D5082, 5082, 24082
D5082, 5082, 24082


24082 at Warrington Arpley, date unknown

Built Crewe Works (from batch 5076 - 5093).

The eighteen year year eight month career of D5082/24082 was spent entirely on the London Midland Region apart from its very brief (paper only?) allocation to the Eastern Region.

Allocations

The frames for D5082 were laid down at Crewe Works during January 1960, D5082 was new to March (31B) on March 29th 1960. Further transfers were:

April 1960 to Willesden (1A), on loan.
May 1960 to Rugby (2A) on loan.
July 1960 to Willesden (1A).
May 1962 to Watford (1C).
January 1963 to Crewe (5A).
April 1966 to Stoke Division (D05).
August 1966 to London Division (D01).
January 1967 to Stoke Division (D05).
May 1973 to Crewe.
July 1976 to store serviceable.
October 1976 - reinstated to Crewe.
March 1st 1979 - withdrawn.

Renumbered October 19th 1973.

24082 was stored at Crewe from early March 1979 until March 20th 1979 when it moved from Crewe to Doncaster Works, where it was scrapped during May 1979.

Movement: 24082 17.40 Crewe – Derby St Mary’s 9Z15 March 20th 1979, attaching 50018 from Laira for Doncaster.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Derby Works November 1960.
Noted Derby Works February, March & May 1962.
Noted Derby Works April, June - August 1963.
Noted Derby Works July, August & November 1965.
Noted Derby Works May 1968.
Noted Crewe Works March & April 1970.

Highlights

1961
A holiday treat for D5082 on Whit Sunday (May 21st?) was handling a Wolverton/Bletchley – Bognor Regis excursion throughout.

Condition May: no yellow warning panels yet.

1973

5082 in work stained green/yellow livery at Bescot on April 23rd 1973.
Photograph courtesy Tony Sayer

Condition September, faded, tatty green livery with full yellow ends, blue blanking plate on non-BIS side, gangway doors in place.

1975
Condition July: blue & yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, shortened fuel & water tanks, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over. Relatively smart condition, recently overhauled?

1976
Class 24's Nos.24082 & 24087 head a Wirral Railway Circle Class 24 Great Central Farewell charter from Crewe to Loughborough via Guide Bridge and Sheffield Victoria on 4th December.

Class 24 Nos.24082 & 24087 at Stockport on a foggy, frosty December 4th. Mercifully the steam heating was warming the train on this cold day.
Photograph courtesy Dave Homer.
24082 & 24087 pass Torside signalbox with the railtour, a good layer of frost coats everything. The signalman took pity on our little group awaiting the arrival of the train and invited us into the warm signalbox. On board the train there appears to be no-one brave enough to stick their head out of the window/door on this chilly morning.
A little further east from Torside the Class 24s attack the approach to Woodhead with some vigour. As the tour travelled eastwards, the weather improved greatly. In this view it appears there is one hardy soul taking in the chilly air from the first carriage.
Photograph courtesy Dave Homer.

1977
On June 5th 1977 a charter was run to Barmouth from Crewe/Chester with the motive power confirmed as two Class 24's. It was decided to make a trip by the ever faithful 1972 Hillman Hunter from Derby to Barmouth to obtain some photographs of the running of this train.


It might have been wise to seek some help as to where were the best locations to capture the train on its journey west. However that was not done so the views that came out were few and far between, but we were young & adventurous in those days, so what can you say!

Two other trains were noted in the book that day on the Cambrian hauled by 25131 & 25143 on the 08.45 1J45 Birmingham - Barmouth and 25253 & 25101 on a twelve coach York - Barmouth charter. Also at Barmouth at the same time but missed by yours truly was 25120 & 25254 on a ten coach Stroud - Barmouth charter. Because the line from Barmouth towards Pwhelli was closed on a Sunday it could be used to stable the charter trains. As usual these were not photographed, but I assume that one of these trains does feature in the close up of 24082 at Barmouth, if only one could go back & do it again!

The two Class 24's working the train were two of the three regulars, in this case 24133 & 24082. On the westbound trip 24133 was leading, on the return from Barmouth 24082 was on the point.

For another review of this day's activities go here to Dave Plimmer's excellent North Wales pages.

