D5110, 5110, 24110
D5110, 5110, 24110

Photograph Rex Conway collection
D5110 with brake tender at Blaydon shed, date unknown.

Built Darlington Locomotive Works.
Built with full size water tank and shortened fuel tank.

The sixteen year career of D5110/24110 saw allocations to Eastern Region and Scottish Region depots.

Allocations

The frames for D5110 were laid down at Darlington Works during August 1960 and was new to Gateshead (52A) on November 16th 1960. Further transfers were:

May 1974 to Haymarket
May 1975 to Inverness
October 1975 to Haymarket
October 4th 1976 - stored unserviceable
December 1st 1976 withdrawn.

Renumbered October 1973.

24110 was stored at Millerhill from October 1976 until moved on February 1977 to Doncaster Works and scrapped there during April 1977.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Darlington Works December 1961.
Noted Darlington Works September 1963.
Noted Derby Works October 1966.
Noted Glasgow Works February 1970.
Noted Glasgow Works April - June 1971.
Noted Glasgow Works August 1972.
Noted Glasgow Works February & October 1973.
Noted Derby Works April 1974.

Highlights

1961
Condition no month: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved uppers corners, bottom of warning panel only partially covers the frame level stripe, full size water tank, shortened fuel tank, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, steam style shedplate on cabfront, engine exhaust in original position .

1965

On May 7th 1965 a Class 40 and its train derailed at Preston-le-skerne, the wreckage was run into by another Class 40 and its train, causing quite a mess to clear up. In this view D5110 is on hand with the breakdown train to sort things out. As if this wasn't enough excitement for the locals, a short while later a USAF aircraft crashed near here!
Photograph collection of webmaster.

Gateshead’s Sulzer Type 2 fleet (D5102 – 5111) found a new and challenging set of duties in the dieselisation of the Tyne Dock - Consett iron ore workings. They had replaced Tyne Dock’s fleet of Class 9Fs, the diesels required the addition of additional air pumps and piping to operate the wagon doors at the Consett unloading facility. For the steep gradients into Consett, 1 in 51/35, the newly transferred diesels did not require banking assistance as did the 9Fs.

1971
Condition February: green livery with full yellow ends, filthy condition, no blanking plates, hand/footsteps plated over, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, straight sided sandboxes, shortened fuel tank, gangway doors still in place.

Unusual sightings on December 7th included Gateshead’s 5110 noted en route heading for Stratford, for maintenance?

1972
An interesting visitor to March on January 23rd was Gateshead based 5110.

1974
Early in 1974 the twenty year contract for the improved movement of iron ore to Consett established in 1954 ended. However the steelworks at Consett still required delivery of iron ore, upto 1.6 million tons a year. Its owners were now the British Steel Corporation (BSC) who were concentrating the import of iron ore at its Redcar facility. As a result of these changes the shipment of ore from the Tyne Dock facility ended on March 26th when two trains were used to clear the bunkers at Tyne Dock. The 10.45 working was hauled by 24106 & 24110 whilst the 12.00 working was handled by 24109 & 24103. One of the trainsets only had eight wagons so 24102 was sent from Gateshead to deliver an extra wagon. This delayed departure of the last train to about 14.00, arriving Consett two hours later.

After thirteen years and five months at Gateshead, 24110 was transferred to Haymarket during May.

1975
The infamous 1E83 17.10 Edinburgh – Newcastle continued to run behind a variety of motive power during September with 55004 (8th), 24110 (15th) & 24147 (19th).

1976

A fine portrait of 24110 & 25023 at Eastfield on June 5th 1976. The Glasgow practice of centering the inner headcode discs has been carried out on 24110. When Derby sheeted over the gangway doors the central discs kept their original position over the left hand door.
Photograph courtesy Tony Sayer.
24110 rests at Perth on June 9th 1976. Originally allocated to Gateshead (52A), D5110 spent much time on the Consett iron ore workings, the paired Class 24's replacing Tyne Dock's 9F's. When Consett closed this batch of 24's migrated north of the border, with 24110 spending time at Haymarket & Inverness. Withdrawn in the autumn of 1976 and stored at Millerhill, a move was made to Doncaster, finally being broken up in April 1977.
Photograph courtesy Tony Sayer.

On July 18th 24110 was noted running at Perth.

On September 5th 24110 was noted running at Aberdeen Ferryhill, whilst three days later (8th) 24110 was noted at Perth holding sidings.

On October 4th 24110 was noted on a Townhill trip.

24110 was withdrawn from service on December 1st 1976.

Condition final: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headcode discs centered on cab front, water tank removed, shortened fuel tank and fitted wih circular gauge, no blanking plates, hand/footholds plated over, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, high level air pipe fitted at No.1 end only.

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