Captain Tom Moore

Train named to honour NHS fundraiser Captain Tom Moore

Captain Tom Moore train
Photo: GWR

Captain Tom Moore, the veteran who raised more than £29 million for NHS Charities Together to mark his 100th birthday, has had a Great Western Railway (GWR) Intercity train named in his honour.

Five-car 800025 will be named Captain Tom Moore on his 100th birthday on Thursday 30 April. The naming follows requests from GWR staff and the general public.

The war veteran has raised £29 million for the NHS by walking 100 laps around his garden.

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GWR Interim Managing Director Matthew Golton said: “With his indomitable spirit, what Captain Tom has achieved is truly inspirational and an example to us all.

“We at Great Western have a long history of naming trains after Great Westerners, the past and present heroes from across our network, and I am honoured that today we can respond to requests to have a train named after Captain Tom Moore.” 

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