List of British Rail Class 91 locomotives

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Class 91 91018 "Robert Louis Stevenson" at Doncaster railway station in original InterCity livery, April 1994.

The British Rail Class 91 are a 31-strong fleet of 140 mph (225 km/h), 6,300 hp (4,700 kW) electric locomotives which are the main express-hauling locomotive used on the East Coast Main Line (ECML) from London to Edinburgh and beyond. They have carried various nameplates throughout their operating career.

During British Rail Intercity 225 ownership in the early 1990s the whole fleet was named. Themes included cathedrals, counties and places along the ECML, people (often with a railway connection), enterprises, charities and RAF-associated names. In the period immediately after repainting into Great North Eastern Railway colours in the late 1990s, all locomotives were briefly nameless before they were re-applied with vinyl lettering.[1] GNER retained a number of the InterCity names, but also renamed several locomotives, and some were renamed multiple times during GNER's tenure.

When the franchise was taken over by National Express East Coast in 2008, some names were re-applied on white vinyl (albeit in much smaller size) others were not. Their successor East Coast removed all names from locomotives, but in 2011, in response to customer requests, they resumed the practice. It began by naming No. 91109 as Sir Bobby Robson with cast-iron plates, unveiled in a ceremony at Newcastle Central Station on 29 March 2011 by his widow Elsie and Alan Shearer.[2] [3] The following is a list of all Class 91 locomotives, including their current liveries, present names (if applicable) and former names.[1]

List of Class 91 locomotives[edit]

Current Number Previous Number Current name Previous name(s) Current livery Operator Status Notes

Class 91/1

Class 91/0

91101 91001 Flying Scotsman[4][5] City of London
Swallow
Virgin Trains East Coast Red & White with Flying Scotsman artwork Virgin Trains East Coast Operational
91102 91002 City of York[6] Durham Cathedral[7][8] Virgin Trains East Coast Red & White Virgin Trains East Coast Operational
91103 91003 County of Lincolnshire[1]
The Scotsman
Virgin Trains East Coast Red & White Virgin Trains East Coast Operational
91104 91004 Grantham
The Red Arrows
Virgin Trains East Coast Red & White Virgin Trains East Coast Operational
91105 91005 County Durham[1]
Royal Air Force Regiment
Virgin Trains East Coast Red & White Virgin Trains East Coast Operational
91106 91006 East Lothian[1] Virgin Trains East Coast Red & White Virgin Trains East Coast Operational
91107 91007 Skyfall[9] Newark on Trent[1]
Ian Allan
Virgin Trains East Coast Red & White Virgin Trains East Coast Operational Was temporarily renumbered back to 91007[10] as part of the Skyfall advertising applied to this locomotive. Upon removal of Skyfall vinyls, the locomotive was renumbered back to 91107.
91108 91008 City of Leeds[1]
Thomas Cook
Virgin Trains East Coast Red & White Virgin Trains East Coast Operational
91109 91009 Sir Bobby Robson[11] The Samaritans[1]
Saint Nicholas
[12]
Virgin Trains East Coast Red & White Virgin Trains East Coast Operational
91110 91010 Battle of Britain Memorial Flight David Livingstone[1]
Northern Rock
[1]
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight artwork Virgin Trains East Coast Operational The locomotive holds the national speed record for electric locomotives of 162 mph attained at Stoke Bank near Peterborough on 17 September 1989.
91111 91011 For the Fallen[13] Terence Cuneo[1] World War I For the Fallen artwork Virgin Trains East Coast Operational
91112 91012 County of Cambridgeshire Virgin Trains East Coast Red & White Virgin Trains East Coast Operational
91113 91013 County of North Yorkshire
Sir Michael Faraday
Virgin Trains East Coast Red & White Virgin Trains East Coast Operational
91114 91014 Durham Cathedral[14] St Mungo Cathedral[15]
Northern Electric
Virgin Trains East Coast Red & White with Durham Cathedral artwork Virgin Trains East Coast Operational Fitted with experimental Duplex Pantograph
91115 91015 Blaydon Races[16] Holyrood Virgin Trains East Coast Red & White Virgin Trains East Coast Operational
91116 91016 Strathclyde[1] Virgin Trains East Coast Red & White Virgin Trains East Coast Operational
91117 91017 West Riding Limited[17] Cancer Research UK
Commonwealth Institute
Virgin Trains East Coast Red & White Virgin Trains East Coast Operational
91118 91018 Bradford Film Festival[1]
Robert Louis Stevenson
Virgin Trains East Coast Red & White Virgin Trains East Coast Operational
91119 91019 Bounds Green Intercity Depot[18] County of Tyne and Wear[1]
Scottish Enterprise
Virgin Trains East Coast Red & White Virgin Trains East Coast Operational
91120 91020 Royal Armouries[19] Virgin Trains East Coast Red & White Virgin Trains East Coast Operational
91121 91021 Archbishop Thomas Cranmer[1] Virgin Trains East Coast Red & White Virgin Trains East Coast Operational
91122 91022 Tam the Gun
Double Trigger
Robert Adley
Virgin Trains East Coast Red & White Virgin Trains East Coast Operational
91124 91024 Reverend W Awdry[1] Virgin Trains East Coast Red & White Virgin Trains East Coast Operational
91125 91025 Berwick upon Tweed[1]
BBC Radio 1 FM
[20]
Virgin Trains East Coast Red & White Virgin Trains East Coast Operational
91126 91026 York Minster[1]
Voice of the North
Virgin Trains East Coast Red & White Virgin Trains East Coast Operational
91127 91027 Edinburgh Castle[1]
Great North Run
Virgin Trains East Coast Red & White Virgin Trains East Coast Operational
91128 91028 InterCity 50[21] Peterborough Cathedral[1]
Guide Dog
[1]
Virgin Trains East Coast Red & White Virgin Trains East Coast Operational Was the 2015 East Coast Christmas Train with DVT 82209
91129 91029 Queen Elizabeth II[1] Virgin Trains East Coast Red & White Virgin Trains East Coast Operational
91130 91030 Lord Mayor of Newcastle[22] City of Newcastle[1]
Palace of Holyroodhouse
Virgin Trains East Coast Red & White Virgin Trains East Coast Operational
91131 91031 County of Northumberland
Sir Henry Royce
Virgin Trains East Coast Red & White Virgin Trains East Coast Operational Last locomotive built at Crewe works[23]
91132 91023 City of Durham[1] Virgin Trains East Coast Red & White Virgin Trains East Coast Operational Involved in both Hatfield and Great Heck Rail Accidents.

