D5101, 5101, 24101
D5101, 5101, 24101

The fifteen year six month career of D5101/24101 was split between North Eastern Region depots and Scottish Region depots.

Allocations

The frames for D5101 were laid down at Darlington Works during February 1960, D5101 was new to Gateshead (52A) on July 9th 1960. Further transfers were:

October 1967 to Holbeck (55A)
July 1971 to Polmadie (66A)
March 1972 to Eastfield (65A)
February 1973 to Inverness (60A)
February 1973 to Eastfield (65A)
August 1975 - stored serviceable
February 2nd 1976 withdrawn

Renumbered May 1974.

24101 was stored at Eastfield from August 1975 to October 1975, then at Carstairs until November 1975, then at Carlisle between October 1975 & January 1976. It moved down to Doncaster Works during January 1976 and was broken up during March 1976.

Movement: 24100?, 24101 Carlisle – Doncaster January ?? 1976.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Darlington Works January, February, May, August, September & November 1960.
Noted Darlington Works January - May 1963 (continuous?).
Noted Doncaster Works October 1965.
Noted Derby Works June & July 1966.
Noted Derby Works June 1967.
Noted Glasgow Works October 1969.
Noted Glasgow Works August 1973.

Highlights

1960
D5101 was delivered from Darlington Works to Gateshead early in July.

1961
D5101 was noted at Darlington Works during January, February, May, August, September & November.

1963
D5101 was noted at Darlington Works from from January to May!

1965
After the closure of Darlington Works the NER Type 2s visited a number of workshops for their heavy maintenance & repairs, D5101 was noted at Doncaster Works during October.

1966
D5101 was at Derby Works during June & July.

1967
For the summer timetable Type 2s again were diagrammed for the seasonal weekend extras. Double headed Gateshead Type 2’s worked the Saturday’s only Newcastle - Ayr - Stranraer passenger in both directions. So noted in June & July have been D5097/5112 (24th), 5149/5112 (1st), 7601/5149 (8th), 7611/5051 (15th) & D5101/5112 (22nd), ScR examples filled in, especially on the eastbound runs after failures had occurred.

D5101 was noted at Derby Works during June.

After seven years at Gateshead, D5101 was transferred to Leeds Holbeck in October.

Condition no month: green livery with small yellow warning panels, squared upper corners, warning panel covers frame level stripe, shortened fuel tank, full size water tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds present, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, engine exhaust in original position, steam style shedplate on cab front.

1969
D5101 was noted at Glasgow Works during October.

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.

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

1973
D5101 was noted at Glasgow Works during August.

During January 5101 was briefly transferred to Inverness (60A), it returned to Eastfield (65A) by the end of the month.

1975 - 1976
The major fleet rationalisation that took place during the summer of 1975 saw 24101 placed in store and finally withdrawn on February 2nd 1976.

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

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