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'New' Patriot to be Named 'The Unknown Warrior'

The Patriot Project, the Company behind the first LMS new build steam locomotive, is pleased to announce that the name for the locomotive is 'The Unknown Warrior'.

The new name was chosen by steam enthusiasts and readers of Steam Railway magazine who voted for their favourite name from a shortlist of five names that were drawn up from all the names suggested. The name 'The Unknown Warrior' received the most votes in the subsequent competition.

Suggested Names for the Patriot

We received a tremendous response to the request for names for the new 'Patriot'. Hundredes of people voted in the subsequent competition. We are pleased to announce that the name which received the most votes from the shortlisted names: Hero, Patriot, Remembrance, The Unknown Warrior and Wilfred Owen, was:

'The Unknown Warrior'

The winner drawn from a hat, was Mr Kevin Finnerty, from Giggleswick, who received a brass nameplate of 'The Unknown Warrior'. This was presented to Mr Finnerty at the Llangollen 'Patriot Gala' by Mr John Buxton, of Cambrian Transport Ltd., who kindly sponsored three 'Unknown Warrior' nameplates.

A list of all the names received was:

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