26031/D5331

26031 in 1989 south of Carlisle. Steve Parrott

26031 in 1989 south of Carlisle. Steve Parrott

Entered service 26/06/59
Renumbered 25/05/74
Last overhaul 08/85 G and HGR; including fitting air-brakes and removing boiler and boiler water tanks
Withdrawn 04/10/89

26031 gleams at Glasgow Works on 04/10/80. David Hills

26031 gleams at Glasgow Works on 04/10/80. David Hills

Depots
64B (Haymarket) 04/59 (new)
34B (Hornsey) 07/59 (loan)
64H (Leith Central) 17/04/59 (new)
64B (Haymarket) 09/59
60A (Inverness) 07/60
HA (Haymarket) 17/05/82
IS (Inverness) 01/85
HA 11/05/86
ED (Eastfield) 16/05/87
Withdrawn 04/10/89

Sectors
04/87 FXX
10/87 FGWS
01/88 FXXB
02/88 FGWS
02/89 FGSE

FXX Freight/General
FGWS Speedlink/Eastfield
FXXB Speedlink/General
FGSE Speedlink/Eastfield
FGZX Withdrawn

Notes
OMO fitted 02/86
.

26031 at Edinburgh Haymarket depot on 11/01/78. David Hills

26031 at Edinburgh Haymarket depot on 11/01/78. David Hills

Liveries
Original green; green plus small yellow warning panel; Class 24-style early BR ‘wrong’ blue; BR blue; Railfreight (08/85)

Storage and disposal
Withdrawn with fire damage.

Cut MC Metals 09/90.

Last years
31/07/86
26031+27014
2J04 1330 Dundee to Waverley; Dundee to Leuchars, where everything collapsed in ignominy.

02/08/86
1T26 1300 Aberdeen to Glasgow (from Perth; failure of 47xxx).

16/08/86
6 Kirkcaldy turns; 1 Markinch turn; 1 Cowdenbeath turn.

18/08/86
5 Kirkcaldy turns.

26031 at South Gyle on the 1631 2K10 Kirkcaldy to Edinburgh on 20/08/86. TZ

26031 at South Gyle on the 1631 2K10 Kirkcaldy to Edinburgh on 20/08/86. TZ

20/08/86
1 Markinch to Edinburgh turn; 4 Kirkcaldy turns.

21/08/86
1.5 Kirkcaldys (failed at Dalmeny on the 0835 2K21 and the train was caped.)

22/08/86
0735 2K03 Waverley to Markinch; 0815 2J25 Inverkeithing to Dundee; 47117 had failed, so 031 worked to Dundee and 26021 came back on the 1030!

27/08/86
2J14 1430 Dundee to Edinburgh (after failure of 47201).

29/08/86
2 Kirkcaldy turns.

Tuesday 02/09/86
2S13 0744 Berwick to Waverley.

Wednesday 03/09/86
2S13 0744 Berwick to Waverley.

Tuesday 09/09/86
6 Kirkcaldys.

Friday 12/09/86
6 Kirkcaldys.

Saturday 13/09/86
6 Kirkcaldy turns; 1 Markinch turn; 1 Cowdenbeath turn.

Tuesday 23/09/86
2G31 1705 Waverley to Cardenden; 2G24 1840 Cardenden to Waverley.

07/12/86
26031+20063
1S63 Carlisle to Glasgow, via the Sou’West.

25/07/88
1S74 1035 Euston to Stranraer; from Ayr to Stranraer.

12/09/88
1L37 1603 Queen Street to Arbroath. One version of the gen had the train being caped at Dundee; the other that it worked through and came out of Arbroath on the 1924. Take your pick…

13/09/88
1J16 0655 Dundee to Waverley; from Dundee to Burntisland, where it failed. Some T rescued it.

24/04/89
1450 Carlisle to Barrow and 2005 Barrow to Carlisle, dragging a DMU.

26031 Motherwell 27 July 1989. TZ

26031 Motherwell 27 July 1989. TZ

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