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Spirit of the South West
Number: 158746
Location: Exeter Central Station
Named by: Christopher Irwin, Chairman of the RPC for Western England
Date applied: 15/10/01
Style: Transfer
Meaning: Named to mark the launch of the Wessex Trains Franchise
Notes: First unit in Wessex Trains livery
Supplier: -

Spirit of the South West
Number: 158861
Location: Taunton Station
Named by: Christopher Irwin, Chairman of the South West Passenger Forum
Date applied: 15/10/05
Style: Transfer
Meaning: Named to mark the launch of the South West Passenger Forum
Notes: -
Supplier: -

Stagecoach Voyager
Number: 220026 car No. 60226
Location: Edinburgh Waverley Station
Named by: Brian Souter, Chairman of Stagecoach
Date applied: 07/11/01
Style: Virgin Voyager
Meaning: Named after Stagecoach shareholders meeting in Edinburgh and used for announcement of additional Scottish VT services
Notes: After unveiling worked special to Ladybank and return
Supplier: NR*

Springburn
Number: 47826
Location: Toton Depot
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 11/01
Style: Virgin Trains
Meaning: See original entry
Notes: Reapplication of original name, first applied in June 1987 and removed in November 1989
Supplier: NR*

Suffolk Colt
 
Number: Brake van DB993786
Location: Ipswich WRD
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 1993
Style: Painted
Meaning: Local naming of Shark RUQ van
Notes:
Supplier: -

Strathclyde
Number: 91116
Location: Adtranz Doncaster
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 12/01
Style: GNER transfer, gold letters
Meaning: Twinning of GNER traction with East Coast Route
Notes:
Supplier: -

Solent Voyager
Number: 220003 car No. 60203
Location: Portsmouth Harbour Station
Named by: Coun Mrs Elaine Baker, Lord Mayor of Portsmouth
Date applied: 03/09/01
Style: Virgin Voyager
Meaning: Named to mark the introduction of ‘Voyager’ sets on the Portsmouth route
Notes: After naming, worked special service to Fareham and return to Portsmouth Harbour
Supplier: NR*

Spirit of Dagenham
Number: 90037
Location: Ford Plant Dagenham
Named by: John Walker, Vice President, Human Resources, Ford Europe
Date applied: 19/05/01
Style: Standard EWS, C/O/A above
Meaning: Named to twin Ford Motors with EWS
Notes: Private ceremony
Supplier: PC

Samaritans

Number: 91009/91109
Location: TBA
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 09/01
Style: GNER transfer, gold letters
Meaning: Twinning of GNER with Samaritans
Notes: Name changed to GNER style, also ‘The’ removed from name in 09/01. See The Samaritans
Supplier: -


Severn Valley Railway
Kidderminster Bewdley Bridgnorth
Number: 47828
Location: Kidderminster, SVR
Named by: Paul Fathers, SVR Chairman
Date applied: 28/04/01
Style: Standard Virgin Trains, C/O/A above
Meaning: Twinning of VT with Severn Valley Railway, event put forward by SVR diesel gala organiser and VT Service Delivery manager Jonathan Dunster
Notes: Name previously carried by 31413 and then 31233
Supplier: NR*

Sue Dodson
Number: 37408
Location: Motherwell depot
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 15/9/00 Date removed: 21/09/00
Style: Standard
Meaning: Named after Railfilms owner Nick Dodson’s wife to mark their wedding on 16/9/00, operated special train Edinburgh-Fort William and should have been removed following day, applied for one week
Notes: Name applied on one side only, other side was ‘Nick Dodson’
Supplier: NR*

St Mungo Cathedral
Number: 91014
Location: Adtranz Doncaster
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 09/00
Style: GNER transfer, gold letters
Meaning: Twinning of GNER traction with East Coast Route
Notes: Previously named ‘Northern Electric’
Supplier: -

Strathclyde
Number: 47818
Location: Polmadie Depot
Named by: Prof John Davis of Strathclyde University
Date applied: 16/09/00 (open day)
Date removed: 04/03
Style: Virgin Trains
Meaning: See main entry in book
Notes: Name previously carried by 47706
Supplier: NR*

Special Delivery
Number: 67002
Location: Old Oak Common Depot
Named by: Alan Williams, Post Office Director of Corporate Affairs
Date applied: 08/08/00 (open day)
Style: EWS, ground
Meaning: Twinning of Class 67 with Royal Mail’s ‘Special Delivery’ service
Notes: Unveiled at start of London 2000 open day at Old Oak Common. New plates cast mid 2002 following collision damage repairs
Supplier: PC

