Train named after Cornish 9/11 hero Rick Rescorla

A new intercity express train has a new name – Rick Rescorla – thanks to a poll taken by the Great Western Railway.

Cornishman Rick Rescorla, was in charge of security at Morgan Stanley, a bank with 20 floors in the South Tower of the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001, the day terrorists brought down the towers. Rescorla, 62, saved many people, at the cost of his own life. His insistence that employees practice escaping from the towers helped many survive.

Susan Rescorla, his widow told the BBC, “Rick was so proud of his Cornish roots. To know Rick is being honoured in this way and is remembered with such fondness is great comfort. I know he would be so proud of this.”

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