26024/D5324

26024 steams at Auchinleck, 12 May 1984

26024 steams at Auchinleck, 12 May 1984

Entered service 08/05/59
Renumbered 25/05/74
Last overhaul 12/84 G and HGR; including fitting air-brakes and removing boiler and boiler water tanks
Withdrawn 09/10/92

26024 & 26022 working a Midland Railfans charter from Birmingham; seen waiting to cross a Kyle to Inverness service on 02/06/79. David Hills

26024 & 26022 working a Midland Railfans charter from Birmingham; seen waiting to cross a Kyle to Inverness service on 02/06/79. David Hills

Depots
64B (Haymarket) 08/05/59 (new)
60A (Inverness) 06/60
64B (Haymarket) 05/69
IS (Inverness) 25/10/75
HA (Haymarket) 12/84
IS 12/05/85
HA 29/05/85
ED (Eastfield) 16/05/87
IS (Inverness) 23/08/92
Withdrawn 09/10/92

26024 at Inverness

26024 at Inverness

Sectors
04/87 DXX
05/88 DCHA
30/09/91 DCHB
03/92 RAJW
10/92 RFJX
09/10/92 Withdrawn

DXX Departmental General
DCHA ScotRail Departmental Civil Engineer
DCHB ScotRail DCE (weekend-only; 45mph only)
RAJW Regional/Infrastructure IS restricted use

26024 at Kyle Rob Newman

26024 at Kyle Rob Newman

Notes
OMO fitted 03/86.
Single headlight and radio telephone fitted 1976.

26024 at Lairg

26024 at Lairg

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

Storage and disposal
Preserved by 6LDA at Bo’ness.

Last years
22/02/86
2J56 0830 Dundee to Waverley.

24/06/86
2Y34 2156 Dundee to Perth.

21/08/86
2J06 0830 Dundee to Edinburgh.

22/08/86
3 Cowdenbeaths.

23/08/86
5 Kirkcaldys, 2 Cardendens, 1 Cowdenbeath

25/08/86
4 Kirkcaldys, 1 Markinch to Waverley

26/08/86
1L35 1123 Edinburgh to Perth.

24/03/87
1850 Carlisle to Sunderland; certainly as far as Newcastle…

11/01/88
1S37 1352 Carlisle to Glasgow after 47567 was removed from the train at Carlisle.

17/05/88
1425 Stranraer to Glasgow; from Ayr to Glasgow.

13/07/88
2B52 0706 Perth to Waverley.

02/08/88
Conflicting gen has 024 working either the 1844 or 1858 Carstairs to Waverley.

18/08/88
Conflicting gen has 024 on either the 1B21 1858 or 1B23 1820 Waverley to Carstairs.

26024 and 26002 at Edinburgh with the 1M47 1744 to Birmingham portion on 22/08/88.TZ

26024 and 26002 at Edinburgh with the 1M47 1744 to Birmingham portion on 22/08/88.TZ

26024 and 26002 at Carstairs with the 1M47 1744 to Birmingham portion on 22/08/88.TZ

26024 and 26002 at Carstairs with the 1M47 1744 to Birmingham portion on 22/08/88.TZ


22/08/88
26002+26024
1M47 1744 Waverley to Carstairs and 1B25 1844 Carstairs to Waverley. 47500 had blown up, so the first service train pair of the year produced. Because of a multi fault, they were driven in tandem.

02/12/88
1335 Queen Street to Inverness; from Dunblane to Inverness.

12/05/89
1333 Queen Street to Inverness; from Perth to Inverness after the 47 failed.

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

Thursday 20/09/90
1712 2Y74 Dundee to Montrose; 1808 2Y46 Montrose to Perth.

26024 on the last 26-hauled 1808 Montrose to Perth on 27/09/90, seen at Dundee. Tz

26024 on the last 26-hauled 1808 Montrose to Perth on 27/09/90, seen at Dundee. Tz

Thursday 27/09/90
1712 2Y74 Dundee to Montrose; 1808 2Y464 Montrose to Perth. This was the last 26-hauled Montrose.

