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Memorial details

Memorial type
Locomotive / Train
District
Sheffield
Town
Sheffield
County
South Yorkshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Non-Specific Conflict
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 11 November 2003
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
  • Dedicated
    Date: 11 November 2003
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
60964
Current location

Named and dedicated at Sheffield.
Royal Victoria Holiday Inn
Victoria Station Road
Sheffield
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S1 2BP
England

OS Grid Ref: SK 36034 87960
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Class 66 diesel locomotive No. 66715, with irregularly shaped nameplate each side in silver lettering on a black background. Nameplate is designed to resemble those on the Great Central Railway memorial steam locomotive VALOUR (WMR ref. 16046 and 30896).
Inscription
VALOUR/ IN MEMORY OF/ ALL RAILWAY EMPLOYEES/ WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR THEIR COUNTRY
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Non-Specific Conflict
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Locomotive
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Responsibility
GB Railfreight
Reference
  • Rail No.476 ( 10-23 Dec. 2003); 578 p.27 (7-20 Nov. 2007)
  • Local Publication/Booklet Great Central Railway Society leaflet about the GCR memorial, mentioning the locomotive
  • Western Front Association Bulletin by Western Front Association 68 (Feb. 2004)
  • The Star (Sheffield) 12 Nov. 2003 p.5.
  • Unveiling Programme/ Order of Service p.8 (Following unveiling and dedication of GCR memorial)
  • Forward (Great Central Railway Society) by Great Central Railway Society No.137 p.12 (Autumn 2003); 138; No.139 pp.2,18,20 (Spring 2004); No. 155 p.13 (Feb. 2008)

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