D5130, 5130, 24130
D5130, 5130, 24130|
The end of the road for 24130 at Doncaster on August 7th 1977.
The sixteen year three month career of D5130/24130 was spent allocated only to Scottish Region depots.
The frames for D5130 were laid down at Derby Locomotive Works during the spring of 1960, D5130 was new to Inverness (60A) on September 3rd 1960. Further transfers were:
November 1975 to Haymarket
October 7th 1976 to store (serviceable)
December 1st 1976 withdrawn
Renumbered April 1974.
After withdrawal 24130 was stored at Haymarket from October 1976 to January 1977, then Millerhill Yard from January 1977 to June 15th 1977 when it was moved to Doncaster Works and broken up by September 1977.
Movement: 24069/94, 24120/30 Millerhill - Doncaster w/e June 18th 1977.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Glasgow Works November 1971.
Noted Glasgow Works March 1975.
Condition July: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, bottom of panel covers frame level stripe; gangway doors in place with heavy weatherstripping, tablet catcher equipped, no headlights, steam style shed plate on cabfront, shortened fuel & water tanks, blanking plate fitted (five holes), three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided sandboxes, three piece miniature snowploughs fitted.
Condition June: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headlights fitted, tablet catcher recess present, no miniature yellow snowploughs fitted, blanking plates fitted (five hole), hand/footholds sheeted over, cantrail water filler not sheeted over, shortened fuel & water tanks, fuel tank has circular gauge.
Condition June: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headlights fitted, tablet catcher recess present, three piece miniature yellow snowploughs fitted.
September 14th proved to be a challenge for the operating authorities north and south of Inverness. A Euston - Wick charter stopped north of Slochd with two seized traction motors on 26034, which had ironically replaced a failed 26043 at Perth. Inverness sent out 24129 & 26033 to remove the defective Class 26 into the siding at Tomatin, returning to the train (with 26035 still attached) to assist on the short hop to Inverness. This one hundred and fifty minute stand on the mainline well and truly bottled up traffic with seven trains stuck. Once clear of Inverness time was made up with only a two hour late arrival at Wick! Another special in the area, Grand Tour No 20 from Edinburgh to Kyle of Lochalsh with 40081 became embroiled in the delays, having reached Inverness where 24116 & 26035 substituted, was then subjected to a slow ride to Kyle, caught behind a heavily delayed stopping service hauled by 24130. The Grand Tour was turned quickly at Kyle, but at the expense of the most heavily delayed train of the day, a charter from Leicester to Kyle. This had been three and a half hours late at Inverness, and would leave Kyle ninety minutes late behind 24125 & 26042, much planning having to take place to allow all the extras to cross the service trains as expeditiously as possible. The Grand Tour would arrive back in Edinburgh almost three hours late.
In recognizing their bleak future the works overhaul programme ceased in 1975 with 24130 at Glasgow in March 1975 and 24052/83/ (?) at Derby in August 1975. Glasgow would still see a few more Class 24s for repair, but these would be of a casual, unclassified nature.
On the Highland line the heavier workings often featured a Type 4/Type 2 combination, May 17th’s Royal Highlander, 20.50 London - Inverness was noted behind 24130 & 40173.
On the night of July 17th/18th 24120 & 24130 worked the overnight Royal Highlander service forward from Perth. 24130 was in very smart condition. Five days later on July 23rd 26036 & 24130 at Perth with a southbound passenger working.
On July 18th 24130 was noted under repair at Haymarket.
On August 11th the 12.15 Inverness – Glasgow used 24129 & 24130 instead of the booked Class 26’s.
On October 6th 24130 was noted on a Thornton trip freight.
Condition final: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headlight location sheeted over with square plates, tablet catcher recess present, three piece miniature yellow snowploughs fitted, shortened fuel & water tanks, fuel tank fitted with circular gauge, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided sandboxes, blanking plates fitted (five holes), hand/footholds plated over, cantrail water filler not sheeted over, weatherproofed headcode box glazing.
|5130 basks in the sun at Inverness Depot, close by the fuelling point. The locomotive comes with all its Scottish extras, headlights, tablet catcher, 60A steam syle shed plate, modified boiler room blanking plate and Inverness style draughtproofing on the gangway doors and weatherproofed headcode box glazing. It is also missing a sandbox. The bodyside BR emblem is larger than normal.
Photographer not known.
|24130 location unknown. It has now regained its missing sandbox and has a circular gauge on the fuel tank, it still retains its roof level boiler water filler and has the louvred blanking screen.
Photograph courtesy Ian Mawson.
Page added July 23rd 2016
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