Close up of a pair of class 86 electric locomotives (86610+86612) about to bring the Coatbridge – Basford Hall containers through Carstairs on 8 March 2007. Built in 1965 these are examples of the 100 BR class AL6 units produced by BR Doncaster Works and the English Electric Vulcan Foundry during 1965/1966. With a number of the class still in revenue earning service today (2017) they have proved to be one of the successes of BR's WCML electrification project.
(One for the 'return on investment' buffs - not to mention the pantograph spotters.)
Company: Caledonian Railway
Photographer: John Furnevel
Make contact: John Furnevel
Image number: 62068