Last overhaul 02/88 CEM (L) [Component exchange maintenance/light].
Withdrawn 04/10/93 Depots
34B (Hornsey) 14/11/58 (new)
34G (Finsbury Park) 04/60
64B (Haymarket) 04/60 (loan)
64B (Haymarket) 06/60 (became HA)
16/05/88 ED (Eastfield)
23/08/92 IS (Inverness) Sectors
DCHA ScotRail Departmental Civil Engineer
RAJE Regional Infrastructure 26 IS
One of the first 26s to lose the headcode discs
OMO fitted 04/86
High-intensity light fitted 01/93
Air braked, boiler and water tank removed 1966
Original green; green plus small yellow warning panel; BR blue; Trainload Coal (02/88); civil engineer’s Dutch (10/90)
Storage and disposal
Withdrawn 04/10/93 at Inverness. Cut at M C Metals 02/95.
2Y34 2156 Dundee to Perth.
2G31 1705 Waverley to Cardenden; 2G24 1840 Cardenden to Waverley.
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.
Conflicting gen has 26005 on either the 1B19 1715 Carstairs to Waverley or the 1Zxx 1746 relief.
1820 Carstairs to Waverley.
1Z09 1436 Waverley to Carstairs (Birmingham relief) and 1B17 1708 Carstairs to Waverley.
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.
0500 1Z36 Swindon to Dundee; 1643 1Z36 Dundee to Swindon; from Waverley to Dundee and Dundee to Markinch. This was a NEDEX, with the Teacups booked Waverley to Dundee via Cardenden out and back via Kirkcaldy. However, 26005’s TM was smoking on the return trip and the train was stopped for two hours at Markinch for 47822 to come and take over.
26005 + 26011
1833 Ayr to Glasgow Central
26005 + 26011
1210 1Z12 Glasgow Central to Ayr.
1040 1M94 Ayr to Carlisle; 1400 1S95 Carlisle to Ayr. Allocated 37375 burst at Ayr with exhauster problems.
1703 2G13 Waverley to Waverley via Cardenden. 005 had been out of service for most of the previous winter and spring with fire damage to its traction motors.
1703 2G13 Waverley to Waverley via Cardenden.
0607 2G11 Waverley to Waverley via Cardenden; 1703 2G13 Waverley to Waverley via Cardenden.
1703 2G13 Waverley to Waverley via Cardenden. 37153 had been allocated but blew up; 005 staggered round losing 30 minutes en route.
26005 worked 2Z01 (a Glasgow inspection saloon for civil engineers) round Rutherglen, Mossend and Lanark.
26005’s main generator catches fire at Dalry while working the AT52 1040 Barassie PWD to Rutherglen PWD. The fire was extinguished quickly by the traincrew, and 26038 assisted the train to Roche sidings. 005 was returned to traffic after inspection by Eastfield on Wednesday 29/07/92.
1V58 Edinburgh to Penzance; Barrhead to Carlisle. Outrageous. One of the power cars had its fire bell ringing at Central. Despite attention by fitters, the fault continued. The rear power car was shut down. The train set off, but, on arrival at Barrhead, the driver announced the front power car had shut down as well… 005+026 were put together at Polmadie and sent to the rescue, along with the special HST coupling. On arrival at Carlisle, the pair was removed for a Spoon.
1E12 1000 Glasgow Central to King’s Cross. Although allocated to the train (booked to be dragged Glasgow to Edinburgh by AZ36 ballast engines from Beattock), 005 and 035 found themselves stuck on the wrong side of a possession and so 47378 substituted…
26003+26005 worked the 6H51 1420 Inverness to Elgin and 6H52 1800 return timber trains which connect with the Dee Marsh to Elgin service. This was part of their special tests for the following Saturday’s ‘Cumbrian Tynesider’ tour. Both locos had received replacement main reservoir air tanks (003 at Perth and 005 at Inverness) before this run; and spent several days in the depot for minor repairs before the tour.
1Z40 ‘Cumbrian Tynesider’ railtour; Carlisle to Hexham to Newcastle to Hartlepool to York to Wakefield to Rochdale to Manchester Victoria to Preston to Carlisle…
26005+26036 came off Perth to rescue 37294 which had been running light to Inverness and failed on the climb to Druimuachdar. 005 took the T to Inverness, 036 returned to Perth with the rescue crew.
Topped and tailed 1Z46 ‘Lancastrian’ railtour from Preston to Blackburn and Colne, including a visit to the Padiham branch.
While returning light from Carlisle, 26003+26005 were used to rescue the 6S69 2006 Dee Marsh to Inverness timber train after 47210 had failed.
26005 was hauled dead in the consist of the 6M65 0715 Mossend to Warrington Civil Link service by 47329 and then hauled on to Shrewsbury where it was to be displayed at the Open Day on 30/05/93.
26005 was hauled to Crewe, where it was planned to run it light to Carlisle. However, flat batteries stopped that plan, and 005 was hauled to Motherwell.
26003+26005 had arrived at Carlisle on 08/06 light from Inverness and were due to go to Crewe light for a railtour. However, 005 failed with flat batteries and so 26003 was sent to Crewe with 31184 to work the 1Z47 ‘Skirl Revisited’ railtour from there back to Carlisle in the wee small hours… At Carlisle, the 31 was removed and a fully-charged 005 paired up with 003 again. They both took the train forward to Mossend where 37156 and 37196 took over to Fort William.
There was supposed to be a farewell Class 26 railtour organised by an outfit called Victoria Travel… it was, however, cancelled at the last minute. This was supposed to feature a tripleheader over the Highland Main Line, so 26003 and 26032 were despatched south from Inverness, followed an hour later by 26005. The three locos were tied together at Aviemore to test the multi equipment before proceeding to Perth.
As news was released of the tour’s cancellation, 032 ran back to Inverness light in the mid-afternoon.
26003+26005 ran light to Inverness, arriving at around 1500hrs. They were shut down and stored.