Today marks the 69th birthday of the Prince of Wales. It is worth remembering that No. 2007 was named in his honour of his 65th birthday! This is how we announced the news then…..
“In honour of Prince Charles’s 65th Birthday, Britain’s most powerful steam locomotive is to be named after the heir to the throne. The P2 Steam Locomotive Company (P2SLC), the builder of Britain’s most powerful steam locomotive, is delighted to announce that the name of its new Gresley class P2 2-8-2 steam locomotive will be ‘Prince of Wales’. The new steam locomotive is being named in honour of HRH Prince Charles, The Prince of Wales, to coincide with his 65th birthday celebrations and The Queen has kindly approved the use of His Royal Highness’s name for the locomotive.
Prince Charles also named Tornado at York and No. 60163 has hauled the Royal Train three times on his behalf - happy birthday Your Royal Highness!