86259 "Les Ross" loco history

Sample workings by E3137/86045/86259

as E3137 (number carried from Jan 66 to Jan 74)

1400 Euston - Manchester Picc 060766

0830 Liverpool - Euston 230168

1835 Euston - Holyhead 020271

1830 Euston - Liverpool 070972

as 86045 (number carried  Jan 74 -May 75)

Up Parcels at Leighton 150874

as 86259 (number carried from May 75)

0855 Euston - Manchester 240776  

1110 Nottingham-Glasgow 090977                                                                                  

2030 Euston-Wolverhampton 170981

0945 W.S.Mare - Glasgow C (ex BNS) 061182

1815 Euston-Northampton  231285

86259  Euston - Oldham o/w Spurs footex (to Stockport) 090188- Oldham 2 Spurs 4 (FA Cup R3)

0955 Norwich - Liverpool St 290388

1700 Liverpool St - Norwich 290300

1745 Plymouth - Liverpool (ex BNS) 060191

0904 Birmingham NS - Edinburgh 080602

0940 Euston - Wolves 130902

Withdrawn Oct 2003, stored Immingham then preserved by Les Ross.

Tyesley - Euston DCS light engine  091009

0627 Euston - Carlisle "Kettlex" (to Crewe and back) 101009

1310 Willesden - Tyesley light engine 111009

0626 Euston - Carlisle "Cumbrian Mountain Express" to Carnforth (and back) 120412

86259  1Z90 0734 Kings X - Newcastle Footex and 1Z91 rtn (Virgin Mk iii set) 021113-Newcastle 2 Chelsea 0.

0706 Euston - Carlisle "Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express" to Carnforth (and back) 230213

0709 Euston - Carlisle "Winter Cumbrian Mountain Express" to Carnforth (and back) 010314

1606 Newcastle - Kings X rtn "Jubilee Requim" tour ex York (vice Deltic) 251014

Autumn 2015 UPDATE - 86259 made 2 successful test runs on October 7 and 9 after a bogie swap with withdrawn 86246 at WN depot in September 2015
after a "fallow year" for 86259 due wheelset problems.
86 259 then hauled the Cumbrian Mountain Express on October 17, and was then re-named 'Peter Pan' at Tyesley on October 24/25

to celebrate the loco's 50th birthday ! Named “Peter Pan” on one side only, with “Les Ross” plate remaining on the other side.

86259 returned safely from Tyesley to Willesden on November 11th 2015.

 

Lets all hope for a more positive year in 2016 for Les and 86259
 

 

86259 phot selection    

04090286259r.jpg 86259 ran unnamed from April 2002 to Sep 2002 and is seen here at what was still Ledburn Jn

on the 1710 Euston - Wolves on September 4th 2002. She lost her "Peter Pan" nameplates in Oct 95 for the catchy "Greater

Manchester the life & soul of Britain".. She was renamed "Les Ross" on September 27th 2002 whilst still a Virgin operated machine.

 

11021286259mkr.jpg 86259 arrives at Milton Keynes on her staple "Cumbrian Mountain Express" on a chill February 11th 2012

 

26021286259r.jpg 86259 was stabled overnight at Euston's blocks and is seen the following morning awaiting release back to WN on February 26th 2012

 

02081386259r.jpg A summer evening's Down ECS working (tour the next day) sees 86259 at Leighton on August 2nd 2013.

 

 

Pleased to include a scene of 86259 back on the Cumbrian Mountain Express on October 17th 2015..

17101586259wr.jpg 86259 is back! She is storming North through a gloomy Ledburn with the "Cumbrian Mountain Express" on October 17th 2015

 

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