class 26, class 27, BRCW Type 2, crompton
BRCW Type 2s
Class 26 & 27
Part 4: 1987 - 1995

1988

Whilst part of an engineering possession involved in the erection of overhead line equipment on August 18th, 26029 ran through a set of trap points on the up loop at Granthouse and became derailed all wheels, ending up lying on its side. On the night of August 27th breakdown cranes from Motherwell & Haymarket rerailed the Class 26. It would be withdrawn on October 13th.

Noted south of the border on October 12th was 26034 on a late afternoon Carlisle - Preston vans, it would work the same service on November 2nd.

By the end of October heavily damaged 26029 had reached Haymarket, the following week it was at Eastfield for spares removal. On a happier note 27059 was released from Vic Berry after asbestos examination, and headed for Tyseley in the last week of October.

During November 26007 was noted with coal subsector markings, the first Class 26 to be so treated.

1989

The last extant withdrawn Class 27 (27018) was scrapped at MC Metals, Glassgow during August. Eight Class 27s reached preservation.

Withdrawn during 1989 were:
26031 October 4th 1989
26034 September 8th 1989

1990

As at March 1st the remaining Class 26s were:
26001-08/10/11/14/15/21/23-28/32/35-43/46 (total 30). All were now allocated to Eastfield, 26005 had been the last to receive a Classified Repair, during January 1988, so the writing was on the wall for many of them.

On August 3rd 26005 & 26011 worked the 12.10 Glasgow - Ayr relief.

During the summer the evening Dundee - Montrose service was often hauled by a Class 26.

1991

26015 was withdrawn during June (scrapped at MC Metals, Glasgow during September 1994).

1992

When 26001 & 26007 (D301 & D5300) were repainted back into green livery, the headcode discs were refitted, they were mounted on frames so were not flush with the cab front as in the original design.

1993

During the summer season a Wednesdays only Inverness - Kyle of Lochalsh service was diagrammed for Class 26 haulage, on occasion celebrities D5300 & D5301 worked the diagram.

The final twelve Class 26s remaining in service were withdrawn during October. These were 26001/03/05/07/25/32/36/37.

Thirteen Class 26s were secured for preservation.

1995

The last three extent withdrawn Class 26s to be scrapped were 26006/26/42 at MC Metals, Glasgow during June 1995.

1997

During late 1997 John Mowlem Contruction offered for sale a pair of Class 26 bogies located at Canning Town. The bogies, without traction motors had been acquired from MC Metals, Glasgow as part of a purpose built transport wagon, for use on the Jubilee line project.

2018

The project to convert 27007 into a North British Class 22 had been abandoned during 2017. The heavily stripped Class 27 which had been stored at Ropley (Mid Hants Railway) was acquired by members of the Caledonian Railway Diesel Group in 2017. In late December 2017 (?) the power unit was removed from the locomotive and transferred to Scotland. On January 12th 33202 moved the remains of 27007 from Ropley to Alresford, then on a damp January 21st the locomotive was moved by road to Moveright International's yard at Wishaw, Warwickshire. The Class 27 was heavily stripped with a bulkhead, roof and part of the frame removed.

A BRCW builders plate from 260?? (DEL 50) sold at Stafford Auctions for 400 during January 2011.
A flamecut panel from ADB968025 showing the number, data panel & allocation sticker sold at Stafford Auctions for 350 during May 2012.
A BRCW builders plate from 26039 (DEL 84) sold at auction for ??? during January 2013.
A BRCW builders plate from 26025 (DEL 70) sold at Sheffield Railwayana Auctions for 160 during June 2013.
A flamecut panel from 26028 showing the number & data panel sold at auction for 200 during May 2014.
A BRCW builders plate from 26015 (DEL 60) sold at auction (Great Central Railwayana) for 420 during February 2015.
A BRCW builders plate from 26014 (DEL 59) sold at auction for 850 during September 2015.
A BRCW builders plate from 27065 (DEL 254) sold at auction (Great Central Railwayana) for 1,150 during December 2015.
A BRCW builders plate from 26007 (DEL 45) sold at auction (Great Central Railwayana) for 1,450 during March 2016.
A BRCW builders plate from 26010 (DEL 55) sold at Stafford Auctions for 420 during September 2016.
A BRCW builders plate from 26021 (DEL 66) sold at Stafford Auctions for 530 during January 2017.
A BRCW builders plate from 27011 (DEL 200) sold at Stafford Auctions for 1,020 during May 2017.
A BRCW builders plate from 27016 (DEL 205) sold at auction (Great Central Railwayana) for 360 during December 2017.
A BRCW builders plate from 26046 (DEL 91) sold at auction (E-Bay) for 301 during April 2018.

