Clark and Tim Shoveller of Virgin Trains
Date applied: 11/09/05
Style: FMRail Trains
Meaning: Named after legendary LMS/BR driver who drove 6201 on non-stop run from Euston to Glasgow
Notes: Name previously carried on 90014
Supplier: ?

DUSTY
Driver David Miller
Number: 08483
Location: Old Oak Common depot
Named by: Mr Clive Miller, Son of David Miller
Date applied: 13/0402
Style: Special
Meaning: Named after Old Oak Common driver, who died soon after retirement
Notes:
Supplier: PC

Driver John Neve
Number: 375619, car 74219
Location: Ramsgate station
Named by: John Neve, Connex driver at Ramsgate
Date applied: 02/08/02
Style: Transfer
Meaning: Named after Southern Region, Connex driver, who retired after 50 years railway service
Notes: Style changed 2004 after SET take over
Supplier: -

Dorset Voyager
Number: 220018
Location: Swanage
Named by: Moira Cross, Campaigner for link from national rail network to Swanage Railway and Stan Symes, retired driver from Bournemouth
Date applied: 8/9/02
Style: Virgin Voyager
Meaning: Fleet naming of Voyager class after route
Notes: Previously named 'Central News', this naming to mark 30 years since last through train from National Network to Swanage Railway. Set used on Swanage Railway
Supplier: NR*

Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Number: 47778
Location: Toton Depot
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 11/02
Style: Standard
Meaning: See main entry
Notes:
Supplier: NR

Doncaster PSB 1981- 2002
Number: 66703
Location: Doncaster station
Named by: Derek Davis, One of the original signallers from the Power Box
Date applied: 16/12/02
Style: Standard GBRf
Meaning: Named to mark the 21st anniversary of Doncaster Power Signal Box
Notes:
Supplier: NR*

Donald Dewar
Number: 334001
Location: Glasgow Central station
Named by: Rt Hon Jack McConnell MSP and the children of the late Donald Dewar
Date applied: 20/03/03
Style: Standard ScotRail/SPT
Meaning: Named to honour the late First Minister of Scotland
Notes: First Class 334 to be named
Supplier: NR*

Dickens Traveller
Number: 375703
Location: ??
Named by: ??
Date applied: 05//03
Style: Transfer
Meaning:
Notes: -
Supplier: -

Dr. William Harvey
Number: 375611
Location: Folkestone Central Station
Named by: Cllr Linda Cuffley, Deputy Leader of Shepway District Council
Date applied: 11/07//03
Style: Transfer
Meaning: Named after Dr William Harvey 1578-1657, English physician, born in Folkestone. Named to mark the completion of the £5000,000 refurbishment of Folkestone Central station
Notes: -
Supplier: -

Driver Brian Cooper
15 June 1947 - 5 October 1999
Number: 43033
Location: Old Oak Common Depot
Named by: Mrs Carole Cooper, widow
Date applied: 19/08/03
Style: Standard
Meaning: Named after driver Brian Cooper, who was killed in the Ladbroke Grove accident in 1999
Notes: Private ceremony
Supplier: NR*

Dylan Thomas 1914-1953
Number: 153362
Location: Swansea Station
Named by: Aeronwy Thomas, daughter of Dylan Thomas
Date applied: 2/09/03
Style: Wales & Borders transfer
Meaning: Unveiled to mark 50th anniversary of Dylan Thomas death
Notes: -
Supplier: -

Desiro
Number: 450015
Location: Waterloo Station
Named by: Alistaire Darling Secretary of State for Transport
Date applied: 15/10/03
Style: SWT
Meaning: Unveiled to mark the formal introduction of Desiro stock
Notes: Name applied on both sides of driving car 63615 only
Supplier: DP

Duke of Edinburgh
Number: Mk4 DVT 82219
Location: Bounds Green
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 08/10/03
Style: GNER transfer
Meaning: Named to mark the completion of the first refurbished Mk4 set to be returned to traffic which was inspected by the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at Kings Cross on 9 October
Notes: First Mk4 DVT to be named
Supplier: -

Doncaster Enterprise
Number: 56078
Location: Toton Depot
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 01/10/03
Style: Standard
Meaning: See main entry (in book), applied to this loco as Doncaster product returned to large logo blue livery
Notes: See main entry (in book)
Supplier: NR

Derek Fowers
Number: 357204
Location: Southend Central station
Named by: Sir Teddy Taylor, MP
Date applied: 05/12/03
Style: Standard c2c
Meaning: To mark retirement of c2c train driver Derek Fowers after 50 years railway service
Notes: -
Supplier: -

