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Operators:

Feb 2020-Present: West Coast Railway Company
May 2015-Oct 2019: Caledonian Sleeper
2004-May 2015: AC Locomotive Group
1997-2004: English Welsh & Scottish Railways
1965-1997: British Rail

86401

loco log

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Liveries:

May 2015-Present: Caledonian Sleeper
2005-May 2015: Network SouthEast
Oct 1998-2005: EWS Red & Yellow
1992-Oct 1998: RES Red & Grey
Dec 1986-1992: Network SouthEast
1967-Dec 1986: BR Blue
1965-1967: Rail Blue

Current Operator

West Coast Railway Company
Caledonian Sleeper Blue

Current Livery

Positional Purpose Only

Date

Change

Detail

February 2020
Operator
Transferred to West Coast Railway Company from AC Locomotive Group
October 2019
Status
Withdrawn from service by Caledonian Sleeper and returned to the AC Locomotive Group
2015
Name
Received the name "Mons Meg" having had it's "Northampton Town" name removed
May 2015
Livery
Repainted into Caledonian Sleeper Blue livery from it's previous Network SouthEast livery
May 2015
Operator
Transferred to Caledonian Sleeper on lease from AC Locomotive Group
October 2021
Status
Commenced mainline service with West Coast Railway Company having been in store since arriving to them in Feb 2020
2005
Name
Received the name "Northampton Town" once again
2005
Livery
Repainted back into Network SouthEast livery from it's previous EWS Red & Yellow livery
2004
Operator
Transferred to preservation with AC Locomotive Group after being placed for sale by EWS
2002
Name
"Hertfordshire Rail Tours" name removed
October 1998
Livery
Repainted into EWS Red & Yellow livery from it's previous RES Red & Grey livery
1998
Name
Received the name "Hertfordshire Rail Tours"
1997
Operator
Transferred to English, Welsh & Scottish Railways as railways are privatised
1992
Livery
Repainted into Rail Express Systems Red & Grey livery from it's previous Network SouthEast livery
1991
Name
"Northampton Town" name removed
May 1989
Name
Received the name "Northampton Town"
December 1986
Number
Number changed to 86401 from 86001
December 1986
Livery
Repainted into the Network SouthEast livery from it's previous BR Blue livery
1973
Number
Number changed to 86001 from E3199
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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