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Pride of Eastleigh
Number: 47812
Location: Eastleigh depot
Named by: Marc Rogers EWS fitter and Katherine Tatner VT Route Manager
Date applied: 6/2/02
Style: Standard, depot logo above
Meaning: named as a thank you by VT for the efforts of the depot in maintaining the Class 47 fleet
Notes:
Supplier: DR*

Pride of Saltley
Number: 47839
Location: Saltley depot
Named by: Bob Snelson EWS team leader at Saltley and Ron Bailes VT Regional Operations Manager
Date applied: 6/2/02 Date removed: 12/02
Style: Standard, depot logo above
Meaning: named as a thank you by VT for the efforts of the depot in maintaining the Class 47 fleet
Notes:
Supplier: DR*

Pride of Toton
Number: 47805
Location: Toton depot
Named by: Steve Blake, EWS team leader at Toton and Andrew Oakey VT Route Operations Manager
Date applied: 6/2/02
Style: Standard, depot logo above
Meaning: Named as a thank you by VT for the efforts of the depot in maintaining the Class 47 fleet
Notes:
Supplier: DR*

Paul Ruston
Number: TPO van POS 80385
Location: PRDC Willesden
Named by: Paul Ruston
Date applied: 12/02/01
Style: Standard Royal Mail TPO (half size)
Meaning: Named after retired TPO Group Manager
Notes:
Supplier: PC

Popeye
Number: For application to GTRM machine
Location: Plasser & Theurer, West Ealing
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: TBA
Style: Standard cast
Meaning:
Notes: Supplied to P&T 09/00
Supplier; NR*

Puma
Number: Amey Railways track machine DR73911
Location: Plasser & Theurer, West Ealing
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 11/00
Style: Standard cast
Meaning: Fleet naming for Amey Railways machines
Notes:
Supplier: NR*

Polmadie
Number: 87023
Location: Polmadie Depot
Named by: Samantha Seth (young singer sponsored by VT), and Nicholas Lynch boy who asked for VT cab ride
Date applied: 16/09/00 (open day)
Style: Virgin Trains
Meaning: Twinning of West Coast fleet with depot to mark open day
Notes: Previously named ‘Velocity’ and ‘Highland Chieftain’
Supplier: NR*

Post Haste
Number: 67004
Location: Wansford station, Nene Valley Railway
Named by: Alan Williams, Post Office Director of Corporate Affairs
Date applied: 09/09/00
Style: EWS, ground
Meaning: Return of Royal Mail name (see main entry)
Notes: Unveiled at NVR Mail by Rail event
Supplier: PC

Pat Barr
Number: 08694
Location: Old Oak Common depot
Named by: Mrs Barr (widow)
Date applied: 02/08/00
Style: EWS
Meaning: Named after Pat Barr, engineer from Old Oak Common, who died in early 2000
Notes:
Supplier: PC

PET II
Number: 08943 (D4173)
Location: Adtranz, Crewe Works
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 20/05/00
Style: Special
Meaning: Reuse on LNWR name for works pilot loco
Notes:
Supplier: PC

Pont Britannia
Number: 158745 (both cars)
Location: Bangor station
Named by: Sue Essex, Cabinet Secretary for Transport at the Welsh Assembly
Date applied: 18/03/00 Date removed: 10/01
Style: Wales & West transfer
Meaning: Unveiled as Wales & Wests contribution to Britannia Bridge 150 celebrations
Notes: Plates applied 17/03/00 and not covered prior to naming. Plate unveiled on car 57745
Supplier: -

Peter Atkinson
Number: Balfour Beatty track machine DR73318
Location: Plasser & Theurer, West Ealing
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 07/99
Style: Standard cast
Meaning: Named after the late commercial manager of Balfour Beatty Rail Plant who died in 1999
Notes:
Supplier: NR*

Peterborough Cathedral

Number: 91028/91128
Location: Peterborough Station
Named by: The Very Rev Michael Bunkes, Dean of Peterborough Cathedral
Date applied: 14/05/99
Style: GNER transfer, gold letters, originally applied on a red ground, then changed to standard blue
Meaning: Twinning GNER with route
Notes: First of revised naming ceremonies for GNER
Supplier: -

