26010/D5310

26010 leads 26028 in a pair on 1V60 03/12/90 at Glasgow Central. Photo © Mick Smith26010 leads 26028 in a pair on 1V60 03/12/90 at Glasgow Central. Photo © Mick Smith

26010 leads 26028 in a pair on 1V60 03/12/90 at Glasgow Central. Photo © Mick Smith

Entered service 06/01/59
Renumbered 25/07/74
Last overhaul 08/85 G and HGR; including fitting air-brakes and removing boiler and boiler water tanks
Withdrawn 04/12/92

Depots
34B (Hornsey) 06/01/59 (new)
34G (Finsbury Park) 04/60
64B (Haymarket) 05/60
IS (Inverness) 15/11/75
HA (Haymarket) 07/10/78
ED (Eastfield) 16/05/87
Store 05/10/87
ED 14/11/87
IS 23/08/92
Withdrawn 04/12/92

Sectors
FXX 04/87
FXXS 10/87
FGWS 11/87
FXXA 01/88
DXXD 02/88
DWCH 05/88
DMEA /89
DCHA 09/90
DCHB 09/91
RAJW 03/92
RAJE 09/92
RFJX 12/92

FXX Freight/General
FXXS Speedlink/Scottish
FGWS Speedlink/Eastfield
FXXA Speedlink/General
DWCH Departmental/M&EE
DMEA Departmental/M&EE
DCHA ScotRail Departmental Civil Engineer
DCHB ScotRail DCE (weekend-only; 45mph only)
RAJW Regional/Infrastructure IS restricted use
RAJE Regional/Infrastructure IS
RFJX Regional Stored/Withdrawn

26010 takes ECS from Queen Street to Cowlairs on 18/05/91. TZ

26010 takes ECS from Queen Street to Cowlairs on 18/05/91. TZ

Notes
26010 was the second 26 in Railfreight grey livery, appearing at the Haymarket Open Day in 1985. 26010 retained leaf spring bogies. OMO fitted 08/85

Liveries
Original green; green plus small yellow warning panel; BR blue; Railfreight grey (with red bufferbeam); preserved undercoat/primer; spanking BR green with small yellow panels

26010 at Millerhill. Photo © Steve Parrott

26010 at Millerhill. Photo © Steve Parrott

Storage and disposal
26010 suffered a turbocharger fire on 04/12/92 which needed the fire brigade in attendance. After withdrawal, it was dumped in Millburn Yard, IS. Bought for preservation.

26010 at Inverness 24/08/78. Photo © Steve Jones

26010 at Inverness 24/08/78. Photo © Steve Jones

Last years in service
12/08/86
2K21 0835 Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy
2K08 0931 Kirkcaldy to Edinburgh
2J11 1215 Edinburgh to Dundee (from Inverkeithing following the failure of 47117).

26010 at Waverley in August 1986. TZ

26010 at Waverley in August 1986. TZ

13/08/86
5 Kirkcaldy turns; 3 Cowdenbeath turns.

14/08/86
4 Kirkcaldy turns.

15/08/86
5 Kirkcaldy turns; 3 Cowdenbeath turns.

16/08/86
8 Kirkcaldy turns.

18/08/86
5 Kirkcaldy turns; 1 Cowdenbeath turn.

19/08/86
1 Markinch to Edinburgh turn; 2 Kirkcaldy turns.

20/08/86
4 Kirkcaldy turns.

30/08/86
2J44 1630 Dundee to Edinburgh; 2J33 2015 Edinburgh to Dundee (in multiple with 27052).

Wednesday 03/09/86
4 Kirkcaldy turns.

Thursday 04/09/86
1 Markinch to Waverley; 4 Kirkcaldy turns; 1 Cowdenbeath turn.

Friday 05/09/86
1 Markinch to Waverley; 4 Kirkcaldy turns; 1 Cowdenbeath turn.

Saturday 06/09/86
4 Kirkcaldys; 1 Cardenden.

Monday 08/09/86
1 Markinch to Waverley; 4 Kirkcaldys and 1 Cowdenbeath.

Wednesday 10/09/86
2 Cardenden turns.

Thursday 11/09/86
3 Kirkcaldys; 2 Cardendens and 1 Cowdenbeath.

Friday 12/09/86
5 Kirkcaldys; 2 Cardendens and 1 Cowdenbeath.

