Arrived at the Railway Technical Centre (RTC), Derby in late Summer 1969 from Finsbury Park. Its regular use appears to have been on the Tribometer Train, although it may have been used for other test trains. The Tribometer train was formed of Auto-trailer coach RDB975076, van 99990 and Laboratory Coach 22 RDB975036. It was taken out of use towards the end of 1975 and left Derby on 18th February 1976 destined for scrapping at Doncaster Works. Its role as regular motive power for the Tribometer Train being taken by Class 24 24061 (ex D5061) which was renumbered RDB968007.

Please submit any sightings you may have made of D5901from the Summer of 1969 until the Spring of 1976. Those of it working the Tribometer or other test trains away from the Derby area will be of particular interest.

Sightings for D5901

LocoLocationDateSeen by
D5901Derby RTC28/09/1969RO Nov 1969 page 368
D5901Derby RTC05/10/1969Bob Stone
D5901Derby RTC11/04/1970Bob Stone
D5901Derby RTC13/06/1970Robert Mullins
D5901Toton02/08/1970p.584 10/70 RM
D5901Derby RTC08/08/1970Robert Mullins
D5901Derby29/08/1970Brian Cuttell
D5901Derby RTC00/03/1972Mike Martin
D5901Derby RTC12/04/1972Paul Green
D5901Derby RTC17/04/1972Paul Green
D5901Derby RTC30/05/1972Paul Green
D5901Derby RTC01/07/1972Robert Mullins
D5901Derby RTC09/07/1972Paul Green
D5901Derby RTC16/07/1972Paul Green
D5901Derby RTC09/08/1972Paul Green
D5901Leicester05/10/1972R Mag Dec 1972 pp 665
D5901Wolverhampton (Tribometer Train)06/10/1972Geoffrey F. Bannister
D5901Wolverhampton (Tribometer Train)16/10/1972p.51 1/73 RM
D5901Wolverhampton (Tribometer Train)18/10/1972p.51 1/73 RM
D5901Wolverhampton (Tribometer Train)20/10/1972p.51 1/73 RM
D5901Mill Hill Broadway23/10/1972p.51 1/73 RM
D5901Leicester TMD27/10/1972Phil Bell
D5901Derby RTC16/12/1972Phil Bell
D5901Harpenden02/01/1973p.159 3/73 RM
D5901Mill Hill13/02/1973p.261 5/73 RM
D5901Derby RTC18/02/1973Phil Bell
D5901Derby RTC24/02/1973Phil Bell
D5901Derby RTC18/03/1973Tom Bartlett
D5901Derby RTC08/04/1973Stewart Hookins
D5901Derby RTC20/05/1973Stewart Hookins
D5901Derby RTC20/05/1973Paul Green
D5901Leicester (Tribometer Train)03/06/1973Gerry Desmond
D5901Derby RTC23/06/1973Paul Green
D5901Dore (Tribometer Train)31/07/1973Peter Hall
D5901Derby RTC05/08/1973Stewart Hookins
D5901Derby RTC11/08/1973Tom Bartlett
D5901Derby RTC11/08/1973Tom Bartlett
D5901Derby RTC13/08/1973Paul Green
D5901Derby RTC16/08/1973Paul Green
D5901Derby RTC25/08/1973Paul Green
D5901Derby RTC28/08/1973Tom Bartlett
D5901Chesterfield30/08/1973Tom Bartlett
D5901Derby 31/08/1973Tom Bartlett
D5901Chesterfield (Tribometer Train)04/09/1973Peter Crawley
D5901Clay Cross (1Z22)13/09/1973Brian Cuttell
D5901Derby RTC29/09/1973Gerry Desmond
D5901Dronfield (Tribometer Train)04/10/1973Peter Hall
D5901Stafford (Tribometer Train)12/11/1973Neil Phillips
D5901Derby RTC08/12/1973Paul Green
D5901Crewe engine sidings07/01/1974p.204 4/74 RM
D5901Derby Etches Park18/05/1974A Ledwick
D5901Derby RTC22/06/1974Paul Green
D5901Derby RTC30/06/1974Guy Tritton
D5901Derby RTC04/08/1974Peter Hall
D5901Derby28/08/1974Brian Cuttell
D5901Derby30/08/1974Brian Cuttell
D5901Derby RTC31/08/1974Stewart Hookins
D5901Derby RTC31/08/1974Gerry Desmond
D5901Derby RTC31/08/1974Paul Green
D5901Derby RTC21/09/1974Paul Green
D5901Derby22/09/1974Tom Bartlett
D5901Derby RTC28/09/1974Paul Green
D5901Derby RTC07/10/1974Paul Green
D5901Derby08/10/1974Brian Cuttell
D5901Derby RTC (stabled)31/12/1974Keith Riley
D5901Derby RTC25/01/1975Paul Green
D5901Derby RTC22/03/1975Ian Prince
D5901Derby RTC29/03/1975Rob Stpne
D5901Lincoln St. Marks (Tribometer Train)18/06/1975Paul Cooke
D5901Lincoln St. Marks (Tribometer Train)19/06/1975p.259 8/75 RO
D5901Boultham Crossing (Tribometer Train)19/06/1975Steve Webster
D5901Lincoln St. Marks (Tribometer Train)20/06/1975p.259 8/75 RO
D5901Derby RTC16/08/1975Peter Hall
D5901Derby30/08/1975Tom Bartlett
D5901Derby RTC30/08/1975Paul Green
D5901Derby07/09/1975Tom Bartlett
D5901Doncaster Works06/04/1976Kevin Watson
D5901Doncaster Works13/06/1976Ian Prince
D5901Doncaster Works15/08/1976Tom Bartlett
D5901Doncaster Works12/09/1976Tom Bartlett
D5901Doncaster Works31/10/1976Ian Prince
D5901Doncaster Works28/11/1976Ian Prince
D5901Doncaster Works20/01/1977Paul Carpenter
D5901Doncaster Works23/01/1977P.14 Traction 02/07
D5901Doncaster Works27/01/1977Paul Green

Last updated: 25th January 2019