26004/D5304

26004 at Llangollen. Photo JB

26004 at Llangollen. Photo JB

Entered service 31/10/58
Renumbered 25/05/74
Refurbished 11/81
Last overhaul 06/87 CEM (L) [Component exchange maintenance/light]. The first class member to receive a CEM
Withdrawn 24/11/92

26004 at Glasgow Works.

26004 at Glasgow Works.

Depots
34B (Hornsey) 31/10/58 (new)
34G (Finsbury Park) 04/60
64B (Haymarket) 04/60 (loan)
64B 06/60 (became HA)
16/05/88 ED (Eastfield)
23/08/92 IS (Inverness)
24/11/92 Withdrawn

26004 at Cardenden with the 1703 2G31 from Waverley on 17/08/88. TZ

26004 at Cardenden with the 1703 2G31 from Waverley on 17/08/88. TZ

Sectors
04/87 FXX
07/87 FEGB
01/89 FEPE
07/90 FPAE
10/90 DCHA
03/92 RAJE
11/92 RFJX
24/11/92 Withdrawn

FXX Freight/General
FEGB Coal/Haymarket
FEPE Coal/Haymarket
FPAE Petroleum
DCHA ScotRail Departmental Civil Engineer
RAJE Regional Infrastructure 26 IS

26004 at Leith. Jim NIsbet

26004 at Leith. Jim NIsbet

Notes
OMO fitted 05/86
Air braked, boiler and water tank removed 1966

26004 tops 26006 at Millerhill on Easter Sunday 1989. TZ

26004 tops 26006 at Millerhill on Easter Sunday 1989. TZ

Liveries
Original green; green plus small yellow warning panel; early Class 24-style BR blue; BR blue; RailFreight; Trainload Coal; civil engineer’s Dutch; preserved Trainload Coal (faded)

26004 at Waverley

26004 at Waverley

Storage and disposal
Preserved by 6LDA at Bo’ness.

26004 in Dutch

26004 in Dutch

26004 Millerhill 17 June 1978 David Hills

26004 Millerhill 17 June 1978 David Hills


Last years
03/01/86
Relief from Cardiff; Waverley to Carstairs.

Sunday 14/09/86
26004+27049
2J58 1530 Dundee to Waverley; 2J61 1820 Waverley to Dundee; 2J64 2030 Dundee to Waverley.

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

26/07/88
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.

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

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

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

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

31/03/89
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

05/04/89
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

13/04/89
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

Saturday 24/06/89
Not very accurate gen has 26004 working the 1S06 2100 Euston to Stranraer from Troon to Stranraer on either the 26/06 or 04/07/89…

Sunday 03/12/89
26004+37080
1840 Aberdeen toWaverley; from Haymarket West Junction to Waverley after 47706 failed.

Wednesday 20/12/89
1B29 1946 Carstairs to Waverley (portion off the 1614 Piccadilly to Glasgow). 47642 had been allocated on the train until around 6pm, so no-one made the last 26 passenger working of the 80s…

Saturday 21/09/91
26043+26004
1Z97 ‘Waverley’ railtour; Carlisle to Waverley to Cardenden to Kirkcaldy to Waverley. This was the AIA Charters Class 31 tour, which had been supposed to have Class 31s throughout. However, Intercity refused to allow non-standard traction on the WCML (this despite a Class 31 dragging a WCML train a few days before into Waverley!), so the 26s were substituted. The first Dutch pair to work a passenger train.

Tuesday 14/01/92
26003, 26004, 26006, 26007
Hired out at various times in a rotating pair to FEPE (Trainload Coal) for MGR trains to cover for Class 37 shortages over an eight week period. Two to three additional SSuX trains ran daily between Longannet and Kincardine power station in Fife.

26004 and 26007 were the original hired pair, but 004 failed on ballast trip AT52 just before the lease started, and 26003 was sent with 007, arriving Thornton 15/01/92. The pair then worked MGRs for several days until 26003 (which had been slow speed defective since 20/06/91) was swapped with 26006. 006 and 007 then worked the 6Z18 MGR shuttle until 27/01/92, when, on arrival at Eastfield for inspection, 26006’s slow speed unit was found to be defective as well!

So, 006 and 007 were split and 004 and 007 were teamed up as originally intended…They returned to Thornton on 28/01/92 and worked MGRs until the cessation of the working on 06/03/92.

Thursday 07/05/92
Intercity had hired two RAJV 37s from ScotRail to cover the Royal Scotsmen summer diagrams, so both Perth ballast turns were rediagrammed for Type Twos. 26004 and 26040 were despatched from Eastfield to Perth to work the AL0x series of trips. However, 040’s stay proved to be extremely short, as it failed the next day at Perth Yard on AL04. 26006 arrived the day after from Eastfield to replace it.

Monday 11/05/92
26004 made two separate trips to Aberdeen on ballasts from Perth Yard.

26004 + 26026 on the 0645 Perth to Waverley on 27/06/92. TZ

26004 + 26026 on the 0645 Perth to Waverley on 27/06/92. TZ

Saturday 27/06/92
26004+26026
1130 Waverley to Inverness and 1627 Inverness to Waverley. This time we made it both ways!

26004 and 26026 at Inverness

26004 and 26026 at Inverness

Friday 24/07/92
2G22 0750 Kirkcaldy to Waverley. Owing to a severe shortage of units at Haymarket, they had kicked out a demic 101 the night before to Perth. This had totally failed on arrival, and was dragged as 5G22 to Kirkcaldy by 004 at 0645. 004 then dragged the unit on the service train to Waverley, where 004 was failed with a dud speedo.

Thursday 30/07/92
26004 AL04 and AL07 Perth trips; Perth to Inverness and Perth to Aberdeen. A big day out for 004: it left Perth at 0001 and arrived Inverness 0335. It returned to Perth, arriving at 0600 and then departed for Aberdeen at 1230, this time paired with 26011. The pair returned and 004 worked the 7L04 2355 Perth to Mossend.

26004 at Grangemouth 06 08 92 Jerry Glover

26004 at Grangemouth 06 08 92 Jerry Glover

Friday 14/08/92
26042 dragged 26021+26004 from Perth to Inverness. This was to allow 021 to be used for spares at Inverness. 004 provided braking assistance (as did a brake van); and was removed at Dalwhinnie.

24/11/92
26004 was withdrawn. It had arrived at Inverness at the end of September for an E exam and was caught up in the Great Asbestos Hunt. Part of the exam was carried out, but a major backlog of T work put a halt to it. It was then decided to remove the air tanks as they were due inspection. However, just at this point, the ScotRail Class 26 requirement was reduced and 004 was withdrawn, along with 26011, 26026 and 26041. And then its new life as a 6LDA loco began…

26004 at Millerhill

26004 at Millerhill

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