Nostalgic Engine names.

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Johnuk123

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I can remember as a child wondering who was Luckie Mucklebackit ?

3rd. Carabinier sounded like a particular coach in a train.

Did Wandering Willie ever get where he wanted to ?

Was Thunderer a really noisy engine ?

I had no idea Giggleswick was a town.

It's amazing how in later years you can remember army regiments because they were engines.

People on here must have some favourite names be it steam or diesel or electric.
 
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A3s provided numerous moments of humour, despite the fact that nobody saw them

Was ROBERT THE DEVIL really that devilish?
Could PRETTY POLLY talk or fly?
Did CAPTAIN CUTTLE command anything?
Was BACHELOR'S BUTTON ever found by its owner?
Could HUMORIST crack jokes?
Was SPEARMINT chewable or flavoured?

And with the A2s, how on Earth did one pronounce SAYAJIRAO?
 

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The D11 class had a few cracking names also:

Laird of Balmawhapple

Eddie Ochiltree

Wizard of the Moor

Bailie MacWheeble
 

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haha...well there's always the B1 Bongo

Sentinel steam rail cars...

Tally-ho, Rodney, Nettle, Surprise and New fly...apparently named after stage coaches: marvellous (actually maybe that was one)!:D
 

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suppose as a native of the north east, Gateshead's 47/4's, were relevant to me, cos these loco's were invariably used predominately on the Newcastle- Liverpool trains, so probably had a good majority of duff bashing mileage on these loco's. The highlighted ones being particular faves, one being the proud nation Im in, the Geordie Republic of England and the other being my Footy team, Rail Riders, was also personal fave, mainly because I joined them as a kid and spent a small fortune getting their vouchers to travel all over the place.
47401- North Eastern
47402- Gateshead
47403- The Geordie
47404- Hadrian
47405- Northumbria
47406- Rail Riders
47407- Aycliffe
As a kid I was fascinated with Deltic names and when i looked in locoshed, I hadnt seen any 50's then but seeing names as Conquerer, Thunderer, Defiant and the likes, sounded truly fantastic.
 

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I think as only 22 Deltics were built they should all have had names that matched rather than a mixture of regiments and racehorses.
 

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Imagine if 74 new locos for the western region were being named in 2012?

Western Stakeholder, Western Facilitator, Western Convener, Western Operative, Western Moderator, Western Teamworker, Western Jobseeker, Western Agency...
 

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A3s provided numerous moments of humour, despite the fact that nobody saw them

Was ROBERT THE DEVIL really that devilish?
Could PRETTY POLLY talk or fly?
Did CAPTAIN CUTTLE command anything?
Was BACHELOR'S BUTTON ever found by its owner?
Could HUMORIST crack jokes?
Was SPEARMINT chewable or flavoured?

And with the A2s, how on Earth did one pronounce SAYAJIRAO?
And let's not forget No. 4477..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yijo39R4bF4
 
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