Tuesday 25 June 2024

86259 climbs Shap, 1st June 2024

86259 / E3137 Les Ross / Peter Pan 1Z41 06:35 London Euston - Carlisle, as part of the 'Cumbrian Coast Express'.

The train is seen working past Low Moor cottages.

E3137 was new to traffic from BR Doncaster Works on 15th January 1966, later numbered 86045 and then 86259 from May 1975, when modified to 86/2 specification with Flexicoil suspension and SAB wheels..

Going away shot as it continues to climb past Scout Green.

The coaches were a CDL compliant rake, mainly Mk2 air conditioned. 3352 was once part of the FM Rail Blue Pullman rake.

6724 is a  Restaurant Miniature Buffet First, converted from TSO 5721, TSOT later 6665 and further converted for First GWR.