D5123, 5123, 24123
D5123, 5123, 24123|
The sixteen year career of D5123/24123 was spent allocated only to Scottish Region depots.
Built BR Derby Locomotive Works (batch D5114 - D5150).
Shortened fuel & water tank.
Four upper and four lower air filters on non-BIS side, three upper and four lower on BIS side.
Scottish 'Highland' modifications: twin headlights, tablet catcher, cantrail water filler sheeted over, winterisation features: boiler room grille, gangway door weatherstripping, headcode box weatherproofing.
Circular gauge added to fuel & water tanks.
Battery Isolating Switch Cover modification (three circular flaps).
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: ?? months.
Time between withdrawal & scrapping: 12 months.
The frames for D5123 were laid down at Derby Locomotive Works during April 1960, D5123 was new to Inverness (60A) on June 25th 1960. Further transfers were:
October 1975 to Haymarket.
June 1976 to store (unserviceable).
July 18th 1976 withdrawn.
Renumbered April 18th 1974.
After withdrawal 24123 was stored at Polmadie until March 17th 1977 when it was moved to Doncaster Works and broken up by August 1977.
Movement: 24103/16/23 & 08426 9F45 Polmadie - Doncaster March 17th 1977
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Glasgow Works September 1960.
Noted Glasgow Works June 1971.
Noted Glasgow Works October & November 1972.
Noted Glasgow Works August & September 1974.
D5123 was noted running light at Derby station on June 29th.
Photograph courtesy Rex Conway collection.
5123 awaits its next turn of duty at an unknown location. It sports the tablet catcher, fitted after delivery to the Scottish Region. The curved roof cover for the boiler filler access has gone, as has the windscreen wiper from the second man's side of the locomotive. The locomotive also carries one of the smaller, weight saving fuel & water tanks.
Condition June: no yellow warning panels added yet, running with two-piece miniature snowploughs.
Condition July: green with frame level stripe, no yellow warning panels, shortened fuel & water tanks, tablet catcher equipped, ridge sided sandboxes, three rung bogie mounted footsteps, original engine exhaust location, no blanking plates.
Condition August: small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, warning panel covers frame level stripe, three-piece miniature snowploughs fitted (black), two exhaust ports fitted (original circular and rectangular above engine room).
Photograph collection of webmaster.
Roof detail of D5123 showing the two exhaust ports.
Condition April & July: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, warning panel covers frame level stripe, gangway doors have weatherstripping in center only, shortened fuel & water tanks, boiler room grilles fitted, hand/footholds present, cantrail water filler present, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided sandboxes. three piece miniature snowploughs fitted (black), tablet catcher fitted, engine exhaust over engine room (but may still have disused exhaust port in original location).
On April 3rd D5123 was working the Aberfeldy branch with one coach.
Condition September: blue/yellow livery, 'D' prefixes, serif numbers, small BR double arrow in center of bodyside, tablet catcher fitted, shortened water and fuel tanks, blanking plates fitted (five slats), hand/footholds still fitted, cantrail water filler sheeted over, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided sandboxes, three-piece miniature snowploughs fitted, no circular tank gauges (from side view, No.2 end nearest).
Condition no month: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors fitted with substantial weatherstripping, headlights fitted, tablet catcher fitted, steam style shedplate on cab front, shortened water and fuel tanks, blanking plates fitted (five slats), hand/footholds still fitted, cantrail water filler sheeted over, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided sandboxes, three-piece miniature snowploughs fitted.
On April 17th 5123 worked a Millerhill - Tyne freight.
The 18.55 Edinburgh - Carstairs mail was worked by 5123 on May 13th.
Condition June: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, no electrification flashes on cab front - No.2 cab for sure, headlights fitted, shortened water and fuel tanks - both fitted with circular gauges, blanking plates fitted (five slats), hand/footholds plated over, cantrail water filler sheeted over, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided sandboxes, no miniature snowploughs fitted.
On July 31st 24123 & 24112 worked the 19.30 Inverness - Euston 'Royal Highlander' as far as ??.
24123 was noted at Inverness on February 3rd.
On July 18th 24123 was noted out of use at Haymarket.
Photograph courtesy Tony Sayer.
With less than a month left in service 24123 stands at Inverness, June 7th 1976. In placing the tablet catcher recess under the driver's window, a minor design change to the window was required. The previous droplight windows were replaced by a sliding window, which became standard on the Class 25s.
Condition final: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headlight location replaced with square plates, shortened water and fuel tanks - both equipped with circular gauges, blanking plates fitted (five slats - at least on BIS side), hand/footholds plated over, cantrail water filler sheeted over, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided sandboxes, three-piece miniatue snowploughs fitted (yellow), battery isolating switch cover - three hole modification with circular covers.
24123 at Polmadie on March 5th 1977.
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Page added August 16th 2016.
Last updated November 10th 2020.
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