The fifteen year four month career of D5096/24096 was split between North Eastern Region (11 years) and Scottish Region (4 years) allocations.
Built BR Darlington Works (batch D5094 - D5113).
The frames for D5096 were laid down at Darlington Works during November 1959, this was the 3rd Class 24 to be built here. D5096 was new to Gateshead (52A) on April 9th 1960. Further transfers were:
February 1963 to York (50A).
Renumbered April 1974.
After withdrawal 24096 was stored at Polmadie during August 1975, then stored at Eastfield during September & October 1975, then at Glasgow Works between October 1975 & January 1976. It moved down to Doncaster Works on January 23rd 1976 and was broken up between July & September 1976.
Movement: 24003/12/18/96 Glasgow Works – Doncaster (via ECML) January 23rd 1976.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Darlington Works May 1961.
The Newcastle area had become home to the first of its Type 2s, D5096, working out of Gateshead, Heaton and South Gosforth. It worked the 9.40am Newcastle - Newbiggin parcels on April 19th, was noted at Edinburgh Waverley on the afternoon of April 23rd with a test train and it reached Scarborough on April 30th, later being noted on the morning Carlisle parcels on May 9th, 11th, 12th & 14th, by which time D5097 had been released from Darlington.
The Type 2s had returned to handling the Newcastle - York - Leeds services, D5097 on 7.30am Leeds - Newcastle and 11.05am return (July 9th) and D5099 on 11.40am Leeds - Newcastle and 5.33pm return (July 9th). By month end they were being used in pairs, so noted were D5100 & D5096 handling the 12.05 York - Glasgow relief.
On July 16th D5096 & D5098 worked the 08.23 Newcastle - Lowestoft to York, returning from York with the 09.00 Ely - Newcastle.
Condition September: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, steam style shedplate on cab front.
On June 10th D5096 handled a Malton – Coventry private excursion throughout.
Condition June: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, bottom of warning panels appears to cover the frame level stripe, full size water tank, shortened fuel tank, no blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds in place, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided sandboxes, steam style shedplate on cab front.
The bringing online of the large Ferrybridge ‘C’ generating station at the beginning of July saw D5096 with a two coach inspection special utilize the new rail connection for the first time.
On Saturday August 14th D5096 was noted light engine at Leeds City.
D5096 was noted at Neville Hill on July 10th in ex-works condition.
Condition September: green livery with small yellow warning panels, squared upper corners, bottom of warning panels appears to cover the frame level stripe, full size water tank, shortened fuel tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds in place, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided sandboxes
On April 10th D5096 was eastbound at Featherstone with a coal train.
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 2s on ‘display’: D5096, 5100/73/79, 5254/90, 7526/48/68-70/95 & 7625.
On the evening of February 9th & 16th D5096 worked the Wigan - Leeds vans.
On May 3rd D5096 worked the Wigan - Leeds vans. On May 31st the 18.53 Kings Cross - Halifax was noted at Huddersfield with D5096.
During August the SO 11.00 Filey - Huddersfield ran entirely with ER power with 238 (1st), 5096 (8th), 5180 (15th) and 5112 (22nd).
On the late evening of June 5th 5096 on the 2M72 23.18 SO Newcastle - Carlisle became a failure at How Mill, Kingmoor sent out 5191 to rescue the service.
On the evening of May 27th Class 24/25s noted at Eastfield were 5004 (still in green/yellow livery), 5019, 5096, 5101, 5159, 5161, 5296, 7581 & 7583.
On the early morning of July 31st the 1S06 20.50 (of July 30th) Euston - Stranraer Harbour arrived at Stranraer Town behind 47271, 24096 worked the train forward to Stranraer Town. Four days later 24096 would be in store.
Condition no date maybe at withdrawal: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headcode discs centered on cab front, blue star MU symbols Glasgow style but higher than normal, full size water tank, shortened fuel tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, flat sided sandboxes, electrification flashes positioned directly below the cab front windows (above the handrails).
24096 was withdrawn on August 16th 1975.
24096 had received a repair and repaint during May & June 1975, yet was retired about two months later!!
Page added July 21st 2016.
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