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Operators:

2006-Present: 86259 Group / Les Ross
1997-2003: Virgin Trains West Coast
1965-1997: British Rail

E3137

loco log

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Liveries:

2007-Present: Electric Blue
May 1999-2007: Virgin Trains Red & Black
Nov 1988-May 1999: Intercity Swallow
1986-Nov 1988: Intercity Mainline
1967-1986: BR Blue
1965-1967: Rail Blue

Current Operator

86259 Group / Les Ross
Electric Blue

Current Livery

Positional Purpose Only

Date

Change

Detail

March 2008
Status
Operates it's first train in preservation
2007
Livery
Repainted into Electric Blue livery from it's previous Virgin Trains Red & Black livery
2006
Number
Number changed to original E3137 from 86259
2006
Operator
Loco is officially purchased from the lease company by Les Ross for restoration to mainline standard
2005
Status
Transferred from Immingham TMD to Tyseley Locomotive Works
November 2003
Status
Placed into storage at Immingham TMD
September 2002
Name
Received the name "Les Ross"
February 2002
Name
"Greater Manchester - The Life and Soul of Britain" nameplates removed
May 1999
Livery
Repainted into Virgin Trains Red & Black livery from it's previous Intercity Swallow livery
1997
Operator
Transferred to Virgin Trains West Coast from British Rail as railways are privatised
October 1995
Name
Received the name "Greater Manchester - The Life and Soul of Britain" after losing it's previous "Peter Pan" name
1991
Status
Transferred from the Great Eastern Mainline to the Cross Country operations
November 1988
Livery
Repainted into Intercity Swallow livery from it's previous Intercity Mainline livery
1986
Livery
Repainted into Intercity Mainline livery from it's previous BR Blue livery
April 1985
Status
Transferred from the West Coast Mainline to the Great Eastern Mainline
October 1979
Name
Received the name "Peter Pan"
May 1975
Number
Number changed to 86259 from 86045
January 1974
Number
Number changed to 86045 from E3137
1967
Livery
Repainted into BR Blue from it's previous Rail Blue livery
1965-1966
Status
Built at Doncaster Works for British Rail in Rail Blue livery
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