24082 leads the train out of Barmouth on the return leg, remarkably on this whole trip the rain held off, despite some ominous clouds.
The tide is out as the train eases towards the well known Barmouth Bridge. In the background and free of cloud can be seen the summit of Cader Idris - I'm told locally that if you can see the summit of Cader Idris its going to rain, and if you can't see the summit then it is raining.
The locomotives have cleared the two prominent spans and head south towards Friog, on the south side of the Mawdacch Estuary. This bridge came under attack from the teredo worm, necessitating expensive repairs to allow continued operation of the service to Barmouth & Pwhelli.
A close up of the flag bedecked cab of 24082 at Barmouth station. I suppose that the Class 25's were so familiar that back then it was felt un-necessary to photograph both trains together at Barmouth, in hindsight clearly a serious error of judgement.
With 24133 leading, and with much evidence of a heavy exhaust this must be somewhere close to the summit at Talerdigg. The dull day certainly didn't assist in my amateur photography lesson.

A pair of Class 24’s, 24133 & 24082 paid a visit to York on October 1st whilst in charge of the RCTS ‘Roses No.2 Rail Tour’. Originating from Crewe and picking up at Stockport, it traversed the Pennines via the Woodhead route. The GC route was used to Treeton Jct, north to Rotherham, Mexborough & Doncaster then onto York via Knottingley. The return was via Normanton, Wakefield Westgate, Mirfield, Sowerby Bridge and Hebden Bridge for the run across Copy Pit, then Accrington, Blackburn, Bolton and Manchester Victoria. The Type 2’s made a fine run up Miles Platting bank before turning at Ashton Moss N & S junctions to reach the outbound route at Denton. Throughout the railtour the timetable was maintained very closely.

Class 24 Nos. 24082 & 24133 at Dringhouses, just south of York on the return leg of the 'Roses No.2 Rail Tour', October 1st. Must have been a mellow group, there are no heads sticking out of any windows.
Photograph collection of webmaster.

December 3rd saw 24082 & 24133 handling a charter from Crewe to Aberystwyth via Chester & Shrewsbury.

1978
On January 14th 24082 & 24133 worked a roundtrip St Pancras - Liverpool charter via Leicester and Nuneaton. The ten coach train was routed from London St Pancras – Bedford Station – Wigston South – Nuneaton – Water Orton – (via Sutton Park line) – Walsall – Portobello Junction – Wolverhampton – Wellington – Shrewsbury – Wrexham – Chester – Helsby – Halton Junction – Runcorn – Liverpool Lime Street and returning from there: Runcorn – Weaver Junction – Crewe - Alsager - Stoke-on-Trent – Uttoxeter – Stenson Junction – Sheet Stores Junction – Loughborough – Leicester – London St Pancras. Good timekeeping was maintained on this railtour.


Photograph courtesy Al Paterson.
24082 & 24133 exit Belsize Tunnel on January 14th 1978 with the St Pancras - Liverpool railtour (detailed above). Time has not been kind to the image, but views of this railtour south of Leicester are quite rare, not helped by the overcast, wet weather.

On April 15th a Brighton - Blaneau Ffestiniog 'The Welsh Highlander' excursion arrived at Llandudno Junction behind 47436, the roundtrip over the Blaneau Ffestiniog branch was worked by 24082 & 25043.

A seasonal diagram featured the 09.42 Llandudno - Manchester, 13.30 return, 16.42 Llandudno - Crewe, 20.30 Crewe - Bangor and 22.45 return as far as Llandudno. On May 25th 24082 operated this diagram throughout, continuing onto the next day’s, but was replaced at Chester by 25161 whilst on the 13.30 ex Manchester. 24082 handled this diagram on June 8th & 9th, on 10th it worked a Llandudno – Euston excursion as far as Crewe.

Its June 9th 1978 and the 07.42 Llandudno - Manchester Victoria is in the hands of 24082, seen here leaving Colwyn Bay. There are more details (above) on this passenger diagram.
Photograph courtesy Larry Goddard.

The additional summer services and holiday extras provided plenty of unusual diesel haulage on the North Wales line, but the star turn was still the diagram commencing with the 09.42 Llandudno - Manchester (see above). June 28th - 30th & July 3rd & 4th saw 24082 on this diagram.

On August 29th 24082 was noted on a Llandudno - Crewe service.

On October 7th the RPPR 'Conway Consort' railtour from London Paddington to Blaneau Ffestiniog utilised 24082 & 40113 from Llandudno Junction to Blaenau Ffestiniog with 24082 alone returning the railtour to Llandudno Junction.

On November 13th 24082 worked the 11.41 Garston - Margam empties as far as Hereford.

1979
On a snowy February 14th 24082 was noted stabled at Cockshute with 25215, possibly the pair had just returned from a trip to Cauldon Low.


24082 at Llandudno Junction shed, date unknown
24082 is in its final condition, blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, shortened fuel & water tanks, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over
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