D5061 – 24061 – RDB968007

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Arrived at the Railway Technical Centre (RTC), Derby in Autumn 1975 as a replacement for D5901. It was renumbered RDB968007 and saw regular use on the Tribometer train that was formed of Auto-trailer coach RDB975076, van 99990 and Laboratory Coach 22 RDB975036. It also saw use on other test trains. Sightings of this locomotive are sought during its first three years or so at the RTC prior to it being renumbered 97201 in 1979.  Please forward these to Peter Hall.

RDB968007 heads the Tribometer Test Train up Hemerdon Bank, Devon on 19th November 1976   Bernard Mills

This ‘going away’ shot shows RDB968007 hauling the Tribometer Test Train up Hemerdon Bank, Devon on 19th November 1976.. Closest to the camera is Auto-trailer RDB975076.   Bernard Mills

Sightings for D5061

LocoLocationDateSeen by
RDB968007Syston (Tribometer Train)26/04/1976Gerry Desmond
RDB968007Trent Jcns (Tribometer Train)06/05/1976Gerry Desmond
RDB968007Derby RTC11/06/1976Gerry Desmond
RDB968007Syston (Tribometer Train)21/06/1976Gerry Desmond
RDB968007Barrow-on -Soar28/06/1976Gerry Desmond
RDB968007Loughboro-Leicester with 2520712/08/1976Kevin Watson
RDB968007Derby Etches Park13/08/1976Paul Green
RDB968007Derby Etches Park04/09/1976Gerry Desmond
RDB968007Derby Works04/09/1976Paul Green
RDB968007Totnes (Tribometer train)19/11/1976RO 1/77
RDB968007Hemerdon Bank, Nr Plymouth (Tribometer Train)20/11/1976Rail-online.co.uk
RDB968007Derby06/12/1976Tom Bartlett
RDB968007Derby08/01/1977Ian Prince
RDB968007Derby RTC27/01/1977A Ledwick
RDB968007York (Tribometer Train)09/03/1977David Smallwood
RDB968007Derby RTC26/08/1977Paul Green
RDB968007Derby RTC24/09/1977Paul Green
RDB968007Cricklewood Depot01/12/1977Tony Willmore
RDB968007Derby Etches Park28/03/1978railblue.com
RDB968007Derby Works (open day)05/08/1978Kevin Law
RDB968007Derby Works05/08/1978Paul Green
RDB968007Derby Works05/08/1978David Smallwood
RDB968007Derby Etches Park27/12/1978Paul Green
RDB968007Derby Etches Park24/02/1979Kevin Law
RDB968007Derby Works17/03/1979Paul Green
RDB968007Doncaster Works29/07/1979Kevin Law
RDB968007Doncaster Works12/08/1979Peter Hall
RDB968007Doncaster Works29/08/1979Dave Plimmer
(RDB968007)Toton Depot (rubbed down, chalked number?)c15/03/1980Mark Jones

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