5009, 24009
D5009, 5009, 24009


Photograph courtesy G W Sharpe
D5009 in what appears to be almost ex-works condition awaits departure from Birmingham New Street on June 30th 1962. When compared to the first examples of the class, this machine, along with D5008, has only four ventilators on the top row, instead of five found on other early examples.

The seventeen year career of D5009/24009 commenced with just over two years on loan to Hither Green before transferring to the London Midland Region and finally the Scottish Region.

Allocations

The frames for D5009 were laid down at Derby Works during December 1958 and was delivered new to Crewe South (5B) on March 14th 1959, but then immediately loaned to Derby (17A). Further transfers were:

March 1959 to Hither Green (73C) on loan
May 1962 to Crewe South, then Crewe North (5A)
November 1963 to Willesden (1A)
January 1964 to Crewe (5A)
January 1965 to Camden (1B)
December 1965 to Bletchley (1E)
April 1966 to London Division (D01)
April 1967 to Stoke Division (D05)
March 1971 to Eastfield (65A)
August 1975 to store & reinstated to Haymarket September 8th 1975
May 1976 to store (unserviceable)
Withdrawn July 18th 1976.

Renumbered April 1974.

24009 was stored at Carstairs from May 1976 to August 1977, before moving to Doncaster during August 1977, and being scrapped by the last week of November 1977.

Movement: 24009, 24128, 24147 Carstairs - Doncaster Works (via ECML) September 15th 1977.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Eastleigh Works August 1961.
Noted Derby Works June & July 1962.
Noted Derby Works June 1963.
Noted Derby Works July 1964.
Noted Derby Works May 1965.
Noted Derby Works July - September 1966.
Noted Derby Works October 1967.
Noted Glasgow Works June 1974.
Noted Glasgow Works May & June 1975.

Highlights

1959
D5009 was one of fifteen Type 2s loaned to the Southern Region pending delivery of the BRCW Type 3s.

On July 3rd 1959 D5001 & D5009 were noted on an educational excursion routed via the East Putney line bound for the SE Division. Similar educational excursions were run during July to Southampton & Portsmouth, via Eastleigh, again using pairs of Type 2s.

Condition August: green livery with frame level stripe, full size fuel tank, full size water tank, no blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds present, cantrail level water filler cover fitted, ridge sided sandboxes, two-rung bogie mounted footsteps, side ventilators 3/4 BIS side, 4/4 non-BIS side, engine exhaust in original location.

1961
A football match between Dartford & Bristol on November 25th 1961 saw two eleven coach specials run. The second one ran with D5013 & D6573 as far as Kensington where steam locomotive 6960 took over. More interestingly the first ran with D5009 & D6523 throughout, making the journey via Clapham Jcn, Salisbury, Westbury and Bath.

1962
Condition June: green livery with small yellow warning panels, square upper corners, SR headboard/lamp brackets fitted (both cabs), full size fuel tank, full size water tank, no blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds present, ridge sided sandboxes, two-rung bogie mounted footsteps.

1967
On March 23rd D5005 & D5009 were working a demolition train at Olney, Northamptonshire, the wagons containing many parts from the station and the yard.

Condition March: green livery with small yellow warning panels, square upper corners, warning panel covers frame level stripe, SR headboard/lamp brackets fitted (both cabs), full size fuel tank, shortened size water tank, no blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds present, ridge sided sandboxes, two-rung bogie mounted footsteps, engine exhaust located above engine room.

1969

Almost a decade has passed and 5009 is now seriously in need of a classified repair. Seen here at Crewe on August 15th 1969.
Photograph courtesy Tony Sayer.

Condition June: green livery with small yellow warning panels, square upper corners, SR headboard/lamp brackets fitted (both cabs), full size fuel tank, shortened water tank, most bodyside valencing fitted, no blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds present, ridge sided sandboxes, two-rung bogie mounted footsteps, engine exhaust located over engine room.

1971
Condition June: blue/yellow livery, yellow livery applied to roof gutter, gangway doors sheeted over, headcode discs centered on cabfront, SR headboard/lamp brackets fitted (both cabs), full size fuel tank with circular gauge fitted, shortened water tank, bodyside valencing removed, no blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, ridge sided sandboxes, two-rung bogie mounted footsteps.

1975
24009 was Glasgow's last repair of one of the early Class 24 build, during May & June 1975. Within a month many Scottish Class 24s were placed into store including virtually ex-works 24009 during August. Fortunately 24009 was quickly returned to service, being noted as an exhibit at Carlisle Open Day on August 30th. Unfortunately despite its recent overhaul it did not remain in service long enough to justify the cost of its overhaul.

The twenty original BR Sulzer Type 2s built by Derby as part of the Modernisation Plan were mostly retired during 1975, but it would fall to 24009 to be the last of this group to be retired, during July 1976.

1977

On a dull November 6th 1977 24009 stands stripped at the back of Doncaster Works, just a bodyshell & bogies for the cutters torch. The cab front still carries the headboard brackets unique to the pilot batch, and the centre headcode discs are now placed centrally on the cab front, a sign of a repair carried out at Glasgow.
Photograph courtesy Tony Sayer.

Condition Final: blue/yellow livery, yellow livery applied to roof gutter, gangway doors sheeted over, headcode discs centered on cabfront, SR headboard/lamp brackets fitted (both cabs), blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over.

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Last updated October 28th 2016.

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