The fifteen year seven month career of D5147/24147 was spent allocated to Eastern Region & Scottish Region depots.
The frames for D5147 were laid down at Derby Locomotive Works during October 1960, D5147 was new to Gateshead (52A) on December 17th 1960. Further transfers were:
November 1967 to Holbeck (55A).
Renumbered April 1974.
After withdrawal, caused by a collision, 24147 was stored at Carstairs from July 1976 to September 1977 when it was forwarded to Doncaster Works (noted York September 15th 1977) and broken up by the last week of November 1977.
Movement: 24009, 24128, 24147 Carstairs - Doncaster Works via ECML (noted York September 15th 1977).
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Darlington Works November 1963.
The condition reports indicate that throughout the life of D5147/24147 the locomotive retained shortened fuel & water tanks, at some point both headcode boxes acquired sloped sides ('fairings'), and it was one of several Class 24s to carry green livery with its TOPS number applied.
Condition April (ex-works): green livery with small yellow warning panels, square upper corners, warning panel covers frame level stripe, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, steam style shedplate on cabfront, no blanking plates, hand/footholds present, No.1 cab roof fitted with a modified headcode box, with sloped sides.
During 1967 double headed Gateshead Type 2s were again diagrammed to work the Saturday’s only Newcastle - Ayr - Stranraer passenger in both directions. So noted in June & July were D5097/D5112 (24th), D5149/D5112 (1st), D7601/D5149 (8th), D7611/D5051 (15th) & D5101/D5112 (22nd), Scottish examples filled in, especially on the eastbound runs after failures had occurred. These workings must be considered one of the more interesting service/routes worked by the Class 24s, regretably there seems to be little photographic record of these workings.
The final summer working of the Saturday’s only Stranraer – Newcastle passenger occurred on September 2nd with Gateshead’s D5150 & D5147 in charge.
Visitors to Derby included D5147 in April.
After calling Gateshead home for seven years 5147 - 5150 were allocated to Leeds Holbeck (55A) during September.
The last summer season working of the 09.25 Scarborough - Manchester ran on September 5th behind 5182 whilst the 11.00 (SO) Filey - Huddersfield was noted behind 5147.
Condition August: green livery with full yellow cabfronts, TOPS numbering, gangway doors sheeted over, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, straight sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps.
24147 was noted at Glasgow Works during September & October.
On November 26th the 17.15 Edinburgh - Dundee diesel multiple unit failed shortly after departure, 24147 was used to push the unit back into Waverley, where another unit was found to work as far as Cupar.
The infamous 1E83 17.10 Edinburgh – Newcastle continued to operate with a variety of motive power during September with 55004 (8th), 24110 (15th) & 24147 (19th). Other workings reported include on October 7th 24147 on the 17.52 Dundee – Glasgow Queen Street throughout.
Condition final: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, straight sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps??, both headcode boxes were modified with sloping sides.
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