Entered service 14/08/59
Last overhaul 12/84 G and HGR; including fitting air-brakes and removing boiler and boiler water tanks
64B (Haymarket) 14/08/59 (new)
60A (Inverness) 11/60
HA (Haymarket) 17/05/82
ED (Eastfield) 16/05/87
DCHB becomes RAJW
RAJE Regional/Infrastructure 26s IS
RAJW Regional/Infrastructure 26s IS restricted use
DCHA ScotRail Departmental Civil Engineer
DCHB ScotRail DCE restricted use
OMO fitted 02/86
High intensity headlight fitted 02/93 at Perth (rather than Inverness), as Highland Main Line was blocked.
Original green; green plus small yellow warning panel; early Class 24-style BR blue; BR blue; Dutch (02/91)
Storage and disposal
Reason for withdrawal: surplus. Cut M C Metals 02/95
2J34 0615 Dundee to Waverley.
1T30 1230 Inverness to Glasgow; 2049 1715 Glasgow to Waverley (piloting 47703 on both trains owing to the Duff having a faulty speedo).
1S88 1753 Carlisle to Glasgow Central.
2B52 0706 Perth to Waverley.
1A49 1541 Carstairs to Aberdeen (portion off 1S85 0702 Plymouth to Glasgow); 036 worked from Midcalder Junction to Waverley and 47096 went forward.
1C64 2245 Stranraer Harbour to Euston; from Stranraer Harbour to Glasgow Central. 26036 ran light from Ayr to Stranraer.
0722 1M22 Waverley to Birmingham New Street; from Waverley to Carstairs.
1010 1M42 Inverness to Euston; Pitlochry to Waverley. 47593 came over all hot and bothered at the Pit, so 26036 came light off Perth and dragged the train and dead Duff to Waverley. Despite load 11 and a dead 47 in the consist, 036 managed a max of 72mph at Saughton. It arrived at Waverley 100 minutes late. This was the first time a Dutch-liveried 26 had worked a passenger train.
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.
Weekend-only 26036 is pressed into service after the failure of the train loco to work the final leg of the 7S43 ThO Sellafield to Torness nuke train, from Millerhill to Torness. It also worked the return leg 7M50 FO Nukex back to Millerhill.
26042+26036 1Z48 Oban to Waverley; Dumbarton Central to Waverley.
1T10 1119 Carlisle to Manchester Victoria and return. At 1800 on the Friday evening, ScotRail were apparently still unaware they were providing traction for the ‘Settle and Carlisle Express’ tour. As Eastfield only had two locos, they were sent with no special tests… 011+036 were dragged to Carlisle by 26004 (working off Grangemouth) on the Saturday morning. The pair had no problems with Load 13 out or back
26036 (supposedly weekend-only) was used for ECS movements and driver training. It left Perth at 1245 with 5T13, an ECS movement for Eastfield. On arrival at Eastfield, it dumped the empties and picked up another set and worked 5H13 Eastfield to Inverness, where it was then used for driver training.
Maintenance Control at ScotRail House issued a directive that all defective 26s were to be taken out of traffic for inspection by ScotRail’s Area Chemist for asbestos on exhaust manifolds. 006 and 042 were stopped at Inverness; then 026 and 036 were taken out of service at Perth.
High winds in Ayrshire brought down the wires between Ayr and Kilwinning overnight, so 26036 was used to make two runs dragging stranded EMUs from Ayr to Kilwinning to offer a Kilwinning to Glasgow service.
26036 derailed at Barassie while working trip AR08; after rerailing, it ran to Ayr for examination and rectification. Headlights were then fitted at Perth, and the loco was assigned a D exam at Inverness, running round via Aberdeen (the main line was closed).
26005+26036 came off Perth to rescue 37294 which had been running light to Inverness and failed on the climb to Druimuachdar. 005 took the T to Inverness, 036 returned to Perth with the rescue crew.