D5112, 5112, 24112
D5112, 5112, 24112

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D5112 near St Rollox Works, Glasgow on July 30th 1965, shortly after being released from an overhaul.

The fifteen year ten month career of D5112/24112 began with ten years & eight months allocated to Eastern Region depots before transferring to the Scottish Region for the remaining five years.

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.
Headcode discs centered on cab front (Glasgow modification).
Circular gauge added to fuel & water tank.
Battery Isolating Switch Cover modification (one hinged door).
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: 26 months.
Time between withdrawal & scrapping: 9 months.


The frames for D5112 were laid down at Darlington Works during September 1960 and was new to Gateshead (52A) on December 30th 1960. Further transfers were:

December 1961 to Thornaby (51L).
June 1964 to Gateshead (52A).
October 1967 to Holbeck (55A).
October 1971 to Polmadie (66A).
March 1972 to Eastfield (65A).
February 1974 to Inverness.
November 1975 to Haymarket.
October 14th 1976 - stored serviceable.
October 31st 1976 - stored unserviceable.
December 31st 1976 withdrawn.

Renumbered July 1974.

24112 was stored at Millerhill from October 1976 until moved on June 17th 1977 with 24113 to Doncaster Works, where both 24112 & 24113 were broken up during October 1977.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Darlington Works August 1961.
Noted Darlington Works June, August & September 1962 (collision damage).
Noted Darlington Works May 1964.
Noted Glasgow Works May - July 1965.
Noted Derby Works February 1967.
Noted Derby Works August 1968.
Noted Glasgow Works May 1971.
Noted Glasgow Works September - October 1974.


During December Gateshead sent D5112 & D5113 to Thornaby in exchange for D5156 & D5157.


Photograph courtesy Keith Long.
D5112 with collision damage at Thornaby on October 21st 1962. It would appear that following the repair of the No.2 cab, the frame level stripe was not applied to the cabfront.

On Sunday March 15th noted at Thornaby shed were:
D5112, D5113, D5151, D5155, D5158, D5160, D5163, D5165, D5166, D5168, D5169, D5171, D5172, D5175 and D5183.

Condition October: (outshopped from Glasgow during July) green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners & covers frame level stripe, steam style shedplate on cab front, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds present, shortened fuel tank, full size water tank, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided sandboxes, original engine exhaust location.

On the afternoon of January 15th D5112 was station pilot at Newcastle.

On June 7th D5112 was noted at Wearmouth Goods Yard.

Double headed Gateshead Type 2s worked the Saturday’s only Newcastle - Ayr - Stranraer passenger in both directions. So noted in June & July have been D5097/5112 (24th), 5149/5112 (1st), 7601/5149 (8th), 7611/5051 (15th) & D5101/5112 with nine coaches of which seven were maroon liveried (22nd), ScR examples filled in, especially on the eastbound runs after failures had occurred.

On the afternoon of July 25th D5112 was light engine at Pelaw.

Condition July: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, frame level stripe is not present on cab fronts, steam style shedplate on cab front, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds present, shortened fuel tank, full size water tank, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided sandboxes.

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24112 at Leeds during October 1967. This view shows how St Rollox did not continue the frame level stripe across the cabfront during its repair & repaint in 1965.

Although this January was a remarkably mild one heavy snowstorms on January 9th & 10th brought considerable chaos to many parts of the country. Particularly hard hit were the London commuters with most of the termini suffering many cancellations due to frozen up equipment. Perhaps because of this it was no surprise to find Holbeck based D5112 at St Pancras on 9th.

During August 5112 entered Derby Works for overhaul. It is presumed it transitioned from green to blue/yellow livery during this visit. A shortened water tank was added, with both the fuel & water tanks now being fitted with circular gauges (non BIS side). The gangway doors were retained, and the then standard two BR emblems on the cabsides and the two numbers on the locomotive sides were applied. Only the frame level valencing above the battery boxes was removed.

On January 3rd 5112 worked an afternoon Leeds - Manchester parcels train.

On April 2nd at noon 5112 was noted at Malton with DE900271, a maroon inspection saloon.

During August the SO 11.00 Filey - Huddersfield ran entirely with ER power with 238 (1st), 5096 (8th), 5180 (15th) and 5112 (22nd).

5112 worked the 18.00 Manchester Victoria - York on July 18th.

On the afternoon of May 27th 5112 was stabled at Haymarket.

