Whilst looking through Twitter this morning for coverage of the Virgin Trains on the east coast naming, I stumbled across the following Tweet from Ulverston Town Council:
Dear Virgin Trains. Could we have a Spirit of Cumbria badged locomotive please?
What a great idea. Come on Virgin Trains on the West Coast – engage with the local community and restore the ‘Spirit of Cumbria’ name to one of your trains. I say restore, because in the early days of Virgin’s West Coast operation one of its trains (DVT 82135) was named ‘Spirit of Cumbria’
Steven Knight is a Transport Specialist who has over 40 years experience in the bus and rail industries as well as in specialist transport journalism. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Journalists.