D5100, 5100, 24100
D5100, 5100, 24100

5100

Photographer unknown at this time.
D5100 at Leeds City, date unknown.

The fifteen year seven month career of D5100/24100 was split between North Eastern Region (11 years) and Scottish Region (4 years) allocations.

Allocations

The frames for D5100 were laid down at Darlington Works during the spring of 1960, D5100 was new to Gateshead (52A) on June 25th 1960. Further transfers were:

May 1962 to Carlisle Canal on loan
May 1962 to Gateshead (52A)
March 1963 to York (50A)
April 1967 to Holbeck (55A)
July 1971 to Polmadie (66A)
March 1972 to Eastfield (65A)
August 1975 - stored serviceable
February 2nd 1976 withdrawn

Renumbered October 1973.

24100 was stored at Eastfield from August to October 1975, then moved to Carstairs until April 4th 1976 when it was forwarded to Doncaster Works and was broken up there during May 1976.

Movement: 24100 Carlisle - Doncaster April 4th 1976.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Darlington Works October & November 1963.
Noted Brush Works, Loughborough November & December 1965.
Noted Derby Works November 1966.
Noted Glasgow Works October 1973.
Noted Crewe Works June - September 1974 (continuous?).

Highlights

1960
D5100 was delivered from Darlington Works to Gateshead on June 25th.

By the end of July the Type 2s were being used in pairs on the 12.05 York - Glasgow relief, one such working noted behind D5100 & D5096.

1961
Condition August: green livery with frame level stripe, steam style shedplate on cab front, shortened fuel tank, full size water tank, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, engine exhaust in original position.

1962
Condition August: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, steam style shedplate on cab front, shortened fuel tank, full size water tank, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps.

1963
D5099 & D5100 were transferred to York during March, and along with a number of others was partly responsible for the closure of Scarborough shed on May 18th 1963, the steam freight workings being replaced by D5096/8/9 & 5100/76 the following Monday. The first working was turned out by Gateshead allocated D5178. On May 28th the first turn, the 04.30am York - Scarborough led by D5100 was piloted by 77004, which was destined for the Malton - Whitby freight. However cinders from the ashpan set alight to the diesel necessitating the service of the Malton Fire Brigade. The service resumed behind 77004, the diagram later being taken over by D5099 which would fail on the last leg of the run, at Rillington on the 07:49pm Scarborough - York mail. Rescue came in the form 43014.

D5100 was noted at Darlington Works during October & November/

1965
After the closure of Darlington Works the NER Type 2s visited a number of workshops for their heavy maintenance & repairs. D5100 was one of several Type 2s to visit the Brush Works at Loughborough, being noted there in November & December. With the winding down of the Brush Type 4 construction Brush signed a contract with British Railways for the repair of various Sulzer powered Type 2/4s, in particular the major refurbishment of the Class 46s.

5100

Photograph courtesy G W Sharpe.
A work stained D5100 leads a freight at Church Fenton during September 1966, taking the line towards Leeds. The Type 2 reveals that it has a new shiny panel to cover the roof mounted water filler - these did not last long in service - eventually they would not be replaced.

1966
D5100 was at Derby Works during November.

1967
D5100 was transferred to Leeds Holbeck in April, and was joined there by D5101 in October.

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 2s on ‘display’: D5096, 5100/73/79, 5254/90, 7526/48/68-70/95 & 7625.

1970
On the last day of March 5100 worked a football special from Huddersfield to Middlesborough.

1971
A re-shuffling of the fleet took place to bring to an end the few remaining NBL & Claytons locomotives on the Scottish Region. Part of this plan involved Type 2s from Gateshead & Holbeck, 5099, 5100/101 moved to Polmadie (66A) in July, whilst 5096/97/98 followed in October.

On October 6th 5100 & 8568 were in charge of the 8Z26 00.30 Dalzell New Yard, Motherwell to Carlisle freight, it was made up of thirty four wagons and a brakevan. The train was 1,279 feet long and weighed 814 tons including the locomotives. Half of the train was made up of loaded steel wagons, the remainder were container flat wagons, some loaded, some empty. Whilst descending Beattock bank at about 35mph the train was hit in the rear by the following 6V51 01.40 Dalzell New Yard, Motherwell to Margam steel train hauled by Class 47 1836, this train having become a runaway due to the incorrect coupling of the air brake pipes on this train.

The collision occurred between Beattock South Signal Box and Murthat, with the out of control Margam bound train running away in excess of 80mph. All of the twenty four wagons behind 1836 were damaged, fourteen beyond repair. Nineteen wagons in the leading train were extensively damaged, eleven were eventually written off. The Class 47 sustained major collision and fire damage, the crew escaped serious injury, but tragically the guard on the Carlisle goods train was killed when the brake van was demolished.

The permanent way and related structures were damaged for about half a mile, the line not being reopened until October 11th.

1972
When Polmadie shed closed in March 5098 - 5101 moved across town to Eastfield (65A).

1973
Condition June: green/yellow livery, gangway doors present, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over.

24100 was noted at Glasgow Works during October, possibly it was renumbered into TOPS during this visit.

1974
24100 visited Crewe Works from June to September (the last Class 24 ever to be overhauled here?)

1975 - 1976
24100 was placed to store during August 1975 and withdrawn on February 2nd 1976.

Condition final: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headcode discs centered on cab front, full size water tank, shortened fuel tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, ridge sided sandboxes, two-rung bogie mounted footsteps.

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