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Information is up-to-date to September 2015

Class

26

Class Name

BRC&W Co Type 2

Built

1958-59

Max Speed

80 mph

Engine

Sulzer 6LDA28A 1,160 hp

Weight

79 tonnes

Max TE

42,000 lb


Locomotives for Class 26 - Total 4

 

26007

26010

26024

26038


Images for Class 26

BRC&W Co Type 2 Class 26 No. D5301 (26020) at Carlisle Canal Shed 1963
Date Photo Taken: 09/06/1963
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Birmingham Railway Carriage & Wagon Company Type 2 No. D5307, later to become Class 26 26020 at Carlisle Canal Shed on the penultimate Sunday 9th June 1963, eight days before the shed closed.

Rescan of original image


Type 2 BRCW Class 26 26014 at Perth on 05 August 1981
Date Photo Taken: 05/08/1981
Date Uploaded 19/12/2013
Image Owner/Copyright: Peter Hoggan
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26014 awaits the off with an up ecs rake from Perth station. The No1 end is nearest the coach with the radiator cooling group under the roof mounted fan. At the other end can be seen the original white train reporting disks, subsequently removed from this class during the late 80's when the front ends were 'tidied up'. As originally built, the Class 26 had windows in their cabside doors.

Delivered by the BRC&W works in January 1959 as D5314 and eventually withdrawn in October 1992, this loco passed into preservation in November 1994 at the Caledonian Railway in Brechin, where it still runs.


Type 2 BRCW Class 26 26030 (D5330) at Dundee on 19 May 1982
Date Photo Taken: 19/05/1982
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Image Owner/Copyright: Peter Hoggan
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26030 approaches Dundee hauling 2L47 15.17 Edinburgh - Dundee stopping service; it is seen from a stationary train awaiting a path into Dundee off the Perth line, and is curving off the Tay Bridge, the piers of which can be seen under the railway bridge.

Built by BRCW in June 1959 as D5330, it was scrapped in March 1987.


Type 2 BRCW Class 26 26021 (D5321) at Inverness on 18 May 1982
Date Photo Taken: 18/05/1982
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Image Owner/Copyright: Peter Hoggan
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Having arrived with an earlier service, 26021 waits to be released by the departing train. It displays the typical appearance of a Highland loco, with the Class 26 original white reporting disks, plus later mini snowploughs and the spotlamp required for working the Kyle and Far North lines.

Delivered in April 1959 by BRCW as D5321; it was withdrawn in 1991 and scrapped in August 1994 at MC Metals, Glasgow.


Type 2 BRCW Class 26 26024 (D5324) at Carlisle on 23 March 1983
Date Photo Taken: 23/03/1983
Date Uploaded 20/12/2013
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26024 stands with Parcels bogies on Carlisle's through goods 'A' Sidings.

Built by BRCW in May 1959 as D5324, this loco was withdrawn and passed into preservation in November 1994 on the Bo'ness & Kinneil Railway.


BRCW Class 26 26032 (D5332) at Inverness Station on 02 July 1984
Date Photo Taken: 02/07/1984
Date Uploaded 12/01/2014
Image Owner/Copyright: Peter Hoggan
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Built by BRCW in July 1959, it spent most of its lifetime in Scotland, being withdrawn in 1993 and cut up at MC Metals, Glasgow in February 1995.

In this photo allocated to Inverness IS TMD, 26032 awaits departure on 2K02 06.55 Inverness - Kyle of Lochalsh. You can see how Inverness station stands at the apex of a triangle; 26032 standing in the curved platforms for the lines to Kyle and the Far North, while the Mk3 Sleeper coach beyond, on which I had recently arrived from Glasgow, stands on the lines towards Aberdeen, Perth and the South. The loco carries the very necessary mini snowploughs and twin spotlamps required for service over the Highland rails.


BRCW Class 26 26011 (D5311) at Inverness on 02 July 1984
Date Photo Taken: 02/07/1984
Date Uploaded 12/01/2014
Image Owner/Copyright: Peter Hoggan
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Built by BRCW in January 1959, here Haymarket HA allocated 26011 stands on the former MotoRail sidings outside Inverness station, awaiting its next duty.

Latterly withdrawn by the Departmental Sector, by then wearing Dutch livery, in November 1992, this locomotive happily survived to pass into preservation in November 1994 at the Peak Railway in Matlock.


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