Posted by: wrha | March 10, 2016

26040 arrives at Whitrope

Today the Waverley Route Heritage Association received its first mainline diesel at Whitrope. 26040 has made the geographical short journey from Methil in Fife down to Whitrope. The actual journey involved a visit to Carlisle due to the nature of the Borders road network, so not quite as the crow flies.
The association would like to thank Jeffray Wotherspoon for agreeing to base 26040 at Whitrope and we look forward to working together on the engine. The engine will initially be on static display, but hopefully there will be developments in this area.
It is marvellous to see a class 26 back on the Waverley Route and with a lot of work and support it will hopefully be possible to hear a 26 again at Whitrope summit.
Thank you to all involved in the move, particularly Reid Freight for all the hard work to complete the move.
More news hopefully over the next couple of weeks, so keep checking the blog.



  1. Great pictures. Whitrope is becoming a new outpost of 64G!

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