South Yorkshire Enterprise
 
Note: Name cast for application to Tinsley-allocated Class 56. Plates never applied and sold in mid-99
Supplier: NR

Sheppard 100
Number: 86252
Location: Liverpool Street Station
Named by: Sir Bob Reid, former Chairman of BRB and Peter Sheppard, retired driver
Date applied: 10/08/00 Date removed: 02/02
Style: Standard
Meaning: Named to mark 100 years railway service of the Sheppard family. Peter Sheppard - 49 years and Jack Sheppard 51 years. Lord Sheppard is now Chairman of GB Railways
Notes: A replica plate was first unveiled in Great Eastern Hotel, followed by actual train naming. Plates applied covered on 07/08/00. Previously named ‘The Liverpool Daily Post’
Supplier: NR*

Saturn
Number: Track machine DR73909
Location: Plasser, West Ealing
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 03/99
Style: Standard
Meaning: Fleet naming of GTRM machines
Notes: Type 08-4x4/45RT
Supplier: NR*

Star of the East
Number: 37906
Location: Immingham depot
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 07/09/99 Date removed: 25/09/99
Style: Standard
Meaning: Reapplication of original plates to 37906 prior to taking part in East Lancs Diesel Gala on 10-12/09/99
Notes:
Supplier: NR*

Spirit of Chester
Number: 47841
Location: Chester station
Named by: Cllr Eric Plenderleath, Lord Mayor of Chester
Date applied: 07/09/99
Style: Virgin Trains
Meaning: Twinning of Chester with the VT network
Notes: Name planned for application to Virgin-liveried Class 47 at Chester station on 11/10/98 as part of the ‘Chester 150’ events. Name selected by Hugh and Jeff Crawley as a winning entry in the Chester Chronicle newspaper. Event called off just hours prior to unveiling as no loco available
Supplier: NR*

Spirit of Ramsgate
Number: 365505 (both driving cars)
Location: Faversham Station
Named by: Cllr Charles Goldsmith, Mayor of Ramsgate
Date applied: 16/06/99
Style: Transfer, Connex Rail style
Meaning: Twinning of Ramsgate with Connex Rail to mark the launch of ‘Medway Express’ services
Notes: Simultaneous naming with 365515 ‘Spirit of Dover’
Supplier: -

Spirit of Dover
Number: 365515 (both driving cars)
Location: Faversham Station
Named by: Cllr Margaret Sansum, Mayor of Dover
Date applied: 16/06/99
Style: Transfer, Connex Rail style
Meaning: Twinning of Dover with Connex Rail to mark the launch of ‘Medway Express’ services
Notes: Simultaneous naming with 365505 ‘Spirit of Ramsgate’
Supplier: -

Stanton
Number: 56091
Location: Toton Traction Depot
Named by: Rene Nicholls, wife of Stanton PLC Chairman, Geoff Nicholls
Date applied: 29/08/98
Style: Standard EWS
Meaning: Twinning of EWS with Stanton, a major customer located adjacent to Toton depot
Notes: Unveiled at Toton open weekend. Previously named ‘Castle Donington Power Station’
Supplier: PC

Star of the South
Number: 37???
Location: ??
Named by: ??
Date applied: ??
Style: Hand made
Meaning: ??
Notes:
Supplier: ??

Gwibiwr De Cymru
South Wales Voyager
Number: 220013 car No. 60213
Location: Swansea Station
Named by: Paul Harley, Chairman of The Rail Passenger Committee for Wales
Date applied: 11/3/02
Style: Virgin Voyager
Meaning: Named to mark the introduction of ‘Voyager’ sets in South Wales, and twinning of Voyager sets with line of route
Notes: After naming worked special to Cardiff
Supplier: NR*

Sheffield Voyager
Number: 220024 car No. 60224
Location: Central Rivers Depot
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 6/2/02
Style: Virgin Voyager
Meaning: Named to mark the introduction of ‘Voyager’ sets, and twinning of Voyager stock with line of route
Notes:
Supplier: NR*

Sir John Franklin
Number: 221104
Location: Crofton Depot
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 22/3/02
Style: Virgin Super Voyager
Meaning: Fleet naming of Super Voyager sets after voyagers. Sir John Franklin (1786-1847) English Arctic explorer, went in search of the North West Passage
Notes:
Supplier: NR*

Sir Walter Raleigh
Number: 221113
Location: Central Rivers Depot
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 25/3/02
Style: Virgin Super Voyager
Meaning: Fleet naming of Super Voyager sets after voyagers. Sir Walter Raleigh (1552-1618) Adventurer and writer, helped to put down the Irish Rebellion in 1580. Headed expedition to Orinoco in 1615 but failed, executed on return to England
Notes:
Supplier: NR*

