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Birmingham New Street is my local Main Line station and with 12 platforms (each capable of holding 2 complete trains) and additional 'through' lines it is a spotter's paradise, or nightmare, as the case may be. Currently undergoing major refurbishment, it is located at the very heart of the city and was within a mile or so from me for the majority of my radio-broadcasting career. My webmaster, Jim, happened across these photos on sharpos-world.co.uk which he thought might be worth a page on the site. At sharpos there are, in fact, 102 photos from different locations around Birmingham and around the rest of the system featuring Class 86 locomotives. Click to go there


Unidentified 86 at Birmingham New Street
Class 86 in Inter-City livery
4th September 1998

86210 @ Birmingham New Street
86210 'C.I.T. 75th Aniversary' in RES livery
13th September 2002


86252 at Birmingham New Street
'Liverpool Daily Post'
13th September 2002


86259 @ Birmingham New Street
86259 in Virgin livery - The Rotunda building very much in evidence in this and in the following photo
13th September 2002


86261 @ Birmingham New Street
86261 in EWS livery
13th September 2002