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).
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.
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.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Glasgow Works November 1971.
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.
Condition June: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headlights fitted, tablet catcher recess present, three piece miniature yellow snowploughs fitted.
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.
On the Highland line the heavier workings often featured a Type 4/Type 2 combination, May 17th’s Royal Highlander, 20.50 London Euston - Inverness was noted behind 24130 & 40173 from Perth.
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.
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 October 6th 24130 was noted on a Thornton trip freight.
24130 was withdrawn on December 1st 1976.
Page added July 23rd 2016.