Entered service 09/01/59
Last overhaul 12/84 G and HGR; including fitting air-brakes and removing boiler water tanks
34B (Hornsey) 09/01/59 (new)
34G (Finsbury Park) 04/60
64B (Haymarket) 10/60
IS (Inverness) 25/10/75
HA (Haymarket) 07/10/78
ED (Eastfield) 16/05/87
RFJX 11/92; withdrawn 24/11/92
DCHA ScotRail Departmental Civil Engineer
DCHB ScotRail DCE (weekend-only; 45mph only)
RAJE Regional Infrastructure
RFJX Regional Stored/Withdrawn
Boiler removed 06/82; OMO fitted 10/86; withdrawn following discovery of asbestos lagging around inlet manifold.
Observations made in 1983 had 26011 with oval buffers at No.2 end and round buffers at No.1 end.
Original green; green plus small yellow warning panel; BR blue; Dutch (17/03/91); preserved BR blue (in 2000).
Storage and Disposal
Now preserved at Barrow Hill roundhouse, owned by M Sargent.
3 Kirkcaldy turns; then 2K07 1535 Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy (failed at Dalmeny, train terminated).
5 Kirkcaldy turns before failing at Inverkeithing.
2Y34 2156 Dundee to Perth.
0830 Dundee to Waverley, dragging a DMU.
1S37 1352 Carlisle to Glasgow; from Kilmarnock to Glasgow after 47451 died.
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…
1B21 1858 Carstairs to Waverley. 011 came off ballast duties.
1C62 0744 Waverley to Carstairs; then back to Waverley light. Then 1C66 1203 Waverley to Carstairs and 1B21 1858 Carstairs to Waverley.
1M47 1744 Waverley to Carstairs and 1B25 1844 Carstairs to Waverley.
1400 Glasgow Central to Euston; from Central to Carstairs (wires down).
1833 Ayr to Glasgow Central
1210 1Z12 Glasgow Central to Ayr
0450 1B05 Carstairs to Waverley; from Carstairs to Waverley (portion off the 2215 1S07 Euston to Inverness). This was 26011’s final passenger service train working.
1318 1Z33 Carlisle to Leeds. This relief service was wound up for the cranks by Regional Railways, York. 040 and 011 ran light from ED to Carlisle via ML the day before. 47475 was in the consist as an ETHEL. On arrival at Leeds, the pair returned light to Carlisle and then on to ML at 1900.
26011 5Z52 0110 Eastfield to Inverness; Eastfield to Perth. Eastfield had been busy painting vacuum-braked Mk2 stock in ScotRail’s then latest livery in preparation for the extravaganza of loco-hauled summer dated services that the 156/158 revolution had caused… A T took the coaches to Inverness from Perth.
26011 failed at Grangemouth, and was dragged to Eastfield. On inspection, its bogies were found to be beyond economic repair. 26028 was called upon to donate its bogies to 011.
26003 was allocated the 0708 2P10 Perth toWaverley via Stirling after 47675 is sent to rescue the overnight Inverness to Euston when 37156 and 37251 failed. However, 003 was failed at 0426 with load regulator problems and 26011 was allocated instead! However, the driver couldn’t start 011 owing to its flat batteries at 0700, so the train was caped.
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.
1T10 1119 Carlisle to Manchester Victoria and return. At 1800 on the Friday evening, ScotRail were apparently still unaware they were providing traction for the ‘Settle and Carlisle Express’ tour. As Eastfield only had two locos, they were sent with no special tests… 011+036 were dragged to Carlisle by 26004 (working off Grangemouth) on the Saturday morning. The pair had no problems with Load 13 out or back
26011 works the 2Z01 saloon from Glasgow Central to Stirling, Falkirk Grahamston, Grangemouth, Greenhill and back to Central.