The sixteen year six month career of D5118/24118 was spent allocated only to Scottish Region depots.
Built BR Derby Locomotive Works (batch D5114 - D5150).
The frames for D5118 were laid down at Derby Locomotive Works during February 1960, D5118 was new to Inverness (60A) on May 21st 1960. Further transfers were:
October 1975 to Haymarket.
Renumbered July 1974.
After withdrawal 24118 was stored at Millerhill from October 1976 to March 1977, then moved to Doncaster Works and broken up by May 1977.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Glasgow Works October 1974.
During late September/early October the Inverness based Type 2s visited St Rollox workshops for the fitting of tablet catcher equipment for use on those lines radiating out of Inverness. Reports about the Type 2s on the Highland mainline at this time suggest the Derby built machines were considered inferior to the BRCW built locomotives, the latter were preferred partially due to their better finished, less draughty, quieter cabs. On passenger workings they were rated poorly against the Class 5s, though on September 24th D5118 & D5119 were noted hauling the 6.05pm Inverness - Perth comprised of fifteen coaches, requiring the use of 80092 as banker from Blair Atholl. In use on the freight trains they were more than equal to the Class 5s, being able to handle a greater load.
On May 14th was noted at Dingwall with a northbound passenger service.
1965?? Condition year/month uncertain: green livery with small yellow warning panel, curved upper corners, warning panel covers frame level stripe, gangway doors fitted with weatherstipping, tablet catcher fitted, side valencing removed, steam style shedplate fitted (60A), blanking plates fitted (five slats), hand/footholds present.
On October 13th 5118 & 5125 were noted at Newtonmore with a passenger service.
Condition October: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors in place with substantial weatherstripping, steam style shedplate on cab front, headlights fitted, no miniature snowploughs, 'D' prefix present, weatherproofed headcode box glazing, shortened fuel and water tanks, blanking plates fitted (five slats), hand/footholds plated over, cantrail water filler sheeted over, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided sandboxes.
Condition August: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headlights fitted, no miniature snowploughs, blanking plates fitted (five slats), hand/footholds plated over, cantrail water filler sheeted over, large BR double arrow emblem, tatty paint on No.1 cab front, (No.1 cab end platform view).
5124 & 5118 worked the 14.00 Edinburgh - Inverness on August 23rd.
Condition March: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headlights fitted, three piece yellow miniature snowploughs fitted, shortened fuel & water tanks, fuel tank fitted with circular gauge, blanking plates fitted (five slats), hand/footholds plated over, cantrail water filler sheeted over, large BR double arrow emblem, ridged sided sandboxes, three rung bogie mounted footsteps, non-standard BIS door (hinged left side) .
5118 & 24128 worked the 13.40 Edinburgh - Inverness on May 11th.
24118 was stabled at Eastfield on June 16th.
On August 16th the 11.08 Kyle of Lochalsh - Inverness with 26029 failed just east of Strathcarron station, the train was able to reverse into Strathcarron loop and await rescue. This issue delayed the 10.36 Inverness - Kyle of Lochalsh with 24121 by about half an hour. Eventual rescue came in the shape of 24118, which took the failed locomotive and train to Inverness, arriving about two and a half hours late! 24118 had been working the 10.36 Inverness - Kyle of Lochalsh at the time of the rescue.
On August 26th 24118 was at Georgemas Junction with a passenger service.
During July 24118 was derailed at Fraserburgh yard, possibly by splitting a set of points. A Class 26 attended with the rerailing train.
On August 28th 24118 was stabled at Perth (headlight equipped and with steam pipe connection).
Noted Glasgow Works November, may have received a repaint at this visit, most definately the cabfronts were repainted and headlights replaced with circular plates.
On July 18th 24118 was noted running at Thornton.
On August 17th 24118 & 40062 worked an Inverness - Edinburgh/Glasgow service.
On September 1st 24118 was stabled at Inverness.
On October 13th 24118 was noted on a Millerhill trip.
24118 & 24119 were scrapped alongside each other at Doncaster Works.
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