If you register, you can do a lot more. And become an active part of our growing community. You'll have access to hidden forums, and enjoy the ability of replying and starting conversations.

SVR Loco Newsy News / discussions

Discussion in 'Steam Traction' started by acorb, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. S.A.C. Martin

    S.A.C. Martin Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    4,240
    Likes Received:
    6,540
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Asset Engineer (Signalling), MNLPS Treasurer
    Location:
    London
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    [​IMG]

    Merlin, London and North Eastern Railway (LNER) steam locomotive No 4486, August 1944. This steam locomotive was temporarily given the name Bryan after the son of the newly appointed director, Fitzherbert Wright, and numbered with the year of his birth, 1934. LNER official photograph.

    https://nrm.printstoreonline.com/lo...lin-london-north-eastern-railway-9866997.html
     
  2. Matt37401

    Matt37401 Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2014
    Messages:
    11,833
    Likes Received:
    7,543
    Occupation:
    Nosy aren’t you?
    Location:
    Nowhere
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Didn’t the same Director do the same for his daughters? As ever thread drift!
     
    andrewshimmin likes this.
  3. Robin

    Robin Well-Known Member Friend

    Joined:
    May 7, 2012
    Messages:
    1,204
    Likes Received:
    1,435
    Location:
    Stourbridge
    If you read the news item on the SVR website, it includes the fact that "We’re asking for entries with a maximum of 13 characters to fit on the new nameplates."

    https://www.svr.co.uk/2021/12/15/svr-locomotive-to-be-renamed-for-queens-jubilee/

    Which does rule out Steamy McSteamface and Sir Gerald Nabarro among others. Curiously that fact is not repeated on the voting page (unless it kicks in when you try to post a name - I've not tested it and won't be bothering).
     
    D1039 and andrewshimmin like this.
  4. S.A.C. Martin

    S.A.C. Martin Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Messages:
    4,240
    Likes Received:
    6,540
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Asset Engineer (Signalling), MNLPS Treasurer
    Location:
    London
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Edward Thompson is 14 letters, happily for many people ;)
     
    oldmrheath, 35B, Robin and 1 other person like this.
  5. 30854

    30854 Resident of Nat Pres

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2017
    Messages:
    10,036
    Likes Received:
    9,689
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Retired
    Location:
    Brighton&Hove
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Mine was only eleven ...... jus' sayin'! :Muted:
     
    S.A.C. Martin likes this.
  6. 35B

    35B Nat Pres stalwart

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2011
    Messages:
    19,339
    Likes Received:
    15,544
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Grantham
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    I don’t think it’ll take George Jackson Churchward either…


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
    andrewshimmin and S.A.C. Martin like this.
  7. Gladiator 5076

    Gladiator 5076 Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2015
    Messages:
    3,599
    Likes Received:
    2,840
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Swanage
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    John Pym is short enough!
    Although may not fit the purpose the SVR is trying to achieve.
     
    andrewshimmin likes this.
  8. William Shelford

    William Shelford Member

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2007
    Messages:
    316
    Likes Received:
    86
    Yes, but only for the two older daughters (Brigid and Davina), the youngest daughter (Susan) was not honoured.
    Susan Mary Wright (born 1937, killed in a car crash in 1990) went on to have a well known daughter (and grand-daughters), who if they had lived in earlier times, would most likely have had locomotives named after themselves.
     
    andrewshimmin and Matt37401 like this.
  9. Chris86

    Chris86 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2011
    Messages:
    878
    Likes Received:
    558
    Occupation:
    Safety, Technical and Offroad Driver Trainer
    Location:
    South Yorkshore
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    BALDRICK.

    Seems appropriate at this time.

    Celebrating something British that was, and still is good.


    Chris
     
  10. bluetrain

    bluetrain Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2019
    Messages:
    960
    Likes Received:
    1,214
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Wiltshire
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    If the SVR were to borrow 4003 from STEAM, perhaps it could masquerade as 4052 or 4060?
     
  11. Cartman

    Cartman Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2015
    Messages:
    1,493
    Likes Received:
    1,049
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Cheshire
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    My choice only had 6 letters..
     
  12. Chris86

    Chris86 Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2011
    Messages:
    878
    Likes Received:
    558
    Occupation:
    Safety, Technical and Offroad Driver Trainer
    Location:
    South Yorkshore
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer

    Also, if it is either Hagley or Taw Valley, both could display the legend

    "Cunning Plan Class"


    On the nameplates too.......
     
  13. jsm8b

    jsm8b Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 3, 2014
    Messages:
    2,364
    Likes Received:
    4,198
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Escapee from the corporate bear-pit
    Location:
    Shropshire
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    DUMBledore , I think that's short enough -- coat please !
     
    D1039 likes this.
  14. D1039

    D1039 Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    May 25, 2007
    Messages:
    3,730
    Likes Received:
    2,522
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    North Somerset
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
  15. D1039

    D1039 Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    May 25, 2007
    Messages:
    3,730
    Likes Received:
    2,522
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    North Somerset
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    Johnme101 and GW 5972 like this.
  16. D1039

    D1039 Part of the furniture

    Joined:
    May 25, 2007
    Messages:
    3,730
    Likes Received:
    2,522
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    North Somerset
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    Yes I am an active volunteer
    mike1522 likes this.
  17. Robin

    Robin Well-Known Member Friend

    Joined:
    May 7, 2012
    Messages:
    1,204
    Likes Received:
    1,435
    Location:
    Stourbridge
  18. daveb

    daveb Member

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2005
    Messages:
    949
    Likes Received:
    484
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Wimborne, Dorset
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
  19. A1X

    A1X Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2011
    Messages:
    1,004
    Likes Received:
    775
    Occupation:
    Insurance
    Location:
    Good Old Sussex by the Sea
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Welcome to Disneyland
     
    mgl, Johnb and green five like this.
  20. Platform 3

    Platform 3 Member

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2015
    Messages:
    807
    Likes Received:
    1,062
    Gender:
    Male
    Heritage Railway Volunteer:
    No I do not currently volunteer
    Richard Roper likes this.

Share This Page