Delivered direct to Aberaman Colliery Washery, January 1970. Soon after moving to Wiggins Teape, Ely, Cardiff. When noted there in August 1970 it had acquired light-mid green livery with mainly white handrails suggesting it had visited A. R. Adams & Son Old Dock Works, Newport by then.
It seems that although often recorded as built in 1962, the year it first saw service, a 1961 builders plate was carried. This may be a factor in it not always being correctly identfied. For many years it also retained an 84A shed plate. D2186 was painted into an identical livery in 1972 but carried a 1962 builders plate. It is though possible that sightings for these two between 1971 and 1974 might have inadvertently been wrongly reported if a deailed examination hadn’t been possible.
In 1974 it was sold to the operators of NSF Coed Ely Coking Plant, Tonyrefail.
|D2178||24 February 1970||Moved from NCB Aberaman Colliery Washery to Wiggins Teape, Ely, Cardiff||IRS ref 70-5028|
|D2178||20 August 1970||Wiggins Teape, Ely, Cardiff||Mike Kennard|
|D2178||10 April 1971||Wiggins Teape, Ely, Cardiff||IRS ref 71-175|
|D2178||11 April 1971||Wiggins Teape, Ely, Cardiff||IRS ref 71-5035|
|D2178||28 April 1971||Wiggins Teape, Ely, Cardiff||IRS ref 71-219|
|D2178||23 August 1971||Wiggins Teape, Ely, Cardiff||Vic Burling|
|D2178||18 July 1972||NCBOE Gwaun-ca-Gurwen Disposal Point||Ivor Thomas|
|D2178||21 July 1972||left NCBOE Gwaun-ca-Gurwen Disposal Point||?|
|D2178 (+D2139)||18 June 1974||NSF Coed Ely Coking Plant, Tonyrefail||Ivor Thomas|
|D2178 (+D2139)||20 April 1975||NSF Coed Ely Coking Plant, Tonyrefail||Ivor Thomas|
|D2178 (+D2139)||23 August 1975||NSF Coed Ely Coking Plant, Tonyrefail||IRS ref 75/0505|
|D2178||30 October 1979||BREL Swindon Works||IRS ref 79-6502A|
|D2178 (+D2139)||13 March 1983||NSF Coed Ely Coking Plant, Tonyrefail||Peter Hall|
Further sightings of this locomotive whilst with Adams and subsequently would be welcomed by Peter Hall