D5300 - D5319 Pilot Order locomotives for use on suburban workings out of Kings Cross & Moorgate.No snowplough brackets.Buffers were oval
D5320 - D5346 follow-on order destined for Scotland. Sliding cab windows fitted due to Tablet catcher recess being fitted. Buffers were round.

Class 27 center window plated over (depot modification): 27007, 27008.

Class 26s to carry Railfreight livery: 26001-008/10/26/31/32/34/35/37/38/40/41.
Class 26s to carry Trainload Coal Livery: 26001-008
Class 26s to carry Civil Engineers 'Dutch' livery: 26001-005/07/11/25/26/35/36/38/40/43.

Preserved Class 26s: 26001, 26002, 26004, 26007, 26010, 26011, 26014, 26024, 26025, 26035, 26038, 26040, 26043 (total of 13).
Preserved Class 27s: 27001, 27005, 27007, 27024, 27050, 27056, 27059, 27066 (total of 8).

Class 26 disposals:
BREL Glasgow Works: 8
Vic Berry Thornton Yard: 4
Vic Berry Leicester: 2
MC Metals Glasgow: 20

Class 27 disposals:
Cshmore, Great Bridge: 1
BREL Glasgow Works: 10
BREL Derby Works: 1
BREL Swindon Works: 3
Vic Berry Thornton Yard: 8
Vic Berry Leicester: 31
Vic Berry Derby: 1 MC Metals Glasgow: 5
Patterson's Tip, Mount Vernon, Glasgow: 1 loco buried.(Greenoakhill Quarry in November 1985)

Liveries:

5300 green April 1970, blue by October 1972
5301 green October 1972, blue by February 1973
5302 blue by July (assumed) 1967
5303 blue by May 1969
5304 blue by March (?) 1967
5305 blue by April 1967
5306 blue by April 1969, reported still green April 1970, blue by April 1971
5307 blue by March (?) 1967
5308 blue by February 1969
5309 blue by March 1968
5310 blue by October 1968
5311 blue by April 1967
5312 blue by May 1968
5313 blue by October 1968
5314 blue by November 1967
5315 blue by October 1968
5316 blue by June 1968
5317 blue by April 1970
5318 blue by September 1970
5319 blue by August 1969
5320 blue by March (?) 1967
5321 blue by April 1969
5322 blue by February 1969
5323 green April 1970, blue by August 1970

