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GBRf hired Europhoenix-owned but Electric Traction Ltd.-operated electric locomotives 86701 and 86702 to work a charter train from Newcastle to London King's Cross on Saturday 17th October 2009. This was the only time that these two locomotives worked a passenger train (albeit a private charter not open to the public) as 86/7 sub-class locomotives.
Locos: From Willesden: 86701 leading with 86702 on rear; remaining in this formation throughout as far as Doncaster RMT; then 86701 leading with 86702 dead behind.
Headcodes: 16/10/2009: ECS Willesden - Low Fell RMT: 5Z18. 17/10/2009: ECS Low Fell RMT - Low Fell Jn (reverse) - Newcastle Central: 5Z29; Newcastle Central - London King's Cross: 1Z30; ECS King's Cross - Bowes Park (reverse) - Bounds Green depot: 5Z30; ECS Bounds Green depot - King's Cross: 5Z31; King's Cross - Newcastle Central: 1Z31; ECS Newcastle Central - Heaton Down Goods Loop: 5Z32. 18/10/2009: ECS Heaton Down Goods Loop - Doncaster RMT - Willesden PRDC: 5Z35.