On the 9th July 1994 20227 was named 'Traction' at the official launch of the magazine at the Doncaster Works Gala. It was great to know our efforts preserving a Type One were appreciated and the naming was the start of a mutually beneficial relationship, the magazine funded the movement of our spare power unit from MC Metals, Glasgow to Butterley and gave us extensive coverage. I will always remember the interest and photo's being taken at a subsequent Mid Hants Railway Gala when the nameplates were fitted.
We still have the nameplates safely stored, so we could re-enact the naming, though where is Helen Leadbetter now ???
20227 is seen here at the Elsecar Railway with Traction Nameplates fitted.