The fifteen year nine month career of D5113/24113 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).
The frames for D5113 were laid down at Darlington Works during November 1960 and was new to Gateshead (52A) on January 29th 1961. Further transfers were:
December 1961 to Thornaby (51L).
Renumbered July 1974.
24113 was stored at Millerhill from October 1976 until moved on June 17th 1977 with 24112 to Doncaster Works, where 24113 was broken up during September 1977.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Darlington Works January 1962.
BR Standard 70013 was again used on an RCTS organized ‘The Dalesman No 2 Railtour’ on June 16th. This tour departed Leeds with D7568 and nine coaches, 70013 taking over at Stansfield Hall for a run over Copy Pit and various lines between there and Carnforth. On the return D5113 replaced 70013 at Skipton for the run up the Grassington branch, the short loop there required skilful shunting to complete the run round maneuver. At this time D5113 was still in green livery with small yellow ends (curved upper corners), single BR double arrow centered on the side and retaining its original exhaust port.
During September 5113 entered Derby Works for a repair. On outshopping the locomotive gained blue & yellow livery, it received a shorter water tank with the fuel & water tanks fitted with with circular gauges (both sides), two numbers (inboard) and two BR emblems (cabside) each side. However the locomotive retained its gangway doors & original exhaust port.
July 8th's 09.35 Glasgow - Inverness saw 24129 & 24113 taken off the train at Perth and replaced by 26036 & 26042.
On November 1st 26039 (ex-works) & 24113 were noted awaiting departure from Glasgow Queen Street, possibly an Inverness train. 24113 was noted at Millerhill depot on November 8th, in company with 24106.
On June 19th 24113 & 26012 worked the 12.15 Inverness - Glasgow.
24113 was noted running at Inverness on July 18th and was noted through Pitlochry on August 27th with a freight train including oil tanks. 24113 was stabled at Inverness on August 30th.
24113 was noted at Kyle of Lochalsh on September 2nd with a passenger service for Inverness. 24113 was noted at Motherwell on September 4th, and was noted passing Motherwell on September 9th with a freight. The next day (10th) 26027 & 24113 worked the 20.25 Perth - Edinburgh. The same pair were noted the next day (11th) working the 13.10 Edinburgh – Inverness passenger.
On October 14th 24113 worked the 05.55 Tyne Yard - Millerhill freight.
24113 was withdrawn on December 31st 1976.
Page added May 1st 2016.