50044 Exeter Nameplate 22 November 1986

50044 was named Exeter at Exeter St Davids station on 27 April 1978 by Roger Keast, the local mayor, this despite the fact that the name refers to the Royal Navy Type 42 Destroyer HMS Exeter! However, to slightly redress the balance the naval crest was added on 20 August 1981 by Royal Navy Captain Dreyer. Originally the crest was positioned above the name, but with the application of Network SouthEast livery, the position was reversed. It is seen here in the latter guise, pictured at Paddington station on 22 November 1986.