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North Yorkshire Moors Railway 5/7

The locomotive and engineering workshops at Grosmont are very extensive and easy to reach and there is a real selection of steam and diesel engines on show or in stages of restoration. This Class 24 diesel was parked up at the side of the main workshop.

 

D5061 was also built at Crewe Works and entering service at March, on 15 January 1960. It joined D5032 at Willesden in 1960 and, after a spells at Finsbury Park and Haymarket, returned to the London Midland Region in 1968. In May 1973 it once again met up with D5032 at Crewe Diesel Depot, from where it was withdrawn on 10 August 1975.

 

In October of that year it went to Derby Works, emerging into departmental stock as TDB968007. It was withdrawn again on 18 December 1978, before entering service with the Railway Technical Centre at Derby. It was renumbered as 97201 on 18 August 1979, named 'Experiment' in June 1980, and withdrawn for a third time on 4 December 1987, moving to Vic Berry's Leicester yard under its own power in July 1988.

 

After a protracted stay there, it was purchased for preservation, moving to the Midland Railway Centre on 19 July 1991. A year later it moved to the North Tyneside Railway, before moving south again to the NYMR. Its first duty on this railway was as the star of a KitKat advertisement. After an overhaul and repaint into early green livery (with no yellow!) it has proved to be another reliable worker.

 

This loco is currently in use as the Permanent Way Department's loco, based at Pickering.

 

North Yorkshire Moors Railway 5/7

The locomotive and engineering workshops at Grosmont are very extensive and easy to reach and there is a real selection of steam and diesel engines on show or in stages of restoration. This Class 24 diesel was parked up at the side of the main workshop.

 

D5061 was also built at Crewe Works and entering service at March, on 15 January 1960. It joined D5032 at Willesden in 1960 and, after a spells at Finsbury Park and Haymarket, returned to the London Midland Region in 1968. In May 1973 it once again met up with D5032 at Crewe Diesel Depot, from where it was withdrawn on 10 August 1975.

 

In October of that year it went to Derby Works, emerging into departmental stock as TDB968007. It was withdrawn again on 18 December 1978, before entering service with the Railway Technical Centre at Derby. It was renumbered as 97201 on 18 August 1979, named 'Experiment' in June 1980, and withdrawn for a third time on 4 December 1987, moving to Vic Berry's Leicester yard under its own power in July 1988.

 

After a protracted stay there, it was purchased for preservation, moving to the Midland Railway Centre on 19 July 1991. A year later it moved to the North Tyneside Railway, before moving south again to the NYMR. Its first duty on this railway was as the star of a KitKat advertisement. After an overhaul and repaint into early green livery (with no yellow!) it has proved to be another reliable worker.

 

This loco is currently in use as the Permanent Way Department's loco, based at Pickering.

 

comments (20)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Feb 2012, 01:48
She has had a long and industrious life, Brian...looks like she's about ready for another makeover.
Brian Walbey: She has indeed Ray, but yes, I think she could do with a lick or two of paint.
I'm so impressed that they keep working on these and keep them going!!
Brian Walbey: I guess if they are well maintained they will go on for quite a long while.
Trains, love 'em. Nice commentary too. They really use them for a long time, great engineering.
Brian Walbey: I guess if they are well maintained they will go on for quite a long while.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 10 Feb 2012, 06:56
Makes you believe in us a lot, Brian, right?! Just think of how long WE can last. smile
Brian Walbey: But do we get a lifetime of loving care like these engines do Ginnie, I think most people do, but sadly there are some that don't.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 10 Feb 2012, 07:48
These were solid & reliable locos Brian: we saw them sometimes on the Western Region towards the end of their days
Brian Walbey: I wasn't familiar with this sort very much Chris, it was D5300's and D200's round my way.
Some would say that they are aesthetic .... well that's what I was once told.
Brian Walbey: I don't know about that Richard, this sort are a very functional shape.
  • Fred Adams
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Feb 2012, 09:03
LOL at Richard - fascinating history, almost like a journeyman footballer - could do worse than to apply for the manager's job at LUFC.
Brian Walbey: Yes it certainly has travelled about Fred, both before and after been rescued from the scrapman.
sepia would make it even better I think
Brian Walbey: I thought about that Chantal but historically it is a lot newer than when sepia images were the normal thing.
I know the dates are wrong, but this engine looks as if it has jumped straight out of a WWII movie. It should be crossing the frozen wastes of Poland or somewhere like that.

You can laugh at my imagination. I can't help it. LOL
Brian Walbey: It sounds as though you might have a novel tucked away in there somewhere Sheila. Thanks for your comment.
  • Pedroeric
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Feb 2012, 10:29
Remember these when they first appeared Brian it was the the start of the end of my train spotting days.

Drab and dreary bring back the days of steam.
Brian Walbey: yes I don't remember this type in particular, I also started to lose serious interest when diesels came along, oh and girls smile
Another great picture Brian, a glorious example of our industrial heritage.
Brian Walbey: Yes indeed Neil, and still going strong.
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 10 Feb 2012, 10:46
Even these engines are starting to look good in a nostalgic sense Brian.
Brian Walbey: They are indeed Chad and there are enthusiasts who weren't born during the steam era who are more interested in diesels than steam.
  • Martin
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Feb 2012, 11:08
Looks like a real work horse Brian! Reading your commentary my initial reaction proves founded (long working life), it was certainly built to last! Looks like it could do with some more TLC smile
Brian Walbey: Yes it's certainly been about hasn't it, and it could do with a lick or two of paint.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Feb 2012, 11:17
Looks to a functional workhorse. As much as I prefer steam locos, you do need a diesel where you can just press a button and go. I'm pleased that it's not got the yellow end.
Brian Walbey: It seems to have had quite a busy life Alan, and yes, no horrible yellow end.
I suppose these machines have a certain brutal appeal, a statement of power.
Brian Walbey: Certainly a lot more power than most steam engines I suppose John, and a lot more efficient.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 10 Feb 2012, 13:07
a very true, old, stable loco - and your information is interesting. I know some railway fans whose hearts may be lifting up while seeing your fine train photos since some days!
Brian Walbey: yes this might be a bit scruffy Philine but it's had a hard working life and is still going strong. I have two more lots of train postings coming up during the next couple of months.
Great capture Brian. Thanks for the interesting words!
Brian Walbey: Thanks Richard, a pleasure.
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 10 Feb 2012, 13:43
I am starting to recognise trains now before reading your words Lol, that is really good for me grin
Brian Walbey: Well done Linda, we'll have you and Steve out riding the little Welsh Railways at weekends very soon.
Not a patch on steam, I'm afraid!
Brian Walbey: I'm afraid I have to agree Tom although engines like the Deltics were very impressive.
An interesting story, Brian.
Brian Walbey: Yes it's certainly had a busy life so far.

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