D5101, 5101, 24101
D5101, 5101, 24101

The fifteen year six month career of D5101/24101 was split between North Eastern Region depots and Scottish Region depots.

Built BR Darlington Works (batch D5094 - D5113).
Shortened fuel tank & full size water tank (retained until withdrawn).
Four upper and four lower air filters on non-BIS side, three upper and four lower on BIS side.
Headcode discs centered on cab front (Glasgow modification).
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: ?? months.
Time between withdrawal & scrapping: 2 months.


The frames for D5101 were laid down at Darlington Works during February 1960, D5101 was new to Gateshead (52A) on July 9th 1960. Further transfers were:

October 1967 to Holbeck (55A).
July 1971 to Polmadie (66A).
March 1972 to Eastfield (65A).
February 1973 to Inverness (60A).
February 1973 to Eastfield (65A).
August 8th 1975 - stored serviceable.
February 2nd 1976 withdrawn.

Renumbered May 1974.

24101 was stored at Eastfield from August 1975 to October 1975, then at Carstairs until November 1975, then at Carlisle between October 1975 & January 1976. It moved down to Doncaster Works during January 1976 and was broken up during March 1976.

Movement: 24100, 24101 Carlisle – Doncaster January ?? 1976.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Darlington Works January, February, May, August, September & November 1960.
Noted Darlington Works January - May 1963 (continuous?).
Noted Doncaster Works October 1965.
Noted Derby Works June & July 1966 (full repaint).
Noted Derby Works June 1967.
Noted Glasgow Works October 1969.
Noted Glasgow Works August 1973.
Noted Glasgow Works February 1974.


D5101 was delivered from Darlington Works to Gateshead early in July.

After the closure of Darlington Works the NER Type 2s visited a number of workshops for their heavy maintenance & repairs, D5101 was noted at Doncaster Works during October.

For the summer timetable Type 2s again were diagrammed for the seasonal weekend extras. Double headed Gateshead Type 2s worked the Saturday’s only Newcastle - Ayr - Stranraer passenger in both directions. So noted in June & July were D5097/D5112 (24th), D5149/D5112 (1st), D7601/D5149 (8th), D7611/D5051 (15th) & D5101/D5112 (22nd), Scottish Region examples filled in, especially on the eastbound runs after failures had occurred.

D5101 was noted at Derby Works during June.

After seven years at Gateshead, D5101 was transferred to Leeds Holbeck in October.

Condition no month: green livery with small yellow warning panels, squared upper corners, warning panel covers frame level stripe, 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 cab front.

5101 worked the 14.05 Leeds - Manchester Victoria to Bradford Exchange on May 24th.

D5101 was noted at Glasgow Works during October in blue/yellow livery.

5101 worked the 1G23 Leeds - Sheffield football special on March 14th.

5101 worked the 09.20 Kings Cross - Bradford Exchange forward from Leeds on April 18th.

On July 5th 5097, 5100, 5101 & 5167 were stabled at Holbeck.

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, 5099, 5100/101 moved to Polmadie (66A) in July, whilst 5096/97/98 followed in October.

When Polmadie shed closed in March 5098 - 5101 moved across town to Eastfield (65A).

On May 24th the 16.40 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street with 5101 was noted in Eastfield Loop piloted by two Class 20s.

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.

D5101 was noted at Glasgow Works during August.

During January 5101 was briefly transferred to Inverness (60A), it returned to Eastfield (65A) by the end of the month.

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, being six northbound and one southbound, the latter worked by 24117 & 26036. 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. One of the service trains impacted later in the day, the 13.25 Edinburgh - Inverness was powered by 24101 & 26037.

1975 - 1976
The major fleet rationalisation that took place during the summer of 1975 saw 24101 placed in store and finally withdrawn on February 2nd 1976.

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

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Last updated January 22nd 2022.

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