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Pengwern College
Number: 175004
Location:
Named by:
Date applied:
Style: Transfer
Meaning:
Notes:
Supplier: -

Mum
Number: 175103
Location:
Named by:
Date applied:
Style: Transfer
Meaning:
Notes:
Supplier: -

Mersey Voyager
Number: 220019
Location: Liverpool Lime Street
Named by: Chris Brown, Director of The Mersey Partnership
Date applied: 11/1/02
Style: Standard Voyager
Meaning: Twinning of Voyager fleet with route
Notes:
Supplier: NR*

Marco Polo
Number: 221109
Location: Crofton Depot
Named by: No Ceremony
Date applied: 22/01/02
Style: Virgin Super Voyager
Meaning: Series naming of Super Voyager fleet after voyagers. Marco Polo (1256-1323) Venetian voyager who travelled through China, India and the east
Notes:
Supplier: NR*

MINI - Pride of Oxford
Number: 60085
Location: BMW Cowley
Named by: Andrew Smith MP for Oxford East
Date applied: 21/11/01
Style: EWS Special, logos above
Meaning: Named to mark the contract between EWS and BMW to ship the new Mini from Cowley to Purfleet
Notes: Previously named ‘Axe Edge’
Supplier: PC

Mancunian Voyager
Number: 220023 car No. 60223
Location: Manchester Piccadilly Station
Named by: Coun John Smith, Lord Mayor of Manchester
Date applied: 17/09/01
Style: Virgin Voyager
Meaning: Named to mark the introduction of ‘Voyager’ sets on Manchester services
Notes: Not first Voyager to work from Manchester, operated 13.09 service to Birmingham after naming
Supplier: NR*

Modern Railways Magazine
Roger Ford

Number: 90006
Location: Euston Station/Norwich
Named by: ‘Modern Railways Magazine’: David Allan, Chairman of Ian Allan Group. ‘Roger Ford’: Roger Ford, Railway Journalist
Date applied: 26/06/01
Style: Standard Virgin Trains
Meaning: Named as part of twinning of the UK Railway magazine titles with Virgin Trains, event used to mark Roger Ford’s 25 years in railway journalism
Notes: Different name on either side of loco, ‘Roger Ford’ name unveiled first. Loco previously named ‘High Sheriff’. Plates removed 08/04 when withdrawn by Virgin and reapplied 20/12/04 by 'one' Anglia at Norwich
Supplied by: NR*


Midland Voyager
Number: 220016 car No. 60216
Location: Central Rivers Depot
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 19/05/01
Style: Virgin Voyager
Meaning: Named to twin with new Voyager introduction in the midlands
Notes: Naming ceremony planned for Central Rivers on 19/05, called off due to problems with fleet
Supplied by: NR*

Maiden Voyager
Number: 220001 car No. 60201*
Location: Bombardier Works, Brugge
Named by: Sir Richard Branson, Chairman of Virgin
Date applied: 06/12/00
Style: Virgin Voyager
Meaning: Theme naming of ‘Voyager’ sets, first train given the same name as first Virgin Boeing 747
Notes: Ground rather than cast plate.
* At naming vehicle used was No. 60203 from set No. 220003, this was renumbered to 60201 and put in set 220001 before delivery
Supplier: NR*

Marston Vale
Number: DMU 55029 (L129)
Location: Bletchley depot
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 10/98
Style: North London Railway/Silverlink
Meaning: See main entry
Notes: Transferred from No. 117700 car 51332. Transferred to 150129
Supplier: NR*

Marston Vale
Number: 150129
Location: Bletchley depot
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 10/00
Style: Silverlink Railways
Meaning: See main entry
Notes: Previously carried by 55029
Supplier: NR*


MCC Transport Ltd
 
Note: Name cast 03/00 by Freightliner to mark Maersk Container Services expansion and use of Freightliner Ltd. Not applied to a loco. Hung in Birmingham office of MCC Transport
Supplier: NR*

Max Joule
1958-1999
Number: 20301
Location: Carlisle Kingmoor DRS depot
Named by: Anne Joule - widow and Jennifer Joule - daughter
Date applied: 04/02/00
Style: Special design
Meaning: Named after Max Joule (1958-1999), the managing director of Direct Rail Services who died in an accident in late 1999, just after his return from the ‘Train for Life’ special using three DRS Class 20s through to Kosovo
Notes: Private unveiling. Plate fitted to cab end
Supplier: NR*

MINOTAUR
Number: 31452
Location: Tyseley depot
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 06/99
Style: Standard Fragonset, logo above
Meaning: Mythological figure with the head of a bull and the body of a man and lived in a maized labyrinth
Notes:
Supplier: CIT

Mountsorrel
Number: 60083
Location: Toton Traction Depot
Named by: Rosemary Robson, wife of Lefarge-Redland Aggregates Rail Manager
Date applied: 30/08/98
Style: Standard
Meaning: Re-application of Mountsorrel name to continue close relationship between EWS and Redland
Notes: Name previously carried by 56062. This loco previously named ‘Shining Tor’
Supplier: NR

