Train in memory of engineer


A train has been named after an engineer, who died last year.

Southern’s Class 73 locomotive has been named Graham Stenning in honour of a train engineer of who sadly lost his battle with leukaemia in June this year aged 52.

The locomotive was one Graham worked on as an apprentice engineer soon after joining the railway in 1979.

In over three decades of service Graham went on to train apprentices himself and many he trained attended the naming ceremony in December (pictured), from as far afield as Exeter, along with other colleagues, his family and friends.

Colleague David Hickson, fleet engineer with Southern, said, “This is a fitting tribute and reflects Graham’s long and proud service.”

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