D5014, 5014, 24014
D5014, 5014, 24014

Built Derby Locomotive Works
Full size fuel & water tanks
Ventilator: 5/4 on side without battery isloating switch
Athermos axleboxes

The sixteen year five month year career of D5014/24014 included allocations to the London Midland Region, Southern Region and and Scottish Region.

Allocations

The frames for D5014 were laid down during the first quarter of 1959 at Derby Works. D5014 was new to Crewe South (5B) on May 9th 1959. Further transfers were:

May 1959 to Derby (17A) on loan
May 14th 1959 to Hither Green (73C) on loan
June 1962 to Rugby (2A)
June 1962 to Hither Green (73C) on loan
June 1962 to Rugby (2F), later (1F)
December 1964 to Longsight (9A)
April 1965 to Rugby (1F)
November 1965 to Longsight (9A)
April 1966 to London Division (D01)
July 1966 to Birmingham Division (D02)
May 1967 to to Stoke Division (D05)
October 1971 to Polmadie (66A)
March 1972 to Eastfield (65A)
July 7th 1975 stored serviceable
October 5th 1975 - withdrawn

Renumbered March 1974.

After withdrawal 24014 was stored at Carlisle from November 1975 until December 8th 1977 (also reported some time in store at Carstairs??) when it moved to Doncaster Works, where it was broken up by March 1978.

Its December 18th 1977 and 24014 had arrived at Doncaster Works about ten days prior to this view, within three months it will be reduced to scrap.

Movement: 24007/14/90, 24108 14.00 Carlisle - Doncaster 9Z14 December 8th 1977.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Derby Works January 1960 (collision damage).
Noted Eastleigh Works March 1962.
Noted Derby Works August 1962.
Noted Derby Works January & August 1963.
Noted Doncaster Works October 1963.
Noted Derby Works February 1966.
Noted Derby Works January & February 1967.
Noted Derby Works March 1974.

Highlights

1959
D5014 was one of the Class 24s transferred on loan to Hither Green (73C). It was fitted with headboard brackets for use on the Southern Region's named trains. However over time the brackets from the No.1 cab were removed, possibly because of a full cab replacement at some point. The headboard brackets on the No.2 cab were retained until withdrawal.

1960
On January 11th a damaged D5014 was noted for repair at Derby Works having sustained injury somewhere on the Southern Region.

1963
The BR Sulzer Type 2s still received overhauls at Doncaster, D5014/47/70/71 being so noted during October.

1968
Condition circa 1968: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, yellow panel covers frame level stripe, full size fuel tank, shortened water tank, Athermos axleboxes, valencing in place, number prefixed by 'D', no headboard brackets at No.1 end, two-rung bogie mounted footsteps.

1972
Condition August: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors in place, full sized fuel tank shortened water tank, SKF axleboxes, two-rung bogie mounted footsteps, most valencing still in place, paintjob suggests previous overhaul was at Derby, no headboard brackets on No.1 cabfront.

1975
Condition final: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headcode discs centered on cab front, full size fuel tank shortened water tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, two-rung bogie mounted footsteps, no headboard brackets on No.1 cabfront, headboard brackets on No.2 cabfront, ridged sandboxes.

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