26014/D5314

26014 at Carlisle

26014 at Carlisle, 1730 to Glasgow, 01/08/84

Entered service 30/01/59
Renumbered 25/05/74
Last overhaul 10/84 G and HGR; including fitting air-brakes and removing boiler water tanks
Withdrawn 09/10/92

26014 at Perth on the 2Y46 1808 Montrose to Perth on 25/05/90. This 50 mile journey was usually load 2.

26014 at Perth on the 2Y46 1808 Montrose to Perth on 25/05/90. This 50 mile journey was usually load 2.

Depots
34B (Hornsey) 30/01/59 (new)
34G (Finsbury Park) 04/60
64B (Haymarket) 06/60 (became HA)
IS (Inverness) 15/11/75
HA 15/11/80
Store 06/09/82
HA 13/05/84
ED (Eastfield) 16/05/87
Store 05/10/87
ED 14/11/87
IS 23/08/92 (but remained at Perth)
Withdrawn 09/10/92

26012 + 26014 at Glasgow Queen Street in October 1981, after having worked in from the north. Photo © Mike Cooper

26012 + 26014 at Glasgow Queen Street in October 1981, after having worked in from the north. Photo © Mike Cooper

Sectors
DXX 04/87
DCHA 05/88
DCHB 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.)
RAJW 03/92
RFJX 10/92; withdrawn 09/10/92

DXX Departmental/General
DCHA ScotRail Departmental Civil Engineer
DCHB ScotRail DCE (weekend-only; 45mph only)
RFJX Regional Stored/Withdrawn

26014 in the shed at Dundee on 01/05/83 with 26013. Photo © Dave Newman

26014 in the shed at Dundee on 01/05/83 with 26013. Photo © Dave Newman

26014 in the shed at Dundee on 01/05/83. Photo © Dave Newman

26014 in the shed at Dundee on 01/05/83. Photo © Dave Newman


Notes
26014 was one of the last remaining 26s to carry BR corporate blue livery in service, and was withdrawn in this livery. It also retained 26/0 leafspring bogies (as did 26010 and 26032) to the end (and still rides on them in preservation).

Boiler removed 06/82. OMO fitted 07/86

26014 at Inverness on 22 June 1978. Photo © David Hills. David Hills

26014 at Inverness on 22 June 1978. Photo © David Hills. David Hills

26014 spent two years in store (first at Dundee, then at Dunfermline Townhill) before refurbishment. It also spent some time in 1987 stored awaiting asbestos removal at Vic Berry’s, Leicester.

Liveries
Original green; green plus small yellow warning panel; BR blue; preserved original green

26014 at Dundee

26014 at Dundee

Storage and disposal
Arrived at Perth Holding Sidings 1210 on 22/09/92. Reason for withdrawal: scored crankshaft, engine defects.
Preserved at the Caledonian Railway, Brechin.

Last years
18/01/86
1130 Dundee to Waverley; Dundee to Tay Bridge South. Then pushed to Leuchars by 20212; then 26014+20212 Leuchars to Waverley.

Monday 01/09/86
1L37 1603 Glasgow to Arbroath; 2Y02 18.50 Arbroath to Dundee.

Wednesday 03/09/86
6 Kirkcaldy turns.

Thursday 04/09/86
2Y34 2156 Dundee to Perth.

29/09/87
2P38 1717 Carlisle to Whitehaven and 2P29 1833 Whitehaven to Carlisle dragging a dead 108.

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.

26/09/88
26014 or 26034
1M03 1313 Glasgow to Carlisle; Glasgow to Kilmarnock, where it failed and replaced by 47303.

27/09/88
2B52 0706 Perth to Waverley; from Perth to five miles south of Perth, where it failed. It was pushed to Stirling and a T went forward.

05/09/88
1835 Stranraer to Glasgow; from Ayr to Glasgow.

06/09/88
0823 Glasgow to Stranraer; from Glasgow to Falkland Yard (balancing movement).

Monday 07/08/89
1A57 0925 Queen Street to Aberdeen; Queen Street to Cowlairs; and 1L51 2025 Queen Street to Dundee; Queen Street to Cowlairs. And that was it for 1989’s passenger work!

Friday 25/05/90
1712 2Y74 Dundee to Montrose; 1808 2Y46 Montrose to Perth. Unfortunately, as 26014 was in a state, the outward turn was caped at Arbroath, where 014 ran round and worked the return to Perth.

Monday 04/06/90
1712 2Y74 Dundee to Montrose; 1808 2Y46 Montrose to Perth.

Monday 02/07/90
1355 1H13 Queen Street to Inverness; from Queen Street to Perth. After some riots at Queen Street, the train left 25 late, with, believe it or not, 26038 banking! 26014 was some 50 down by Perth, so, although allocated throughout, it came off at Perth (as per usual with single Type Twos!) The train was combined with the 1440 ex Waverley and the Joe went forward.

Saturday 13/07/91
26014+26042
Perth to Inverness on the ‘Orcadian’ InterCity landcruise (St Pancras to Kyle). 47808 ran out of coolant south of Berwick; 47562 rescued it and went forward to Waverley, where 808 was removed and 562 continued. However, the driver at Perth failed it for low power, and 26014 and 26042 go forward with load 13 (including Mk3 schlafs) to Inverness. At Inverness, they almost came back on a 1415 additional to Waverley, but there was a spare driver who took them back light. This was 26014’s final passenger working.

From January 1992
DCHB machines 26014 and 26042 were ‘transferred’ temporarily to the A pool to cover for two xos absentees hired to trainload coal (see 1992 gen for full details). 26014, 26024, 26032, 26036, 26037 and 26042 were used on a variety of DCHA trips.

26014 had been due repairs at Glasgow Works to its engine, but these were cancelled. 014 had been towed to Perth from Eastfield on 22/09/92.

26014 Brechin

26014 Brechin

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