Entered service 24/07/59
Last overhaul 10/85 G and HGR; including fitting air-brakes and removing boiler and boiler water tanks
Withdrawn 10/12/92 Depots
64B (Haymarket) 24/07/59 (new)
34B (Hornsey) 07/59 (loan)
60A (Inverness) 06/60
ED (Eastfield) 16/05/87
10/12/92 Withdrawn Sectors
FXXL Freightliners General
RAJE Regional/Infrastructure 26s IS
DCHA ScotRail Departmental Civil Engineer
OMO fitted 01/89
Stored at Polmadie for a short time from 15/08/83.
26035 was unique among Class 26s in having full yellow ends (front only, not cab surrounds or doors) with the green livery (although some 27s also carried this livery).
Original green; green plus small yellow warning panel; green with full yellow ends; BR blue; RailFreight 10/85; Dutch (09/91); preserved BR blue
Reason for withdrawal: two defective traction motors. Preserved at the Caledonian Railway. Painted in BR blue.
1T24 1350 Perth to Queen Street; from Stirling to Queen Street after 27054 sprung a leak. 27025 came out to finish the diagram.
2Y34 2156 Dundee to Perth (last Type 2 hauled 2Y34).
1S65 1055 Carlisle to Glasgow Central; rescuing 47434 at Dumfries. Then it piloted 47434 on the 1M89 1545 Glasgow to Carlisle, arriving at 1900. It then worked the 1S88 1755 (!) service back to Glasgow, but failed at Kilmarnock. 47053 rescued it and the train arrived in Glasgow at 2210…
26035 rescued a Glasgow to Waverley DMU at Midcalder.
1S37 1400 Glasgow Central to Carlisle.
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.
1135 Waverley to Inverness; from Perth to Inverness. Then 1815 Inverness to Waverley; from Inverness to Perth.
1443 Carlisle to Stranraer; worked to either Ayr or Stranraer vice a sprinter.
1A67 1725 Queen Street to Aberdeen; Queen Street to Cowlairs.
12xx Ayr to Glasgow Central; xxxx Glasgow Central to Kilwinning; xxxx Kilwinning to Glasgow Central. There were three control reliefs along the Ayrshire coast. 26035 was also meant to run the 2030 Ayr relief, but a can was sent instead.
1040 1Z94 Ayr to Carlisle; 1400 1Z94 Carlisle to Ayr. There were no Ts at Ayr, so 035 came to the rescue.
1712 2Y74 Dundee to Montrose; 1808 2Y46 Montrose to Perth. The driver didn’t sign Class 26s on the crew change at Dundee on the 1808; this, however, didn’t stop him winding 26035 up to 82mph between Errol and Perth!
0755 1H07 Waverley to Inverness; from Aviemore to Inverness. 47712 caught fire at Aviemore, so 26035 came off the Perth ballast, removed the shove duff and continued to Inverness.
1500 1B37 Inverness to Waverley; Inverness to Perth. 26035 had failed at Dalwhinnie on the AL02 trip on the Friday. It was dragged to Inverness for attention to its N/LOP, arriving 1300hrs. Maintenance was competed at 0230hrs on the Saturday morning, and it was allocated back on 0P00. But at 1300hrs, Control changed their minds, and it went back on the 1500 piloting 47595 with both engines working.
26035 suffers a major loss of power while working theAT52 ballast trip and is towed to Eastfield. Major repairs began on the power unit and main generator, but the loco ultimately needed a transplant, with the intact engine and generator from 26028 being put in. 035 came off shed on 02/04/92.
26035 dragged demic 37175 to Inverness from Perth; returning on 5Z84 ecs (one coach going for tyre turning).
1B36 1627 Inverness to Waverley; Aviemore to Perth
1B36 1627 Inverness to Waverley; Perth to Waverley
2P47 2122 Waverley to Perth
A cracking day out for cranks, wound up by 6LDA and ScotRail and offering the first 26 triple-header for at least 12 years… After its D exam at Inverness, ‘banger blue’ 042 was performing well, so the first part of the diagram went well enough, apart from a windbag driver. The 1130 was wedged though, as it was down to five coaches from the expected 7. It was the same driver on the return to Perth, so we arrived at Perth 15 down. 26002 then reversed on to the pair already on the train, and… the guard announced he refused to take the wedged train forward as he considered it a ‘danger’. After a short, but career-defining call to ScotRail Control, the guard re-emerged with his bottom lip dragging on the platform and announced that we would be going forward after all.
We left some 50 late, and 002 was no great help as per usual. It was removed at Aviemore as booked, but the driver announced he wouldn’t take it back to Perth. As it turned out, this was to be 002’s last working. We headed off for Inverness with the pair again.
Owing to the very late arrival, there was no time to refuel the pair, so they were just shunt-released and put back on the sharp end, although the chance was taken to add two extra coaches as well.
A Class 37 was despatched to Aviemore with 26035 (fresh off repairs but odds-on better than 002) to complete the diagram, and also hauled 002 to Inverness.
The pair took the 1627 to Aviemore, and 26035 was attached as well for a truly storming run down the Highland Main Line, delighting cranks, ScotRail staff on the train and photting by the lineside et al. 035 ‘should’ have been detached at Perth, but 001 was removed instead as low on fuel and no doubt for the riot too… 042 and 035 (fitted with banger blue 26028’s engine and generator) had a great run to Edinburgh and then back to Perth.
26035 was withdrawn. Early in December, two traction motors were damaged and no repairs were sanctioned. Parts were removed immediately to use on 26001.