The sixteen year four month career of D5116/24116 was spent allocated only to Scottish Region depots.
Built BR Derby Locomotive Works (batch D5114 - D5150).
The frames for D5116 were laid down at Derby Locomotive Works during February 1960, D5116 was new to Kittybrewster (61A) on May 7th 1960. Further transfers were:
May 1960 to Inverness (60A).
Renumbered April 1974.
After withdrawal 24116 was stored at Polmadie from September 1976 to March 17th 1977 when it was moved to Doncaster Works and broken up by July 1977.
Movement: 24103/16/23 & 08426 9F45 Polmadie - Doncaster March 17th 1977.
Works visits (records incomplete).
almost ex-works condition June 1965.
5116 worked the 20.10 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee on June 7th.
5116 worked the 07.35 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street on October 9th.
Condition no month: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, warning panel covers frame level stripe, gangway doors fitted with substantial weatherstripping, full size water tank, shortened fuel tank, tablet catcher equipped, blanking plate fitted (five slats), hand/footsteps present, cantrail water filler present, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided sandboxes, three-piece minature snowploughs fitted .
During the December Christmas week D5116 was noted operating out of Ayr, perhaps assisting with the increased coal movements from local collieries, especially in the light of the loss of D5051 and the arrival of a number of winter storms.
On August 30th 5127 & 5116 were noted on a Dunfermline - Perth service (Edinburgh - Inverness??).
Condition October: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors in place with substantial weatherstripping, headlights fitted, steam style shedplate on cab front, full size water tank, shortened fuel tank, blanking plate fitted (five slats), hand/footholds present, cantrail water filler sheeted over, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided sandboxes, three-piece miniature snowploughs, 'D' number prefix present.
5116 & 5328 worked the 09.25 Edinburgh - Inverness on June 23rd.
The Aberdeen and Dundee works holidays began on July 11th, a special from each was run to Stranraer. Both trains had only four coaches, the Aberdeen special was hauled by 5116 and the Dundee with 5404.
On August 27th 5116 & 5337 were southbound at Stirling with a passenger service from Inverness.
5116 & 5333 worked the 17.25 Glasgow Queen Street - Inverness on August 1st.
May 26th's 20.50 Euston - Inverness was worked forward from Mossend by 5116 & 5327.
On June 28th 5116 worked the 10.36 Inverness - Kyle of Lochalsh with one full brake, a half brake and three coackes. 5116 returned with the 17.50 Kyle of Lochalsh - Inverness, two parcels vans, one half brake and two passenger coaches.
On June 30th 5124 & 5116 worked the 11.25 Inverness - Glasgow?? being noted at Perth.
A step back in time occurred early in October when a motive power shortage in Scotland saw a number of the Edinburgh - Aberdeen services reverting to pairs of Type 2s. So noted on October 8th was 5116 & 5236 on the 10.30 to Aberdeen.
On September 9th 24116 worked an Inverness - Kyle of Lochalsh service.
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.
Passengers on July 25th's down Clansman were delayed when a freight train derailment blocked their path south of Carr Bridge. They were detrained at Aviemore, bussed to Carr Bridge and forwarded to Inverness with a train hauled by 24116 & 24128. The passengers arrival at Inverness was three hours late.
24116 & 26012 worked the 17.35 Glasgow Queen Street - Inverness on August 6th. 24117 was stabled at Eastfield on August 29th.
Condition August: headlights still fitted, non-standard battery isolating switch, BIS side - number on cabside (No.1 end 2nd man's side, but later moved to bodyside behind driver's door); non-BIS side - number & TOPS panel on middle of bodyside, emblem on bodyside behind 2nd man's cab door.
In Scotland the major use of Class 40s on passenger workings prevented many of the remaining Class 24s from seeing frontline passenger duties, but on November 29th 24120 & 24116 worked the 12.45 Aberdeen – Edinburgh.
On July 18th 24116 was under repair at Polmadie.
On August 7th 24116 was stabled at Eastfield.
Condition final: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headlight location sheeted over with circular plates, shortened fuel tank, full size water tank, boths tanks fitted with circular gauges, blanking plates fitted (five slats), hand/footholds plated over, cantrail water filler sheeted over, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, straight sided sandboxes, weatherproofed headcode box glazing, one side only:number positioned on center of bodyside, BR emblem on bodyside close to boiler room grille, on battery isolating switch side the number & emblem positioning is normal.
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