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GWR honours Captain Tom.

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Old 29th April 2020, 12:14
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GWR honours Captain Tom.

A train has been named after Captain Tom Moore in honour of his fundraising achievements during the Covid-19 crisis.

The war veteran has raised 29m for the NHS by walking 100 laps around his garden.

The Great Western Railway (GWR) intercity express train 800025 will go into service carrying its new name on Thursday, Captain Tom's 100th birthday.

GWR said the high-speed train would carry key workers to and from work.

It said the naming followed requests from the public.


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Old 29th April 2020, 20:31
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GB freight also named a locomotive 'Captain Tom Moore A British Inspiration' after him today at Eastleigh. Couldn't see the number and I am not sure what class it is.
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The GBRf loco is class 66 No.66731 named 'Capt. Tom Moore - a true British inspiration' at Eastleigh on 29th April.


Incidentally, Captain Tom has now been promoted to honorary Colonel.

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