Daisy 1956 - 2003
Number: 53160
Location: Longsight Longsight
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 12/03
Style: Stick-on
Meaning: Local name for final green-liveried Class 101
Notes: -
Supplier: -

Driver Tommy Farr
Number: 87010
Location: Euston Station
Named by: Tommy Farr and other Virgin Trains drivers
Date applied: 20/04/05
Style: Standard
Meaning: To mark retirement of Virgin Trains driver Tommy Farr
Notes: Unveiling was by fellow drivers walking away from the nameplate
Supplier: Previously named King Arthur

Driver Stan Martin
25 June 1950 - 6 November 2004
Number: 43139
Location: Exeter St Davids Station
Named by: Mrs Deborah Martin, widow
Date applied: 25/06/05
Style: Standard
Meaning: Named after driver Stan Martin, who was killed in the Upton Nervet accident in 2004
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Dave Berry
Number: 73202
Location: Stewarts Lane Depot
Named by: Dave Berry, Gatwick Express engineer
Date applied: 22/07/05
Style: Standard
Meaning: Named after longest serving member of Gatwick Express staff, fitter/engineer Dave Berry
Notes: Unveiled to mark the final demise of the class 73s on Gatwick Express services on 28 July
Supplier: NR*

Dr John Godber
Number: 222103
Location: Hull Station
Named by: Dr John Godber
Date applied: 13/09/05
Style: Hull Trains stick-on
Meaning: Named after Hull playwright as series naming for Class 222s
Supplier: -

Deltic 50
1955 - 2005
Number: 43167
Location: King's Cross Station
Named by: Christopher Garnett (Chief Exec GNER)
Date applied: 24/10/05
Style: Special cast
Meaning: Named to mark the 50th anniversary of the introduction of the prototype English Electric Deltic
Supplier: - DPS

Driver John Webb
Number: 317345
Location: Hertford North Station
Named by: John Webb, WAGN driver
Date applied: 20/11/05
Style: WAGN Cast
Meaning: Named to 50 years service by WAGN driver john Webb
Supplier: ?

Derek W. Johnson MBE
Number: 66619
Location: Barking Freightliner Terminal
Named by: Derek Johnson, Managing Director of Johnson Stevensons Agencies and Peter Maybury, Managing Director of Freightliner Intermodal
Date applied: 17/02/06
Style: Freightliner
Meaning: Naming of 100th Freightliner Class 66, name chosen from a 'bid' to name the loco at the Freightliner 40th anniversary dinner
Supplier: ?

Diocese of Newcastle
Number: 43099
Location: Newcastle Central Station
Named by: Martin Wharton Bishop of Newcastle
Date applied: 12/05/06 Date removed: 12/06
Style: GNER stick-on
Meaning: To celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Newcastle Diocese
Supplier:

Dinas Bangor
Number: 390042, car No. 69642
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 05/01/04
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Fleet naming of Pendolino sets
Notes: Plate on other side reads City of Bangor
Supplier: NR*

Dave Davis
Number: 357208
Location: Southend Central Station
Named by: Dave Davis, reired driver from c2c
Date applied: 07/12/06
Style: Standard c2c cast
Meaning: To mark 41 years service of driver Dave Davis for BR and c2c
Supplier: ?

David Austin - Cartoonist
Number: 43021
Location: Paddington Station
Named by: Janet Austin, widow
Date applied: 22/01/07
Style: FGW
Meaning: In memory of artist and cartoonist David Austin
Supplier: NR

Destination Weymouth
Number: 444012 car 67212
Location: Weymouth Station
Named by: Richard Glover, World Youth Champion Sailor and local schoolboy Jacom Bowyer
Date applied: 06/07/07
Style: SWT with logo on left
Meaning: Named to mark Weymouths major involvement in the 2012 Olympic Games as the host town for sailing events
Supplier: -

Dartington International
Summer School
Number: 43156
Location: Totnes Station
Named by: Gavin Henderson, Artistic Director of Dartington International Summer School, and Anthony Steen, MP for Totnes
Date applied: 30/07/07
Style: FGW
Meaning: Twinning of FGW with the Summer School
Supplier: -

Drax Power Station
Number: 66724
Location: National Railway Museum, York
Named by: John Smith, MD of First/GBRf and Peter Emery, Production Director of Drax Power
Date applied: 20/09/07
Style: Standard
Meaning: Twinning of First/GBRf with Drax Power to mark new contract for coal movement
Supplier: -

Driver Dave Green
Number: 31602
Location: RTC Derby
Named by: Dave Green, Serco driver
Date applied: 03/11/07
Style: Special
Meaning: Named to mark 52 years service of Serce driver Dave Green. Surprise naming. Supplier: -

   
 

   
 


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