The fourteen year nine month career of D5150/24150 was spent allocated to Eastern Region and Scottish Region depots.
The frames for D5150 were laid down at Derby Locomotive Works during October 1960, D5150 was new to Gateshead (52A) on February 27th 1961. Further transfers were:
September 1968 to Holbeck (55A)
Renumbered April 16th 1974.
After withdrawal 24150 was stored at Millerhill from October 1976 until June 17th 1977 when it was forwarded to Doncaster Works and broken up by July 1977.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Darlington Works August 1961.
D5150 was noted at Darlington Works during August.
On July 22nd D5150 worked the eight coach (1N73?) 16.40 Blackpool - Newcastle service. Presumably it had worked the westbound leg earlier in the day.
Condition July: green livery with small yellow warning panels, considerable roof and bodyside staining in the radiator area.
The final summer working of the Saturday’s only Stranraer – Newcastle passenger occurred on September 2nd with Gateshead’s D5150 & D5147 in charge.
Condition July: blue/yellow livery, two numbers on each bodyside and a BR emblem on each cabside, straight sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps.
After calling Gateshead home for seven years 5147 - 5150 were allocated to Leeds Holbeck (55A) during September.
Noted in blue livery by June.
Noted under repair at Glasgow Works during October was 5150.
5150 was noted at Manchester Victoria on November 18th having brought in a service from York (ex 02.10?) - this service could produce a Class 24/25/40.
5150 & 5113 worked a Leeds - Blackpool North service on July 18th.
Easter 1971 had been marred by an ongoing ASLEF work to rule. Amongst other issues crews were refusing to operate locomotives which did not carry a supply of ear protectors. These uncertain conditions hampered the promotion of the many excursions over the long Easter weekend, whilst many did not run, those running tended to be lightly loaded. One that did run was on Easter Monday, April 12th, with 5150 hauling the 1G08 09.30 Castleford - Scarborough.
As part of the reshuffling of the fleet in October 5147 - 5150 moved to the Scottish Region to assist in the withdrawal of the remaining NBL & Clayton products. 5147 & 5148 moved to Polmadie (66A) whilst 5149 & 5150 moved to Eastfield (65A).
Condition (after Glasgow repair): blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, shortened fuel & water tanks - both fitted with circular gauges, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps.
By late August the No.1 cab had acquired a small crease high up on the sheeted over gangway doors.
On July 18th 24150 was noted under repair at Haymarket.
On October 4th 24150 was noted on the 1E83 17:10 Edinburgh - Newcastle passenger service.
24150 was stored during October/November, initially at Millerhill, then withdrawn at the beginning of December.
Condition final: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, shortened fuel & water tanks - both fitted with circular gauges, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, one ventilator on the top row (BIS side) filled in with what appears to be a rusty sheet of metal.
With the delivery of D5150, the orders for a total of 151 Class 24s were completed. There would be a gap of about six weeks before Darlington released the first Class 25/0 and almost two years before Derby released the first of its Class 25s - D5186.
A builders plate from 24150 (Derby 1961) sold at Stafford Auctions for £210 during May 2012.
Page added September 11th 2016.