Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Older than 50 Years

In August 2015 the Class 86 electric locomotives reached the 50th anniversary of their official introduction into service. Of the original 100 strong class 16 remain in daily service with Freightliner, usually operating in pairs on Intermodal services. In recent years some other members of the class have been exported to Hungary and Bulgaria for freight. Below is a New on BR section from the July 1965 Modern Railways magazine with images of the locomotives (note – magazine also over 50 years old!)
New on BR
86632 and 86609 head the 4M54 Tilbury R.C.T. to Crewe Bas Hall S.S.N. Intermodal service through South Hampstead in 201486632+86609_bw
86229 passing through Rugby in 1980 with an unidentified passenger service. This loco was withdrawn in October 2003 and is retained as a spare parts donor by Freightliner86229 at Rugby_bw
Photographed just last Friday – 86637 and 86612 pass through Stratford with the 4M87 Felixstowe North F.L.T. to Trafford Park F.L.T. Intermodal service86637+86612_bw
A more detailed history of the Class 86’s

Catch up with Cee’s B&W Photo Challenge


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