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Names and numbers

Glorious Nameplate and crest

Not unusually for the express locomotives of the Western Region of British Rail, all members of the class were named. The names chosen cemented the region's close ties with the Royal Navy. With two exceptions the names applied shortly after arrival from the midland region were not removed until withdrawal. 

The names below are the names carried before withdrawal from service. Since then, a number of the class have carried names in tribute to other classmates. 

Number

Name

Renamed

50001

Dreadnought

50002

Superb

50003

Temeraire

50004

St. Vincent

50005

Collingwood

50006

Neptune

50007

Hercules

Sir Edward Elgar

50008

Thunderer

50009

Conqueror

50010

Monarch

50011

Centurion

50012

Benbow

50013

Agincourt

50014

Warspite

50015

Valiant

50016

Barham

50017

Royal Oak

50018

Resolution

50019

Ramillies

50020

Revenge

50021

Rodney

50022

Anson

50023

Howe

50024

Vanguard

50025

Invincible

50026

Indomitable

50027

Lion

50028

Tiger

50029

Renown

50030

Repulse

50031

Hood

50032

Courageous

50033

Glorious

50034

Furious

50035

Ark Royal

50036

Victorious

50037

Illustrious

50038

Formidable

50039

Implacable

50040

Leviathan

Centurion

50041

Bulwark

50042

Triumph

50043

Eagle

50044

Exeter

50045

Achilles

50046

Ajax

50047

Swiftsure

50048

Dauntless

50049

Defiance

50050

Fearless

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