The allocation history of this locomotive has it first being allocated to Hamilton in February 1960. Transferring to Polmadie in May 1960. Finally transferring to Eastfield in September 1967.
This though is not fully born out by the observations. The sightings at Greenock suggest either a loan to this sub-shed of Polmadie or even a transfer for various periods. Also, was it actually transferred to Ayr in 1966 prior to transferring to Eastfield the following year.
The locomotive was withdrawn from Eastfield in December 1968 where it was initially stored.
The locomotive was sold to R. E. Trem & Company, Finningley, near Doncaster. They in turn sold it to Shipbreaking (Queenborough), Oueenborough, Isle of Kent for further use.
Movement from Glasgow to the Isle of Sheppey would appear to have been taken in part or most likely in whole by road. In addition to the accompanying photographs there is a report of it being sighted at Stamford on 20th May 1969 on road transport.
It was put into use on the internal network of lines then operated by Shipbreaking (Queenborough). These had in the past been operated by Settle, Speakman & Company. D2726 was also in use at this location at that time.
It remained in use until it was exported to Italy in February 1977. Further details and sighting prior to February 1977 can be found here.
On arrival in Italy It was initially stored in the premises of or adjacent to Acciaieria Ferriera Adriatica (A.F.A.) in the docks area. A.F.A. itself was actually just a holding company (a steel warehouse in effect, used for import/export purposes)?, part of the much larger Lombarde Falck (now Gruppo Falck) enterprise. A.F.A. in Trieste seems to have gone out of business around 1973 and these buildings were reported out-of-use by 1974. It is then recorded as having been used at the Lucchini Group steelworks at Servola.
Recent research by David Gregory casts doubt on the Servola reference. David says that a list of all Lombarde Falck holdings show no evidence of any link to the Servola steelworks which was actually part of the ILVA company - known simply as 'Italsider' at the time of the locomotives' export to Trieste. Servola has since changed hands and names several times! In fact, any documentation that suggests that Ex BR locomotives were exported for use by Lucchini at Servola is an anachronism - Lucchini group did not have any holding/interest at Servola until 1995.
Sightings for D2432
|D2432||Cowlairs Works, Glasgow||02/03/1960||RO 1960 page 128|
|D2432||Polmadie Depot||17/07/1960||Andrew Lait|
|D2432||Greenock (up goods)||03/09/1960||RCTS Photo Archive CH00681|
|D2432||Polmadie Depot||14/01/1961||paul carpenter b/w slide|
|D2432||Polmadie Depot||08/01/1962||Dave Hird|
|D2432||Polmadie Depot||22/04/1962||Roy Hennefer|
|D2432||Polmadie Depot||14/06/1962||Ian Ward|
|D2432||Polmadie Depot||08/07/1962||Roger Smith|
|D2432||Polmadie Workshops||23/09/1962||BLS Dec 1962 Page 172|
|D2432||Greenock Ladyburn shed||14/04/1963||Robin Lush|
|D2432||Polmadie Depot||19/04/1963||David Hunt|
|D2432||Polmadie Depot||20/04/1963||Ian Ward|
|D2432||Polmadie Depot||12/01/1964||Tony Burgess|
|D2432||Polmadie Depot||11/04/1964||David Lewis|
|D2432||Polmadie Depot||26/07/1964||Ian Lander|
|D2432||Polmadie Depot||02/08/1964||Roy Hennefer|
|D2432||Polmadie Depot||09/08/1964||Charles Taylor|
|D2432||Polmadie Depot||16/08/1964||Bob Stone|
|D2432||Polmadie Depot||04/10/1964||David Hunt|
|D2432||Polmadie Depot||22/11/1964||Roy Hennefer|
|D2432||Polmadie Depot||18/04/1965||A Ledwick|
|D2432||Polmadie Depot||18/04/1965||Roy Hennefer|
|D2432||Polmadie Depot||01/08/1965||Bob Wallen|
|D2432||Polmadie Depot||01/08/1965||Bob Stone|
|D2432||Polmadie Depot||07/08/1965||Roy Hennefer|
|D2432||Polmadie Depot||10/04/1966||Roy Hennefer|
|D2432||Polmadie Depot||11/04/1966||Alan Ledwick|
|D2432||Ayr Depot||19/06/1966||Bob Stone|
|D2432||Ayr Depot||27/08/1966||stuart ottaway|
|D2432||Ayr Depot||27/08/1966||Peter Martin|
|D2432||Ayr Depot||28/03/1967||Adrian Booth|
|D2432||Ayr Depot||20/08/1967||Philip Cartwright|
|D2432||Eastfield Depot||10/09/1967||Roy Dean|
|D2432||Eastfield Depot||10/03/1968||Peter Martin|
|D2432||Eastfeild Depot||25/05/1968||Alan Turton|
|D2432||Eastfield Depot||28/07/1968||Peter Martin|
|D2432||Eastfield Depot||03/08/1968||Robert Warburton|
|D2432||Eastfield Depot||27/08/1968||Robert Warburton|
|D2432||Eastfield Depot||12/01/1969||Philip Cartwright|
|D2432||Eastfield Depot||20/04/1969||Peter Martin|
|D2432||Gosforth High Street (on road transport)||19/05/1969||Brian Henderson|
|D2432||Stamford (on road transport)||20/05/1969|
|D2432||Medway Services, M2, Kent (on road transport)||20/05/1969||Peter Hall (IRS)|
|D2432||Shipbreaking (Queenborough), Queenborough||24/01/1971||Gordon Edgar|
|D2432||Shipbreaking (Queenborough), Queenborough (wharf)||22/10/1972||Gordon Edgar|
|D2432||Shipbreaking (Queenborough), Queenborough||08/11/1975||Mike Martin|
|D2432||Shipbreaking (Queenborough), Queenborough||24/01/1976||Tom Bartlett|
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