Re- the various pictures of DP2
The loco entered regular service with BR on 14/5/62 based at Camden and working a diagram comprising the 07.45 Euston- Liverpool, 14.05 Liverpool - Euston "Manxman" (1A40) [RAW 998 and RPC 146], 19.15 Euston - Inverness (1S07) [DC 286/285] as far as Crewe - not Carlisle as previously suggested - and, it is believed, the up West Coast Postal back to London.
In 9/62, at the start of the winter timetable, it switched to working the 13.25 Euston - Blackpool and Perth (1S81) as far as Carlisle [RAW 046], returning on the 21.00 ex-Perth. This continued until May 1963, when, for its final six weeks or so on the LMR, DP2 worked an out-and-home roster to Blackpool, consisting of the 17.05 down (1P75) on Mon. to Thurs. and 17.15 on Fridays (1P79) followed by the 08.00 up (1A13). See RAW 929-1; RPC 366 and 367 must also date from this period - probably on a Saturday because of the 1P79 on the rear of the loco.
From July 1963, the loco worked on the ER, until its demise in July 1967. The 1A18 working shown in RPC 025 will probably be the Saturday 10.10 KX - Edinburgh while RPC 658-1 probably shows the loco backing out of KX after working 1B21, the up Sheffield Pullman, 15.20 ex-Sheffield Victoria, which was part of its regular roster at the time.