VWC 87s – the very very end, 1G21 and 1B05 Autumn 2006

As the nice people at fotopic have recovered some of my old phots, and the fact that I’m too lazy to re-format them, here is a selection of low-res phots of the very, very end of Virgin West Coast 87 action in the Autumn of 2006.

From the 4th September until 6th October 87006 held sway, giving way to 002 from the 10th October past rumoured demises in November and early December until the 22nd and even managed a few extra daytime runs into the bargain…

1G21 1651 Euston – Birmingham

1B05 1900 Birmingham – Euston

A frequent Rugby-New St-Cov evening move might not have been the most exciting but with a small crowd of sociable regulars, reliable (by WCML standarsds) running, tight timings and all the right noises from up front made it an enjoyable few months or so… All the more so after the rather disastrous month or so earlier in the year which had looked like such a low ebb for the class to go out on, but the 22nd December turned out to be a very enjoyable and very understated farewell.

 

But still, as 1B05 stormed past Willesden that last night 87012 and 87019 were visible through the fog awaiting passage to Bulgaria and opening a whole new chapter in the classes history…

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Posted December 3, 2012 by redcow87015 in Class 87s, UK, UK Mainline

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