Philip G Walton
Number: 86620
Location: Freightliner Trafford Park Terminal
Named by: David Brown, Managing Director of Exel Logistics Tankfreight
Date applied: 02/10/98
Style: Standard
Meaning: Named in honour of Philip Walton the late logistic director of Excel and a pioneer of the Piggyback container system
Notes: Unveiled at launch of Freightliner ‘Piggyback’ operation
Supplier: NR*

Pride of Shrewsbury
Number: 47822
Location: Shrewsbury station
Named by: Pauline Peart, winner of competition to find name for loco held in Shrewsbury Chronicle newspaper
Date applied: 25/05/98 Date removed: 05/02
Style: Standard Virgin Trains
Notes: Named to mark the commencement of through Virgin Trains services between Shrewsbury and Euston, unveiled prior to departure of first train
Supplier: NR*

POLICE
Number: 47829
Location: Birmingham International station
Named by: No ceremony
Date unveiled: 25/3/02
Style: Painted, bodyside logo
Meaning: Launch of new trespass and vandalism program
Notes:
Supplier: PC (logo)

Port of Grimsby & Immingham
Number: 60097
Location: Nordic Terminal, Immingham
Named by: Dennis Dunn OBE, Port Director ABP Immingham
Date unveiled: 11/3/02
Style: Standard, with C/O/A above
Meaning: Twinning of EWS with ABP Grimsby and Immingham, last duty of Port Director before retirement
Notes:
Supplier: PC

Peninsula Medical School
Number: 43016
Location: Plymouth Station
Named by: Professor John Tooke, Dean of the Peninsula Medical School,
Date unveiled: 14/8/02
Style: Standard
Meaning: Twinning of First Great Western with the new Exeter University based Peninsula Medical School
Notes:
Supplier: NR*

P&O Nedlloyd Atlas
Number: 66532
Location: Southampton Maritime Terminal
Named by: Andre Toet, Director Region Europe, P&O Nedlloyd
Date applied: 09/9/02
Style: Standard Freightliner
Meaning: Named to mark 30 years of partnership between Freightliner and P&O Nedlloyd. Atlas suffix added after Greek God of Strength, reflecting the power and strength of the Class 66
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Prince Madoc
Number: 221144
Location: Central Rivers Depot
Named by: Andy Georgiou, Diisional Director, Lombard Corporate Finance
Date applied: 14/10/02
Style: Virgin Super Voyager
Meaning: Twinning of Super Voyager fleet with Voyagers. Prince Madoc, Welsh explorer who was reputed to have discovered America in 1170, some 300 years before Columbus
Notes: Named to mark the hand over of the final 'Super Voyager'
Supplier: NR*

Peter V L Jones
Community Rail Officer - Conwy Valley Line
Number: 175116
Location: Llandudno station
Named by: Mrs P Jones, widow
Date applied: 01/06/03
Style: Standard
Meaning: Named to mark 30 years of Pathfinder Tours
Notes:
Supplier: PC

PATHFINDER TOURS
30 Years of Railtouring 1973-2003
Number: 56038
Location: Crewe Station
Named by: ??
Date applied: 05/05/03 Date removed: 05/04
Style: Cast special
Meaning: Twinning of Pathfinder Railtours with EWS to mark 30th year of operating tours
Notes: Transferred to 60019
Supplier: PC

Pride of Acton
Number: 60100
Location: Acton Yard
Named by: ??
Date applied: 28/06/03 (Staff open day)
Style: Standard
Meaning: Twinning of EWS fleet with depot and staff
Notes:
Supplier: PC

Poseidon
Number: 47715
Location: Wabtec Doncaster
Named by: Peter Bramley, Bluebell Wood Charity Committee
Date applied: 26/7/03
Style: Standard Fragonset, C/O/A above
Meaning: Series naming of Fragonset fleet, Named after the God of the Sea
Notes: Plates applied at Derby RTC
Supplier: PC

Perth
Number: 43095
Location: Bombardier Doncaster
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 10/03
Style: Standard GNER transfer
Meaning: Series naming of GNER power cars after line of route
Notes:
Supplier: -

