60046 William Wilberforce Nameplate 8 February 2020

William Wilberforce was a nineteenth century British politician and social reformer, who led the campaign to abolish the slave trade. He was one of the famous people whose names were used for the new Class 60 fleet, the plates being applied to brand new 60046 at the Brush Works on 30 November 1990. It is good to see that nearly three decades later, the loco's new owner, DCR, have retained the name. The nameplate is pictured on 8 February 2020, whilst the loco was stopped in the loop at Challow whilst working the 5Z22 12:43 Wembley to Bristol Barton Hill DVT move.