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4771, Green Arrow, at Barrow Hill
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No: 2626   Contributor: John Southall   Year: 2007   Manufacturer: Unknown   Country: England
4771, Green Arrow, at Barrow Hill

At the Barrow Hill round house LNER Gala on 10th November 2007, in LNER Apple Green colours class V2 4771, Green Arrow, makes a storming start down the short running line.
60532 Blue Peter, named after the children's BBC Television programme, is on the right of the photograph.
Picture added on 03 December 2007
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Blue Peter was NOT, repeat NOT named after the television programme contrary to popular belief. It was in service long before the programme was even thought of and was named in accordance with LNER naming policy after a racehorse, in this case the 1939 Derby winner.

Added by Paul Strathdee on 20 August 2011.
Was there a connection at all with the program?

Added by Andrew Wright on 21 August 2011.
The program sort of adopted the loco when in 1971 they held a naming ceremony which was repeated yet again in December 1991.

Added by John Southall on 21 August 2011.
I seem to remember one program, and untill quite recently did think the engine was named after the programe. Thank you for your reply.

Added by Andrew Wright on 21 August 2011.
It's something that the BBC were aware of but I suppose for obvious reasons didn't make much effort to correct it.

Added by Paul Strathdee on 24 August 2011.
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