26015/D5315

26015+26033 on a Wirral Railway Circle tour from Liverpool to Wick/Thurso, seen at Tain on 07/07/80. David Hills

26015+26033 on a Wirral Railway Circle tour from Liverpool to Wick/Thurso, seen at Tain on 07/07/80. David Hills

Entered service 13/02/59
Renumbered 25/05/74
Last overhaul 05/84 G and HGR; including fitting air-brakes and removing boiler water tanks
Withdrawn 23/06/91

26015 June 1977 Dingwall

26015 June 1977 Dingwall

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
Withdrawn 23/06/91

Sectors
04/87 DXX
05/88 DCHA
06/91 DXXD

DCHA ScotRail Departmental Civil Engineer

Notes
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.

Liveries
Original green; green plus small yellow warning panel; Class 24 style BR blue; BR blue

26015 at Haymarket. Steve Parrott

26015 at Haymarket. Steve Parrott

Storage and disposal
Arrived at Inverness TMD 2101 on 17/08/92. Reason for withdrawal: general poor condition. Cut 09/94 at MC Metals.

13/08/86 sees 26015 and, I think, 26042 on a northbound freight in Edinburgh.

13/08/86 sees 26015 and, I think, 26042 on a northbound freight in Edinburgh.

Last years
27/05/86
26015+27054
2J10 1030 Dundee to Waverley. 27054 was faulted at Dundee with a load regulator fault after working in on 2J25 0815 Waverley to Dundee.

11/08/86
26015
2K07 1535 Edinburgh to Kirkcaldy; 2K10 1631 Kirkcaldy to Edinburgh. This was at the time of the infamous Kirkcaldies…

20/08/86
26015
1L35 1123 Edinburgh to Perth; 1T24 1350 Perth to Queen Street.

29/08/86
26015
5 Kirkcaldy turns.

Monday 01/09/86
26015
4 Kirkcaldy tums.

04/11/86
26015
1T24 1350 Perth to Queen Street.

No passenger workings in 1987.

08/08/88
26015
1815 Inverness to Waverley; from Pitlochry to Waverley piloting an ailing 47.

15/08/88
26015
1J16 0655 Waverley to Dundee

Saturday 03/06/89
26015+26024
‘Wigtonshire Wanderer’ railtour; Newton to Stranraer and Stranraer to Ayr.

Friday 13/04/90
26015
1522 Perth to Dundee; 1625 Dundee to Arbroath; 1715 Arbroath to Perth. Dragging a DMU throughout.

Wednesday 06/06/90
26015
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.

Tuesday 18/06/91
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.

Saturday 18/07/92
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.

Monday 17/08/92
26015 was dragged to Inverness for spares by 37232.

26015 at Rutherglen

26015 at Rutherglen

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