D5098, 5098, 24098
D5098, 5098, 24098|
Photograph by Arthur Staddon / courtesy CIKF Photo Archive.
D5098 at the east side of Selby station looking north on May 8th 1963. Barlby Mills is just visible in the distance above Selby Yard goods sheds. The building with chimney, to the right of the locomotive, is Ousegate Maltings.
The fifteen year three month career of D5098/24098 saw allocations to North Eastern Region and Scottish Region depots.
Built BR Darlington Works (batch D5094 - D5113).
Shortened fuel tank & full size water tank (retained until withdrawn).
Four upper and four lower air filters on non-BIS side, three upper and four lower on BIS side.
Headcode discs centered on cab front (Glasgow modification).
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: ?? months.
Time between withdrawal & scrapping: 8 months.
The frames for D5098 were laid down at Darlington Works during December 1959, D5098 was new to Gateshead (52A) on May 26th 1960. Further transfers were:
March 1963 to York (50A).
June 1967 to Holbeck (55A).
October 1971 to Polmadie (66A).
March 1972 to Eastfield (65A).
August 4th 1975 - stored serviceable.
August 16th 1975 withdrawn.
Renumbered February 1974.
After withdrawal 24098 was stored at Cadder Yard from August 1975 until October 1975 when it was moved to Glasgow Works. It remained there until February 18th 1976, when it was forwarded to Doncaster Works and was broken up by May 1976.
Movement: 24008/95/98 Glasgow Works – Doncaster February 18th 1976.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Darlington Works August 1960.
Noted Darlington Works January - April & June 1961 (continuous?).
Noted Derby Works February & October 1967.
Noted Glasgow Works May 1969 (repainted blue livery?).
Noted Glasgow Works August 1972.
Noted Glasgow Works October 1973 (collision damage).
Noted Glasgow Works September 1974.
Noted Glasgow Works May 1975.
D5098 was part of a batch of eighteen (D5096 - D5113) delivered from Darlington Works to Gateshead (52A) during 1960. Delivery date from Darlington for D5098 was May 26th.
Condition new: green livery with frame level stripe, full size water tank, shortened fuel tank, boiler room grills, hand/footholds present, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, engine exhaust in original position.
Photograph courtesy Dave Burdon.
Two wonderful views of D5098 at Carlisle Citadel on August 1st 1960. D5098 is about two months out of Darlington Works and still retains its ex-works finish. It has presumably brought in some sort of working from the Newcastle area.
Photograph courtesy Dave Burdon.
Whilst D5098 rests at Carlise the sun catches its still fresh paintwork, the grey trim on the boiler room grill is still obvious.
D5098 was present at Darlington Works from January to June, it seems the Class 24s, despite their newness, were frequent visitors to the Works, some like D5098 for considerable lengths of time.
D5098, D5099 & D5100 were transferred to York during March, and along with a number of others were partly responsible for the closure of Scarborough shed on May 18th 1963, the steam freight workings being replaced by D5096/98/99 & 5100/76 the following Monday.
Condition date uncertain: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, shortened fuel tank, full size water tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds present, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, engine exhaust in original position, steam style shedplate on cabfront (showing 50A).
On September 6th a Southport - Scarborough service was worked by 44686 to Leeds, with D5098 taking the service forward, and presumably handling the return to Leeds (?).
On Sunday March 7th noted on York shed were D5096, D5098, D5099, D5100 & D5239.
Condition date uncertain: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, shortened fuel tank, full size water tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds present, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, steam style shedplate on cabfront (showing 50A).
An Open Day at Leeds Holbeck on September 30th, no doubt celebrating the twilight of steam in the area, especially the few remaining Jubilees, found the following Sulzer Type 2’s on ‘display’: D5096, 5100/73/79, 5254/90, 7526/48/68-70/95 & 7625.
D5098 visited Derby Works during February & October.
From the departed Steam & Sail collection comes this classic view of the Heysham - Leeds oil tanks, possibly about 1967 when the oil tank train was frequently doubleheaded with a Carnforth 9F and a Type 2, in this case D5098.
On June 14th D5098 was noted passing Huddersfield with a down Wigan - Leeds vans.
Condition date uncertain but most likely 1968: plain green (no stripes), full yellow cabfront, red bufferbeams, light grey roof, yellow axle box covers, engine exhaust in original location, some valencing missing, gangway doors present, hand/footholds present, blanking plates fitted, 'D' prefixes present (Derby repaint?).
The exceptional condition of D5098 as detailed above may have been to celebrate the opening of Stourton Freightliner terminal. D5098 with headcode 1G01 and two coaches were noted at the Freightliner terminal for its opening ?? date not known?? At this time D5098 was a Holbeck engine.
Condition February: green livery with full yellow cabfronts, gangway doors present, steam style shed plate on cabfront, full size water tank, shortened fuel tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds present, straight sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, some valencing missing.
5098 visited Glasgow Works during May.
Condition October: blue livery with full yellow cabfronts, gangway doors present, steam style shed plate on cabfront, full size water tank, shortened fuel tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds present, straight sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, bodyside valencing removed, original engine exhaust location.
Photograph courtesy Tony Sayer.
5098 and its train of parcels stock is about to disappear under Holgate bridge at the south end of York station on July 29th 1971. Within a couple of months the Scottish Region would be its new home.
On August 29th 5098 & 5099 (both in blue livery) worked a twelve coach mystery excursion from the Whitehaven area to Cleethorpes, running via Carnforth, Skipton, Leeds avoiding line and the Doncaster avoiding line. It is presumed the Class 24s worked throughout.
A re-shuffling of the fleet took place to bring to an end the few remaining NBL & Claytons locomotives on the Scottish Region. Part of this plan involved Type 2s from Gateshead & Holbeck, which included 5098 moving to Polmadie during October.
When Polmadie shed closed in March 5098 moved across town to Eastfield (65A). During August 5098 made a brief visit to Glasgow Works.
5098 visited Glasgow Works for accident repairs during October.
24098 was noted at Glasgow Works during September.
During August 24098 was stored serviceable and then withdrawn.
Photograph courtesy Tony Sayer.
Its the end of the line for 24098 at Glasgow Works on October 21st 1975, however it will require a tow down to Doncaster before it is finally cut up.
24098 had been noted at Glasgow Works during May, by August it was in store with other Class 24s at Cadder Yard, whether it saw service between May & August is uncertain. Although several Class 24s ended their days at Glasgow, 24098 was not to be one of them, it was eventually towed down to Doncaster on February 18th 1976 and broken up there in May 1976.
Condition final: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headcode discs centered on cabfront, full size water tank, shortened fuel tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps.
Page added April 22nd 2004.
Last updated July 12th 2020.
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