1988

26041 managed a couple of diagrams on the Sou’West; 1B29 was a reasonably good bet for a Class 26… and if you hung around Perth station long enough, you could have had 26s to Inverness, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee.
06/01/88
26040 3P14 1709 WO Carlisle to Preston vans.

10/01/88
26011
1S37 1352 Carlisle to Glasgow; from Kilmarnock to Glasgow after 47451 died.

11/01/88
26024
1S37 1352 Carlisle to Glasgow after 47567 was removed from the train at Carlisle.

03/02/88
26023
1M06 1055 Stranraer to Euston; from Ayr to Carlisle. 47598 stayed on the train to provide heat and air… (On the 24/02, it was 20202+20211 from Ayr to Carlisle…)

12/02/88
26037
1M03 1345 Glasgow to Carlisle; from Dumfries to Carlisle after 47441 blew up. Arrival was 100 minutes down…

22/04/88
26037
1M18 0600 Glasgow to Euston; from Gretna Junction to Carlisle. This train arrived at Carlisle at 0945 with 26037 hauling 37516, 87020 (minus its pantograph) and the coaches… The 87 had lost the panto and come to a halt at Gretna; the T had failed rescuing it at Gretna, so the 26 saved the day. It then took the rewiring train to Gretna and stayed on site.

17/05/88
26024
1425 Stranraer to Glasgow; from Ayr to Glasgow.

02/06/88
26036
1S88 1753 Carlisle to Glasgow Central.

08/06/88
26029
1M09 1055 Stranraer to Euston; from Annan to Carlisle after 47624 couldn’t provide train braking.

16/06/88
26035
1S37 1400 Glasgow Central to Carlisle

26041
1S50 0805 Carlisle to Glasgow Central. Ah, but….

23/06/88
26026
0730 Stranraer to Glasgow; from Stranraer to Ayr.

01/07/88
26041
1S37 1400 Carlisle to Glasgow and 1M56 1730 Glasgow to Carlisle. 31324 was on 1S50 and 1M03.

02/07/88
26041
1S50 0805 Carlisle to Glasgow, then 1M03 1313 Glasgow to Carlisle and 1S88 1753 Carlisle to Glasgow. The full diagram… Ah, but again… Especially as 041 was in a bit of a state.

08/07/88
26007
2137 Queen Street to Dunblane.

13/07/88
26024
2B52 0706 Perth to Waverley.

26041 3P14 vans to Preston.

16/07/88
26003
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

23/07/88
26001
1744 Waverley to Carstairs and 1844 Carstairs to Waverley.

25/07/88
26004
1C66 1203 Waverley to Carstairs, 1A73 1608 Carstairs to Waverley, 1M47 1744 Waverley to Carstairs and 1B25 1844 Carstairs to Waverley.

26031
1S74 1035 Euston to Stranraer; from Ayr to Stranraer.

26/07/88
26004
0744 1C62 Waverley to Carstairs and then light to Waverley to work: 1C66 1203 Waverley to Carstairs, 1A73 1608 Carstairs to Waverley, 1M47 1744 Waverley to Carstairs and 1B25 1844 Carstairs to Waverley.

27/07/88
26001
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley. The diagram for the 1B29 engine was (usually): light engine from Millerhill to Craigentinny, arrive 1700. Pick up ECS to form three trains (1 van for 1C85 1844 Waverley to Carstairs; remainder on 1E17 to King’s Cross and 2220 TPOs to Carstairs). Work 1C85 to Carstairs, return on 1B29.

26040
1H13 1333 Queen Street to Inverness; from Stanley Junction to Inverness.

26043
2Kxx 0753 Kirkcaldy to Waverley.

28/07/88
26001
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

29/07/88
26003
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

30/07/88
26026
1S52 1114 Manchester to Edinburgh; from Penrith to Carlisle.

02/08/88
26024
Conflicting gen has 024 working either the 1844 or 1858 Carstairs to Waverley.

03/08/88
26003
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

04/08/88
26042
1M08 1314 Waverley to Carstairs; may have returned on 1858 Carstairs to Waverley.

