86614,  86414, 86314 and other guises remembered

Built at the EE Vulcan foundry E3145 was delivered new on March 22nd 1966. Nominally an ACL lines loco she was primarily based at Willesden depot and remained based there until Feb 89. First renumbered as 86014 in Aug 73, she then became 86314 with multiple working pipes fitted in Sep 81. As 86314 she was to plague the Euston - Northampton "Cobbler" commuter turns, keeping our much preferred "roarers" off the "Cobblers" on occasions.

She was renumbered and received modified body/bogie flexicoil springs from July 86 as 86414. She lost her BR blue to Inter City mainline livery at this time and was named "Frank Hornby" in Nov 86 a name carried until 2001.

With sectorisation she was renumbered 86614 to become a 75 mph eth restricted grey liveried Railfreight loco but power shortages saw her regain her 86414 status from May 92-93. Renumbered 86614 again in Oct 93 she has continued to ply the WCML mainly on liner duties to Ipswich/Tilbury from Trafford Pk/Ditton and Coatbridge, by day and night. By 2008 she was repainted from Freightliner grey to green livery.

Into 2017 and approaching her 51st birthday look out for 86614 as she has quite a history to share.

Selected workings down the years  

E3145 0800 Blackpool - Euston (ex Crewe) 061066

E3145 at Crewe station 090872

E3145 at Willesden depot 080773

86014  1040 Euston - Wolves 070675

86014  1110 Plymouth - Manchester (ex BNS) 081279

86314  1B08 1745 Euston-Northampton 100383

 this was my line in the book/red pen move from Leighton to Bletchley on 86314.

 

86314  1P18 0835 Euston-Blackpool 260583           

                                                           

86314  1642 Manchester - Euston "Pullmans" 021084

86314 1510 Euston - Holyhead 240286

still in BR blue livery at this time

 

86414  1J45 1340 Euston-Shrewsbury 230886

 

86414 1N57 1853 Euston - Northampton 220689

86614 ECML route learning duties to York 031105

86614 "Yo-ho-ho" Railtour from Crewe to BNS 291206

86614 (with 86607) 4L92 1356 Garston - Felixstowe liners 221209

86614 ECML Route learning duties from Mossend to York 050810

86614 (with 86604) 4L89 2200 (27/2) Coatbridge - Felixstowe liners 280217

86614 Phot spot

240285863141510webr.jpg The 1510 Euston - Holyhead was a good bet for a "roarer", right colour but wrong class. 86314 at Euston prior to departure for Crewe on 240286. 86314 was to lose her blue livery a few months later when renumbered 86414.

22120986614n607webr.jpg After a good dump of pre Christmas snow, 86614 and 86607 await the road from Tring with 4L92 Garston - Felixstowe liners on 221209.

28021786614n604webr.jpg Approaching her 51st birthday 86614 and 86604 pass Ledburn with 4L89 Coatbridge - Felixstowe on 280217

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