Royal Train Named

Royal Train Named

13 Apr 2005

The Queen has named the locomotive used on the Royal Train, 67006 Royal Sovereign at Bristol Temple Meads.

HM the Queen names 67006 at Bristol Temple Meads on 25th February 2005The locomotive, painted in royal claret, joins Queen’s Messenger, as the only two locomotives in Britain responsible for hauling the Royal Train.

Keith Heller, EWS Chief Executive, who invited HM The Queen to name the locomotive, said, “This afternoon’s train is the 155th journey since EWS began operating the Royal Train in 1996. EWS employees are honoured to be continuing the railway’s 163 years of association with the Royal Family and their train. We are extremely pleased that HM The Queen has named this EWS locomotive Royal Sovereign.”

The first Royal Train ran on 13 June 1842, when Queen Victoria and Prince Albert travelled from Slough to Paddington.

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