D5130, 5130, 24130
D5130, 5130, 24130

Class 24 No.5130 heads 'The Orcadian' and features in an advert for AEI products.

The sixteen year three month career of D5130/24130 was spent allocated only to Scottish Region depots.

Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works (batch D5114 - D5150).
Shortened fuel & water tanks.
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, winterisation features: boiler room grille, gangway door weatherstripping, headcode box weatherproofing.
Circular gauge added to fuel tank.
Cantrail level water filled not sheeted over.
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: 20 months.
Time between withdrawal & scrapping: 9 months.


The frames for D5130 were laid down at Derby Locomotive Works during the spring of 1960, D5130 was new to Inverness (60A) on September 3rd 1960. Further transfers were:

November 1975 to Haymarket.
October 7th 1976 to store (serviceable).
December 1st 1976 withdrawn.

Renumbered April 1974.

After withdrawal 24130 was stored at Haymarket from October 1976 to January 1977, then Millerhill Yard from January 1977 to June 15th 1977 when it was moved to Doncaster Works and broken up by September 1977.

Movement: 24069/94, 24120/30 Millerhill - Doncaster w/e June 18th 1977.

The end of the road for 24130 at Doncaster Works on August 7th 1977.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Glasgow Works November 1971.
Noted Glasgow Works March 1975 (full repaint).


On June 27th D5130 was noted passing Dalnacardock (Highland mainline) with a mixed freight.

Condition July: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, bottom of panel covers frame level stripe; gangway doors in place with heavy weatherstripping, tablet catcher equipped, no headlights, steam style shed plate on cabfront, shortened fuel & water tanks, blanking plate fitted (five holes), three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided sandboxes, three piece miniature snowploughs fitted.

D5130 worked the 17.35 Glasgow Queen Street - Aberdeen on February 7th.

D5130 worked the 18.10 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee on June 28th.

5130 worked the 10.30 Inverness - Wick/Thurso on September 4th.

5130 worked the 1S81 20.32 Carlisle - Perth on December 24th.

5130 worked the 06.55 Perth - Inverness on August 21st.

5130 & 5120 worked the 11.25 Inverness - Glasgow Queen Street on August 22nd.

5130 & 5338 worked September 7th's 20.20 Euston - Inverness forward from ??


Photograph collection of webmaster.
5130 basks in the sun at Inverness Depot on February 8th 1972. The locomotive comes with all its Scottish extras, headlights, tablet catcher, 60A steam syle shed plate, modified boiler room blanking plate and Inverness style draughtproofing on the gangway doors and weatherproofed headcode box glazing. It is also missing a sandbox. The bodyside BR emblem is larger than normal.

5130 & 5332 worked the 10.50 Inverness - Wick on March 9th, 5130 returned with the 17.20 Wick - Inverness.

On June 8th 5130 & 5333 worked the 14.10 Edinburgh - Inverness.

Condition June: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headlights fitted, tablet catcher recess present, no miniature yellow snowploughs fitted, blanking plates fitted (five hole), hand/footholds sheeted over, cantrail water filler not sheeted over, shortened fuel & water tanks, fuel tank has circular gauge.

On August 22nd 5130 was shunting at Elgin.

5130 worked the 17.50 Kyle of Lochalsh - Inverness on September 22nd.

5130 & 5334 worked the 14.40 Edinburgh - Inverness on February 23rd.

The RCTS 'The Skye Sleeper Special' ran over the weekend of April 6th - 8th from Leeds to Kyle of Lochalsh. The motive power was predictable, 1111 to Edinburgh, 368 to Inverness, 5332 Inverness - Kyle - Inverness. The return was bedevilled by engineering work with 5334 & 5130 working Inverness - Perth - Larbert - Greenhill Junctions - Cowlairs - Springburn - Barrhead - Kilmarnock - Dumfries - Carlisle, 210 to Newcastle - York - Leeds.

On June 28th 5130 worked the 17.00 Inverness - Wick/Thurso.

Condition June: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headlights fitted, tablet catcher recess present, three piece miniature yellow snowploughs fitted.

During March the LNER Society Kylesider railtour ran from Euston to Kyle of Lochalsh. the Inverness - Kyle roundtrip was worked by 5118 & 5130 (5118 leading out of Inverness). On this trip the sandbox on 5118 at the No.1 end 2nd man's side was missing.

Condition March: blue/yellow livery, yellow paint extends to cover guttering above cab windows, 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 present, large BR double arrow emblem, ridged sided sandboxes, three rung bogie mounted footsteps.

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. 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.

In recognizing their bleak future the works overhaul programme ceased in 1975 with 24130 at Glasgow in March 1975 and 24052/83/ (?) at Derby in August 1975. Glasgow would still see a few more Class 24s for repair, but these would be of a casual, unclassified nature.

On the Highland line the heavier workings often featured a Type 4/Type 2 combination, May 17ths Royal Highlander, 20.50 London Euston - Inverness was noted behind 24130 & 40173 from Perth. On May 27th 24130 worked an Inverness - Kyle of Lochalsh trip.

On the night of July 17th/18th 24120 & 24130 worked the overnight Royal Highlander service forward from Perth. 24130 was in very smart condition. Five days later on July 23rd 26036 & 24130 at Perth with a southbound passenger working. 24130 & 26033 worked the 17.35 Glasgow Queen Street - Inverness on July 31st.

On August 5th 24130 worked the 10.50 Inverness - Wick/Thurso and the 17.05/17.33 Wick/Thurso - Inverness. On August 8th 24130 was stabled at Inverness.

24130 was stabled on Haymarket at lunchtime on May 2nd.

On July 18th 24130 was noted under repair at Haymarket.

On August 11th the 12.15 Inverness Glasgow used 24129 & 24130 instead of the booked Class 26s.

On September 27th 24130 was noted at Haymarket depot undergoing light repair.

On October 6th 24130 was noted on a Thornton trip freight.

24130 was withdrawn on December 1st 1976.

Condition final: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headlight location sheeted over with square plates, tablet catcher recess present, three piece miniature yellow snowploughs fitted, shortened fuel & water tanks, fuel tank fitted with circular gauge, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided sandboxes, blanking plates fitted (five holes), hand/footholds plated over, cantrail water filler not sheeted over, weatherproofed headcode box glazing.

Photograph collection of webmaster.
24130 location & date unknown. It has now regained its missing sandbox and has a circular gauge on the fuel tank, it still retains its roof level boiler water filler and has the louvred blanking screen.

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Page added July 23rd 2016.
Last updated December 29th 2021.

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