D5098, 5098, 24098
D5098, 5098, 24098

5098

Photographer unknown at this time.

D5098 on a freight train typical of the 1960's, displaying a wonderful assortment of wagons. The locomotive features its original livery with the addition of the small yellow warning panel, this one featuring curved upper corners. The location is the east side of Selby station looking north. Barlby Mills is just visible in the distance above Selby Yard goods sheds. The building with chimney, to the right of the locomotive, is Ousegate Maltings.

The fifteen year three month career of D5098/24098 saw allocations to North Eastern Region and Scottish Region depots.

Allocations

The frames for D5098 were laid down at Darlington Works during December 1959, D5098 was new to Gateshead (52A) on May 26th 1960. Further transfers were:

March 1963 to York (50A)
June 1967 to Holbeck (55A)
October 1971 to Polmadie (66A)
March 1972 to Eastfield (65A)
August 1975 - stored serviceable
August 16th 1975 withdrawn

Renumbered February 1974.

After withdrawal 24098 was stored at Cadder Yard From August 1975 until October 1975 when it was moved to Glasgow Works. It remained there until February 18th 1976, when it was forwareded to Doncaster Works and was broken up by May 1976.

Movement: 24008/95/98 Glasgow Works – Doncaster February 18th 1976.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Darlington Works August 1960.
Noted Darlington Works January - April & June 1961 (continuous?).
Noted Derby Works February & October 1967.
Noted Glasgow Works May 1969.
Noted Glasgow Works August 1972.
Noted Glasgow Works October 1973 (collision damage).
Noted Glasgow Works September 1974.
Noted Glasgow Works May 1975.

Highlights

1960
D5098 was part of a batch of eighteen (D5096 - D5113) delivered from Darlington Works to Gateshead (52A) during 1960. Delivery date from Darlington for D5098 was May 26th.

Condition new: green livery with frame level stripe, full size water tank, shortened fuel tank, boiler room grills, hand/footholds present, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, engine exhaust in original position.

Two wonderful views of D5098 at Carlisle Citadel on August 1st 1960. D5098 is about two months out of Darlington Works and still retains its ex-works finish. It has presumably brought in some sort of working from the Newcastle area.
Photograph courtesy Dave Burdon
Whilst D5098 rests at Carlise the sun catches its still fresh paintwork, the grey trim on the boiler room grill is still obvious.
Photograph courtesy Dave Burdon.

1961
D5098 was present at Darlington Works from January to June, it seems the Class 24s, despite their newness, were frequent visitors to the Works, some like D5098 for considerable lengths of time.

1963
D5098, D5099 & D5100 were transferred to York during March, and along with a number of others were partly responsible for the closure of Scarborough shed on May 18th 1963, the steam freight workings being replaced by D5096/98/99 & 5100/76 the following Monday.

Condition date uncertain: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, shortened fuel tank, full size water tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds present, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, engine exhaust in original position, steam style shedplate on cabfront (showing 50A).

1966
Condition date uncertain: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, shortened fuel tank, full size water tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds present, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, steam style shedplate on cabfront (showing 50A).

1967
An Open Day at Leeds Holbeck on September 30th, no doubt celebrating the twilight of steam in the area, especially the few remaining Jubilees, found the following Sulzer Type 2’s on ‘display’: D5096, 5100/73/79, 5254/90, 7526/48/68-70/95 & 7625.

D5098 visited Derby Works during February & October.

From the departed Steam & Sail collection comes this classic view of the Heysham - Leeds oil tanks, possibly about 1967 when the oil tank train was frequently doubleheaded with a Carnforth 9F and a Type 2, in this case D5098.

1969
Condition February: green livery with full yellow cabfronts, gangway doors present, steam style shed plate on cabfront, full size water tank, shortened fuel tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds present, straight sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, some valencing missing.

5098 visited Glasgow Works during May.

1970

5098

Photograph courtesy Tony Sayer.
5098 and its train of parcels stock is about to disappear under Holgate bridge at the south end of York station on July 29th 1971. Within a couple of months the Scottish Region would be its new home.

On August 29th 5098 & 5099 (both in blue livery) worked a twelve coach mystery excursion from the Whitehaven area to Cleethorpes, running via Carnforth, Skipton, Leeds avoiding line and the Doncaster avoiding line. It is presumed the Class 24s worked throughout.

1971
A re-shuffling of the fleet took place to bring to an end the few remaining NBL & Claytons locomotives on the Scottish Region. Part of this plan involved Type 2s from Gateshead & Holbeck, which included 5098 moving to Polmadie during October.

1972
When Polmadie shed closed in March 5098 moved across town to Eastfield (65A). During August 5098 made a brief visit to Glasgow Works.

1973
5098 visited Glasgow Works for accident repairs during October.

1974
24098 was noted at Glasgow Works during September.

1975
During August 24098 was stored serviceable and then withdrawn.

5098

Photograph courtesy Tony Sayer.
Its the end of the line for 24098 at Glasgow Works on October 21st 1975, however it will require a tow down to Doncaster before it is finally cut up.

24098 had been noted at Glasgow Works during May, by August it was in store with other Class 24s at Cadder Yard, whether it saw service between May & August is uncertain. Although several Class 24s ended their days at Glasgow, 24098 was not to be one of them, it was eventually towed down to Doncaster on February 18th 1976 and broken up there in May 1976.

Condition final: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headcode discs centered on cabfront, full size water tank, shortened fuel tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps.

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