D5103, 5103, 24103
D5103, 5103, 24103|
Photograph courtesy Peter Wilmott.
24103 & 24121 stand withdrawn at Polmadie on October 9th 1976, they were still in the same position six months later on March 5th 1977 when photographed by your webmaster! 24103 retains its extra air pipe from its days at Consett, and the positioning of the center discs on the cabfront reveal that its last major repair was done by Glasgow Works.
The sixteen year four month career of D5103/24103 was split between North Eastern Region and Scottish Region depots.
Built BR Darlington Works (batch D5094 - D5113).
Shortened fuel tank & full size water tank.
Four upper and four lower air filters on non-BIS side, three upper and four lower on BIS side.
Tyne Dock - Consett modifications (high level air pipe fitted, water tank removed).
Headcode discs centered on cab front (Glasgow modification).
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: ?? months.
Time between withdrawal & scrapping: 7 months.
The frames for D5103 were laid down at Darlington Works during April 1960, D5103 was new to Gateshead (52A) on August 6th 1960. Further transfers were:
May 1974 to Inverness.
October 1975 - stored serviceable (at Millerhill & Carlisle).
April 13th 1976 - reinstated to Haymarket.
August 3rd 1976 - stored unserviceable.
December 1st 1976 withdrawn.
Renumbered February 1974.
After withdrawal 24103 was stored at Motherwell from August 1976 to November 1976, then at Polmadie from November 1976 to March 17th 1977 when it was forwarded to Doncaster Works and scrapped there during July 1977.
Movement: 24103/16/23 & 08426 9F45 Polmadie - Doncaster March 17th 1977.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Darlington Works November 1960.
Noted Darlington Works February & March 1961.
Noted Darlington Works May 1963.
Noted Doncaster Works October 1965.
Noted Crewe Works July 1966.
Noted Derby Works February 1967.
Noted Glasgow Works April & June 1970 (continuous?).
Noted Derby Works January 1973 (still in green livery).
A refinement to the diagram working the evening parcels to Carlisle involved the locomotive returning on the eastbound Stranraer boat train, D5103 was noted August 10th on this duty. On August 14th D5103 was noted at Carlisle Upperby shed. On August 20th D5103 was noted at Neville Hill.
Condition August: green livery with frame level stripe, gangway doors present, shortened fuel tank, full size water tank, ridge sided sandboxes, three rung bogie mounted footsteps.
On July 27th D172 on a Peterborough – Edinburgh passenger failed at Aycliffe, assistance arrived in the shape of D5103 & D5150, complete with brake tender! D264 was waiting at Newcastle to replace all three machines.
Condition date uncertain but prior to Consett workings: green livery with small yellow warning panel, curved upper corners, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, No.1 cab carries steam style shedplates on the cab front and the on driver's side cab, it also sports a very makeshift repair on the driver's side cab corner .
On Sunday April 18th the following were noted:
Gateshead: D5102, D5150, D5106, D5149, D5180, D5103, D5109, D5113
Heaton Carriage Sidings: D5178, D5108, D5147, D5177
Thornaby: D5163, D5162, D5167, D5154, D5152, D5157, D5155, D5156, D5172, D5169, D5153.
Photograph courtesy Roy Lambeth.
Class 24 No.5103 at Stella Gill on May 4th 1966. The lines to Consett curve off to the right.
Condition July: green livery with small yellow warning panels, square upper corners, warning panel covers frame level strip, gangway doors present, shortened fuel tank, no water tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds present, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, paintwork looks recently ex-works (from Derby in February 1967?).
Condition April: green livery with small yellow warning panels, square upper corners, warning panel covers frame level strip, gangway doors present, shortened fuel tank, no water tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds present, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, all valencing present, 'D' prefix present.
Condition December: green livery with full yellow cab fronts, gangway doors present, frame level stripe present, shortened fuel tank, no water tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, ridge sided sandboxes, three rung bogie mounted footsteps.
Condition July: green livery with full yellow ends, shortened fuel tank, no water tank, high level air pipe, blanking plates fitted, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, paintwork in deplorable condition.
Condition December: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headcode discs centered on cab front, shortened fuel tank, no water tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over.
June 29th's 09.52 Edinburgh - Aberdeen relief was worked by 24103.
Photograph courtesy collection of Roger Geach.
On June 7th 1975 24103 and an unidentified Class 26 are noted between Gleneagles and Blackford with an unidentified passenger working.
24103 was noted at Leuchars on August 6th.
On June 18th 24103 noted at Motherwell, July 3rd at Eastfield & July 26th at Motherwell.
24103 was withdrawn on December 1st 1976.
Condition Final: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headcode discs centered on cab front, shortened fuel tank, no water tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, straight sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps fitted (No.1 cab 2nd mans side has a two-rung footstep), high level air pipe fitted (both ends).
A builders plate from 24103 (Darlington 1960) sold at Sheffield Railwayana Auctions for £580 during June 2013.
Page added October 24th 2016.
Last updated February 15th 2021.
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