Greater Anglia celebrates Diamond Jubilee with train naming

A train to celebrate 60 years of the Queen's reign was unveiled at Norwich station this morning.

Greater Anglia named one of their Class 90 trains Diamond Jubilee at a ceremony on the station platform, continuing a tradition of naming trains after Royal celebrations.

Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk Richard Jewson unveiled the plaque on the side of the freshly painted train at a ceremony attended by the Lord Mayor of Norwich, Jenny Lay, Sheriff of Norwich, Chris Higgins, Norwich South MP Simon Wright and dean of Norwich, Graham Smith.

Mr Jewson said: 'When the Queen acceded to the throne in 1952 I was eight - just old enough to remember the very different world of those days when the country was getting back on its feet after the horrors of the second world war.

'We should all be grateful for the way in which the Queen has adapted and modernised the monarchy throughout the reign to reflect what is required by society.'

Workers in the firm's Crown Point depot suggested the idea, after a train was renamed in 1977 and 2002 to celebrate the Queen's silver and golden jubilees.

Apprentice at the depot, James Billman, 21, said they had worked hard to clean and paint the train in time.

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The engine runs on the Norwich to London line.

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