Class 86/0 BR Blue Lion/Wheel Emblem
The British Rail Class 86 is the standard electric locomotive built during the 1960s. One hundred of these locomotives were built from 1965 to 1966 by either English Electric at Vulcan Foundry, Newton-le-Willows, or British Rail (BR) at their Doncaster works. The class was built to haul trains on the then newly electrified West Coast Main Line, from London Euston, to Birmingham, Crewe, Manchester Piccadilly, Liverpool and later Preston and Glasgow. They helped to replace steam locomotives, which were finally withdrawn by BR in 1968.
Under the earlier BR classification system, the type was given the designation AL6 (meaning the sixth design of AC Locomotive), and locomotives were numbered E3101-E3200. In 1968, this was changed to Class 86, when BR introduced the TOPS classification system.
- Revised & Updated Model
- Authentic MW & TDM Cable Options
- LED lighting
- Finely detailed underframe
- Wire handrails
- DCC & Sound Ready
Built by English Electric at Vulcan Foundry/British Rail (BR), Doncaster Works Number built 100 Number series E3101–E3200 later 86001–86048, 86201–86252 Service Career 1965 – 1986 Region West coast Main Line Status in 2018 Active/preserved (86259, 86101, 86401)