In Scotland the conversion of the Glasgow – Dundee service to diesel multiple units led to the Glasgow Works ‘testing’ train becoming the 08.35 Glasgow – Oban service. 24112 was noted ‘on test’ on this train on October 22nd.

Photograph courtesy Tony Sayer.
By late 1974 the writing was on the wall for the Class 24s, with Classified repairs to the Class drawing to a close. Here is 24112 at Glasgow Works on September 26th 1974 undergoing bodywork repairs. The gangway doors have been sheeted over and the headcode discs centered on the cab front centerline.

On July 31st 24112 & 24123 worked the 19.30 Inverness - Euston 'Royal Highlander' to ??

A long distance LNER Society trip to Wick/Thurso over September 12th – 14th ran from Mossend to Inverness behind 26037 & 26043, Inverness to Wick behind 24117 & 24126, the Thurso branch handled by 24112. On returning to Inverness 24125 & 24127 were waiting for the run to Perth, allowing 40164 the short hop to Mossend for an electric back to London. This was most likely the last significant railtour to utilise Class 24s north of Inverness because during October they were transfered to Haymarket in exchange for Class 26s. At this time their headlights were removed.

The down 'Royal Highlander' on September 19th was severely delayed due to overhead line damage near Bletchley. By the time the train reached Perth it was about three hours late, with 40072 taking over the seventeen coach train here. The heavy train caused more time to be lost, but 24112 was added at Kingussie to prevent more time being lost.

This would be the last summer for the Scottish Class 24s with their demise imminent since more Class 25’s were expected on transfer from the Western Region.

Photograph courtesy A Healey.
24112 stabled at Haymarket sometime during February 1976.

24112 was stabled on Haymarket at lunchtime on May 2nd.

24112 was noted on July 18th at Perth on a ballast train.

On August 10th 24112 came to the assistance of 40123 at Dalwhinnie working the 09.35 Glasgow/Edinburgh – Inverness service (also reported as 40027 with 24112 & 26009 assisting to Inverness.

On August 27th 24112 was stabled at Perth station.

Photograph courtesy Roger Geach.
24112 stabled at Perth on August 27th 1976.

On August 29th amongst the locomotives stabled at Perth were 24110, 24112, 24120, 26017, 26026, 27005 & 40164.

On an unknown date during August 24112 & 24150 were noted passing through Princes Street Gardens to take up an Edinburgh - Aberdeen train.

24112 was noted at Ayr on September 9th and at Inverness on September 25/26th.

On October 14th 24112 worked the 06.45am Carstairs - Edinburgh passenger.

24112 at Inverness on September 26th 1976 with about a month of active service left. The Class 24 is in typical Scottish condition with centered headcode discs and the blue star coupling symbols inboard of the lower headcode discs. The cantrail level water filler is still extant but the hand/footholds have been plated over.

Condition Final: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headcode discs centered on cabfront, shortened fuel and water tanks - both equipped with circular gauges, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, both types of sanboxes fitted.

24112 was withdrawn on December 31st 1976.

Extract from Thornaby Shed Repair Record Book
D5112 for the periods 20/7/1961 - 2/11/1961 and 1/6/62 - 27/12/1962.

6/6/62 E exam. Waiting works. ( Darlington works 6/62)
13/8/62 Air pipe clip missing
15/8/62 Fire extinguisher
17/8/62 D B P. Failed at Stockton 7.55pm D5166 worked forward to Heaton.
19/8/62 Air pipe split
26/8/62 Works
31/8/62 Main air pipe
1/9/62 Failed on 9.45pm Tees-York, air leak
3/9/62 No vacuum
4/9/62 Horns
5/9/62 No1 door to be made to shut
6/9/62 Fire bell not working
7/9/62 Brakes to adjust & oil
11/9/62 B exam
17/9/62 Small coupling hose to ex.
21/9/62 B exam, motor cable clamp to secure, traction motor bolt
24/9/62 Lub oil pressure low
25/9/62 Brakes adj. Electrician
1/10/62 C exam
2/10/62 Boiler water by pass reg to adjust
10/10/62 Brake to take up
11/10/62 Brake blocks
19/10/62 Settling tanks gauges to clean & water exam
22/10/62 Collision, waiting works
8/11/62 In works by this date
4/12/62 Out of works
5/12/62 B exam
12/12/62 Bellows
19/12/62 Boiler spray heads to change over
24/12/62 Sands
27/12/62 Heater pipe to change, flat batteries

Repair book information courtesy Peter Maynard.

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