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Karen Boswell, Managing Director of East Coast unveils the newly named "Blaydon Races" electric locomotive with "Queen of the Blaydon Races" Sheila Shorrick-Dodds.
Former England and Newcastle United player Alan Shearer also took part in the naming ceremony at Newcastle Central Station.
The song which has become a Geordie anthem was given a blessing at St Nicholas Cathedral to mark its anniversary.
This week sees the 150th anniversary of the famous Blaydon Races - celebrations began with an East Coast train named after the song.