26032/D5332

26032 at Eastfield in April 1993. TZ

26032 at Eastfield in April 1993. TZ

 

1st June 1976

1st June 1976 at Inverness with the 1700 to Wick/Thurso

Entered service 02/07/59
Renumbered 25/05/74
Last overhaul 01/86 G and HGR; including fitting air-brakes and removing boiler and boiler water tanks
Withdrawn 04/10/93

26032 on the Kyle line 1983 Dave Newman

26032 on the Kyle line 1983 Dave Newman

26032 and 26038

26032 and 26038. A classic pairing! Dave Newman

Depots
64B (Haymarket) 02/07/59 (new)
34B (Hornsey) 07/59 (loan)
64B (Haymarket) 10/59
60A (Inverness) 05/61
HA (Haymarket) 28/09/86
ED (Eastfield) 16/05/87
IS (Inverness) 23/08/92
Withdrawn 04/10/93

5332 at King's Cross

5332 at King’s Cross

26032+26038 on the Lairg vans on a Sunday in July 1984, shown at Lairg. The Lairg vans was at least 4 BGs of newspapers and a couple of passenger coaches.

26032+26038 on the Lairg vans on a Sunday in July 1984, shown at Lairg. The Lairg vans was at least 4 BGs of newspapers and a couple of passenger coaches.

Sectors

04/87 FXX
10/87 FGWS
01/88 FXXB
02/88 FGWS
02/89 FGSE
11/89 FPAE
06/07/91 DCHB, becomes RAJW
25/09/92 RAJE
26/04/93 RFJX
13/06/93 RAJW
24/06/93 Stored
02/10/93 RFJX
04/10/93 Withdrawn

FXX Freight/General
FGWS Speedlink/Eastfield
FXXB Speedlink/General
FGSE Speedlink/Eastfield
FPAE Petroleum
RAJE Regional/Infrastructure 26s IS
DCHA ScotRail Departmental Civil Engineer

26032 at Dundee Dave Newman

26032 at Dundee Dave Newman

26032 on 01/07/84 with the Sunday 2K08 Inverness to Kyle and return

26032 on 01/07/84 with the Sunday 2K08 Inverness to Kyle and return

26032 on 01/07/84 with the Sunday 2K08 Inverness to Kyle and return

26032 on 01/07/84 with the Sunday 2K08 Inverness to Kyle and return

26032 at Eastfield 26 7 91 TZ

26032 at Eastfield 26 7 91 TZ

Notes
OMO fitted 05/86.
Headlight and radio telephone fitted 1976.
Boiler isolated 06/85.

26032 and 26038 Dave Newman

26032 and 26038 Dave Newman

Liveries
Original green; green plus small yellow warning panel; BR blue; Railfreight (01/86)

Storage and disposal
Cut MC Metals 02/95

26032 on the Invergordon commutex.

26032 on the Invergordon commutex.

26032 and 26038 at Georgemas

26032 and 26038 at Georgemas

26032 and 26038 at Wick July 1984

26032 and 26038 at Wick July 1984

Last years
04/07/86
26023+26032
1T20 1030 Inverness to Queen Street.

11/08/86
2G01 0605 Edinburgh to Cowdenbeath; 2G24 0740 Cardenden to Edinburgh.

26032 on the Kirkcaldies 13 08 86

26032 on the Kirkcaldies 13 08 86

13/08/86
4 Kirkcaldy turns; 1 Cowdenbeath turn; 2G42 0647 Markinch to Edinburgh (via Thornton North and West Junctions).

14/08/86
4 Kirkcaldy turns; 1 Cowdenbeath turn; 1 Markinch to Edinburgh turn.

15/08/86
4 Kirkcaldy turns; 1 Cowdenbeath turn; 1 Markinch to Edinburgh turn.

18/08/86
1 Markinch turn; 4 Kirkcaldy turns; 3 Cowdenbeath turns.

19/08/86
5 Kirkcaldy turns; 2 Cowdenbeath turns.

20/08/86
1 Kirkcaldy turn.

22/08/86
4 Kirkcaldys and 1 Markinch-Waverley.

23/08/86
1 Kirkcaldy.

25/08/86
5 Kirkcaldys.

26/08/86
4 Kirkcaldy turns.

27/08/86
4 Kirkcaldy turns; 1 Markinch turn; 1 Cowdenbeath turn.

28/08/86
5 Kirkcaldy turns; 1 Markinch to Edinburgh turn.

Tuesday 02/09/86
2J06 0830 Dundee to Waverley (dragging a unit); 2Y34 2156 Dundee to Perth.

Wednesday 03/09/86
26032 2G31 1705 Waverley to Cardenden; 2G24 1840 Cardenden toWaverley.

