Seen at Arisaig, on the Fort William - Mallaig route, is 27040 and a delightful rake of vehicles on 26th June 1978.
Photos Courtesy of David Hills.
26022 leads 26045 south past the Beauly Firth, around 7 miles north of Inverness, on 2nd July 1980.
Unlike D5000, the prototype British Railways Sulzer type 2, the prototype BRC&W product has passed into preservation, seen here at the Shackerstone Railway during 1998 in as withdrawn condition. Together with 26001 (D5301) this locomotive was repainted into BR green livery.
Of the class 27s which went to BREL derby Locomotive Works two were treated to a repaint, 27041 seen below at Derby Etches Park, received an unclassified repair for fire damage. 27s had an alarming tendency to catch fire. This was mainly due to an accumulation of oil, dust and other debris in the traction motor cooling duct above the No.2 traction motor. This then blocked the supply of cooling air to that motor with rather spectacular results. Note the locomotive number is under the cab window, traditional Derby practice, rather than on the bodyside which was traditional Glasgow practice.
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