Solway Voyager
Number: 220015 car No. 60215
Location: Lockerbie Station
Named by: Cllr John Forteath, Leader of Dumfries & Galloway Council
Date applied: 2/5/02
Style: Virgin Voyager
Meaning: Named to mark the introduction of ‘Voyager’ sets, and twinning of Voyager stock with line of route
Notes: After naming worked special to Edinburgh
Supplier: NR*

Spalding Town
Number: 31106
Location: Spalding Station
Named by: Cllr Colin Fisher, Mayor of Spalding
Date applied: 4/5/02
Style: Special, incorporating logo
Meaning: Twinning of loco with Spalding, the home town of loco owner Howard Johnson
Notes: named while powering first passenger operation in private ownership
Supplier: PC

Sir Francis Drake
Number: 221114
Location: Central Rivers Depot
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 23/4/02
Style: Virgin Super Voyager
Meaning: Series naming of Super Voyager fleet with legendary voyagers. Sir Francis Drake (1540-1606) English seaman, sailed around the world in 'The Golden Hind', helped to defeat the Spanish Armada in 1588
Notes:
Supplier: NR*

Sir Francis Chichester
Number: 221115
Location: Central Rivers Depot
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 15/4/02
Style: Virgin Super Voyager
Meaning: Series naming of Super Voyager fleet with legendary voyagers. Sir Francis Chichester (1902-1972) English seaman who sailed 'Gipsy Moth IV into Sydney Harbour in 1966 after a 107 day voyage from Plymouth, he returned to England via Cape Horn and was knighted upon arrival
Notes:
Supplier: NR*

Sir Henry Morton Stanley
Number: 221117
Location: Crofton Depot
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 15/4/02
Style: Virgin Super Voyager
Meaning: Series naming of Super Voyager fleet with legendary voyagers. Sir Henry Morton-Stanley (1841-1904) British Explorer who in 1879 founded the Congo Free State under the Belgian King
Notes:
Supplier: NR*

Suffolk
Relax Refresh Return
Number: 86234
Location: Liverpool Street Station
Named by: Karen Pickering, Olympic swimmer and Ros Green from Suffolk Development Agency
Date applied: 2/7/02
Style: Special
Meaning: Twinning of AR with Suffolk Tourism Partnership
Notes: Previously named 'J B Priestley O M'
Supplier: NR*

Sir Ernest Shackleton
Number: 221108
Location: Crofton Depot
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 22/4/02
Style: Virgin Super Voyager
Meaning: Series naming of Super Voyager fleet with voyagers. Sir Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922) British explorer, made four Antarctic expeditions and in 1909 reached within 100 miles of the South Pole
Notes:
Supplier: NR*

Sir Martin Frobisher
Number: 221107
Location: Crofton Depot
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 15/4/02
Style: Virgin Super Voyager
Meaning: Series naming of Super Voyager fleet with voyagers. Sir Martin Frobisher (1535-1604) First British navigator to seek the North West Passage from Atlantic to Pacific through Arctic region
Notes:
Supplier: NR*

South Lakes Wild Animal Park Sumatran Tiger
Number: 175112, car 50762
Location: Barrow Station
Named by: David Gill, owner of park
Date applied: 19/6/02
Style: Transfer
Meaning: Twinning with local businesses
Notes:
Supplier: NR*

Severn Voyager
Number: 220025 car No. 60225
Location: Kidderminster SVR Station
Named by: Chris Homer, Director of SVR
Date applied: 5/10/02
Style: Virgin Voyager
Meaning: Named to mark the introduction of ‘Voyager’ sets, and twinning of Voyager stock with line of route
Notes: Previously named 'Virgin Voyager'
Supplier: NR*

Scone Palace
Number: 43109
Location: Bombardier Doncaster
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 10/02 Date removed: 12/06
Style: GNER Transfer
Meaning: Named to GNER East Coast traction with route
Notes:
Supplier: -

Stirling Castle
Number: 43096
Location: Bombardier Doncaster
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 11/02
Style: GNER transfer
Meaning: Twinning of GNER fleet with route
Notes:
Supplier: -

Swordfish
Number: 33103
Location: Fragonset RTC Derby
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 11/02
Style: Standard Fragonset
Meaning: Twinning of FR fleet aviation series naming
Notes: PC
Supplier: -

