26021/D5321

26021 + 26040 arrived at Inverness with the early train from Aberdeen on 28th April 1984.  Colin Pearson

26021 + 26040 arrived at Inverness with the early train from Aberdeen on 28th April 1984. Colin Pearson

Entered service 17/04/59
Renumbered 28/09/74
Last overhaul 11/84 G and HGR; including fitting air-brakes and removing boiler and boiler water tanks
Withdrawn 01/10/91

26021 at Lairg. Rob Newman

26021 at Lairg. Rob Newman

Depots
64H (Leith Central) 17/04/59 (new)
64B (Haymarket) 04/59
60A (Inverness) 06/60
64B 05/69 (became HA)
IS 25/10/75
HA (Haymarket) 11/82
ED (Eastfield) 16/05/87
Withdrawn 01/10/91

Stabled at Waverley.

Stabled at Waverley.

Sectors
RXX 04/87
DXX 08/87
DCHA 05/88
DXXD 10/91

RXX Parcel/General
DXX Departmental/General
DCHA ScotRail Departmental Civil Engineer
DXXD Departmental/General/Withdrawn

26021 at Carstairs, waiting to work the AT02 ballast trip in August 1989. TZ

26021 at Carstairs, waiting to work the AT02 ballast trip in August 1989. TZ

Notes
OMO fitted 04/86
Fitted with single headlight at Inverness in early 80s..

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

26021 at Inverness depot.

26021 at Inverness depot.

Storage and disposal
Arrived at Inverness TMD 0401 on 14/08/92. Reason for withdrawal: Shut down, no defects. Cut MC Metals 08/94.

Last years
18/03/86
26021
1215 Waverley to Dundee; from somewhere to Dundee after 47214 failed.

22/08/86
1030 2J1 Dundee to Waverley.

Monday 01/09/86
2G31 1705 Waverley to Cardenden; 2G24 1840 Cardenden to Waverley.

Wednesday 03/09/86
2G01 0605 Waverley to Cowdenbeath; 2G24 0740 Cowdenbeath to Waverley.

30/01/87
1M06 1055 Stranraer to Euston; piloting 47475 from Stranraer to Carlisle.

15/09/87
26021 dragged a Glasgow to Waverley unit from around the Kingsknowe area.

25/09/87
1055 Inverness to Glasgow.

26/09/87
1055 Inverness to Glasgow; from Perth to Eastfield. 47053 had failed at Perth; 021 rescued and then decided to fail itself at Eastfield. 37025 took the train down the hill.

10/01/89
1M47 1744 Waverley to Carstairs and 1B25 1844 Carstairs to Waverley.

18/01/89
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

28/04/89
1B03 0635 Carstairs to Waverley; portion off Plymouth/Poole to Glasgow, including schlafs… 021 returned to ballast workings, before rescuing 47644 on the 1044 Waverley to Brighton by pushing the 47 and train up to the summit… After returning to Carstairs, 021 rounded off a solid day by working the relief to 1B29, the 1Z15 2207 Carstairs to Waverley.

01/05/89
0635 1S19 Carstairs to Waverley; 021 piloting a low on fuel 47.

Friday 04/08/89
1S40 1727 Carstairs to Waverley (portion of FO 1426 Crewe to Waverley); then ran light back to Carstairs.
1S92 2144 Carstairs to Waverley (portion of the FO 1718 Birmingham International to Waverley).

Monday 12/02/90
1750 Glasgow Central to Manchester; from Central to Carstairs. The wires were down from Central to Carstairs; it’s possible more trains were Class 26-hauled…

Tuesday 28/05/91
1703 2G13 Waverley to Waverley via Cardenden.

Monday 10/06/91
1703 2G13 Waverley to Waverley via Cardenden. The last verifiable passenger working.

Wednesday 31/07/91
26021 ran light from Millerhill to rescue a failed Class 305 EMU on the 1023 North Berwick to Haymarket. It is unclear where the normals were detrained. 021 then continued to Shields Road (GW) with the defective unit.

Monday 30/09/91
26021 and 26028 were earmarked for withdrawal (DXXD) as high on hours and surplus to requirements.

Tuesday 01/10/91
26021 was withdrawn at 0830. It had spent its last few days working AN04 ballast trips off Grangemouth, and it ran light from GM to ED on the morning of the 1st to be shut down.

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.

Friday 14/08/92
26042 dragged 26021+26004 from Perth to Inverness. This was to allow 021 to be used for spares at Inverness. 004 provided braking assistance (as did a brake van); and was removed at Dalwhinnie.

26021 at Dingwall in typical drookit mode on 20/06/77 as very unusally a Class 40 heads south (presumably from Invergordon, and with a square headcode box edge, presumably a Haymarket Whistler). Mike Cooper

26021 at Dingwall in typical drookit mode on 20/06/77 as very unusally a Class 40 heads south (presumably from Invergordon, and with a square headcode box edge, presumably a Haymarket Whistler). Mike Cooper

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