26028/D5320

26028 Eastfield 13 09 83. Jerry Glover

26028 Eastfield 13 09 83. Jerry Glover

Entered service 10/04/59
Renumbered 25/05/74
Last overhaul 09/83 G and HGR; including fitting air-brakes and removing boiler water tanks
Withdrawn 02/10/91

Depots
64H (Leith Central) 10/04/59 (new)
64B (Haymarket) 05/59
60A (Inverness) 06/60
64B 05/01/69 (became HA)
IS (Inverness) 15/11/75
HA (Haymarket) 02/02/82
Stored 05/82
HA 06/06/83
ED 16/05/87
Withdrawn 02/10/91

26028 arriving at Inverness on 23/06/81. David Hills

26028 arriving at Inverness on 23/06/81. David Hills

Sectors
04/87 RXX
08/87 DXX
05/88 DCHA
10/91 DXXD
DXX Departmental/General
DCHA ScotRail Departmental Civil Engineer
DXXD Departmental/General/Withdrawn

5320 Helmsdale 21/9/60

5320 Helmsdale 21/9/60

Notes
The only 26/1 to be fitted with oval buffers from new.
OMO fitted 09/86
Boiler removed 06/82
During its period of storage it was dumped initially at Dundee, but had moved to Glasgow Works by 24/06/82.

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

26028 at an unusally sunny Glasgow Works on 17/05/80. David Hills

26028 at an unusally sunny Glasgow Works on 17/05/80. David Hills

Storage and disposal
Withdrawn with no defects but high engine hours.
Cut MC Metals 11/92.

Last years
07/04/86
26028+27056
2J46 1730 Dundee to Waverley; from Markinch to Waverley after 27056’s cardboard centre window on the leading end had fallen out for the third time (it had already lost a wooden one en route to Dundee.)

12/08/86
1 Kirkcaldy turn; 2 return trips to Cowdenbeath.

14/08/86
5 Kirkcaldy turns; 3 Cowdenbeath turns.

20/08/86
2J04 1330 Dundee to Edinburgh (dragging dead 47471).

22/08/86
1123 1L35 Waverley to Perth; 1350 1T24 Perth to Glasgow Queen Street; 1603 1L37 Queen Street to Arbroath; 1850 2Y02 Arbroath to Dundee; then 1700 Aberdeen to Glasgow Queen Street after 47713 failed and 26028 took over…

23/08/86
1123 1L35 Waverley to Perth; 1350 1T24 Perth to Glasgow Queen Street; 1603 1L37 Glasgow Queen Street to Arbroath; 1850 2Y02 Arbroath to Dundee.

Tuesday 02/09/86
2G31 1705 Waverley to Cardenden; 2G24 1840 Cardenden to Waverley.

Monday 08/09/86
5 Kirkcaldys; 2 Cardendens and 1 Cowdenbeath.

Wednesday 10/09/86
2G42 0647 Markinch to Waverley; 4 Kirkcaldys and 1 Cowdenbeath.

Thursday 11/09/86
2K02 0631 Kirkcaldy to Waverley; 2K21 0835 Waverley to Kirkcaldy (failed on arrival).

04/12/87
26028 works back on 4Z83 0248 Crewe Basford Hall to Coatbridge freightliner.

15/11/88
1B21 1858 Carstairs to Waverley.

08/12/88
1C66 1203 Waverley to Carstairs and 1B21 1858 Carstairs to Waverley.

09/12/88
2216 1B29 Carstairs to Waverley.

17/01/89
1B21 1858 Carstairs to Waverley.

Wednesday 11/07/90
2100 Aberdeen to Euston; from Inverkeithing to Waverley after 47578 expired.

Tuesday 21/08/90
0722 1J06 Dundee to Waverley, after 47717 had burst at Perth the day before.

Wednesday 22/08/90
1712 2Y74 Dundee to Montrose; 1808 2Y46 Montrose to Perth.

Sunday 02/12/90
26010+26028
1055 1V60 Glasgow Central to Plymouth; Glasgow Central to Carlisle via the Sou’West. 47518 burst at Central, and was sent to Corkerhill. 26024 and 26028 were allocated at 1130, but it was 26010 and 26028 which appeared! There was a multi fault, so the load 9 train was driven in tandem non-stop to Carlisle, departing Central at 1141 and arriving Carlisle at 1356. They returned light to Polmadie.

Saturday 13/07/91
26028+26036
Carlisle toAyr via Mauchline; Ayr to Killoch/Waterside; Ayr to Carlisle. 1Zxx Hertfordshire Railtours ‘Ayr Restorer’. 37695 was attached for the collieries; the pair managed 81mph max on the Sou’West on the return. Particularly impressive since ‘Father of the Class’ 26028 had the highest accumulated engine hours of the surviving members of the class.

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

26028 at Thornton Junction in October 1991, just two days before withdrawal.  TZ

26028 at Thornton Junction in October 1991, just two days before withdrawal. TZ

Wednesday 02/10/91
Shortlived ‘Father of the Class’ 26028 was withdrawn at 0800, leaving the fleet strength at 23 and only 26014, 26024 and 26042 in blue. Its last train was the 8B78 0447 Mossend to Millerhill departmental on the 1st. Later that day it ran light to Eastfield and was shut down. It then lost two of its buffers to collision-damaged 26002.

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