Certainly is, not quite the pet it was in the first years though. Updated my list of what does what in BG recently...In Bulgaria I believe, still going strong.
87002 worked the inaugural VIP special from Preston to Euston following electrification.
And my dad drove it!
It holds a special place in my affections.
Just for you, here's a scan from one my early slides showing 87002 at Manchester Piccadilly awaiting departure time for London Euston when she was brand new, the slide is dated July 1973, would it have been the year after when the inaugural train ran? looks like a typical summer day by Manchester standards.
Those were the days on the WCML when you felt you were joining a "big proper train" - these days boarding a long smelly plastic tube (regardless of how fast it goes) just doesn't do it for me I'm afraid