5324 blue by October 1968, reported green September 1970, blue by June 1972
5325 blue by August 1971
5326 green April 1970, blue by November 1970
5327 blue by April 1967
5328 blue by March 1968
5329 blue by September 1970
5330 blue by November 1969
5331 blue by April 1967
5332 blue by January 1970
5333 blue by June 1970
5334 blue by March 1969
5335 green August 1971, blue by June 1973
5336 blue by September 1970
5337 blue by August 1971
5338 blue by August 1969
5339 blue by October 1968
5340 blue by November 1967
5341 blue by September 1970
5342 blue by May (assumed) 1967
5343 blue by February 1967
5344 blue by August 1971
5345 blue by March 1968
5346 blue by May 1968
5347 green March 1973, blue by September 1973
5348 blue by April 1970
5349 green January 1975 (as 27003), blue by March 1975
5350 green April 1970/August 1971/October 1972
5351 blue by August 1968
5352 blue by March 1969
5353 blue by May 1968
5354 blue by October 1968
5355 green September 1970
5356 green August 1971/October 1972
5357 blue by June 1968
5358 green October 1972, blue by June 1973
5359 blue by April 1970
5360 blue by May (assumed) 1967
5361 green October 1972, blue by September 1973
5362 blue by August 1969
5363 blue by November 1970
5364 blue by July 1970
5365 blue by April 1970
5366 blue by August 1969
5367 blue by June 1970
5368 blue by October 1970
5369 blue by November 1970
5370 green January 1975 (as 27024), blue by May 1975 - last 27 in green
5371 blue by August 1971
5372 green February/September 1970/October 1972
5373 blue by June 1969 (by Derby)
5374 blue by February 1969
5375 green September 1970
5376 green June 1972, blue by February 1973
5377 green October 1972
5378 blue by August (assumed) 1967?? reported green October 1972
5379 green July 1970, blue by June 1973
5380 green September 1970, blue by October 1972
5381 green October 1972, blue by June 1973
5382 blue by December1968 (with D prefix)
5384 green October 1972, blue by February 1973
5385 green October 1972, blue by June 1973
5386 blue by September 1972 (looks like a Glasgow paint job)
5387 blue by June 1971
5388 blue by October 1972
5389 blue by January 1967 (ex Derby?)
5390 green september 1970
5391 blue by April 1969
5392 green FYE March 1969, blue by April 1971
5393 blue by April 1971
5394 blue by December 1971
5395 blue by September 1970
5396 blue by December 1969
5397 blue by April 1969
5398 green January/September 1970/October 1972
5399 blue by August 1971
5400 blue by November 1969
5401 blue by December 1969
5402 green July 1970/October 1972
5403 blue by April 1971
5404 blue by February 1971
5405 blue by August 1971
5406 green October 1972
5407 blue by February 1971
5408 green as at Feb 1968; blue by September 1972 (looks like a Derby paint job)
5409 blue by February 1971
5410 blue by March 1971
5411 blue by April 1971
5412 blue by April 1971
5413 blue by December 1970
5414 blue by August 1971
5415 blue by September 1970

Renumbering of Push Pull locomotives:
5374 / 27101 / 27045
5380 / 27102 / 27046
5386 / 27103 / 27212 / 27066
5387 / 27104 / 27048
5388 / 27105 / 27049
5391 / 27119 / 27201
5392 / 27120 / 27202
5393 / 27121 / 27203 / 27057*
5394 / 27106 / 27050
5395 / 27107 / 27051
5396 / 27108 / 27052
5397 / 27109 / 27053
5399 / 27110 / 27054
5400 / 27111 / 27055
5401 / 27112 / 27056
5403 / 27122 / 27204 / 27058
5404 / 27113 / 27207 / 27061*
5407 / 27114 / 27208 / 27062*
5408 / 27115 / 27209 / 27063
5409 / 27116* / 27210 / 27064
5410 / 27123 / 27205 / 27059
5411 / 27117 / 27211 / 27065
5412 / 27124 / 27206 / 27060*
5413 / 27118 / 27103 / 27047
* number allocated but never carried
The following ex-push/pull locomotives are preserved: 27050, 27056, 27059 & 27066

Class 27 Collision Damaged Locomotives (excludes fire damage):
(loco number, location observed and date, location of damage damage).
5383 Derby Works, 1966, both cabs & bodywork, underframe equipment, bogies.
5365 Haymarket, 1961, No.2 cab driver's side.
27002 Swindon Works, May 1984, No.2 cab front & roof.
27203 Derby Works, June 1984, No.1 cab, roof & frame.
Class 27 Fire Damaged Locomotives:
(loco number, location observed and date, location of fire damage).
27004 (Glasgow Works May 1980, center of bodyside and air filters).
27006 (Eastfield June 1976, above both bogies, No.1 end more serious).
27011 (Derby Works March 1982, No.1 end).
5364 (Glasgow Works 1972, above No.2 bogie).
27033 (Perth April 1979, No.1 cab).
27041 (Derby Works March 1982, engine room).
5406 (Glasgow Works 1973, No.2 end).
27044 (Eastfield June 1980, above both bogies and No.2 cab).
27107 (Inverness June 19??, above No.1 bogie).
27201 (Polmadie February 1979, behind No.2 cab).
27202 (Glasgow Works October 1980, behind No.2 cab).

Class 27 Cabs:
D5347 - D5369 tablet catcher recess fitted, sliding cab windows.
D5370 - D5415 no tablet catcher recess, droplight style cab windows.

Resource

Page added January 2nd 2015.
Last updated November 15th 2018.

Part 1: 1959 - 1969
Part 2: 1970 - 1979
Part 3: 1980 - 1987

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