Mission Possible
Number: 390006 car No. 69606
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: Richard Branson, Chairman of Virgin Group and Brian Souter, Chairman of Stagecoach
Date applied: 26/11/01 Date removed: 12/03
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Unveiled to mark the first complete set handed over for training. Delivered on time and to say the WCML upgrade is a 'Mission Possible'
Notes: Joint naming with 390007
Supplier: NR*

Mayflower Pilgrims
Number: 221137
Location: Crofton Depot
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: To be applied
Style: Virgin Super Voyager
Meaning: Theme naming of Super Voyager sets, after Voyagers. Mayflower Pilgrims who travelled on 'Mayflower' from Plymouth to New England in 1620
Notes: Originally planed for application to 221130
Supplier: NR*

Mary Kingsley
Number: 221134
Location: Crofton Depot
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 11/07/02
Style: Virgin Super Voyager
Meaning: Theme naming of Super Voyager sets, after Voyagers. Mary Kingsley (1862-1900) British explorer, made two pioneering trips to West & Central Africa
Notes:
Supplier: NR*

Mungo Park
Number: 221118
Location: Crofton Depot
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 17/4/02
Style: Virgin Super Voyager
Meaning: Theme naming of Super Voyager sets, after Voyagers. Mungo Park (1771-1806) Scottish Explorer in West Africa, where he lost his life
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Michael Palin
Number: 221130
Location: Sheffield Station
Named by: Michael Palin
Date applied: 28/8/02
Style: Virgin Super Voyager
Meaning: Theme naming of Super Voyager sets, after Voyagers, Michael Palin, voyager, author and TV presenter
Notes: After naming worked special train to Leeds and Carlisle. Originally planned to be set no. 221137
Supplier: NR*

Mathew Flinders
Number: 221142
Location: Crofton Depot
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 24/10/02
Style: Virgin Super Voyager
Meaning: Theme naming of Super Voyager sets, Mathew Flinders (1774-1814) English navigator and explorer who made discoveries in and around Australia
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Meteor
Number: 33202
Location: Fragonset Derby RTC
Named by: No Ceremony
Date applied: 11/02
Style: Standard Fragonset
Meaning: Series naming of Fragonset fleet, Aviation series
Notes: -
Supplier: PC

Major Tim Warr
Number: 321427 car 71975
Location: Northampton station
Named by: Tim Warr
Date applied: 27/11/02
Style: Standard Silverlink
Meaning: Named after Silverlink Traction Inspector Tim Warr who retired. Tim Warr was also a Major in the TA
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Mappa Mundi
Number: 47767
Location: Toton depot
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 02/03
Style: Standard
Meaning: See main entry
Notes: Re use of former EWS applied name to 47/7 following life extension overhaul and TPWS fitting
Supplier: NR

Myfanwy
Number: 142073
Location: Cardiff Central Station
Named by: Myfanwy Lewis
Date applied: 17/03/03
Style: Stick-on
Meaning: Name selected by South Wales Echo readers
Notes: Named to mark final refurbished Class 142 for Cardiff Valley services operated by Wales & Borders
Supplier: -

Mission Accomplished
Number: 390053 car No. 69653
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No Ceremony
Date applied: tba
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Named to mark the completion of the Class 390 Pendolino build at Alstom, Washwood Heath
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Michel Hollard
Number: (37)3208
Location: Paris Nord and photo call at London Waterloo
Named by: Sir John Holmes, British Ambassador in Paris at Paris Gare du Nord.
Date applied: 27/04/04
Style: Eurostar
Meaning: Michel Hollard (1898-1993) WW2 hero
Notes: -
Supplier: -

Maltby Raider
Number: 66552
Location: Maltby Colliery
Named by: Bob Hallam, Colliery manager
Date applied: 30/07/04
Style: Freightliner, logo below
Meaning: Named to mark the shipment of .75 million tonnes of coal transported by Freightliner Heavy Haul from Maltby
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Medway Valley Line
1856 - 2006
Number: 375304
Location: Maidstone West Station
Named by: Mayor of Maidstone
Date applied: 18/06/06
Style: SouthEastern stick-on
Meaning: Named to mark the 150th anniversary of the Medway Valley Line
Notes: -
Supplier: -

Metronet Pathfinder
Number: 66720
Location: Euston Station
Named by: Sam Ellis, staff member from Metronet
Date applied: 26/01/07
Style: GBRf
Meaning: Series naming of GBRf/Metronet fleet, name selected from competition run by Metronet to find suitable name.
Notes: -
Supplier: NR

METRO-LAND
Number: 66719
Location: Euston Station
Named by: Peter O'Toole, Managing Director of London Underground
Date applied: 26/01/07
Style: GBRf
Meaning: Series naming of GBRf/Metronet fleet, named after area in which the locos in the joint GBRf/Metronet contract will operate.
Notes: -
Supplier: NR

MTU facination of power
Number: 43290
Location: Brush Traction, Loughborough
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 05/07
Style: Special
Meaning: To mark MTU re-engining project of GNER power cars.
Notes: -
Supplier: ?

Molly's Day
Number: 08709
Location: Bescot Depot
Named by: -
Date applied: -7
Style: Special
Meaning: -
Notes: -
Supplier: ?

   
 

   
 


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