Last Tuesday afternoon I travelled down with a mate to Dover via South Eastern Trains' highspeed service in unit 395001 Dame Kelly Holmes. One nice touch was their signature on the side of the carriage, not just a vinyl or cast nameplate.
The "Javelins" are being named after well known British Olympians, so, I thought, could I imagine more units named after some of my former school pupils who excelled at sports?
I knew three pupils who excelled in track and field athletics and have provisionally allocated names and numbers in the series 395 030-032 ... names will be withheld.
The late Don Jones' Birmingham New Street OO layout had 47s and 87s named after friends and family who helped out on the railway, and quite often I've seen photos in the media of live steam locos on garden railways named after their partners.