Owls Do The Locomotion
Okay, I couldn't resist the headline, but Wednesday have become only the second football club in the country to have a train named after them...
The First GBRf Class 66726 locomotive was unveiled at Sheffield Train Station today, named Sheffield Wednesday, in a move that will see the good name of the club travel up and down the country on a daily basis.
Only Premier League side Sunderland have had this honour before, with Wednesday becoming just the second club in the country to have their name on a train.
Wednesday chairman Lee Strafford was present at the unveiling of the nameplate this morning.
The naming came as a result of lifelong Wednesday fan Derek Sharpe being the recently retired chairman of W.H. Davies, the company that built the locomotive.
Not only is the idea a good, free bit of publicity for the club, but you never know...we might get a few extra trainspotters becoming fans of the Owls!