A month in the life of 87027 "the mighty wolf"

 

Thanks to "TC" for this quality gen

 

NOTE - 87027 reinstated as additional resource to cover for the 9 day Stafford - Euston blockade. The "mighty wolf" quickly assumed legendary WCML status with her howling the length of the WCML debranded destriped, and denamed…..”Beast”

 

020604 We

 

5T77 1547 Crewe - Edge Hill ECS

5D88 1856 Edge Hill - Crewe ECS

 

030604 Th

 

5T77 1547 Crewe - Edge Hill ECS

5D88 1856 Edge Hill - Crewe ECS

 

040604 Fr

 

1T27 0820 Crewe - Birmingham Int'l

1H10 1035 Birmingham Int'l - Manchester

1T64 1327 Manchester - Coventry

1F19 1557 Coventry - Liverpool

1T21 1935 Liverpool - Birmingham Int'l

5G46 2359 Birmingham Int'l - Coventry ECS

 

050604 Sa

 

1G46 0202 Coventry - Wolverhampton

5G47 0257 Wolverhampton - Oxley ECS

5Z08 0613 Oxley - Coventry ECS

1Z08 0715 Coventry - Birmingham

1Z11 0808 Birmingham - Coventry

1Z14 0849 Coventry - Birmingham

1Z17 0936 Birmingham - Coventry

1Z20 1015 Coventry - Birmingham

1Z23 1106 Birmingham - Coventry

1Z26 1149 Coventry - Birmingham

1Z29 1236 Birmingham - Coventry

1Z32 1315 Coventry - Birmingham

1Z35 1406 Birmingham - Coventry

1Z38 1450 Coventry - Birmingham

1Z41 1536 Birmingham - Coventry

1Z44 1615 Coventry - Birmingham

1Z47 1706 Birmingham - Coventry

1Z50 1749 Coventry - Birmingham

1Z53 1836 Birmingham - Coventry

1Z56 1915 Coventry - Birmingham

1Z59 2006 Birmingham - Coventry

1F24 2131 Coventry - Liverpool

 

060604 Su

 

5F24 0013 Liverpool - Edge Hill ECS

5T72 1620 Edge Hill - Liverpool ECS

1T72 1715 Liverpool - Coventry

1H16 1957 Coventry - Manchester

5Z63 2230 Manchester - Oxley ECS

 

070604 Mo

5T16 0330 Oxley - Euston ECS

1G16 0708 Euston - Birmingham

1A30 0915 Birmingham - Euston

1C15 1128 Euston - Preston

1A79 1520 Preston - Euston (term MK-Due mass "pop goes the Pendo gala" day on a twin track WCML")

1P05 1830 Euston-Preston (start MK)

5H05 2228 Preston - Longsight ECS (dragged dead in train)

 

 

“Red Cow’s” Leighton view of the “wolf” returning to old haunts for the first time with 1A30, 070604

 

080604 - 100604 Tu - Th

 

not out

 

110604 Fr

 

5A14 1800 Longsight - Manchester ECS

1A14 1827 Manchester - Euston

5A21 2115 Euston - Wembley ECS

 

120604 - 130604 Sa - Su

 

not out

 

140604  Mo

 

0G37 1600 Wembley - Euston

1G37 1707 Euston - Wolverhampton

5G37 1926 Wolverhampton - Oxley ECS

5A19 2006 Oxley - Wolverhampton

1A19 2019 Wolverhampton - Euston

1G47 2345 Euston - Wolverhampton

 

150604 Tu

 

5G47 0248 Wolverhampton - Oxley ECS

5A28 0752 Oxley - Wolverhampton ECS

1A28 0819 Wolverhampton -Euston

1G33 1539 Euston - Wolverhampton

5G33 1749 Wolverhampton - Oxley ECS

5A09 1806 Oxley - Wolverhampton ECS

1A09 1819 Wolverhampton - Euston

1P08 2035 Euston - Preston

(usual WCML farce, 1A09 due in 2031, stepped up to form 1P08)

 

160604 We

 

1A21 0653 Preston - Euston

1G25 1135 Euston - Wolverhampton

5G25 1349 Wolverhampton - Oxley ECS

5A67 1406 Oxley - Wolverhampton ECS

1A67 1419 Wolverhampton - Euston

1F22  1758 Euston - Liverpool

5F22 2132 Liverpool - Edge Hill ECS

 

 

“Red Cow’s” view of 87027 arriving at the Keynes with 1G25

 

170604 Th

 

5A11 0435 Edge Hill - Liverpool ECS

1A11 0545 Liverpool - Euston

1F13 0910 Euston - Liverpool

1A61 1236 Liverpool - Euston

1G37 1707 Euston - Wolverhampton

5G37 1926 Wolverhampton - Oxley ECS

5A19 2006 Oxley - Wolverhampton ECS

1A19 2019 Wolverhampton -Euston

5A19 2318 Euston - Wembley ECS

 

 

 

The “Wolf” at Wolverhampton with 1G37,

 

180604 Fr

 

5S47 0405 Wembley - Euston ECS

1S47 0609 Euston - Glasgow

1M25 1146 Glasgow - Euston

(Pendo booked for 1M25 failed, 1S47 due in GC 1214, stepped

up to form 1M25 with a late start)

1H27 1826 Euston - Manchester

5H27 2132 Manchester - Longsight ECS

(just the 1001 miles today then..)

 

190604 Sa 

 

5A05 0551 Lonsight - Euston ECS

1F14 0940 Euston - Liverpool

1A55 1335 Liverpool - Euston

1H19 1710 Euston - Winslow

(terminated due planned engineering work)

5T19 2040 Winslow - Longsight ECS

 

200604 Su

 

5A17 0640 Lonsight - Manchester ECS

1A17 0750 Manchester - Northampton

1H06 1035 Northampton - Manchester

1A52 1332 Manchester - Euston

1S94  1700 Euston - Glasgow

 

210604 Mo

 

5S94 0026 Glasgow - Polmadie ECS

5M08 0520 Polmadie - Glasgow ECS

1M08 0610 Glasgow - Euston

1F17 1310 Euston - Liverpool

1A12 1738 Liverpool - Euston

5A07 2049 Euston - Wembley ECS

 

220604-230604 Tu - We

 

not out

 

240604 Th

 

0Z05 0700 Wembley - Euston

1G18 0815 Euston - Birmingham

1A37 1015 Birmingham - Euston

1G28 1315 Euston - Birmingham

(failed by driver at Watford Jn)

5G28 1400 Watford Jn - euston ECS

 

And that’s it for June, loco remained on Willesden TMD or Wembley until 87027 appeared in Euston on 050704 and returned to service 060704. 87027 sadly was to remain in service just a few more weeks, at least going out in style on 280704 on 1M22 0935 Glasgow - Euston.

 

 

 

With a farewell flail from yourr photographer, 87027 is dragged North through Old Linslade for storage after being a spares donor at Crown point, 47813 is up front, 100506

 

87027 “the Wolf” as good as gone, but never forgotten….

 

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