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Would Freightliner be storing the majority at Crewe? My impression was that they are to be retained and overhauled.
 

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Have the Class 86 electrics gone for scrap or gone in to storage? If stored, where would they be?
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I believe Freightliner have stored their remaining ones (17 locos I believe).

There are then 3 preserved operational 86s.

There are some which were exported to Hungary and to Bulgaria (15, plus one since scrapped.)

The remainder have been scrapped, mostly in the early 2000s.
 

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I read awhile ago that Freightliner were going to store them properly with the intention of bringing them back at some stage (or at least having that option), I don't know if that has actually been the case though?
 

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I read awhile ago that Freightliner were going to store them properly with the intention of bringing them back at some stage (or at least having that option), I don't know if that has actually been the case though?
Stored pending refurbishment to allow expansion of operations. I haven't seen anything to say this is no longer the plan but of course things can change very quickly.
 

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Many thanks to those who responded to my recent query regarding the present whereabouts of Class 86 units. the info. is helpful.:)
 

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Any particular company?

I believe Freightliner have stored their remaining ones (17 locos I believe).

There are then 3 preserved operational 86s.

There are some which were exported to Hungary and to Bulgaria (15, plus one since scrapped.)

The remainder have been scrapped, mostly in the early 2000s.
And then of course there were the two locos wrecked at Colwich in 1986... Wasn't there an 86 that got scrapped after a collision/derailment involving a mail train shortly after privatisation too?
 

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And then of course there were the two locos wrecked at Colwich in 1986... Wasn't there an 86 that got scrapped after a collision/derailment involving a mail train shortly after privatisation too?
Stafford in 1996? 86239 was working a TPO train that rear-ended a freight.
 

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Stafford in 1996? 86239 was working a TPO train that rear-ended a freight.
It wasn’t that at all: an axle on a wagon in a southbound freight train failed, derailing the train foul of the opposite line, where it was hit by 86239 on a northbound TPO.
 

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It wasn’t that at all: an axle on a wagon in a southbound freight train failed, derailing the train foul of the opposite line, where it was hit by 86239 on a northbound TPO.
Apologies the sentence was rather ambiguous. The accident archive listing is much better, making clear that a vehicle of the freight had an axle failure which caused it to derail where it then fouled the path of the TPO. Which is rather different from rear-ending.
 

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The 2 that got wrecked at colwich was 86211 City of Milton Keynes and 86429 The Times remember seeing both at crewe works on the 4th of July 1987.
 

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It wasn’t that at all: an axle on a wagon in a southbound freight train failed, derailing the train foul of the opposite line, where it was hit by 86239 on a northbound TPO.

A lot of diversions via Nuneaton and the Trent Valley (and a smaller number via Cannock) for a period as it was on the Birmingham line. Remember it well.
 

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The 2 that got wrecked at colwich was 86211 City of Milton Keynes and 86429 The Times remember seeing both at crewe works on the 4th of July 1987.
And there was also 86611 Airey Neave and 86631 at Norton Bridge on 16th October 2003, which crashed with a stationary train and the cause was down to SPAD.
 

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A visit to Eastern Europe as mentioned above will get you a few.
86213Bulgaria, Operated by Bulmarket, 85003
86215Hungary, Operated by Floyd ZRt, no. 0450 005-8
86217Hungary, Operated by Floyd ZRt, no. 0450 006-6
86218Hungary, Operated by Floyd ZRt, no. 0450 004-1
86228Hungary, Operated by Floyd ZRt, no. 0450 007-4
86231Bulgaria, Operated by Bulmarket, 85005
86232Hungary, Operated by Floyd ZRt, no. 0450 003-3
86233Bulgaria as a source of spares. Scrapped in Bulgaria (2019)
86234Bulgaria, Operated by Bulmarket, 85006
86235Bulgaria, Operated by Bulmarket, 85004
86242Hungary, Operated by Floyd ZRt, no. 0450 008-2
86248Hungary, Operated by Floyd ZRt, no. 0450 001-7
86250Hungary, Operated by Floyd ZRt, no. 0450 002-5
86424Hungary, Operated by Floyd ZRt, no. 0450 009-0
86701ex 86205Bulgaria, Operated by Bulmarket, 85001
86702ex 86260Bulgaria, Operated by Bulmarket, 85002
 
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