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D2426 - 06007

First allocated to Motherwell in November 1959. Transferred to Greenock (Ladyburn) in March 1961. It is then recorded as having been transferred to Eastfield in January 1968. Observations received taken along with other information suggest though that it was actually transferred to Polmadie in cJune 1966 and onto Eastfield in January 1968. The RO records that by September 1967 (p.377 11/67) Greenock (Ladyburn) had been replaced by Gourock as a stabling point and the shed was now a heap of rubble. From cJune 1966 the usual two Class 06 and one Class 08 stabled at Gourock were a combination of the last allocated to Greenock (Ladyburn) (D2425/6/7, D3920/1) and those allocated to Polmadie (D2429/31/3, D3905-9/11/27/9). Transferred to Thornton in April 1968 from where it was withdrawn in January 1969 but re-instated at Leith Central in March 1969. Transferred to Dunfermline Townhill in January 1972, although submitted observations suggest that this may have taken place slightly earlier. Transferred to Dundee in February 1973 and back to Dunfermline Townhill the following month. In early 1976 it moved to Polmadie, presumably for attention in the heavy repair facility. Its place at Dunfermline Townhill was taken by Dundee allocated 06004 that was presumably officially on loan. In the mid 1970's seven Class 06 were distributed between Aberdeen Ferryhill, Dundee and Dunfermline Townhill. Aberdeen Ferryhill was allocated one for use in the Docks. Dunfermline Townhill was allocated four, two at Kirkcaldy, one at Markinch and one at the depot. Dundee was allocated two, one for use in the Harbour and one spare. The spare locomotive at Dundee appears to have given cover if needed for Aberdeen Ferryhill and Dunfermline Townhill locomotives being unavailable. 06007 never returned to Dunfermline Townhill and was officially put in store at Polmadie in June 1977 when 06004 was officially transferred to Dunfermline Townhill to replace it. 06007 was officially withdrawn in September 1977.

  
   2426 stabled at Burntisland   Norman Blackburn
  
   06007, by then withdrawn, at St. Rollox Works, Glasgow on 13th August 1978   Keith Riley

