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Last of my 26/27 pics' 

A special at Man Vic' 26 040 & 26 001.

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Open day ?

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Special at Crewe. 26 007. The Wye Knot.

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Open day Crewe. Note very young spotter with pen and book.  :)

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Ref the top photo, that was the "North West Diesel Day" on 25th April 1992, and that train was the 08.52 Manchester Victoria - Bolton. 26040 failed at Bolton and 26001 took the train on to Preston where it terminated, the two locomotives spent the rest of the day dumped in the parcels sidings at Preston Station.

 

Jim

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Ref the top photo, that was the "North West Diesel Day" on 25th April 1992, that train was the 08.52 Manchester Victoria - Bolton. 26040 failed at Bolton and 26001 took the train on to Preston where it terminated, the two locomotives spent the rest of the day dumped in the parcels sidings at Preston Station.

 

Jim

 

The train was the 08:52 Manchester - Barrow. 26001 was the 'failure' & was removed at Notlob - a brake fault. I was on it, but decided to also jump ship (to head back to Victoria for a following service hauled by a 60 IIRC). Lucky really, as another brake fault (on one of the coaches) added to the farce further up the line, where it was subsequently caped at Preston as you say.

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Another good idea for a thread, I do like a nice MacRat... I know I've already posted this in the thread on the old Rugby to Peterborough line a while back but may as well bung it in here - an unidentified green 27 making it's way from Rugby back to the Midland Mainline light engine through Lilbourne in 1966...

 

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The train was the 08:52 Manchester - Barrow. 26001 was the 'failure' & was removed at Notlob - a brake fault. I was on it, but decided to also jump ship (to head back to Victoria for a following service hauled by a 60 IIRC). Lucky really, as another brake fault (on one of the coaches) added to the farce further up the line, where it was subsequently caped at Preston as you say.

 

Yes that was some day, I had based myself at Blackpool and traveled up to Manchester in the morning (just a DMU), remember passing the failure on the way.  Spent the morning at Longsight open day (26041 was an exhibit) before heading back to Victoria for the 14.48 Manchester Victoria to Preston behind 60095, spent the afternoon at Preston before an early evening trip to Liverpool behind 20059 and 20168 then back to Blackpool with a 31 on front (that train is not mentioned on the 6 bells website)  Must scan my photographs of that day sometime.

 

Jim

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Inverness 26-09-80, headlights do work!

 

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Inverness 18-01-81

 

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27008 - an 'Ugly Duckling' with plated over central cab window at Eastfield on 11th Sept 1982

 

 

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and a more conventional looking 27017 also at Eastfield on 1th Sept 1982

 

 

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Kodak Pocket Instamatic photo time.....

 

27 105, Edinburgh, 2nd August 1978

 

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A steaming 26 024, Stirling, 10th April 1979

 

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27001 at Bo'ness, looks like i'll have to find my 26/27 albums and scan some more photo's

 

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Ray

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A few from the 1980s. The first two of these I've posted elsewhere, but still worth a repeat for rarity value.

 

One of the morning Derby-St Pancras semi-fasts was sometimes used as a running-in turn for locos out of Derby works overhaul, and one filthy day at Leicester, 27014 turned up, double-heading with a 25. It was removed at Leicester, and I don't know if the 25 continued alone to London or was also swapped over (normally a 45/1 working):

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At Glasgow QS, on sleepers. Possibly the empties from the Inverness-Glasgow+Edinburgh working. The luggage trolley reads "not to be removed from Glasgow Central" naturally:

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At Perth:

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A few from the 1980s. The first two of these I've posted elsewhere, but still worth a repeat for rarity value.

 

One of the morning Derby-St Pancras semi-fasts was sometimes used as a running-in turn for locos out of Derby works overhaul, and one filthy day at Leicester, 27014 turned up, double-heading with a 25. It was removed at Leicester, and I don't know if the 25 continued alone to London or was also swapped over (normally a 45/1 working):

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At Glasgow QS, on sleepers. Possibly the empties from the Inverness-Glasgow+Edinburgh working. The luggage trolley reads "not to be removed from Glasgow Central" naturally:

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That 27 and 25 coming into Leicester is just mental, what a combination.

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26030 arrives at Helmsdale on 05/05/80 with the 11:10 Inverness - Wick service.

 

Douglas

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Cracking shots here again.

 

Being a bit odd, I've noticed that the green 26's had the later bogies with the coil sprung bolsters, but yet I've only seen one picture showing a set of leaf sprung bolsters, and that was on a much later machine. Presumably the bogies were swapped around all the fleet over the years?

 

Andy G

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Here are some dodgy instamatic snaps of class 26s from one of my rare Scottish trips.

 

 

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26020 and 25025 being scrapped at St Rollox, 26/3/78.

 

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25238 and 26011 at Inverness depot, 25/3/78.

 

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26029 at Inverness depot, 25/3/78.

 

 

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Watched a dvd a while ago and there was a piece at the end showing to green 27,s going to the north from  Inverness double headed and lovely sound they looked great anyone know how long the service lasted for?

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Watched a dvd a while ago and there was a piece at the end showing to green 27,s going to the north from  Inverness double headed and lovely sound they looked great anyone know how long the service lasted for?

Services north of Inverness were usually in the hands of double headed 26s. I've never seen any photos of 27s, however, it is entirely possible.

 

Class 37s took over the services from the summer timetable 1982.

 

Here's is a pair of 26s waiting to depart Inverness. 

 

26040 & 26026

 

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Might have beeen 26,s   they were green and at the time had celebrity status thats all I can remember thanks for info.

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Services north of Inverness were usually in the hands of double headed 26s. I've never seen any photos of 27s, however, it is entirely possible.

 

Class 37s took over the services from the summer timetable 1982.

 

 

This one was a bit of a surprise that I found whilst I was on a 2-week All-Line rover ticket in June 1985.

 

I caught the overnight train from Edinburgh to Inverness in order to catch the late morning train up to Wick on 25th June which was when I was confronted with this..........

 

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In other words, 26 037 and 27 037 double heading the service!

When I was up there the previous year it was 100% Class 37 worked.........

 

Both locos worked to Wick.

 

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and then the return service back to Inverness.

 

I did ask a question about this working on the Fourfooteightandahalf Forum last year, as I wondered whether this working had been a "Fix" by someone in Control, particularly as they were both numbered 037, but nobody appeared to be aware of the working in question and that it had taken place that late after the 37's had taken over..

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27034 at Tinsley depot i think in 1984 , returning back to Scotland after repairs at Swindon works , it also went via Westbury open day !

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Unidentified 26 at Perth

 

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Another UID 26 at Kilmarnock

 

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26037 at Grangemouth

 

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26008 getting ready to release 60009 (masquerading as 60008) and support coach at Glasgow Queen Street

 

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Line up of Withdrawn 27s at Smithy Lye Carraige SIdings Glasgow, taken from a passing train

 

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Will see what others I can find

 

Jim

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Couple more interesting ones at Millerhill

 

26007 with VIA translator vans

 

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26024 on an ECML wiring train

 

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Jim

 

 

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