Remembrance tributes all over British railway network

RAILWAY workers who lost their lives in two world wars and other conflicts have been remembered at a series of poignant ceremonies around the country.

The Poppy nameplate on Freightliner’s No. 66614.

Two minutes’ silence was held at most major stations at 11.00 on November 11, where thousands of staff and passengers joined in the act of remembrance.

Poppy wreaths were laid at Paddington, King’s Cross, Victoria and several other stations that have war memorials to railway workers.

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King’s Cross featured a large poppy on its curved roof supports. At Victoria, representatives from the Western Front Association, Network Rail, Southern, the Association of Jewish ex-Servicemen and Women, and Sea Cadets Corps paid tribute to the Unknown Warrior.

On Armistice Day, Class 66 No. 66418 was named Patriot in honour of railway workers who lost their lives in the First World War. The ceremony took place at Freightliner’s new Crewe maintenance facility.

Read more in December’s issue of The RM

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