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Virgin King
Number: 390008, car No. 69608
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 4/3/02
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Fleet naming of Pendolino sets
Notes:
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Lady
Number: 390007 car No. 69607
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: Joan Branson, Wife of Virgin Group Chairman Richard Branson
Date applied: 26/11/01
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Unveiled to mark the first complete set handed over for training. Delivered on time
Notes: Joint naming with 390006
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Voyager
Number: 220025 car No. 60225
Location: Central Rivers Depot
Named by: Chris Green, Chief Executive Virgin Trains with children of Central Rivers staff
Date applied: 16/09/01 (staff open day)
Date removed: 4/10/02
Style: Virgin Voyager
Meaning: Unveiled at staff open day at Central Rivers
Notes: Renamed 'Severn Voyager'
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Star
Number: 390010, car No. 69610
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 05/02 Date removed: 06/02
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Fleet naming of Pendolino sets
Notes: Renamed 'Commonwealth Games 2002'
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Star
Number: 390012, car No. 69612
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 12/12/02
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Fleet naming of Pendolino sets
Notes: Name transferred from 390010
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Enterprise
Number: 390026, car No. 69626
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 17/03/03
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Fleet naming of Pendolino sets
Notes: Name originally allocated to 390003
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Queen
Number: 390009, car No. 69609
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 28/3/02
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Fleet naming of Pendolino sets
Notes:
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Buccaneer
Number: 390014, car No. 69614
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 09//02 Date removed: 12/02
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Fleet naming of Pendolino sets
Notes: Renamed 'City of Manchester'
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Buccaneer
Number: 390027, car No. 69627
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 07/04/03
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Fleet naming of Pendolino sets
Notes: Originally applied to 390014
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Spirit
Number: 390013, car No. 69613
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 04/10/02
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Fleet naming of Pendolino sets
Notes:
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Pioneer
Number: 390001 car No. 69601
Location: Asfordby Test Centre
Named by: Mike Lloyd, Deputy President of Alstom
Date applied: 14/02/01
Style: Virgin Pendolino (1)
Meaning: Fleet naming of Virgin Pendolino train sets, Pioneer being the first one
Notes: Plate to be replaced with second design
Supplier: NR*

Valhalla
Number: 175008
Location: Blackpool North Station
Named by: Adam Cotton, pupil from Moston Fields School Manchester which suggested the name
Date applied: 02/11/00
Style: Transfer
Meaning: Named after a ride at Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Notes: Name selected following a joint competition with local schools sponsored by First North Western and Asda Supermarkets
Supplier: -

Valhalla
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Number: 175008
Amendment to plate above made in 07/02, name repositioned on front end

Vulcan
Number: 47843
Location: Old Oak Common Depot
Named by: Roy ‘Boxcar’ Wilce, retired VT driver
Date applied: 5/8/00 (open day)
Style: Mock GWR
Meaning: Re-application of historic Great Western name
Notes:
Supplier: NR*

VARIETY CLUB
Number: 455731 car No. 71555
Location: Waterloo station
Named by: Magician Paul Daniels
Date applied: 16/07/98
Style: Standard SWT
Meaning: Twinning of South West Trains with Variety Club of Great Britain, also marked the 150th anniversary of Waterloo station
Notes:
Supplier: DP

Valleys Kids
Number: 143625
Location: Cardiff Central
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 8/5/02
Style: ??
Meaning: ??
Notes: ??
Supplier: NR*

Vampire
Number: 33108
Location: Fragonset Derby
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 16/4/02
Style: Special with coat of arms above
Meaning: Series naming of Fragonset operated traction, named after Vampire aircraft
Notes: -
Supplier: PC

Vasco da Gama
Number: 221140
Location: Crofton Depot
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: T/B/A
Style: Virgin Super Voyager
Meaning: Series naming of Super Voyager fleet with legendary voyagers. Vasco da Gama (1496-1524) Portuguese explorer of the East, including India and Africa
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Scot
Number: 390004 car No. 69604
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No Ceremony
Date applied: 10/02/03
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Series naming of Pendolino fleet, using names prefixed with the word 'Virgin'
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Prince
Number: 390017 car No. 69617
Location: Alstom, Asfordby
Named by: No Ceremony
Date applied: 09/02/03
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Series naming of Pendolino fleet, using names prefixed with the word 'Virgin'
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Princess
Number: 390018 car No. 69618
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No Ceremony
Date applied: 29/01/03
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Series naming of Pendolino fleet, using names prefixed with the word 'Virgin'
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Warrior
Number: 390019 car No. 69619
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No Ceremony
Date applied: 29/01/03
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Series naming of Pendolino fleet, using names prefixed with the word 'Virgin'
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Cavalier
Number: 390020 car No. 69620
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No Ceremony
Date applied: 18/02/03
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Series naming of Pendolino fleet, using names prefixed with the word 'Virgin'
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Dream
Number: 390021 car No. 69621
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No Ceremony
Date applied: 29/01/03
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Series naming of Pendolino fleet, using names prefixed with the word 'Virgin'
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Hope
Number: 390022 car No. 69622
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No Ceremony
Date applied: 17/02/03 Removed: 09/07
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Series naming of Pendolino fleet, using names prefixed with the word 'Virgin'
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Glory
Number: 390023 car No. 69623
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No Ceremony
Date applied: 08/02/03
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Series naming of Pendolino fleet, using names prefixed with the word 'Virgin'
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Venturer
Number: 390024 car No. 69624
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No Ceremony
Date applied: 14/02/03
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Series naming of Pendolino fleet, using names prefixed with the word 'Virgin'
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Stagecoach
Number: 390025 car No. 69625
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No Ceremony
Date applied: 28/02/03
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Series naming of Pendolino fleet, using names prefixed with the word 'Virgin'
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Hero
Number: 390003 car No. 69603
Location: Alstom, Wolverton
Named by: No Ceremony
Date applied: 09/04/03
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Series naming of Pendolino fleet, using names prefixed with the word 'Virgin'
Notes: 390003 originally allocated name Virgin Enterprise
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Crusader
Number: 390015 car No. 69615
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No Ceremony
Date applied: 17/01/03
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Series naming of Pendolino fleet, using names prefixed with the word 'Virgin'
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Champion
Number: 390016 car No. 69616
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No Ceremony
Date applied: 15/01/03
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Series naming of Pendolino fleet, using names prefixed with the word 'Virgin'
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Difference
Number: 390037 car No. 69637
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No Ceremony
Date applied: 10/03
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Series naming of Pendolino fleet, using names prefixed with the word 'Virgin'
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Quest
Number: 390039 car No. 69639
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No Ceremony (see below)
Date applied: 27/10 /03
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Series naming of Pendolino fleet, using names prefixed with the word 'Virgin'
Notes: Ceremony held at Euston on 20/05/04 with plates being unveiled by Denize Quest, Director of Public Affairs Virgin Trains to mark her birthday
Supplier: NR*

