26018/D5318

26018 at Aberdeen on 14/03/81. Photo © Mark Shipman

26018 at Aberdeen on 14/03/81. Photo © Mark Shipman

26018

Interesting letter spacing! Plus, check out the doors…

Entered service 06/03/59
Renumbered 26/01/74
Last overhaul 01/74 General
Withdrawn 31/01/82

26018 leads a pair at Perth on 24/06/81. Photo © David Hills

26018 leads a pair at Perth on 24/06/81. Photo © David Hills

Depots
34B (Hornsey) 06/03/59 (new)
34G (Finsbury Park) 04/60
64B (Haymarket) 09/60 (loan)
64B 10/60
60A (Inverness) 04/62
64B 10/65
60A 12/66
64B 04/67
60A 07/67
64B 27/01/68
60A 26/10/68
64B 30/11/68 (became HA)
IS (Inverness) 15/11/75
HA 15/11/80
Withdrawn 31/01/82

Notes
Apparently fitted with snowploughs shortly after transfer to Inverness in 1975, the only 26/0 to be so fitted..

26018 leaves Inverness on 02/07/80. Photo © David Hills

26018 leaves Inverness on 02/07/80. Photo © David Hills

26018 was also unusual in the 26/0 series in having the multi jumper attachment on the loco body on number 1 end (as opposed to the buffer beam for other 26/0s); however, number 2 end was standard with the multi on the buffer beam. It also had the horn baffle plate fitted, which not all the IS 26/0s had.

26018 caught fire while working an Edinburgh to Dundee service in November 1981.

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

26018, 26034 and 26011 at Aberdeen Ferryhill on 30/05/81. Photo© Mike Cooper

26018, 26034 and 26011 at Aberdeen Ferryhill on 30/05/81. Photo© Mike Cooper

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