Last overhaul 05/84 G and HGR; including fitting air-brakes and removing boiler water tanks
Withdrawn 23/06/91 Depots
34B (Hornsey) 13/02/59 (new)
34G (Finsbury Park) 04/60
64B (Haymarket) 06/60
IS (Inverness) 25/10/75
Store 06/81 at Millerhill
HA (Haymarket) 17/05/82
ED (Eastfield) 16/05/87
DCHA ScotRail Departmental Civil Engineer
OMO fitted 10/86
Twin headlights & radio telephone fitted 1976. 26015 was the only 26/0 so fitted, and at the time, retained oval buffers. It was a Far North and Kyle regular.
Original green; green plus small yellow warning panel; Class 24 style BR blue; BR blue
Arrived at Inverness TMD 2101 on 17/08/92. Reason for withdrawal: general poor condition. Cut 09/94 at MC Metals. Last years
2J10 1030 Dundee to Waverley. 27054 was faulted at Dundee with a load regulator fault after working in on 2J25 0815 Waverley to Dundee.
2K07 1535 Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy; 2K10 1631 Kirkcaldy to Edinburgh. This was at the time of the infamous Kirkcaldies…
1L35 1123 Edinburgh to Perth; 1T24 1350 Perth to Queen Street.
5 Kirkcaldy turns.
4 Kirkcaldy tums.
1T24 1350 Perth to Queen Street.
No passenger workings in 1987.
1815 Inverness to Waverley; from Pitlochry to Waverley piloting an ailing 47.
1J16 0655 Waverley to Dundee
‘Wigtonshire Wanderer’ railtour; Newton to Stranraer and Stranraer to Ayr.
1522 Perth to Dundee; 1625 Dundee to Arbroath; 1715 Arbroath to Perth. Dragging a DMU throughout.
2350 Euston to Glasgow Central; from Polmadie to the blocks. 90020 had expired at Polmadie, so 015 dragged the schlafs to Central for its final passenger working.
26015 expired while working the 5B45 Tu/Wo Polmadie to Craigentinny ECS. It was battered at Craigentinny, but after returning to Polmadie on the return 5D65 turn, it went to Eastfield for inspection. There it was found to have scrap wheelsets and was marked up as life expired… Meanwhile, 26002 was awaiting new bogies, which FEPE sector weren’t prepared to pay for. So, 26015’s bogies had the scrap wheelsets removed, and the bogies went under 26002. 26015 was transferred to DXXD status (effectively withdrawn) and 26002 was transferred to the DCHA fleet 18/06/91. 26015 was withdrawn on 23/06/91.
26026 dragged 26015, 26021 and 26027 to Perth where they would be dumped as ‘Christmas Trees’ behind the famous wall. With the closure of Eastfield, they were moved to Perth to be robbed/forwarded to Inverness as required.
26015 was dragged to Inverness for spares by 37232.