Club News

'For the Fallen'

16th December 2014

Club helps pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice in locomotive naming ceremony.

Heart of Midlothian Football Club was today represented at a special ceremony at Waverley Station to name a locomotive in honour of those who made the ultimate sacrifice in the Great War.

Owner Ann Budge and Director of Football Craig Levein were both present as East Coast named its locomotive 91111 ‘For the Fallen’.

A specially commissioned train wrap was designed for the locomotive, which helps tell the stories of five iconic regiments from key locations around the UK.

700,000 people worked on Britain’s railways 100 years ago, and 20,000 of those workers died after volunteering to serve in the Great War.

Ann later addressed the large crowd that had gathered at Waverley, as The Band of the Royal Regiment of Scotland heralded the arrival of ‘For the Fallen’ into the station.