D5024, 5024, 24024
D5024, 5024, 24024

Brand new D5024 in front of the Derby Works Test House, just prior to entering service, dating the picture at the end of September 1959.

The fifteen year ten month career of D5024/24024 saw allocations to Eastern Region and London Midland Region depots.


The frames for D5024 were laid down during the early summer of 1959 at Derby Works. D5024 was new to Ipswich (32B) on October 2nd 1959. Further transfers were:

March 1961 to Stratford (30A)
March 1961 to Willesden (1A) on loan, made permanent June 1961
December 1965 to Bescot (2F)
April 1966 to Birmingham Division (D02)
August 1967 to Stoke Division (D05)
February 1969 to store (at Chester)
March 1969 - reinstated to Stoke Division
March 1972 to Manchester Division (D09)
June 1972 to Stoke Division (D05)
October 1972 to Manchester Division (D09)
May 1973 to Longsight
July 6th 1975 stored serviceable
August 10th 1975 - withdrawn.

Renumbered February 23rd 1974.

24024 was stored at Reddish from July 1975 until February 15th 1977, when it was moved down to Swindon and broken up there by late April 1977.

Movement: 24005/20/21/24 9X45 04.38 Reddish - Crewe - Banbury - Swindon February 15th 1977.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Derby Works October & November 1961.
Noted Derby Works May & June 1963.
Noted Derby Works September 1964.
Noted Derby Works February & March 1966.
Noted Derby Works March 1969.
Noted Derby Works July 1971.


In the north despite the harsh weather Polmadie was still putting to good use the locomotives off the Condor, on January 31st D5024 was noted at Ayr.

Condition February: green livery with small yellow warning panels, squared upper corners, full size fuel tank, shortened water tank, boiler room grilles in place, hand/footholds still present, valencing in place, 'D' prefix present.

On December 23rd the 10.00 Liverpool - Newcastle failed outside Manchester behind 1576. Class 24 5024 brought the train into Victoria station, with 287 taking the train forward to Leeds, where it was replaced by 77, since the Class 40 could not heat the train. The Peak stayed with the next leg of the diagram, the 15.42 to Liverpool.


5023 at St Helens on October 31st 1973. The locomotive still retains its gangway doors and has a neat row of the electrification flashes across the cab front. Some of the frame level valencing is missing and a smaller water tank has been fitted at some point.
Photograph courtesy Tom Sutch.

Condition August: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors still in place, full size fuel tank, shortened water tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided andboxes, some side valencing still present.

On May 23rd 24024 sustained fire damage at Barton Moss whilst working the 6F86 21.55 Brewery Arpley freight.

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Page added July 16th 2016.

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