Photographs by Brian Morrison
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EWS class 60 locomotive 60001 was named 'The Railway Observer' at Toton TMD on 23rd February 2001, seven years to the day since The Railway Observer nameplates were unveiled on 37890 at Hither Green depot. The RCTS President and Chairman, together with 36 members, gathered for the ceremony. 18 branches were represented as well as the Management Committee and other Society Officers.
A full description of the naming ceremony is given in The Railway Observer (RO) April 2001, pages 188 and 189; the latter page also has a photograph of 60001 with its original livery and nameplates while it was undergoing trials prior to acceptance into service. A photograph of the group attending the naming ceremony is included in RO March 2001 on page 107.
As in the case of 37890, 60001 has a secondary plate, which this time is fitted above the main nameplate; both plates were fitted at the same time. As can be seen from the photograph at the top of this page, the secondary plate has the same text as the original one on 37890 but also has the society's website address. 60001 is unique among EWS locomotives in having a website address on a nameplate and is also the only class 60 to have nameplates with pale blue background.
The history describes the life of 60001 from its 'birth' in 1989 until the present time, with all depot and pool allocations and transfers.
The log contains allocation and pool changes for 60001, since its naming, as well as all workings and sightings that have been reported to the RCTS.
The history and log are now available in printable form. Please follow the links at the bottom of those pages. This page can be printed by using the Print facility on your internet browser.
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