The sixteen year one month year career of D5018/24018 began with allocations to the London Midland Region, Southern Region and Scottish Region.
Built Derby Locomotive Works.
The frames for D5018 were laid down during the spring of 1959 at Derby Works. D5018 was new to Crewe South (5B) on June 27th 1959. Further transfers were:
July 1959 to Derby (17A) on loan.
Renumbered April 16th 1974.
After withdrawal 24018 was stored at Carlisle until August 1975 when it moved to Cadder Yard during October, remaining here until October 1975 when it moved to Glasgow Works. On January 23rd 1976 24018 moved to Doncaster Works and was broken up there during June 1976.
Movement: 24003/12/18/96 Glasgow Works – Doncaster (via ECML) January 23rd 1976.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works May - July 1961.
Condition July: green livery with frame level stripe, Athermos axle boxes, ridge sided sandboxes, two rung bogie mounted footsteps, full size fuel & water tanks, air filters non-BIS side 5/4.
The August bank holiday weekend saw a considerable use of Type 2’s (both the BR/Sulzer & Metro Vick types) out of St Pancras, being common on Derby & Nottingham services, frequently doubleheaded. Cricklewood’s new diesel multiple units were also in use, running as reliefs in eight coach formations. As the week continued the number of pairings eased off, on August 29th the 8.45am Manchester - St Pancras had D5706 with eleven coaches, similarly noted was D5018 on an up eleven coach relief on September 12th, three days later the same machine was piloting the Up ‘Palatine’ with 44855 on nine coaches.
Condition no date circa 1963: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, warning panel covers frame level stripe; steam style shedplate on cabfront, Athermos axleboxes, two rung bogie mounted footsteps, air filters non-BIS side 5/4.
Condition October (cab side view only): green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, warning panel covers frame level stripe; steam style shedplate on cabfront, Athermos axleboxes, two rung bogie mounted footsteps, full size fuel & water tanks, ridged sandboxes, exhaust located above engine room (?).
Page added July 4th 2016.