Locomotive Nameplate


Locomotive double-lined nameplate The Institution of Civil Engineers in aluminium alloy (1991)

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Locomotive double-lined nameplate The Institution of Civil Engineers in aluminium alloy (1991). The nameplate was affixed to electric locomotive Class 90/0 number 90029.

Locomotive 90029 was built by BREL at its Crewe Works in April 1989. It was named The Institution of Civil Engineers on 8 April 2003. It had previously been named Frachtverbindungen.

In 2001 Brian Crossley who was then the Vice President of the Institution of Civil Engineers began negotiations with EWS to install the nameplate on locomotive 90029 and for the original unveiling performed by the ICE President Professor Adrian Long on 8 April 2003 in the EWS Depot at Crewe.

Image 2 was taken at the unveiling event. First left is Councillor M. Jones Deputy Mayor of Crewe, second is Stuart Bonar EWS Engineering Director and Professor Adrian Long. Image 3 shows locomotive 90029 in DB Schenker livery.

The nameplate being held Image 4 is off the original British Rail locomotive number 47366 named by DAD Reeve ICE President in 1986 in Liverpool Lime Street Station, to celebrate the centenary of the ICE North Western Association (as it was then known). After this event in Liverpool, a party was hauled by the locomotive in the Engineer’s Inspection Coach to Manchester. This nameplate is now mounted in ICE Headquarters, Great George Street, London.

Also a class 47/4 locomotive 47540 (renumbered as 47975) was named The Institution of Civil Engineers from 12 December 1995 to 31 January 2003. This locomotive was withdrawn from service on 31 July 2003 and is currently located at Wensleydale Railway, North Yorkshire (as of September 2015).

Sir William McAlpine unveiled the nameplate at Heriot-Watt University on 11 July 2016. Sir William died on 4 March 2018 and the collection holds a copy of the Memorial Service held at Fawley Hill Museum on 13 May 2018.

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Locomotive nameplate "The Institution of Civil Engineers" in aluminium alloy

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1274 x 450 x 11, Unknown


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September 2015


Aluminium alloy



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