Stirlingshire
Number: 43110
Location: Bombardier Transportation, Doncaster
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 03/03
Style: GNER transfer
Meaning: Twinning of GNER traction with route
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Spirit of Jaguar
Number: 60065
Location: Jaguar Rail Head, Castle Bromwich
Named by: Mike Beasley, Managing Director of Jaguar Cars
Date applied: 18/03/03
Style: Special, including Jaguar logo
Meaning: Named to mark opening of new facility and rail head in Castle Bromwich
Notes: Previously named Kinder Low
Supplier: PC

Sheppard 100
Number: 86250
Location: Norwich Crown Point
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 03/03
Style: Standard
Meaning: See main entry
Notes: Previously applied to 86252
Supplier: NR*

Sir Peter Parker 1924 - 2002
Cotswold Line 150
Number: 43127
Location: St Philips Marsh depot*
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 18/06/03
Style: Special
Meaning: Named after former chairman of BRB and to mark the 150th anniversary of the Cotswold Line
Notes: naming event planned for Didcot station during afternoon of 19/06/03 but event had to be called off due to major lineside fire at Burnham. Official naming ceremony held at Old Oak Common depot on 17 September, plate unveiled by Lady Parker
Supplier: NR*

Stephenson
Number: 87001
Location: Bombardier Crewe Works
Named by: Ian Johnstone, former Chairman of Stephenson Locomotive Society
Date applied: 01/06/03
Style: Special. Stephenson coat of arms added on 16/10/03
Meaning: See main entry
Notes: Reapplication of original name. Previously named 'Royal Scot'. Stephenson name re-applied when loco restored to original 1973 rail blue livery
Supplier: NR*

Somerset Voyager
Number: 220001
Location: Minehead Station, West Somerset Railway
Named by: Robin Bush, Chairman of Somerset County Council
Date applied: 10/05/03
Style: Standard Voyager
Meaning: Series twining of fleet with Virgin CrossCountry Route
Notes: Previously named Maiden Voyager
Supplier: NR*


Senator Express
Number: 66533
Location: Lawley Street Freightliner Terminal, Birmingham
Named by: Hans-Herman Mohr, Chief Executive Officer of Senator Lines
Date applied: 08/07/03
Style: Standard
Meaning: Unveiled to mark signing of two year £40m contract and the formation of Masterhaul for the movement of containers in the UK
Notes: Second side of loco named Hanjin Express (after the other partner) at same event
Supplier: NR*

Sir Sam Fay
Great Central Railway
Number: 66707
Location: Rushcliffe Halt, GC Railway (Northern)
Named by: The Rt Hon Edgar Fay QC, son of Sir Sam Fay
Date applied: 31/08/03
Style: Standard GBRf, Great Central C/O/A to left
Meaning: Twinning of GBRf with Great Central Railway (Northern) and to mark the start of a new gypsum contract to East Leake
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Staffordshire Voyager
Number: 220021 car No. 60221
Location: Central Rivers Depot
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 13/10/03
Style: Virgin Voyager
Meaning: Named to twin Virgin with CrossCountry routes through Staffordshire
Notes: Previously named 'Blackpool Voyager'
Supplier: NR*

St. Rollox
Number: 08568
Location: Alstom, Glasgow Works
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 16/10/03
Style: Painted
Meaning: Named following restoration of St Rollox Works Class 08
Notes: -
Supplier: -

Stanley Common
C of E Primary School, Ilkeston
EWS Rail Safety Competition Winners 2003
Number: 60080
Location: Toton Depot
Named by: Rachel Beardmore, winner of school painting competition
Date applied: 17/12/03
Style: Standard
Meaning: Annual naming of Class 60 after school rail safety award
Notes: Previously named Little Eaton Primary School, Little Eaton - Rail Safety Competition Winners 2002
Supplier: PC

Stroud 700
Number: 43143
Location: Stroud Station
Named by: Rev Michael Withy, vicar of Holy Trinity, Stroud
Date applied: 15/04/04
Style: Standard
Meaning: Named to mark the 700th anniversary of Parish status
Notes:
Supplier: NR*

Star of the East
Number: 60021
Location: Immingham Depot
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 25/04/04
Style: Standard
Meaning: Twinning of loco fleet with Immingham depot
Notes: Name previously carried by 47401 and 37421
Supplier: NR

Sir William A Smith
Founder of the Boys' Brigade
Number: 320312
Location: Glasgow Central Station
Named by: Sir Alex Ferguson CBE, Honorary Vice-President of the Boy's Brigade
Date applied: 27/10/04
Style: Standard
Meaning: Named after the founder of the Boys' Brigade to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth
Notes:
Supplier:

Sir George Earle

Number: 20168
Location: Barrow Hill Roundhouse
Named by: John Capewell, General Manager, LaFarge Cement, Hope
Date applied: 05/10/04
Style: Special, incorporating C&TE and Blue Circle logo
Meaning: Named after founder of Hope Cement Works
Notes:
Supplier: ?


