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89001 at Doncaster Works on 27th July 2003

Class 89 No. 89001 on display at the Doncaster Works 150th celebration event on 27th July 2003. This unique loco was constructed by BREL at Crewe Works in 1986 as a prototype for British Rail. Having been withdrawn by BR after only a few years in service, it was later returned to traffic by GNER to bolster their Class 91 fleet on the East Coast Main Line. After suffering a serious failure in 2001, the locomotive was withdrawn from service and was subsequently sold into preservation with the AC Loco Group in 2006.