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

Wednesday 10/09/86
2K35 Aberdour to Kirkcaldy, then 2 Cardendens & 1 Cowdenbeath.

Thursday 11/09/86
1 Markinch to Waverley; 4 Kirkcaldys and 1 Cowdenbeath.

Friday 12/09/86
2G42 0647 Markinch to Waverley; then 4 Kirkcaldys and 1 Cowdenbeath.

Saturday 13/09/86
5 Kirkcaldys and 2 Markinch turns.

18/04/87
26032+26043
1Z13 and 1Z14 Carstairs to Waverley and Waverley to Carstairs (charters).

13/09/88
0845 Aberdeen to Plymouth; from Waverley to Carstairs.

Thursday 07/12/89
2102 Carlisle to Newcastle, dragging a DMU and returning light.

Saturday 09/12/89
Topped and tailed a railtour on the Appleby branch to Warcop.

Friday 13/07/90
0722 1M22 Waverley to Birmingham New Street; from Waverley to Auchengray, where it failed and was dragged to Carstairs by a Joe.

Thursday 19/07/90
Cowdenbeath to Waverley, from around Cowdenbeath to Waverley, dragging a failed unit.

Monday 17/12/90
1724 1Z72 Carlisle to Dumfries; Carlisle to Dumfries. Returned 5M00 to Carlisle. As 156s had been banned owing to track circuit problems at Annan, a shuttle service operated for a few weeks with Class 31s, DMUs, and, in this case, 26032. It may have worked other trains.

Saturday 06/07/91
26003, 26025 and 26032 were transferred to a new sector, DCHB. This was the limited-working engineering pool.

Monday 30/09/91
26038 transferred from FPAE to DCHA.

26005 and 26025 were transferred from DCHB to DCHA.

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.

Monday 30/10/91
26032 had a B exam at Eastfield, and was diagnosed with scrap bogies. They were swapped with recently-condemned 26021’s. This left 26032, 26010 and 26014 as the only 26s to still carry 26/0 spring-leaf bogies.

May 1992
26032+26037 on regular weekday workings on the 6B78/8D67 Millerhill to Mossend departmental services.

26032 at Eastfield on 22  08 92 TZ

26032 at Eastfield on 22 08 92 TZ

Friday 25/09/92
Original Railfreight-liveried veterans 26010 and 26032 were transferred from the restricted use pool (RAJW) to the main class 26 ballast pool (RAJE).

February 1993
26032 was fitted with headlights at Perth.

Friday 26/02/93
26032 was sent from Perth to rescue failed 47226 at Dundee (on 6E67 Inverurie to Tyne Yard), but then failed going south at Markinch with low coolant. 37679 assisted the whole lot through to Inverkeithing, where 032 was detached.

Monday 12/04/93
When 37087 (partnering 37080) failed at Moy on the 1M16 2020 Inverness to Euston, 26032 and 37196 came to help. 26032 hauled the failed T back to Inverness, while 37196 continued with 37080 south.

Tuesday 13/04/93
26032 was used on AH04 ballast from Inverness to Aviemore.

Saturday 05/06/93
Standby loco 26006 was placed in store when the owners refused to sanction a replacement set of air receivers. It was replaced by 26032, after 032 had been fitted with an overhauled turbocharger. 032 was the only loco of the stored 26s that did not need new air tanks fitted.

Wednesday 07/07/93
With 26001 out of service with a speedo fault, the 2H85 service was allocated 26007+26032, but 032 had no RETB equipment… The next plan was for 26007 to work with 37404, but the driver failed 007 with draught cabs. The T went to Kyle solo.

Monday 23/08/93
26032 ran light to Perth from Inverness, and later that evening on to Stirling, where it took over 5Z20 2330 Eastfield to Inverness from 37088. 5Z20 consisted of a BSO and dead 37431, both coming back from tyreturning at Shields.

Saturday 04/09/93
26032 and 37106 ran light from Inverness to Perth. 016 is detached at Blair Atholl and used to drag failed 37188 on the 1H33 1333 Glasgow to Inverness while 032 continued light.

Sunday 05/09/93
26032 was on 7Z85 ballast from Perth to Dundee.

Thursday 30/09/93
There was supposed to be a farewell Class 26 railtour organised by an outfit called Victoria Travel… it was, however, cancelled at the last minute. This was supposed to feature a tripleheader over the Highland Main Line, so 26003 and 26032 were despatched south from Inverness, followed an hour later by 26005. The three locos were tied together at Aviemore to test the multi equipment before proceeding to Perth.

Friday 01/10/93
As news was released of the tour’s cancellation, 032 ran back to Inverness light in the mid-afternoon.

26032 + 26038 Dingwall

26032 + 26038 Dingwall

Goodbye 26032

Goodbye 26032

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