87001 was built at Crewe, entering traffic on 29 June, 1973 allocated to Willesden depot. The Stephenson Locomotive Society persuaded British Rail to name 87001 as Stephenson to mark the 1975 celebrations of 150 years of railways in the United Kingdom and a naming ceremony was held on 14 January, 1976.
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R3739 BR Class 87 Bo-Bo 87001(dual named) 'Royal Scot' &'Stephenson'
Length 243mm DCC Type DCC Ready Period Era 11 (2014 +) Operator/Livery BR Blue Class Class 87 Designer British Railways Entered Service 1973 Minimum Curve R2 Age Suitability 14+ Motor 5 Pole Skew Wound Wheel Configuration Bo-Bo