Hornby R3691 Hitachi IEP Bi-Mode Class 800/0, GWR 'Paddington' Livery Five Car Train Pack
Set No.800 010 comprising PDTRBFO 815 010 ‘Paddington Bear’, MCO 814 010, MSO 813 010, MSO 82 010 and PDTSO 811 010 ‘Michael Bond’
In a naming ceremony at Paddington Station on January 10, 2018, the daughter of author Michael Bond named the driving cars of Class 800/0 five-car set no. 800 010 after her father and his creation, Paddington Bear. Micheal Bond’s first Paddington Bear book was released on October 13, 1956 and has proved to be an iconic and loveable literary character over the subsequent sixty years, as well as sharing a name with the GWR’s London terminus. In addition to the names carried on the two power cars, the original illustrator of the Paddington book, Peggy Fortnum, has provided images of Paddington that adorn not just the power cars, but the doors of the coaches as well, making set 800 010 truly unique in the GWR IET fleet.