Penydarren
Number: 43037
Location: Cardiff Central Station
Named by: Kim Howells MP, Transport Minister
Date applied: 18/02/04
Style: Special FGW
Meaning: Named to mark 200th anniversary of the steam locomotive, named after Trevithick's loco of the same name
Notes:
Supplier: NP*

PATHFINDER TOURS
30 Years of Railtouring 1973-2003
Number: 60019
Location: Toton Depot
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 05/04
Style: Cast special
Meaning: Twinning of Pathfinder Railtours with EWS to mark 30th year of operating tours
Notes: Transferred from 56038
Supplier: PC

Project Rio
Number: 43
Location:
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied:
Style: MML Project Rio (stick-on)
Meaning: Fleet naming of 'Project Rio' Class 43s
Notes:
Supplier: PC

Peter White
Number: DR (Track Machine)
Location:
Named by:
Date applied:
Style:
Meaning:
Notes:
Supplier:

Pendennis Castle
Number: 57604
Location: Truro Station
Named by: Lady Mary Holborow, Lord Lieutenant of Cornwall
Date applied: 05/10/04
Style: FGW
Meaning: Series naming of Class 57/6 fleet after castles
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Professor George Gray
Number: 222101
Location: Hull Station
Named by: Professor George Gray
Date applied: 30/06/05
Style: Stick-on Hull Trains
Meaning: Series naming of Class 222 sets after key figures that have shaped the modern history of Hull
Notes: -
Supplier: -

Professor Stuart Palmer
Number: 222102
Location: Hull Station
Named by: Professor Stuart Palmer
Date applied: 12/07/05
Style: Stick-on Hull Trains
Meaning: Series naming of Class 222 sets after key figures that have shaped the modern history of Hull
Notes: -
Supplier: -

Pride of the Valleys /
Balchder y Cymoedd
Number: 37425
Location: Caerphilly Station
Named by: Cllr Harry Andrews, Leader of Caerphilly County Council
Date applied: 28/11/05
Style: Standard
Meaning: Named to mark the final weeks of deployment of Class 37s on Arriva Trains Wales Cardiff Valley services
Notes: English plate officially unveiled
Supplier: PC

Perseverance
Number: 73136 (E6043)
Location: Stewarts Lane Depot
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 07/05
Style: Standard
Meaning: Named to mark the return of 73136 (E6043) to main line use, owned by a private group but certified for mainline operation under the GBRf banner
Notes:
Supplier: -

Prince Michael of Kent
Number: 43165
Location: Bristol Temple Meads Station
Named by: Prince Michael of Kent
Date applied: 17/10/06
Style: Standard FGW
Meaning: Named to mark the Prince's life long interest in railways
Notes:
Supplier: -

Pegasus
Number: 47839
Location: Riviera Crewe
Named by: To be applied
Date applied:
Style: Great Western style
Meaning: Re-use of traditional railway name as part of fleet naming of Riviera fleet
Notes:
Supplier: -

Peterborough
Power Signalbox
Number: 66712
Location: Peterborough Station
Named by: John Smith, Managing Director of GBRf
Date applied: 14/10/06
Style: Standard GBRf
Meaning: Named to mark the involvement of Peterborough in the expanding GBRf operation
Notes:
Supplier: -

Porterbrook
Number: 43160
Location: Quorn, Great Central Railway
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 03/05/07
Style: Special
Meaning: Re-application of Porterbrook Leasing plate to trial HST power car
Notes:
Supplier: -

Penny the Pendolino
Number: 390022
Location: Alstom Oxley
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 1909/07
Style: Standard Virgin Pendolino
Meaning: Named as part of an educational initiative between Virgin Trains and Alstom, which will feature set '022'
Notes: Originally named 'Virgin Hope'
Supplier: -

Pride of Cumbria
Number: 47802
Location: DRS Carlisle
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 11/02/08
Style: DRS
Meaning: Twinning of DRS with Stobart Pullman
Notes:
Supplier: -

Pride of Carlisle
Number: 47712
Location: DRS Carlisle
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 11/02/08
Style: DRS
Meaning: Twinning of DRS with Stobart Pullman
Notes:
Supplier: -

   
 

   
 

   
 


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