List of British Rail Class 91 locomotives
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; since June 2018 the operator of all Class 91 locomotives has been London North Eastern Railway.
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. 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 station on 29 March 2011 by his widow Elsie and Alan Shearer.  The following is a list of all Class 91 locomotives, including their current liveries, present names (if applicable) and former names.
List of Class 91 locomotives
|Current Number||Previous Number||Current name||Previous name(s)||Current livery||Built||Operator||Status||Notes|
|91101||91001||Flying Scotsman||City of London
|LNER Red & White with Flying Scotsman artwork||April 1988||LNER||Operational|
|91102||91002||City of York||Durham Cathedral||LNER Red & White||April 1988||LNER||Operational|
|91103||91003||County of Lincolnshire
|LNER Red & White with pride artwork||April 1988||LNER||Operational|
The Red Arrows
|LNER Red & White||June 1988||LNER||Operational|
Royal Air Force Regiment
|LNER Red & White||May 1988||LNER||Operational|
|91106||91006||East Lothian||LNER Red & White with Great Exhibition of the North artwork||June 1988||LNER||Operational|
|91107||91007||Skyfall||Newark on Trent
|LNER Red & White||July 1988||LNER||Operational||Was temporarily renumbered back to 91007 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
|LNER Red & White||July 1988||LNER||Operational|
|91109||91009||Sir Bobby Robson||The Samaritans
|LNER Red & White||August 1988||LNER||Operational|
|91110||91010||Battle of Britain Memorial Flight||David Livingstone
|Battle of Britain Memorial Flight artwork||April 1989||LNER||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||Terence Cuneo||World War I For the Fallen artwork||February 1990||LNER||Operational|
|91112||91012||County of Cambridgeshire||LNER Red & White||April 1990||LNER||Operational|
|91113||91013||County of North Yorkshire
Sir Michael Faraday
|LNER Red & White||April 1990||LNER||Operational|
|91114||91014||Durham Cathedral||St Mungo Cathedral
|LNER Red & White with Durham Cathedral artwork||May 1990||LNER||Operational||Previously fitted with experimental Duplex Pantograph|
|91115||91015||Blaydon Races||Holyrood||LNER Red & White||May 1990||LNER||Operational|
|91116||91016||Strathclyde||LNER Red & White||June 1990||LNER||Operational|
|91117||91017||West Riding Limited||Cancer Research UK
|LNER Red & White||July 1990||LNER||Operational|
|91118||91018||The Fusiliers||Bradford Film Festival
Robert Louis Stevenson
|LNER Red & White||August 1990||LNER||Operational|
|91119||91019||Bounds Green Intercity Depot||County of Tyne & Wear
|BR InterCity Swallow livery||August 1990||LNER||Operational|
|91120||91020||Royal Armouries||LNER Red & White||October 1990||LNER||Operational|
|91121||91021||Archbishop Thomas Cranmer||LNER Red & White with pride artwork||October 1990||LNER||Operational|
|91122||91022||Tam the Gun
|LNER Red & White||October 1990||LNER||Operational|
|91124||91024||Reverend W Awdry||LNER Red & White||September 1990||LNER||Operational|
|91125||91025||Berwick upon Tweed
BBC Radio 1 FM
|LNER Red & White||October 1990||LNER||Operational||Previously carried Sky 1 HD livery with 82219.|
|91126||91026||Darlington Hippodrome||York Minster
Voice of the North
|LNER Red & White||March 1991||LNER||Operational|
Great North Run
|LNER Red & White||December 1990||LNER||Operational|
|91128||91028||InterCity 50||Peterborough Cathedral
|LNER Red & White||January 1991||LNER||Operational||Was the 2015 East Coast Christmas Train with DVT 82209|
|91129||91029||Queen Elizabeth II||LNER Red & White||January 1991||LNER||Operational|
|91130||91030||Lord Mayor of Newcastle||City of Newcastle
Palace of Holyroodhouse
|LNER Red & White||March 1991||LNER||Operational|
|91131||91031||County of Northumberland
Sir Henry Royce
|LNER Red & White||March 1991||LNER||Operational||Last locomotive built at Crewe works, To be preserved as part of the National Collection.|
|91132||91023||City of Durham||LNER Red & White with Employer Pledge artwork||September 1990||LNER||Operational||Involved in both Hatfield and Great Heck Rail Accidents.
Renumbered 91132 (rather than 91123) after 2001 refurbishment.
- Class 91 fleet nameplates, uktrainpics.co.uk, accessed 24 March 2012
- "Sir Bobby Robson name given to train". BBC News. 29 March 2011. Retrieved 29 March 2011.
- "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.
- "FIRST MINISTER LAUNCHES NEW VIRGIN FLYING SCOTSMAN TRAIN". Virgin Trains East Coast. 28 October 2015. Retrieved 6 November 2015.
- Class 91: 91101 'Flying Scotsman' Virgin Trains East Coast Newcastle Upon Tyne
- "Reg's return heralds unveiling of iconic train name". East Coast. 1 December 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2012.
- Class 91, www.railalbum.co.uk, accessed 3 April 2012
- Image of 91102, railwayscene.co.uk, accessed 3 April 2012
- Page about the locomotive, East Coast, accessed 31 May 2013
- "East Coast names train "Sir Bobby Robson"". East Coast. 29 March 2011. Archived from the original on 29 March 2011. Retrieved 8 March 2012.
- Auction lot, accessed 3 April 2012
- "East Coast unveils Battle of Britain 91". Railway Herald. 2012-06-02.
- Press Release Archived 19 December 2014 at the Wayback Machine., East Coast Press Office ,14 October 2014
- Press Release, East Coast press office, 3 July 2013
- 91114 image, www.railwayscene.co.uk, accessed 3 April 2012
- "Famous North East anthem 'Blaydon Races' takes to the tracks". East Coast. 6 June 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
- "West Riding region honoured at train naming ceremony". East Coast. 13 September 2012. Retrieved 8 March 2012.
- "Virgin Trains reveal 'The Fusiliers' train". RailAdvent. 2018-03-28. Retrieved 2018-04-05.
- "Bounds Green depot celebrates 40 years of HST maintenance by naming a Class 91!". Steven Knight Media. 2017-10-14.
- Image, Flickr
- Radio Rewind, accessed 30 March 2012
- "Virgin Loco 91 126 Named Darlington Hippodrome". Railway Adventures. 2017-11-21.
- Intercity 50
- All aboard the Lord Mayor of Newcastle as train celebrates city anniversary, Northern Echo, 7 December 2016
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