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Diesel/Electric Locomotive Information


Information is up-to-date to September 2015

Class 86/2 Number 86229

Current Allocation Details






W - Withdrawn from Service


EPEX - Europhoenix Locomotives for Export


VI - Virgin - Red and Dark Grey with 3 Thin White Stripes and Virgin Logo


Doncaster Works (GNR/LNER/British Railways)



Works Number

86229 Named: 01/06/1983 Unamed: 01/06/1998

Sir John Betjeman

86229 Named: 29/06/1998 Unamed: 30/11/2003

Lions Clubs International



Disposal Date


Disposal Details: Scrapped

CF Booth, Rotherham

86229 Renumbered

From E3119 on 03/01/1974

Images for Loco 86229

BR AL6 Class 86/2 86229 (E3119) at Carlisle on 17 May 1982
Date Photo Taken: 17/05/1982
Date Uploaded 26/03/2014
Image Owner/Copyright: Peter Hoggan
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Built BREL Doncaster works in September 1965; here 86229 has arrived on 1P28 09.20 Euston - Carlisle.

Withdrawn when it came off lease from Virgin Trains in 2008, this loco was sold to Europhoenix for export, but may still be in store at Long Marston.

BR AL6 Class 86/2 86229 (E3119) at Carlisle on 25 June 1983
Date Photo Taken: 25/06/1983
Date Uploaded 30/03/2014
Image Owner/Copyright: Peter Hoggan
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Delivered by BREL Doncaster works in September 1965; here 86229 heads through an up train of ICI Procor tankers.

Named just the previous day on 24 June 1983 at St Pancras station by Sir John Betjeman (1906 - 1984), to commemorate his position as the Poet Laureate. Hauling a Pullman special to Bedford after the naming meant this loco hauled the first electric passenger train from St Pancras. It is seen next day by myself on more mundane duties.

Withdrawn in September 2008, it is still believed stored at Long Marston, owned by Europhoenix and awaiting export to Hungary.

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