The fifteen year six month career of D5127/24127 was spent allocated only to Scottish Region depots.
Built BR Derby Locomotive Works (batch D5114 - D5150).
The frames for D5127 were laid down at Derby Locomotive Works during May 1960, D5127 was new to Inverness (60A) on July 30th 1960. Further transfers were:
November 1975 to Haymarket.
Renumbered October 1974.
After withdrawal 24127 was stored at Carstairs until moved to Doncaster depot during May 1976, remaining there until about December 1976 when it was moved to Doncaster Works and broken up by April 1977.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Inverurie Works September 1967.
On March 23rd an eighteen coach ‘Grand Tour’ excursion ran from Edinburgh to Perth via Carlisle starting out with D368 & D1973. At Perth Class 5 44997 & A4 60009 replaced the diesels for the run to Aberdeen. Here Type 2s D5070 & D5127 ran out over the GNS mainline to Keith, Craigellachie and the Speyside line to Aviemore. A stop was made here to add D5122 for the run south over the Highland mainline, the two steamers rejoining the train at Perth for the final leg to Edinburgh.
On April 13th D5127 was noted at Saughton Junction with the nine coach 16.37 Edinburgh Waverley - Inverness.
Condition April: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, solid boiler room blanking plate - four slats, no headlights, steam style shedplate on cab front, three piece miniature ploughs (black).
D5127 worked the 11.35 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street on May 2nd.
Condition August: green livery, blanking plate fitted (four slats).
D5127 worked the 18.10 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee on November 27th.
D5127 worked the 18.10 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee on December 12th.
Condition July: blue/yellow livery, large BR emblem on bodyside, tablet catcher equipped
On August 30th 5127 & 5116 were noted on a Dunfermline - Perth service (Edinburgh - Inverness??).
Condition September: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors present with heavy weather-stripping, modified headcode box No.2 end, headlights fitted, tablet catcher equipped, boiler room blanking plate - four slats.
On October 7th the Wirral Railway Circle 'Orcadian' railtour utilised 5127 & 5129 roundtrip (?) between Inverness & Wick.
24127 was noted at Glasgow Works on October 12th.
From time to time pairs of Type 2s were still utilised on the heavier, longer distance Scottish workings, on May 3rd the 15.35 Glasgow Queen Street – Aberdeen was powered by 25026 & 24127.
24127 was noted at Inverness on August 13th.
A long distance LNER Society trip to Wick/Thurso over September 12th – 14th ran from Mossend to Inverness behind 26037 & 26043, Inverness to Wick behind 24117 & 24126, the Thurso branch handled by 24112. On returning to Inverness 24125 & 24127 were waiting for the run to Perth, allowing 40164 the short hop to Mossend for an electric back to London. This was most likely the last significant railtour to utilise Class 24s north of Inverness because during October they were transfered to Haymarket in exchange for Class 26s. At this time their headlights were removed.
On November 12th 24127 was noted at Glasgow Queen Street in charge of the 08.35 service to Oban, Class 27s being the more normal power on this line.
Condition final: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors removed, headlight location sheeted over with square plates at No.1 end, headlights fitted at No.2 end; shortened fuel & water tanks, fuel tank has circular gauge, solid blanking plates fitted (four slats), hand/footholds plated over, cantrail water filler present, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided sandboxes. three piece miniature snowploughs fitted, vertically hinged battery isolating switch cover, modified headcode box at No.2 end, has sloping wings similar to 24147.
Page added July 30th 2016.