D5103, 5103, 24103
D5103, 5103, 24103


Photograph courtesy Peter Wilmott.

24103 & 24121 stand withdrawn at Polmadie on October 9th 1976, they were still in the same position on March 5th 1977 when photographed by your webmaster! 24103 retains its extra air pipe from its days at Consett, and the positioning of the center discs on the cabfront reveal that its last major repair was done by Glasgow Works.

The sixteen year four month career of D5103/24103 was split between North Eastern Region and Scottish Region depots.

Allocations

The frames for D5103 were laid down at Darlington Works during April 1960, D5103 was new to Gateshead (52A) on August 6th 1960. Further transfers were:

May 1974 to Inverness
October 1975 - stored serviceable (at Millerhill & Carlisle)
April 13th 1976 - reinstated to Haymarket
August 3rd 1976 - stored unserviceable
December 1st 1976 withdrawn

Renumbered February 1974.

After withdrawal 24103 was stored at Motherwell from August 1976 to November 1976, then at Polmadie from November 1976 to March 17th 1977 when it was forwarded to Doncaster Works and scrapped there during July 1977.

Movement: 24103/16/23 & 08426 9F45 Polmadie - Doncaster March 17th 1977.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Darlington Works November 1960.
Noted Darlington Works February & March 1961.
Noted Darlington Works May 1963.
Noted Doncaster Works October 1965.
Noted Crewe Works July 1966.
Noted Derby Works February 1967.
Noted Glasgow Works April & June 1970 (continuous?).
Noted Derby Works January 1973.

Highlights

1960
A refinement to the diagram working the evening parcels to Carlisle involved the locomotive returning on the eastbound Stranraer boat train, D5103 was noted August 10th on this duty. On August 14th D5103 was noted at Carlisle Upperby shed. On August 20th D5103 was noted at Neville Hill.

Condition August: green livery with frame level stripe, gangway doors present, shortened fuel tank, full size water tank, ridge sided sandboxes, three rung bogie mounted footsteps.

1963
On July 27th D172 on a Peterborough Edinburgh passenger failed at Aycliffe, assistance arrived in the shape of D5103 & D5150, complete with brake tender! D264 was waiting at Newcastle to replace all three machines.

Condition date uncertain but prior to Consett workings: green livery with small yellow warning panel, curved upper corners, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, No.1 cab carries steam style shedplates on the cab front and the on driver's side cab, it also sports a very makeshift repair on the driver's side cab corner .

1967
Condition July: green livery with small yellow warning panels, square upper corners, warning panel covers frame level strip, gangway doors present, shortened fuel tank, no water tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds present, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, paintwork looks recently ex-works (from Derby in February 1967?).

1969
Condition April: green livery with small yellow warning panels, square upper corners, warning panel covers frame level strip, gangway doors present, shortened fuel tank, no water tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds present, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, all valencing present, 'D' prefix present.

1971
Condition December: green livery with full yellow cab fronts, gangway doors present, frame level stripe present, shortened fuel tank, no water tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, ridge sided sandboxes, three rung bogie mounted footsteps.

1972
Condition July: green livery with full yellow ends, shortened fuel tank, no water tank, high level air pipe, blanking plates fitted, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, paintwork in deplorable condition.

1973
Condition December: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headcode discs centered on cab front, shortened fuel tank, no water tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over.

1976
On June 18th 24103 noted at Motherwell, July 3rd at Eastfield & July 26th at Motherwell.

1977
Condition Final: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headcode discs centered on cab front, shortened fuel tank, no water tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, straight sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps fitted (No.1 cab 2nd mans side has a two-rung footstep), high level air pipe fitted (both ends).

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