The sixteen year seven month career of D5126/24126 was spent allocated only to Scottish Region depots.
Built BR Derby Locomotive Works (batch D5114 - D5150).
The frames for D5126 were laid down at Derby Locomotive Works during May 1960, D5126 was new to Inverness (60A) on July 23rd 1960. Further transfers were:
October 1975 to Haymarket.
Renumbered July 1974.
After withdrawal 24126 was stored at Millerhill (?) until moved to Doncaster depot during May 1976, remaining there until about December 1976 when it was moved to Doncaster Works and broken up by August 1977.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Glasgow Works October 1969.
Condition April: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, warning panel covers frame level stripe, gangway doors and headcode box glazing without weatherproofing enhancements, shortened fuel & water tanks, boiler room grilles fitted, hand/footholds present, cantrail water filler present, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided sandboxes. three piece miniature snowploughs fitted, tablet catcher fitted, engine exhaust in original location.
Condition April: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors fitted with substantial weatherproofing, steam style shed plate on cab front, headlights fitted, shortened fuel & water tanks, solid blanking plates fitted (five slats), hand/footholds plated over, cantrail water filler sheeted over, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided sandboxes. three piece miniature snowploughs fitted, two engine exhaust ports (circular - original and rectangular - above engine room).
A long distance LNER Society trip to Wick/Thurso over September 12th – 14th ran from Mossend to Inverness behind 26037 & 26043, Inverness to Wick behind 24117 & 24126, the Thurso branch handled by 24112. On returning to Inverness 24125 & 24127 were waiting for the run to Perth, allowing 40164 the short hop to Mossend for an electric back to London. This was most likely the last significant railtour to utilise Class 24s north of Inverness because during October they were transfered to Haymarket in exchange for Class 26s. At this time their headlights were removed.
Condition final: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors removed, headlight location sheeted over with square plates, shortened fuel & water tanks, fuel tank has circular gauge, solid blanking plates fitted (five slats), hand/footholds plated over, cantrail water sheeted over, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided sandboxes. three piece miniature snowploughs fitted, vertically hinged battery isolating switch cover.
flk 0118 (1)
Page added July 30th 2016.