86426 Bugbrooke 28 November 1987

In 1987 86426 was repainted into 'Electric Blue' livery to mark 21 years of the InterCity name as applied to British Rail's premium passenger routes. The Class 86s (or AL6 as they were known as initially) were delivered in this lighter shade of blue, before being repainted into standard rail blue in the late 1960s. 86426 is pictured here passing Bugbrooke with the 10:20 Euston to Manchester Piccadilly service on 28 November 1987. It was a bitterly cold day, with the fog only just clearing. In fact some areas remained fogbound all day.