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By Andrew Cole

This classification of AC electrical locomotive comprised a hundred participants, equipped from 1965 onwards. the 1st 40 locos have been equipped by way of British Rail at their Doncaster Works, and the opposite sixty have been outfitted via English electrical at their Vulcan Works.

They have been equipped for West Coast prone, which have been electrified from London, and may finally run all of the strategy to Glasgow. They have been introduced in electrical Blue livery, entire with solid lion and wheel. They have been initially referred to as the AL6 category yet, below TOPS, grew to become the category 86s. They have been initially numbered within the classification 86/0 sequence and the category 86/2 quantity sequence, with the 86/2s used on passenger workings as a result of them being equipped with more desirable suspension, letting them run at a hundred mph. 3 of the category 86/2s have been used as try out beds for the category 87 improvement, being outfitted with varied bogies and changing into the category 86/1 sequence. the category has additionally discovered passenger workings at the nice japanese direction from London to Norwich, ultimately being changed via type 90s. they've got additionally been worthy engines on freight workings, with various nonetheless in use with Freightliner.

Compiled with awareness to aspect and exuberance, type 86 Locomotives tells the tale of those locos in a complete number of images and annotation.

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