A six year old girl has been credited with designing the bright new livery of a freight locomotive.
GB Railfreight revealed the newly painted loco at a special naming ceremony at the Nene Valley Railway.
66720 has been named ‘Jayne’ after a GBRf staff member, Jayne Taylor, a roster manager at Doncaster.
Emily Goodman, the now 7 year old daughter of GBRf’s Whitemoor-based Yard Shift Leader Ben Goodman, won a children’s competition last autumn, run on one of the company’s annual family days out.
Her two colourful designs of night and day were chosen by a panel of judges, including MD John Smith and now feature on both sides of loco, 66720.
Joining Emily at the ceremony were mum and dad, Julie and Ben, along with sister Sophie and brother Josh.
Dad Ben, who is now training to become a train driver, said: “Emily, crayon in hand, drew a day-night theme for the loco complete with sun, moon – and alien!
“It’s a delight to think that I could soon be driving a loco up and down the country with her design on its sides.”
Emily’s original drawings were given to graphic designers, Woodhouse Creative, who turned them into artwork.
Jayne Taylor is the latest GBRf lady to have a locomotive named after her, having had her name drawn first out of the hat.
The nameplate unveiling at the Nene Valley Railway was watched by a crowd of over 100 GBRf staff and their families, including Jayne’s husband, Mark and several members of her family.
Says Jayne, who has been with GBRf for three years: “I am so proud to have a GBRf loco named after me.”
66720 Jayne joins a growing list of loco ladies, including Jeanette, Janice, Lisa, Alison, Charlotte and Kirsten.