The sixteen year two month career of D5119/24119 was spent allocated only to Scottish Region depots.
Built BR Derby Locomotive Works (batch D5114 - D5150).
The frames for D5119 were laid down at Derby Locomotive Works during February 1960, D5119 was new to Inverness (60A) on May 28th 1960. Further transfers were:
November 1975 to Haymarket.
Renumbered March 1974.
After withdrawal 24119 was stored at Thornton & Haymarket from April 1976 to March 1977, then moved to Doncaster Works and broken up by May 1977.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Glasgow Works June 1965.
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 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.
5119 worked the 10.06 Inverness - Kyle of Lochalsh on July 4th.
D5119 worked the 13.15 Glasgow Buchanan Street - Dundee on August 19th.
D5119 worked the 18.10 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee on August 2nd.
D5119 & D5131 worked the 16.25 Inverness - Glasgow Queen Street on September 29th.
On September 5th Scottish Grand Tour No 11 featured a circular tour from Edinburgh to Aberdeen and Inverness, with nine coaches in charge of 364. A restaurant car problem delayed departure from Inverness for two hours, but an intended stop of similar duration at Aviemore was curtailed to recover the ‘lost’ time. Time however was of the essence due to the long block sections and other late running services causing pathing problems. In departing from Aviemore oil pressure was lost and the Class 40 declared a total failure. The southbound ‘Royal Highlander’ was able to pick up some passengers off the special but it was not until the 19.37 relief Inverness - Euston appeared with 261 piloting 5119 & 5127 that a glimmer of hope appeared. Unfortunately the block section south of Aviemore was thirty four miles long (four boxes were switched out), so departure was still delayed. Finally three hours late at 21.22 the excursion headed for home, with arrival in Edinburgh at 01.43, 220 minutes late.
The WCML was blocked on October 6th after Class 47 No.1836 ran away with its train at Wamphray and collided with a preceding freight, the locomotive amongst other things was seriously damaged. Diversions saw the Carlisle - Millerhill freights run via Newcastle, amongst the local machines recorded were Inverness based ‘foreigner’ 5126. On October 29th 5119 was noted at Tyne Yard with a Carlisle - Low Fell turn.
IN-KY The 1S59 09.35 ‘Clansman’ on October 16th failed at Newtonmore behind 40061 with an overheated engine. Assistance arrived in the shape of 20114 & 24119, arrival in Inverness was almost two hours late.
24119 & 26011 were noted at Edinburgh Waverley during the afternoon of December 14th with a service from Inverness.
On August 12th 24119 worked the 11.07 Kyle - Inverness and the 17.55 Kyle - Inverness.
On September 17th 24129 & 24119 worked the 08.20 Inverness - Glasgow Queen Street.
On September 18th 24119 & 26033 were noted together at Inverness depot.
Condition September: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headlights fitted, full size water tank, shortened fuel tank, three-piece miniature snowploughs, two-rung bogie mounted footsteps, straight sided sandboxes, blanking plates fitted (five slats), hand/footholds plated over, cantrail water filler sheeted over.
24119 was stabled on Haymarket at lunchtime on May 2nd and was also noted at Haymarket on May 14th with a Class 26.
On July 18th 24119 was noted stored unserviceable at Thornton.
On September 25th/26th 24119 was noted stored at Haymarket.
Condition final: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headlight location sheeted over with square plates, full size water tank, shortened fuel tank, three-piece minature snowploughs, two-rung bogie mounted footsteps, straight sided sandboxes, blanking plates fitted (five slats), hand/footholds plated over, cantrail water filler sheeted over.
Page added July 23rd 2016.
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