D5104, 5104, 24104
D5104, 5104, 24104


Photograph courtesy Tony Sayer.
24104 at Inverness depot on June 7th 1976.

The sixteen year four month career of D5104/24104 was split between North Eastern Region and Scottish Region depots.

Allocations

The frames for D5104 were laid down at Darlington Works during May 1960, D5104 was new to Gateshead (52A) on August 27th 1960. Further transfers were:

May 1974 to Inverness
August 1975 - stored serviceable (at Inverness & Carstairs)
April 13th 1976 - reinstated to Haymarket
October 22nd 1976 to store serviceable
October 31st 1976 to store unserviceable
December 31st 1976 withdrawn

Renumbered December 14th 1973.

After withdrawal 24104 was stored at Millerhill from October 22nd 1976 until June 18th 1977 when it was forwarded to Doncaster Works and broken up during September 1977.

Movement: 24104/12/13/50 Millerhill - Doncaster w/e June 18th 1977.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Darlington Works October & November 1963.
Noted Derby Works June 1966.
Noted Derby Works February & March 1967.
Noted Glasgow Works April - June 1970 (ex-works).
Noted Derby Works June & December 1972.

Highlights

1962
Gateshead’s Type 2s now held a virtual monopoly on the local trip freights, frequently assigned to the Berwick, Carlisle, Thornaby & York workings. The Carlisle trips included two parcels workings, one of which returned on the 2.50am Carlisle - Newcastle passenger. They also frequently enjoyed outings on the 9.18am Newcastle (6.55am ex York) - Edinburgh, returning with the 2.25pm ex Edinburgh. From April 16th - 19th this turn was powered by D5147, D5097, D5104 & D5148.

1966
Condition month??: green livery with small yellow warning panels, square upper corners, warning panel covers frame level stripe, steam style shedplate on cab front, shortened fuel tank, no water tank, high level air pipe, blanking plates fitted, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, condition of paintworks suggest recently outshopped.

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.

1974
Condition October: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headcode discs in original (offset) position, high level air pipe, shortened fuel tank, no water tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over.

1976
April - noted stored at Carstairs, plenty of bird poop on the roof. On April 13th 24104 was reinstated to Haymarket depot.

Condition June: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headcode discs in original (offset) position, high level air pipe, shortened fuel tank, no water tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, straight sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps.

On June 7th 24104 was stabled at Inverness depot coupled to another ex-Tyne Dock Class 24.

On July 18th 24104 was noted running at Eastfield.

On September 30th 24120 & 24104 worked the 12.30 Aberdeen – Edinburgh.

On October 22nd 24104 was noted on the 19:35 Sighthill freight.

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