Vulcan Avro B1 & B2
Number: 37087
Location: Barrow Hill
Named by: No ceremony
Date applied: 06/03
Style: Cast
Meaning: ?
Notes: HNRC-owned loco
Supplier: PC

Valour
In memory of all railway employees who gave their lives for their Country
Number: 66715
Location: Sheffield Victoria station
Named by: Mike Hartley, Chairman of Great Central Railway Society
Date applied: 11/11/03
Style: Special, C/O/A on seperate plate
Meaning: Named as 'War Memorial' to all railway employees who gave their lives for their Country
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Angel
Number: 390002 car No. 69602
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No Ceremony
Date applied: 11/03
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Series naming of Pendolino fleet, using names prefixed with the word 'Virgin' Previously named Red Revolution. Name Virgin Angel also twins with funders for the Pendolino fleet - Angel Trains
Notes: Official naming held at Alstom Asfordby on 9 December 2004 to mark testing of final Pendolino. Unveiled by Pat Webster, Account Director Angel Trains
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Sun
Number: 390006 car No. 69606
Location: Alstom, Wolverton
Named by: No Ceremony
Date applied: 01/04
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Series naming of Pendolino fleet, using names prefixed with the word 'Virgin'
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Pathfinder
Number: 390040 car No. 69640
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No Ceremony
Date applied: 09/01/04
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Series naming of Pendolino fleet, using names prefixed with the word 'Virgin'
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Explorer
Number: 390043 car No. 69643
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No Ceremony
Date applied: 05/01/04
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Series naming of Pendolino fleet, using names prefixed with the word 'Virgin'
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Lionheart
Number: 390044 car No. 69644
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No Ceremony
Date applied: 19/01/04
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Series naming of Pendolino fleet, using names prefixed with the word 'Virgin'
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Valiant
Number: 390045 car No. 69645
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No Ceremony
Date applied: 20/02/04
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Series naming of Pendolino fleet, using names prefixed with the word 'Virgin'
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Soldiers
Number: 390046 car No. 69646
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No Ceremony
Date applied: 20/02/04
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Series naming of Pendolino fleet, using names prefixed with the word 'Virgin'
Notes: Official unveiling at Euston by author Leslie Thomas, author of book Virgin Soldiers to mark Remembrance Day 2004
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Atlantic
Number: 390047 car No. 69647
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No Ceremony
Date applied: 05/03/04 Date remoed: 20/09/06
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Series naming of Pendolino fleet, using names prefixed with the word 'Virgin'
Notes: Renamed 'Heaven's Angels'
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Harrier
Number: 390048 car No. 69648
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No Ceremony
Date applied: 12/03/04
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Series naming of Pendolino fleet, using names prefixed with the word 'Virgin'
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Express
Number: 390049 car No. 69649
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No Ceremony
Date applied: 26/03/04
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Series naming of Pendolino fleet, using names prefixed with the word 'Virgin'
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Invader
Number: 390050 car No. 69650
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No Ceremony
Date applied: 28/04/04
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Series naming of Pendolino fleet, using names prefixed with the word 'Virgin'
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Ambassador
Number: 390051 car No. 69651
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No Ceremony
Date applied: xx/05/04
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Series naming of Pendolino fleet, using names prefixed with the word 'Virgin'
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Virgin Knight
Number: 390052 car No. 69652
Location: Alstom, Washwood Heath
Named by: No Ceremony
Date applied: xx/05/04
Style: Virgin Pendolino (2)
Meaning: Series naming of Pendolino fleet, using names prefixed with the word 'Virgin'
Notes: -
Supplier: NR*

Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson
Number: 90005
Location: Norwich Station
Named by: Rt Rev Graham James, Bishop of Norwich
Date applied: 29/09/05
Style: One Anglia
Meaning: One Railways contribution to the 200th anniversary celebrations of Lord Nelson
Notes: Named on Nelson's Birthday
Supplier: NR*


   
 

   
 

   
 


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