06/08/88
26027
2B52 0709 Perth to Waverley.

08/08/88
26004
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

26015
1815 Inverness to Waverley; from Pitlochry to Waverley piloting an ailing 47.

12/08/88
26025
1H15 1803 Glasgow to Inverness, from Perth to Inverness.

15/08/88
26015
1J16 0655 Waverley to Dundee

26021
1B36 1815 Inverness to Waverley; from Pitlochry to Waverley.

16/08/88
26003
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

17/08/88
26004
1703 2G31 Waverley to Cardenden and 1837 2G24 Cardenden to Waverley.

26005
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

26008 was out dragging units from Cowdenbeath.

18/08/88
26002
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

26008
1J29 1718 Waverley to Dundee. 008 came light from Eastfield to work this train; the stock was a shove set.

26024
Conflicting gen has 024 on either the 1B21 1858 or 1B23 1820 Waverley to Carstairs.

19/08/88
26035
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

26037
1T28 1250 Oban to Glasgow; from Dalmally to Glasgow Queen Street after 37407 died…

21/08/88
26007
1A59 1125 Queen Street to Aberdeen; Queen Street to Cowlairs.

22/08/88
26002+26024
1M47 1744 Waverley to Carstairs and 1B25 1844 Carstairs to Waverley. 47500 had blown up, so the first service train pair of the year produced. Because of a multi fault, they were driven in tandem.

26021
1B36 1815 Inverness to Waverley; from Perth to Waverley. 37097 was on the train, but the Edinburgh driver didn’t sign Ts. 47539 was failed, so 021 took over.

24/08/88
26021
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

25/08/88
26021
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

26/08/88
26021
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

26046
1L51 2025 Queen Street to Dundee; from Queen Street to Cowlairs.

30/08/88
26005
Conflicting gen has 26005 on either the 1B19 1715 Carstairs to Waverley or the 1Zxx 1746 relief.

26021
1B23 1820 Carstairs to Waverley.

31/08/88
26026
Conflicting gen has 026 on either the 2K14 Kirkcaldy to Waverley or 2G42 0647 Markinch to Waverley.

01/09/88
26010
0700 Stranraer to Glasgow; from Ayr to Glasgow after the Duff had had enough.

26041
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

02/09/88
26003
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

03/09/88
26001
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

26023
1105 Aberdeen to Queen Street; from north of Montrose to Queen Street. The 47/7 blew north of Montrose. 023 was on ballast duties in the area and dragged the train to the blocks.

05/09/88
26004
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

26014
1835 Stranraer to Glasgow; from Ayr to Glasgow.

06/09/88
26014
0823 Glasgow to Stranraer; from Glasgow to Falkland Yard (balancing movement).

26021
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

08/09/88
26002
Conflicting gen has 002 on either the 1B23 1820 Carstairs to Waverley or the 1858 Carstairs to Waverley.

26046
0845 Aberdeen to Plymouth; from Waverley to Carstairs. It then went back on… either the 1B23 1820 Carstairs to Waverley or the 1858 Carstairs to Waverley. You choose which 26 you’d have on which train…

09/09/88
26021
2B52 0706 Perth to Waverley.

26046
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

12/09/88
26011
1135 Waverley to Inverness; from Dunblane to Perth. 47003 had failed at Dunblane; 011 took the train to Perth, where both locos came off… where 26035 took over solo:

26035
1135 Waverley to Inverness; from Perth to Inverness. Then 1815 Inverness to Waverley; from Inverness to Perth.

26031
1L37 1603 Queen Street to Arbroath. One version of the gen had the train being caped at Dundee; the other that it worked through and came out of Arbroath on the 1924. Take your pick…

13/09/88
26031
1J16 0655 Dundee to Waverley; from Dundee to Burntisland, where it failed. Some T rescued it.

26032
0845 Aberdeen to Plymouth; from Waverley to Carstairs.

26039
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

14/09/88
26021
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley; piloted by a Duff as it had collapsed 15 yards up the platform at Carstairs.

