GWR train naming honours inspirational Captain Tom Moore

The veteran who raised more than £29 million for NHS Charities Together to mark his 100th birthday has had a Great Western Railway Intercity Express Train named in his honour.

Five-car 800025 was due to be named Captain Tom Moore on his birthday - April 30. The naming follows requests from GWR staff and the general public.

GWR Interim Managing Director Matthew Golton said: “With his indomitable spirit, what Captain Tom has achieved is truly inspirational and an example to us all.

“We at Great Western have a long history of naming trains after Great Westerners, the past and present heroes from across our network, and I am honoured that today we can respond to requests to have a train named after Captain Tom Moore.” 

  • For the FULL story, read RAIL 904, published on May 6, and available digitally from May 2.

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