Heljan 8653 - Heljan Class 86 - E3146 BR Blue - Double Arrow Logo - Full Yellow Ends - White Cab Roof - Black Bufferbeams
- 21 pin DCC interface
- Revised & Updated Model
- Authentic MW & TDM Cable Options
- LED lighting
- Finely detailed underframe
- Wire handrails
- DCC & Sound Ready
The British Rail Class 86 is the standard electric locomotive built during the 1960s. One hundred of these locomotives were built from 1965 to 1966 by either English Electric at Vulcan Foundry, Newton-le-Willows, or British Rail (BR) at their Doncaster works. The class was built to haul trains on the then newly electrified West Coast Main Line, from London Euston, to Birmingham, Crewe, Manchester Piccadilly, Liverpool and later Preston and Glasgow. They helped to replace steam locomotives, which were finally withdrawn by BR in 1968.
Under the earlier BR classification system, the type was given the designation AL6 (meaning the sixth design of AC Locomotive), and locomotives were numbered E3101-E3200. In 1968, this was changed to Class 86, when BR introduced the TOPS classification system.
Built By: English Electric at Vulcan Foundry/British Rail (BR), Doncaster Works
Number Built: 127
Career: British Railways' Derby Works
Region: London and North Eastern
Purpose: Mixed Traffic