Class 24 24061 - 97201

This locomotive was a former Class 24 locomotive, which was acquired by the R&DD in 1975. It was initially numbered RDB 968007but was given its Class 97 number in 1979.

It was employed hauling various test-trains mainly the Tribometer train until retirement in 1988. It was painted in RTC's distinctive red/blue livery and named "Experiment". After withdrawal it was preserved on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

 

At the Basingstoke Railfair on 27th September 1987

P Searle

97201 on the Tribometer train at Old Dalby

Colin Marsden

97201 at Derby in the late 1980s

Paul Hadfield

97201 is seen at the Coalville Mantle Lane Open Day on the 31st May 1987.

Ian Cracknell

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