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Memorial details

Memorial type
Locomotive / Train
District
Camden
Town
Euston
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 14 May 1983
    Attended by: RT HON BARONESS THATCHER LG OM FRS
Lost
Lost
WM Reference
61281

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Previous locations
  • Place of naming ceremony.
    Euston Railway Station
    Euston
    Camden
    Greater London
    England

    OS Grid Ref: Undefined
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Class 86 electric locomotive, with two nameplates.
Inscription
Airey Neave
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Northern Ireland Conflict; The Troubles (1969-1998)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Locomotive
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Condition
History
Built May 1965 by English Electric Vulcan Foundry and put into service October 1965. The locomotive was renumbered several times, being 86311 at the time of the naming ceremony in 1983. The last number carried was 86611. The locomotive was involved in the Norton Bridge accident on 16 October 2003, and was scrapped 2004/5 at Crewe Works. It is not known what happened to the nameplates.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Corporate
Reference
  • Other website Speech at naming ceremony. www.margaretthatcher.org/document/105138
  • Flickr
  • Sunday Times 15 May 1983 p.1 col.c
  • Other website AC Locomotive Group www.aclocgroup.co.uk/data86.
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Neave, A M S Published:Oxford University Press 2004 Airey Neave, DSO, OBE, MC, TD was Conservative MP for Abingdon from until his murder by the Irish liberation Army on 30 March 1979.

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