Spitfire
Number: 73107
Location: Faversham station
Named by: -
Date applied: 05/09/04
Style: Fragonset, logo above and below
Meaning: Named after Shephard Neame real-ale
Notes:
Supplier: PC

Silver Service
Number: 321425
Location: Northampton Station
Named by: John Brooks, retired Silverlink Route Director and founder of Silver Service staff awards
Date applied: 03/03/05
Style: Silverlink, cast
Meaning: Named to twin with the Silverlink 'Silver Service' staff awards scheme
Notes:
Supplier: NR*

Slioch
Number: 60069
Location: Toton Depot
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: xx/xx/04
Style: Standard
Meaning: See main entry
Notes: Previously carried by No. 60087
Supplier: NR


Sophie
Number: 66581
Location: Barking Freightliner Terminal
Named by: Thomas Storey, brother of Sophie
Date applied: 13/03/06
Style: Standard Freightliner with logo below
Meaning: Named after Sophie Storey who was electrocuted after playing on the railway. Named as part of the 'Track Off'' the rail industry community safety campaign
Notes:
Supplier: ?

Sir William McAlpine
Number: 60008
Location: Kings Cross Station
Named by: Sir William McAlpine
Date applied: 11/04/06
Style: Standard cast EWS
Meaning: Named to mark the 21st anniversary of the Railway heritage Trust, of which Sir William McAlpine is Chairman
Notes:
Supplier:

Silvertown
Number: 313101
Location: Stratford Station
Named by: Lord Faulkner and Lord Rosser
Date applied: 10/12/06
Style: Standard Silverlink
Meaning: Named to mark the final train operating between Stratford and North Woolwich
Notes:
Supplier:

Sir John Betjeman
Number: 90007
Location: Liverpool Street Station
Named by: Son Paul Betjeman and daughter Candida Lycett Green
Date applied: 08/09/06
Style: Standard 'one' Railway
Meaning: Named to mark the 100th anniversary of Betjeman's birth
Notes:
Supplier:

Saint Edmund
Number: 156416
Location: IpswichStation
Named by: Mark Murphy of BBC Radio Suffolk and Terry Hunt Editor of East Anglian Daily Times
Date applied: 28/11/06
Style: Standard 'one' Railway
Meaning: Named as part of an ongoing campaign for Saint Edmund to become the Patron Saint of Suffolk
Notes:
Supplier:

Sir Tom Jones
Number: 143609
Location: Cardiff Queen Street station
Named by: Tom Jones, singer
Date applied: C 04/06
Style: Cardiff Valleys
Meaning: Named after one of Wales’s most famous people - singer Tom Jones
Notes: Previously named Tom Jones
Supplier: NR*

Sir Edward Watkin
Number: 66722
Location: Euston Station
Named by: David Jukes, competition winner
Date applied: 26/01/07
Style: GBRf, brass 'map' plate
Meaning: Series naming of GBRf/Metronet fleet, named after Sir Edward Watkin, Chairman of the Metropolitan Railway
Notes: -
Supplier: NR

Sheila
Number: 57601
Location: Carnforth
Named by: -
Date applied: c/07
Style: Transfer
Meaning: Unknown
Notes: -
Supplier:

Silver Star
Number: 150121
Location: Bletchley Depot
Named by: ??
Date applied: C 06/07
Style: Standard
Meaning: -
Notes: Previously named 'Willesden Eight'
Supplier: NR*

Sunderland
Number: 66725
Location: Port of Tyne, Sunderland Dock
Named by: John Smith, Managing Director of FirstGBRf and Niall Quinn Sunderland FC Manager
Date applied: 10/08/07
Style: Special, based on 1930s 'Fotballer' design
Meaning: Twinning of FirstGBRf with Sunderland FC and to mark the contract between FirstGBRf and Drax Power Limited for movement of coal between Sunderland and Drax.
Notes: -
Supplier:

St Pancras International
Number: 319446
Location: St Pancras International FCC station
Named by: ??
Date applied: 09/12/07
Style: Standard FCC
Meaning: Named to mark opening of new FCC station within St Pancras International
Notes:
Supplier:

Stratford Connections
Number: 315857
Location: Stratford Station
Named by: Dave Pryor of the Canary Wharf Transport Forum
Date applied: 19/03/08
Style: Standard National Express East Anglia
Meaning: Named to mark the completion of the NEEA Class 315 facelift contract and to twin with the multi-connections now offered at Stratford station
Notes:
Supplier:

   
 

   
 

   
 


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