26006/D5306

26006 arrives at Waverley with the load 11 1S27 1059 Kings Cross to Dundee in August 1984, which it had worked solo from Newcastle.

26006 arrives at Waverley with the load 11 1S27 1059 Kings Cross to Dundee in August 1984, which it had worked solo from Newcastle. It didn’t go forward, but was replaced by 26003 and 26004! 005 had been paired with 006 and sent light engine from Millerhill to Newcastle, but 005 was declared a failure. 006 continued and arrived at Edinburgh some 90 late.

Entered service 28/11/58
Renumbered 19/12/73
Last overhaul 12/85 G, HGR
Refurbished 12/85
Withdrawn 06/09/93

26006 at Millerhill on 05/07/80. David Hills

26006 at Millerhill on 05/07/80. David Hills

Depots
34B (Hornsey) 28/11/58 (new)
34G (Finsbury Park) 04/60
64B (Haymarket) 05/60 (loan)
64B (Haymarket) 06/60 (became HA)
16/05/88 ED (Eastfield)
23/08/92 IS (Inverness)
05/06/93 Stored

26006+56075 with a southbound MGR service at St Germains LC on 24/07/90. Jim Nisbet

26006+56075 with a southbound MGR service at St Germains LC on 24/07/90. Jim Nisbet

Sectors
04/87 FXX
07/87 FEGB
01/89 FEPE
26/07/91 DCHB
30/09/91 DCHA
03/92 RAJE
26/04/93 RAJW
05/06/93 RFJX
06/09/93 Withdrawn

FXX Freight/General
FEGB Coal/Haymarket
FEPE Coal/Haymarket
DCHA ScotRail Departmental Civil Engineer
DCHB ScotRail Departmental Civil Engineer restricted
RAJE Regional Infrastructure 26 IS
RAJW Regional Infrastructure 26 IS restricted

Notes
OMO fitted 03/86; air braked, boiler and water tank removed 1966; high-intensity headlight fitted 03/93

26006 at Millerhill

26006 at Millerhill

Liveries
Original green; green plus small yellow warning panel; early Class 24-style ‘wrong’ BR blue; BR blue; Railfreight (12/85); Trainload Coal.

Storage and disposal
Stored 05/06/93 at Inverness with an expired air receiver certificate. Withdrawn 06/09/93. Cut at M C Metals 06/95.

27/07/84 and 26006 is ready to take a load 10 Adex unaided to Dundee from Waverley.

27/07/84 and 26006 is ready to take a load 10 Adex unaided to Dundee from Waverley.

Last years
23/07/86
26001+26006
0625 Aberdeen to Inverurie and 0730 return.

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

09/03/89
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

28/03/89
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

30/03/89
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

26006 at Edinburgh. Steve Parrott

26006 at Edinburgh. Steve Parrott

Friday 21/07/89
1C62 0705 Waverley to Poole. 47004 was failed at Waverley with a speedo fault. The train went via the sub (36.5 miles) owing to electrification work.

Thursday 05/10/89
2O72 1714 Queen Street toWaverley. 47712 had blown up on the 1725 to Aberdeen, so 2O72’s engine, 47402, worked the 1725 and 006 went to Edinburgh… 26006’s final service passenger working.

Sunday 18/07/91
26006 manages to derail itself at Beattock while working an engineers’ train. Damage was confined to the brakes and the repair was completed at Eastfield by 23/08/91.

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. 003 had just been fitted with new wheelsets. 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.

Tuesday 04/08/92
26006 fails on AN18 1325 Mossend to Partick ballast with low oil pressure. It limps back to Eastfield and sits there for a month awaiting repair, being released to traffic on 07/09/92.

Thursday 24/09/92
Maintenance Control at ScotRail House issued a directive that all defective 26s were to be taken out of traffic for inspection by ScotRail’s Area Chemist for asbestos on exhaust manifolds. 006 and 042 were stopped at Inverness; then 026 and 036 were taken out of service at Perth. Arrangements were made by Maintenance Control for a further 11 Class 26s to be worked to Motherwell and Grangemouth TMDs between 30/09 and 05/10/92 for inspections. A team from M.C. Metals rectified any asbestos problems.

Monday 19/10/92
26006 worked the 6H51 1420 Inverness to Elgin and 6H52 1800 return (six OTA wagons from Dee Marsh) after the T had failed.

Sunday 25/10/92
26006 runs Inverness to Aberdeen to pick up an InterCity generator van needing attention.

26006+26037+ETHEL at Aberdeen on 08/11/92, having arrived with a tour from Waverley. TZ

26006+26037+ETHEL at Aberdeen on 08/11/92, having arrived with a tour from Waverley. TZ

Sunday 08/11/92
26006+26037
1Z50 and 1Z51; worked from Waverley to Aberdeen; then Inverkeithing to Waverley. This was a steam excursion, with the kettle from Aberdeen to Inverkeithing.

006 then spent most of the next week at Inverness undergoing repairs to TMs, an increasingly common problem on such ancient locos long out of works…

26006 at Perth 11/92 TZ

26006 at Perth 11/92 JB

Thursday 18/02/93
26006 worked AT53 Polmadie ballast, then WCML standby.

Friday 26/02/93
26006 worked 4D50 1413 Motherwell Wagon Repair depot to Coatbridge FLT.

Wednesday 17/03/93
26007 worked the 5Z76 1615 Perth to Mossend ECS of coaches bound for Shields Road and tyre turning. 26006 took over for the short trip to Shields Road.

26001 arrived at Inverness for a B exam and the removal for inspection of the main air reservoir tanks (because the locos were now so long out of works). This took three weeks to complete.

26006 also received a B exam and work to cyclinder heads and liners. Headlights were also fitted.

Thursday 01/04/93
26006 was used for ballast trip AT53, reaching Lockerbie working off Carstairs.

Thursday 22/04/93
26006 hauled 08762 from Perth to Blair Atholl, before returning light to Perth. A T picked the 08 up from Blair Atholl to Inverness.

26006 withdrawn at Inverness. TZ

26006 withdrawn at Inverness. TZ

26006 in 1984

26006 in 1984

 

26006 at Eastfield 29th April 1989

26006 at Eastfield 29th April 1989

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