D5124, 5124, 24124
D5124, 5124, 24124

The sixteen year five month career of D5124/24124 was spent allocated only to Scottish Region depots.

Allocations

The frames for D5124 were laid down at Derby Locomotive Works during May 1960, D5124 was new to Inverness (60A) on July 2nd 1960. Further transfers were:

November 1975 to Haymarket
July 1976 to store (unserviceable)
December 1st 1976 withdrawn

Renumbered April 17th 1974.

After withdrawal 24124 was stored at Haymarket from July 1976 to January 1977 when it was moved to Millerhill, remaining there until May 4th 1977 when it was moved to Swindon Works and broken up by the third week of May 1977.

Movement: 24065, 24107/15/24 02.20 Millerhill-Derby-Gloucester-Swindon May 4th 1977.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Glasgow Works September & October 1974.
Noted Glasgow Works June 1975.

Highlights

1962
Condition April: yellow warning panels not yet applied, tablet catcher equipped, three-piece miniature snowploughs fitted (black).

1963

5124 & 5121 await departure from Inverness sometime in the early 1960's.
Photographer not known.

1968
Condition July: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, warning panel covers frame level stripe, gangway doors present with substantial weatherstripping, steam style shedplate on cabfront, tablet catcher fitted, shortened fuel & water tanks, no blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds present, cantrail water filler present, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided sandboxes, three piece miniature snowploughs fitted (black), engine exhaust located over engine room.

1969
Condition date uncertain (at least by November): blue/yellow livery, gangway doors present with substantial weatherstripping, steam style shedplate on cabfront, headlight fitted, tablet catcher fitted, shortened fuel & water tanks, solid blanking plates fitted (five holes?), hand/footholds present, cantrail water filler sheeted over, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided sandboxes, three piece miniature snowploughs fitted (black), small BR emblem, engine exhaust located over engine room.

1973
Condition June: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headlight fitted, shortened fuel & water tanks - both fitted with circular gauges, solid blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, cantrail water filler sheeted over, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided sandboxes, three piece miniature snowploughs fitted (yellow), large BR emblem.

Photograph courtesy Lindsay Knight
April 12th 1973 Class 27 No.5411 & Class 24 No.5124 at Haymarket depot, contrasting the design elements of the locomotive cabs.

1976
On April 20th 24124 failed before departure on the 17.10 Edinburgh Berwick, a swift substitution made use of 25229 standing in the station.

Photograph courtesy Tony Sayer
Its June 5th 1976 and 24124 is seen here at Haymarket depot with about a month left in service.

On July 18th 24124 was noted at Haymarket out of service.

Condition final: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headlight location replaced with very large square plates, shortened water and fuel tanks - both equipped with circular gauges, ?blanking plates fitted (solid), hand/footholds plated over, cantrail water filler sheeted over, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided sandboxes, three-piece miniatue snowploughs fitted (yellow).

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Page added August 17th 2016.

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