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 In May 1973 it once again met up with D5032 at Crewe Diesel Depot, from where it was withdrawn on 10 August 1975.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 It was withdrawn again on 18 December 1978, before entering service with the Railway Technical Centre at Derby. It was renumbered as 97201 on 18 August 1979, named 'Experiment' in June 1980, and withdrawn for a third time on 4 December 1987, moving to Vic Berry's Leicester yard under its own power in July 1988.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.
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