Class 82 Electric at Barrow Hill

British Rail Class 82 Electric Locomotive

Read all about the Class 82, designed in the 1960s for service at up to 100mph on the newly electrified West Coast Main Line.

Bo-Bo Configuration

The British Rail Class 82 Electric Locomotive was a Bo-Bo configuration locomotive designed by Metropolitan-Vickers and built by Beyer, Peacock and Company at Gorton Works in Manchester between 1960 and 1962.

West Coast Mainline

Although ten units were originally designed for service at up to 100mph on the newly electrified West Coast Main Line, Class 82 was re-numbered 82001 – 008, as a result of engine fires in 1966 and 71.

Withdrawal

The fleet was withdrawn from passenger service in the early 1980s, however two locomotives continued to work on rolling stock movements between London Euston and Willesden until 1987.

 
 

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