Sightings for D2426

LocoLocationDateSeen by
D2426Cowlairs Works, Glasgow27/11/1959RO 1960 page 24
D2426Cartsdyke08/06/1961Roger Smith
D2426Cowlairs Works, Glasgow22/04/1962Roy Hennefer
D2426Cowlairs Works, Glasgow23/04/1962Dave Hird
D2426Greenock (Ladyburn) Depot12/07/1962Roger Smith
D2426Greenock (Ladyburn) Depot28/07/1964Ian Lander
D2426Greenock (Ladyburn) Depot02/08/1964Roy Hennefer
D2426Greenock (Ladyburn) Depot01/10/1964Brian Swinn
D2426Polmadie Depot20/03/1965T.F.Davis
D2426Greenock (Ladyburn) Depot17/04/1965Roy Hennefer
D2426Greenock (Ladyburn) Depot18/04/1965Alan Ledwick
D2426Greenock (Ladyburn) Depot01/08/1965Bob Wallen
D2426Greenock (Ladyburn) Depot01/08/1965Bob Stone
D2426Greenock (Ladyburn) Depot09/04/1966Roy Hennefer
D2426Greenock (Ladyburn) Depot11/04/1966Alan Ledwick
D2426Polmadie Depot27/05/1967Roy Hennefer
D2426Gourock09/09/1967roy dean
D2426Kirkcaldy29/08/1968Robert Warburton
D2426Leith Docks29/11/1968Dennis Graham
D2426Leith Central Depot09/08/1969Dave Mant
D2426Leith Central Depot09/08/1969Howard Bolton
D2426Leith Docks03/10/1969Andrew Dodgson
D2426South Leith Yard05/10/1969Alan Turton
D2426Eastfield Depot26/03/1970Railway Locomotives 1970 Page 42
D2426Eastfield Depot29/03/1970Howard Bolton
D2426Eastfield Depot31/03/1970RM Page 352 1970
D2426Leith Central Depot03/10/1970RO 1970 page 418
D2426Dunfermline Townhill Depot, Halbeath09/06/1971Bob Stone
D2426South Leith Yard24/07/1971Robert Warburton
D2426Kirkcaldy02/10/1971Ian Addison
D2426Kirkcaldy04/10/1971Ian Addison
D2426Kirkcaldy08/07/1972Bob Stone
D2426Markinch10/07/1972Bob Stone
D2426Dunfermline Townhill Depot, Halbeath13/07/1972Robert Warburton
D2426Dunfermline Townhill Depot, Halbeath22/07/1972Keith Gunner
D2426Kirkcaldy31/08/1972Guy Tritton
D2426Kirkcaldy09/04/1973Ian Addison
D2426Kirkcaldy19/04/1973Ian Addison
D2426Dunfermline Townhill Depot, Halbeath21/04/1973Nigel Sporne
D2426Dunfermline Townhill Depot21/04/1973Tom Bartlett
D2426Dundee Depot11/05/1973Trevor Roots
D2426Kirkaldy01/08/1973Rob Aston
D2426Kirkcaldy04/08/1973Nigel Sporne
D2426Kirkcaldy15/09/1973Guy Tritton
D2426Kirkcaldy05/01/1974Mike Martin
D2426Kirkcaldy13/04/1974Nigel Sporne
D2426Kirkcaldy25/05/1974Stewart Hookins
D2426Kirkcaldy15/06/1974Alan Donaldson
D2426Kirkcadly18/07/1974Bob Stone
D2426Thornton (Redford) Yard31/07/1974David Morris
D2426Markinch10/08/1974Robert Warburton
D2426Markinch12/08/1974Robert Warburton
D2426Markinch21/09/1974Guy Tritton
D2426Markinch23/09/1974Alastair
D2426Polmadie Depot12/01/1975Trevor Roots
06007Kirkcaldy20/03/1975Phil Bidwell
06007Kirkcaldy30/03/1975Nigel Sporne
06007Markinch07/06/1975Alan Donaldson
06007Markinch02/08/1975Tom Bartlett
06007Markinch04/08/1975Robert Warburton
06007Markinch11/08/1975Robert Warburton
06007Kirkcaldy05/09/1975Tom Bartlett
06007Dunfermline Townhill Depot08/09/1975Tom Bartlett
06007Kirkcaldy27/09/1975Alan Donaldson
06007Kirkcaldy12/10/1975Dave Hunt
06007Dunfermline Townhill Depot08/11/1975Tom Bartlett
06007Polmadie Depot06/03/1976RO 1976 page 171
06007Polmadie Depot17/04/1976Peter Hall
06007Polmadie Depot24/04/1976Peter Hall
06007Mossend Yard13/07/1976Trevor Roots
06007Polmadie Depot29/08/1976Peter Hall
06007Polmadie Depot25/09/1976Peter Hall
06007Polmadie Depot20/11/1976Stewart Hookins
06007Polmadie Depot20/11/1976Tom Bartlett
06007Polmadie Depot08/04/1977RO 1977 page 208
06007Polmadie Depot 28/05/1977RO 1977 Page 268
06007Polmadie Depot10/06/1977Lewis Bevan
06007Polmadie Depot19/08/1977Peter Hall
06007Polmadie Depot29/08/1977Paul Green
06007Polmadie Depot27/10/1977Alan Turton
06007St. Rollox Works, Glasgow08/04/1978RO 1978 page 224
06007St. Rollox Works, Glasgow03/06/1978RO 1978 page 304
06007St. Rollox Works, Glasgow13/08/1978Keith Riley
06007St. Rollox Works, Glasgow24/08/1978Paul Green
06007St. Rollox Works, Glasgow09/09/1978Carey Vessey
06007St. Rollox Works, Glasgow07/10/1978RO 1978 page 453
06007St. Rollox Works, Glasgow08/04/1979Alan Turton
06007St Rollox Works, Glasgow19/05/1979Geoff Senior
06007St. Rollox Works, Glasgow03/06/1979RO 1979 page 299
06007St. Rollox Works, Glasgow12/08/1979jerry glover
06007St. Rollox Works, Glasgow (cab only)02/09/1979Brian Daniels
06007St. Rollox Works, Glasgow (cab only)08/09/1979John Redgate
06007St. Rollox Works, Glasgow (cab only)06/04/1980Peter Hall
06007St Rollox Works, Glasgow (cab only)17/05/1980Geoff Senior
06007St. Rollox Works,Glasgow (cab only)22/06/1980jerry glover

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last updated: 27/02/13

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