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

They have been equipped for West Coast providers, which have been electrified from London, and could finally run all of the option to Glasgow. They have been introduced in electrical Blue livery, whole with forged lion and wheel. They have been initially referred to as the AL6 type yet, below TOPS, turned 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 better suspension, permitting them to 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 diversified bogies and changing into the category 86/1 sequence. the category has additionally stumbled on passenger workings at the nice japanese path from London to Norwich, ultimately being changed by way of type 90s. they've got additionally been valuable engines on freight workings, with a number of nonetheless in use with Freightliner.

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

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