26039/D5339

26039 at Montrose on 13/06/90 with the 1712 2A74 Dundee to Montrose. TZ

26039 at Montrose on 13/06/90 with the 1712 2A74 Dundee to Montrose. TZ

Entered service 04/09/59
Renumbered 30/08/74
Last overhaul 03/84 G and HGR; including fitting air-brakes and removing boiler and boiler water tanks
Withdrawn 18/10/90

26039 in the evening of 01/07/80 at Bunchrew

26039 in the evening of 01/07/80 at Bunchrew

Depots
64B (Haymarket) 28/08/59 (new)
60A (Inverness) 02/60 (later IS)
04/84 Store
IS 06/84
HA 10/84
ED 16/05/87
05/10/87 Store
ED (Eastfield) 14/11/87
Withdrawn 18/10/90

Sectors
04/87 DXX
05/88 DCHA
10/90 DXXD

DXX Departmental General
DCHA Departmental ScR Civil Engineer
DXXD Department withdrawn

26039 at Inverness on 29/04/83 after working in from Kyle. Dave Newman

26039 at Inverness on 29/04/83 after working in from Kyle. Dave Newman

Notes
OMO fitted 07/86
Headlights and radio telephone fitted 1976.
Stored in 1987 for asbestos removal.
During the summer of 1984, 26039 worked some Kyle services: one of the very few refurbished locos to do so on everyday service trains before 37s took over.

Liveries
Original green; green plus small yellow warning panel; BR blue

Storage and disposal
Withdrawn with severe engine defects.
Moved from Eastfield to MC Metals (Glasgow Works) 14/03/91. Appeared on tender list 1993, but was very heavily robbed for spares by then. Cut MC Metals 10/93.

Last years
30/05/87
26039 dragged a DMU on Dundee to Arbroath turns.

18/08/87
1S65 1155 Carlisle to Glasgow throughout. It had earlier rescued a strumming Joe on the 1M01 0740 Glasgow to Carlisle (no definite gen on where from; may have been Glasgow) and worked this, the return diagram… It then ran light to Polmadie.

26039 under the wires at Waverley with a ballast train in August 1988. TZ

26039 under the wires at Waverley with a ballast train in August 1988. TZ

29/09/88
1B29 2216 Carstairs to Waverley.

08/10/88
2B52 0706 Perth to Waverley.

20/12/88
1B17 1708 Carstairs to Waverley.

26039 arrives at Carstairs on the 1044 1C70 Waverley-Brighton on 21/12/88

26039 arrives at Carstairs on the 1044 1C70 Waverley-Brighton on 21/12/88. It began the day with the 0744 1C62 portion Waverley to Carstairs, then ran light engine back to Waverley for 1C70. It finished the day with the 1708 1B17 Carstairs to Waverley portion (a train that 26005 worked a week later!)

21/12/88
1C62 0744 Waverley to Carstairs; then light to Waverley. Then 1C70 1044 Waverley to Carstairs and 1B17 1708 Carstairs to Waverley.

Tuesday 20/06/89
1B27 1916 Carstairs to Waverley.

Wednesday 06/06/90
0722 1J06 Dundee to Waverley. 26039 ran light from Thornton to Perth for the stock, then ECS to Dundee to form the train it worked to Edinburgh.

Wednesday 13/06/90
1712 2Y74 Dundee to Montrose; 1808 2Y46 Montrose to Perth. A bit of Type Two relief after 37s 087, 152, 154, 170 and 240 had been dominating the turn.

Monday 09/07/90
2100 Aberdeen to Euston; from Inverkeithing to Waverley after 47578 burst.

Wednesday 11/07/90
0722 1J06 Dundee to Waverley.

Monday 20/08/90
1712 2Y74 Dundee to Montrose; 1808 2Y46 Montrose to Perth.

Tuesday 21/08/90
1712 2Y74 Dundee to Montrose; 1808 2Y46 Montrose to Perth.

26039 on the 1705 Waverley to Cardenden on 03/07/1985.

26039 on the 1705 Waverley to Cardenden on 03/07/1985.

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