Saturday 29/09/90
2350 1H01 Queen Street to Inverness; Perth to Inverness… 47706, just off maintenance, was taken poorly at Perth. It was removed, and 26024 took the train forward!

Sunday 24/02/91
26024+26040
1O90 1210 Glasgow Central to Brighton; Glasgow to Carlisle via the Sou’West. The train before had been 47209, suggesting a slight shortage of strummers… The 26s departed on time and arrived at Carlisle 14 down; 26040 went back to Polmadie with 47209 (0B00 arriving 1755), 024 returned on its own, arriving Polmadie at 2050.

Monday 25/02/91
1748 1B17 Carstairs to Waverley. 47636 had burst at Carstairs with a coolant leak 26024 and 26040 arrived from Polmadie: 040 to remove 636 and 024 for 1B17. 024 put up a fine performance. Also out that week on portions: 47063, 47114, 47209, 47210 and 47321.

Sunday 31/03/91
26024+26037
1055 1V60 Glasgow Central to Plymouth; Glasgow to Carlisle, via the Sou’West. The original engine for 1V60 had to go and rescue 1O11 at Barrhead, so the 26s came off Polmadie.

26024 with 2G11 on 15/05/91. TZ

26024 with 2G11 on 15/05/91. TZ

26024 with 2G11 on 15/05/91. TZ

26024 with 2G11 on 15/05/91. TZ

Wednesday 15/05/91
1703 2G13 Waverley to Waverley va Cardenden.

Thursday 16/05/91
1703 2G13 Waverley to Waverley via Cardenden.

Friday 17/05/91
1703 2G13 Waverley to Waverley via Cardenden.

Monday 20/05/91
1703 2G13 Waverley to Waverley via Cardenden. 26005 had been allocated up to 1458, but failed.

Friday 24/05/91
1703 2G13 Waverley to Waverley via Cardenden.

26024 departing from Millerhill Yard with ECS for the 1703 Fife circle service on 27/05/91. Jim Nisbet

26024 departing from Millerhill Yard with ECS for the 1703 Fife circle service on 27/05/91. Jim Nisbet

Monday 27/05/91
1703 2G13 Waverley to Waverley via Cardenden.

Tuesday 11/06/91
1703 2G13 Waverley to Waverley via Cardenden.

Monday 30/09/91
26010, 26014, 26024, 26032 and 26042 were transferred from DCHA to DCHB. Owing to overspend on East Coast engineering, there were to be few east Coast turns for these engines over the coming months (in November, 26010 did not leave the old DMU shed at Eastfield for over three weeks). Only some extensive work around Motherwell saw the locos working at all regularly.

Wednesday 02/10/91
26028 was withdrawn at 0800, leaving the fleet strength at 23 and only 26014, 26024 and 26042 in blue.

Tuesday 14/01/92
The almost-forgotten weekend-only pool got the chance to come out and play. DCHB machines 26014 and 26042 were ‘transferred’ temporarily to the A pool to cover for the two xos absentees. In reality, 26014, 26024, 26032, 26036, 26037 and 26042 were used on a variety of DCHA trips.

Thursday 23/07/92
26024 6D03 0130 Perth to Mossend. 024 had worked this train (booked for a Spoon) on a few occasions while working off Thornton. On this date it returned from Mossend on 8G39 to Methil Power Station and ran light to Thornton.

26024 Thornton Junction 06 08 92 Jerry Glover

26024 Thornton Junction 06 08 92 Jerry Glover

Friday 09/10/92
26002, 26014, 26024 and 26042 were withdrawn in the afternoon.

26024 had failed between signals M104 and M114 on the Rutherglen & Carmyle line on Polmadie ballast trip AT52 (which was 27 empty Y/ZCV wagons). 26007 arrived from Polmadie and dragged the train to Mossend. 26024 eventually arrived at Motherwell where it was decided two traction motors were beyond economic repair.

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