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« on: July 17, 2019, 09:25:07 pm »

Tonight (17th July 2019) at STEAM Museum Swindon the nameplates for the Class 255 Castle HSTs were unveiled at a presentation by GWR for invited guests. The Class 43s remaining with GWR, for operation of the shortened sets on inter-regional services, are being named after castles/stately homes from across the area that GWR serves.

I believe there will be 24 named power cars on the fleet. 23 names have been decided upon, with one more to come.

Those names are:

Cromwell's Castle
Chn Castle
Tregenna Castle
St Michael's Mount
St Mawes Castle
St Catherine's Castle
Castle-an-Dinas
Trematon Castle
Launceston Castle
Kingswear Castle
Compton Castle
Berry Pomeroy Castle
Okehampton Castle
Castle Drogo
Powderham Castle
Rougemont Castle
Taunton Castle
Dunster Castle
Walton Castle
Cardiff Castle
Caerphilly Castle
Newport Castle
Chepstow Castle

The individual allocation of a name to a 43xxx has yet to be confirmed. Although Laira do have all the nameplates ready to go.

Also unveiled at STEAM tonight were a selection of nameplates that have adorned Class 43s throughout their time on BR/GWT/FGW/GWR in the west.

I'll post some pictures of the nameplates from the Class 255 'Castles' later.
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« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2019, 09:35:52 pm »

Invited guests received a booklet with details of the castles/stately homes that have leant their names to the GWR Class 255 fleet of HST power cars.

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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2019, 10:06:12 pm »

Tonight (17th July 2019) at STEAM Museum Swindon the nameplates for the Class 255 Castle HSTs were unveiled at a presentation by GWR for invited guests. The Class 43s remaining with GWR, for operation of the shortened sets on inter-regional services, are being named after castles/stately homes from across the area that GWR serves.

I believe there will be 24 named power cars on the fleet. 23 names have been decided upon, with one more to come.

Those names are:

Cromwell's Castle
Chn Castle
Tregenna Castle
St Michael's Mount
St Mawes Castle
St Catherine's Castle
Castle-an-Dinas
Trematon Castle
Launceston Castle
Kingswear Castle
Compton Castle
Berry Pomeroy Castle
Okehampton Castle
Castle Drogo
Powderham Castle
Rougemont Castle
Taunton Castle
Dunster Castle
Walton Castle
Cardiff Castle
Caerphilly Castle
Newport Castle
Chepstow Castle

The individual allocation of a name to a 43xxx has yet to be confirmed. Although Laira do have all the nameplates ready to go.

Also unveiled at STEAM tonight were a selection of nameplates that have adorned Class 43s throughout their time on BR/GWT/FGW/GWR in the west.

I'll post some pictures of the nameplates from the Class 255 'Castles' later.

Bristol Castle for the 24th anyone.
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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2019, 10:16:11 pm »

Elephant & Castle?
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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2019, 11:08:01 pm »

Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on your point of view...) I am old enough to remember seeing some of those names appearing on working locomotives many years ago.

But not Okehampton Castle of course - wrong railway... Wink
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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2019, 10:40:00 am »

My wife likes Coch.
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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2019, 11:47:12 am »


Bristol Castle for the 24th anyone.

Don't you mean Windsor Castle?
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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2019, 12:25:25 pm »

With the locomotive out of use for a long time at Carnforth, this is a legend Castle nameplate that I would like to see in use again:  Wink

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jrs1967_1/5242513012/
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« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2019, 06:29:37 pm »

Barbara?
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« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2019, 06:35:47 pm »

With the locomotive out of use for a long time at Carnforth, this is a legend Castle nameplate that I would like to see in use again:  Wink

I was only thinking of that the other day, for reasons I can't recall. My son, then about 13 so over 25 years ago (!), was chosen by his school to meet Roy's train at Temple Meads on that final tour he did, shortly before he died. Said son was interviewed by the BBC West news.
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