Wednesday 11 October 2023

Caledonian Railway Diesel Gala, 4th August 2023 Part 3: 27024

27024 was new as D5370 in January 1962, allocated to 51L Thornaby, one of a batch of no-boiler locomotives. After a move to the LMR in December 1965, it came to the ScR in November 1969. Withdrawn in July 1987, as part of the mass cull of Class 27. BR then continued to use the locomotive for apprentice training as ADB968028. It was with this number that it entered preservation at Northampton, later purchased to come to Brechin in April 1992, where it was restored, using parts recovered from MC Metals. In its preservation career, it has also worked on the Lakesde & Haverthwaite Railway on loan.

Running onto the train at Bridge of Dun.

Running around at Brechin.

Removed from the train, after arrival at Bridge of Dun.

Departure from Brechin.

Preparing to come on a train at Bridge of Dun.

Now on the train and preparing for another departure to Brechin.