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BR Class 87 BREL/GEC Bo-Bo

Mainline express electric locomotives

Class 87 electric passenger locomotives are powered by an overhead 25 kV AC supply. Class 87 locos have a top speed of 110 mph and a maximum tractive effort of 58000 lbf/258 kN. Class 87 electric locomotives were built at Crewe works from 1973-1975.

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5000 h.p. 25 kV AC overhead power line express passenger electric locomotive Class 87 87001 STEPHENSON (87 001), also named ROYAL SCOT too. Class 87 87001 worked on the West-Coast mainline and was built at Crewe Works in 1973.

The British Rail built Class 87 electric locomotives were built in 197375 by British Rail Engineering Limited. Thirty-six Class 87 locomotives were built to work passenger services over the West Coast Main Line from London to Birmingham, Liverpool, Manchester, Carlisle and Glasgow. They were the flagships of British Rail's electric locomotive fleet working the West Coast Mainline until the late 1980s, when the Class 90 Pendolino trains entered service. The privatisation of British Rail saw all but one of the Class 87 fleet transferred to Virgin Trains and continued service until the advent of the new Class 390 Pendolinos, when they were transferred to other operators or withdrawn and scrapped. There is one Class 87 still in use in Britain, 87002, which is owned by the AC Locomotive Group.

Class 87 87001 in BR blue livery in York NRM

 

 

Class 87 electric locomotives would haul Intercity trains of carriages like this Pullman coach

 


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