Renumbered 91132 (rather than 91123) after 2001 refurbishment.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x Class 91 fleet nameplates, uktrainpics.co.uk, accessed 24 March 2012
  2. ^ "Sir Bobby Robson name given to train". BBC News. 29 March 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2011. 
  3. ^ "East Coast Names Train Sir Bobby Robson" (Press release). East Coast Main Line Company. 29 March 2011. Archived from the original on 29 March 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2011. 
  4. ^ "FIRST MINISTER LAUNCHES NEW VIRGIN FLYING SCOTSMAN TRAIN". Virgin Trains East Coast. 28 October 2015. Retrieved 6 November 2015. 
  5. ^ Class 91: 91101 'Flying Scotsman' Virgin Trains East Coast Newcastle Upon Tyne
  6. ^ "Reg's return heralds unveiling of iconic train name". East Coast. 1 December 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  7. ^ Class 91, www.railalbum.co.uk, accessed 3 April 2012
  8. ^ Image of 91102, railwayscene.co.uk, accessed 3 April 2012
  9. ^ Page about the locomotive, East Coast, accessed 31 May 2013
  10. ^ http://www.the-siding.co.uk/class91/pages/91007.htm
  11. ^ "East Coast names train "Sir Bobby Robson"". East Coast. 29 March 2011. Archived from the original on 29 March 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  12. ^ Auction lot, accessed 3 April 2012
  13. ^ Press Release Archived 19 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine., East Coast Press Office ,14 October 2014
  14. ^ Press Release, East Coast press office, 3 July 2013
  15. ^ 91114 image, www.railwayscene.co.uk, accessed 3 April 2012
  16. ^ "Famous North East anthem ‘Blaydon Races’ takes to the tracks". East Coast. 6 June 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012. 
  17. ^ "West Riding region honoured at train naming ceremony". East Coast. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  18. ^ "Bounds Green depot celebrates 40 years of HST maintenance by naming a Class 91!". Steven Knight Media. 2017-10-14. 
  19. ^ Image, Flickr
  20. ^ Radio Rewind, accessed 30 March 2012
  21. ^ Intercity 50
  22. ^ All aboard the Lord Mayor of Newcastle as train celebrates city anniversary, Northern Echo, 7 December 2016
  23. ^ http://www.railforums.co.uk/showthread.php?p=2367874

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