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Engine named after Clash singer
Lucinda with train Joe Strummer
Joe Strummer's wife Lucinda unveiled the train dedicated to him
A railway locomotive has been named after The Clash frontman Joe Strummer at a ceremony in Bristol.

The Class 47 Diesel, which is owned by Cotswold Rail, is being named after the singer, who lived in Bridgwater, Somerset. He died aged 50 in 2002.

Naming engines after famous people has long been a railway tradition.

Locomotive Joe Strummer was previously owned by Virgin Trains, and will work in East Anglia after the naming at Bristol Temple Meads station.

In his later years Strummer, who was born John Graham Mellor, had been working with his post-Clash band The Mescaleros. His final album, Streetcore, was posthumously released in 2003.

The locomotive, and plaque showing Strummer's name, were unveiled at Bristol Temple Meads station by his wife, Lucinda.


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