26017/D5317

26017 at Dingwall on 20/06/77, heading for Inversnecky with a freight that includes a wagon of Cutty Sark whisky... Photo © Mike Cooper

26017 at Dingwall on 20/06/77, heading for Inversnecky with a freight that includes a wagon of Cutty Sark whisky… Photo © Mike Cooper

26017 2014

Depots
34B (Hornsey) 27/02/59 (new)
34G (Finsbury Park) 04/60
64B (Haymarket) 06/60 (loan)
64B 08/60
60A (Inverness) 07/67
64B 27/01/68 (became HA)
IS (Inverness) 15/11/75

Notes
No obvious reason for withdrawal: could be surplus, or a source of spares… Paul Johnson makes the point that as 26/0s were carrying several tons extra weight over 26/1s, and had no brackets for snow ploughs, they may not have been so well suited to Inverness conditions (although 26015 is an obvious exception to this). 50 Type Twos were also withdrawn this year in total, suggesting a strategic clearout.

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

Storage and disposal
Withdrawn 29/09/77 from IS (Inverness)
Located at ZH (Glasgow Works) 08/77-02/78
Cut at ZH (Glasgow Works) 02/78

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