15/09/88
26007
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

26008
1135 Waverley to Inverness; from Waverley to Perth after 47017 was removed at Edinburgh. 47003 went forward.

16/09/88
26004
1815 Inverness to Waverley; from Newbridge to Waverley (about 7 miles) after 47597 expired.

26039
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

19/09/88
26021
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

21/09/88
26010
1105 Stranraer to Euston; piloting from Stranraer to Dumfries.

26021
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

22/09/88
26008
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

23/09/88
26008
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

26/09/88
26014 or 26034
1M03 1313 Glasgow to Carlisle; Glasgow to Kilmarnock, where it failed and replaced by 47303.

27/09/88
26014
2B52 0706 Perth to Waverley; from Perth to five miles south of Perth, where it failed. It was pushed to Stirling and a T went forward.

26046
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

28/09/88
26007
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

29/09/88
26038
1B21 1858 Carstairs to Waverley.

26039
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

26041
1S50 0805 Carlisle to Glasgow; from Dumfries to Glasgow. Allocated to 1M03, but a 101 did it instead.

30/09/88
26007
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

26011
1B21 1858 Carstairs to Waverley. 011 came off ballast duties.

01/10/88
26006
1B01 0440 Carstairs to Waverley.

08/10/88
26039
2B52 0706 Perth to Waverley.

11/10/88
26040
1828 Montrose to Dundee, dragging a unit.

13/10/88
26002 and 26040 both did Carstairs portions.

18/10/88
26040
1203 Waverley to Carstairs and 1758 Carstairs to Waverley.

20/10/88
26026
1525 Waverley to Inverness (0835 Euston to Inverness ‘The Clansman’); load 8 from Waverley to Perth.

26027
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

26036
2B52 0706 Perth to Waverley.

21/10/88
26005
1820 Carstairs to Waverley.

26026
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

26/10/88
26002
2150 Waverley to Carstairs; from Slateford Junction to Carstairs after the 47 blew up.

27/10/88
26043
1H01 2325 Waverley to Inverness; piloting from Blair Atholl to Dalwhinnie.

28/10/88
26023
2B52 0706 Perth to Waverley.

26038
1035 Inverness to Euston; from Plean Junction to Waverley after the Clansman Duff called it a day.

26040
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

02/11/88
26002+37262
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

11/11/88
26040
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

15/11/88
26028
1B21 1858 Carstairs to Waverley.

22/11/88
26021 1T04 2350 Inverness to Queen Street; from Stirling to Queen Street after the Joe blew up.

26027
1B21 1858 Carstairs to Waverley.

25/11/88
26003
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

28/11/88
26021
1803 Queen Street to Inverness; piloting Queen Street to Perth.

26034
2O72 1714 Queen Street to Waverley; Queen Street to Lenzie where 034 expired and the train was caped.

02/12/88
26024 1335 Queen Street to Inverness; from Dunblane to Inverness.

08/12/88
26028
1C66 1203 Waverley to Carstairs and 1B21 1858 Carstairs to Waverley.

26037
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

09/12/88
26011
1C62 0744 Waverley to Carstairs; then back to Waverley light. Then 1C66 1203 Waverley to Carstairs and 1B21 1858 Carstairs to Waverley.

26028
2216 1B29 Carstairs to Waverley.

10/12/88
26003
1C66 1203 Waverley to Carstairs and 1B21 1858 Carstairs to Waverley.

12/12/88
26037
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

20/12/88
26039
1B17 1708 Carstairs to Waverley.

21/12/88
26039
1C62 0744 Waverley to Carstairs; then light to Waverley. Then 1C70 1044 Waverley to Carstairs and 1B17 1708 Carstairs to Waverley.

28/12/88
26005
1Z09 1436 Waverley to Carstairs (Birmingham relief) and 1B17 1708 Carstairs to Waverley.

29/12/88
26041
0952 Aberdeen to King’s Cross; piloting the tram from Dundee to Waverley, after one of the ‘men’ failed…

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