Nameplates : The Story Behind the Names, Paperback / softback Book

Nameplates : The Story Behind the Names Paperback / softback


Most people, rail enthusiasts or not, have heard of steam locomotive names such as Flying Scotsmanand Mallard.

A multitude of loco names were inspired by the Royal Family and other famous people; famous buildings such as castles, halls and manors; countries of the British Empire and so on.

The list and variety of names applied seemed endless. Today the railway is a very different place. The variety of train operators, both past and present, means there is no universal code of practice as to whether names are carried.

Nevertheless, a glance through a list of today's locos and units reveals a considerable number and variety of names applied. This book takes a look at around 100 of those names and digs a little deeper to come up with the stories behind them, accompanied by a close-up of the nameplate and a shot of the loco or unit in action.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 96 pages, 180 Illustrations, unspecified
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Trains & railways: general interest
  • ISBN: 9781445675923



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