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Operators:

March 2016-Present: Freightliner
2005-Dec 2006: FM Rail
1997-2003: Virgin Trains Cross Country
1965-1997: British Rail

86251

loco log

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Liveries:

2000-Present: Virgin Trains Red & Black
1994-2000: Intercity Swallow
1987-1994: Intercity Mainline
1967-1987: BR Blue
1965-1967: Rail Blue

Current Operator

Freightliner
Virgin Trains Red & Black

Current Livery

Positional Purpose Only

Date

Change

Detail

March 2016
Operator
Transferred to Freightliner to be used as a source of spare parts
2005
Operator
Transferred to FM Rail from Virgin Trains West Coast
November 2002
Status
Placed into storage at Immingham TMD
2002
Name
Had it's "The Birmingham Post" name removed
2002
Status
Withdrawn from traffic by Virgin Trains Cross Country
2000
Livery
Repainted into Virgin Trains Red & Black livery from it's previous Intercity Swallow livery
1997
Operator
Transferred to Virgin Trains Cross Country from British Rail as railways are privatised
1994
Livery
Repainted into Intercity Swallow livery from it's previous Intercity Mainline livery
1987
Livery
Repainted into Intercity Mainline livery from it's previous BR Blue livery
1984
Name
Received the name "The Birmingham Post"
1973
Number
Number changed to 86251 from E3183
1967
Livery
Repainted into BR Blue from it's previous Rail Blue livery
1965-1966
Status
Built at Vulcan Foundry, Newton-le-Willows for British Rail in Rail Blue livery
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