East Anglian Traction

East Anglian Traction

The Pacer

The Pacer

Nameplates

The Story Behind the Names

Publication Date15th May 2018

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations180

Height234

Width165

Highly illustrated, John Jackson examines the story behind the names of locomotives on Britain's rail network.
RRP: £14.99 Online Price £13.49
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ISBN
9781445675923
Most people, rail enthusiasts or not, have heard of steam locomotive names such as Flying Scotsmanand Mallard. A multitude of loco names were inspired by the Royal Family and other famous people; famous buildings such as castles, halls and manors; countries of the British Empire and so on. The list and variety of names applied seemed endless.

Today the railway is a very different place. The variety of train operators, both past and present, means there is no universal code of practice as to whether names are carried. Nevertheless, a glance through a list of today’s locos and units reveals a considerable number and variety of names applied.

This book takes a look at around 100 of those names and digs a little deeper to come up with the stories behind them, accompanied by a close-up of the nameplate and a shot of the loco or unit in action.
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