The fifteen year four month career of D5096/24096 was split between North Eastern Region (11 years) and Scottish Region (4 years) allocations.
The frames for D5096 were laid down at Darlington Works during November 1959, this was the 3rd Class 24 to be built here. D5096 was new to Gateshead (52A) on April 9th 1960. Further transfers were:
February 1963 to York (50A)
Renumbered April 1974.
After withdrawal 24096 was stored at Polmadie during August 1975, then stored at Eastfield during September & October 1975, then at Glasgow Works between October 1975 & January 1976. It moved down to Doncaster Works on January 23rd 1976 and was broken up between July & September 1976.
Movement: 24003/12/18/96 Glasgow Works – Doncaster (via ECML) January 23rd 1976.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Darlington Works May 1961.
The Newcastle area had become home to the first of its Type 2’s, D5096, working out of Gateshead, Heaton and South Gosforth. It worked the 9.40am Newcastle - Newbiggin parcels on April 19th, was noted at Edinburgh Waverley on April 23rd with a test train and it reached Scarborough on April 30th, later being noted on the morning Carlisle parcels on May 9th, 11th, 12th & 14th, by which time D5097 had been released from Darlington.
The Type 2’s had returned to handling the Newcastle - York - Leeds services, D5097 on 7.30am Leeds - Newcastle and 11.05am return (July 9th) and D5099 on 11.40am Leeds - Newcastle and 5.33pm return (July 9th). By month end they were being used in pairs, so noted were D5100 & D5096 handling the 12.05 York - Glasgow relief.
Condition September: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, steam style shedplate on cab front.
Condition June: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, bottom of warning panels appears to cover the frame level stripe, full size water tank, shortened fuel tank, no blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds in place, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided sandboxes, steam style shedplate on cab front.
The bringing online of the large Ferrybridge ‘C’ generating station at the beginning of July saw D5096 with a two coach inspection special utilize the new rail connection for the first time.
Condition September: green livery with small yellow warning panels, squared upper corners, bottom of warning panels appears to cover the frame level stripe, full size water tank, shortened fuel tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds in place, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided sandboxes
An Open Day at Leeds Holbeck on September 30th, no doubt celebrating the twilight of steam in the area, especially the few remaining Jubilees, found the following Sulzer Type 2’s on ‘display’: D5096, 5100/73/79, 5254/90, 7526/48/68-70/95 & 7625.
On the late evening of June 5th 5096 on the 2M72 23.18 SO Newcastle - Carlisle became a failure at How Mill, Kingmoor sent out 5191 to rescue the service.
Condition no date maybe at withdrawal: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headcode discs centered on cab front, blue star MU symbols Glasgow style but higher than normal, full size water tank, shortened fuel tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, flat sided sandboxes.
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