Saturday 13/09/86
4 Kirkcaldys; 3 Cardendens and 1 Cowdenbeath.

Monday 15/09/86
6 Kirkcaldys.

Thursday 18/09/86
2 Cardendens.

Friday 19/09/86
2 Cardendens.

Monday 22/09/86
2 Cardendens.

Wednesday 24/09/86
2G31 1705 Waverley to Cardenden; 2G24 1840 Cardenden to Waverley.

Saturday 27/09/86
2K04 1331 Kirkcaldy to Inverkeithing; 2K05 1435 Inverkeithing to Kirkcaldy; 2K10 1631 Kirkcaldy to Waverley; 2G23 1805 Waverley to Cardenden; 2G06 1951 Cowdenbeath to Waverley.

03/10/87
26003, 26010 and 26014 arrive at Toton, to have panelling and radiator elements removed before forwarding to Leicester. However, after some poking about, no asbestos seemed to be there…

16/10/87
26003, 26010 and 26014 move en route to Crewe, via Derby.

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

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

11/01/89
1B23 1820 Carstairs to Waverley.

08/05/89
26010
1B05 0522 Carstairs to Waverley.

Thursday 06/07/89
0925 Queen Street to Aberdeen; Queen Street to Cowlairs.

Thursday 12/12/89
1455 Aberdeen to King’s Cross; from Thornton Junction to Waverley after the HST blew up. The train was caped at Waverley.

Tuesday 20/02/90
0702 1A49 Plymouth to Aberdeen; from Inverkeithing to Dundee. 47559 was on the train, but burst at Inverkeithing. The train was caped at Dundee, probably owing to the fact that it was a mere 247 minutes late by that point, having earlier been routed via the S&C!

Thursday 02/08/90
1712 2Y74 Dundee to Montrose; 1808 2Y46 Montrose to Perth. The first time a 26 had dropped for 7 weeks!

26010 at Montrose with the 1808 2Y46 Montrose to Perth on 03/08/90.

26010 at Montrose with the 1808 2Y46 Montrose to Perth on 03/08/90.

Friday 03/08/90
1712 2A74 Dundee to Montrose; 1808 2Y74 Montrose to Perth.

Wednesday 19/09/90
0640 1B12 Inverness to Waverley; from Kirkcaldy to Waverley after 47541 collapsed.

Wednesday 10/10/90
1748 1B17 Carstairs to Waverley.

Sunday 02/12/90
26010+26028
1055 1V60 Glasgow Central to Plymouth; Glasgow Central to Carlisle via the Sou’West. 47518 burst at Central, and was sent to Corkerhill. 26024 and 26028 were allocated at 1130, but it was 26010 and 26028 which appeared! There was a multi fault, so the load 9 train was driven in tandem non-stop to Carlisle, departing Central at 1141 and arriving Carlisle at 1356. They returned light to Polmadie. This was 26010’s final passenger working; fitting in a way as it spent so much time working out of Carlisle in the 60s (coastal branches such as Silloth and on the Waverley route).

Monday 30/09/91
26010, 26014, 26024, 26032 and 26042 were transferred from DCHA to DCHB. Owing to overspend on East Coast engineering, there were to be few east Coast turns for these engines over the coming months (in November, 26010 did not leave the old DMU shed at Eastfield for over three weeks). Only some extensive work around Motherwell saw the locos working at all regularly.

Thursday 11/06/92
26010+26037 had a rare weekday outing when called upon to take the 0307 6D35 Grangemouth Oil terminal to Hawkshead tanks, owing to T shortage. Both locos returned light. 26037 then worked ballast trip AN05; 26010 ran to Perth to work trip AL04 to Aberdeen, the first weekend-only 26 to reach the Granite City.

Friday 24/07/92
26010 1M97 2250 Glasgow to Birmingham postal; Polmadie signal M170 to Carstairs. 86414 failed and 010 was the only engine in the area, as it was at Rutherglen PWD with the OT52 trip. 010 was attached, departing the signal at 2334 and reaching Carstairs at 0020. 86216 ran light from Glasgow Central and took over.

26010 at Bo'ness April 2007

26010 at Bo'ness April 2007

26010 and 26024 on the KWVR on 16 June 2007.

26010 and 26024 on the KWVR on 16 June 2007.

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