I know some 82's carried names. What were the names and numbers?
The significance of the names appears to be that these people are community volunteers in the local areas mentioned.
Each locomotive carried the lettering "Community Champion" along with the name and location.
The locomotive named "Milton Morris" was named after a Hunter Valley state parliamentarian who had been Transport Minister (but not at the time of naming). This loco was probably named earlier than the others since it was destroyed in the Beresfield collision.
At least one 82 class has been repainted in the lighter PN blue but in the same layout of colours. It has almost certainly lost its name.
I think you will find it was 8247 that ended up in the paddock, after running through part of the station building,
here is a shot i took on the day
and here is an aerial shot