97201 Basingstoke 27 September 1987

The picture that everyone from the 1980s seems to have of 97201! Formerly 24061, this loco outlived the rest of its class on the national network by becoming BR's research department test loco 97201. It is pictured here at the Basingstoke Rail Show on 27 September 1987, in the company of 86401. It was withdrawn from the research fleet a few months later, but survives in preservation.