D5018, 5018, 24018
D5018, 5018, 24018

Built Derby Locomotive Works
Full size fuel & water tanks
Athermos axleboxes

The sixteen year one month year career of D5018/24018 began with allocations to the London Midland Region, Southern Region and Scottish Region.

Allocations

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
September 1959 to Crewe South (5B)
October 1959 to Camden (1B)
April 1960 to Hither Green (73A) on loan
May 13th 1960 to Camden (1B)
December 1965 to Bletchley (1E)
March 1966 to Crewe North (5A)
April 1966 to Stoke Division (D05)
September 1966 to Birmingham Division (D02)
June 1967 to to Stoke Division (D05)
October 1971 to Polmadie (66A)
March 1972 to Eastfield (65A)
July 7th 1975 stored serviceable
August 16th 1975 - withdrawn

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

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Derby Works May - July 1961.
Noted Derby Works January - March & August 1962.
Noted Derby Works January - March 1963.
Noted Derby Works January, February, May, June, September 1964.
Noted Derby Works August 1965.
Noted Derby Works March 1966.

Highlights

1959
D5018 was noted in almost ex-works condition alongside Platform 6 at Derby on July 13th.

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.

1963
Severe weather resumed on January 18th plunging many parts of the country into a further week of struggles. The severe weather reached the East Coast, with heavy freezing, causing adhesion problems for the DMU’s working on the steeply graded lines of the East Riding of Yorkshire. Further south the GE line Type 4’s from Stratford were not doing well with a number of Type 2’s substituting. So noted during this period was D5044 on the 12.40 Harwich - Rugby and D5018 on the 5.15 Colchester - Glasgow, both diesels being replaced at Peterborough.

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 (?).

1973
Condition April: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headcode discs centered on cab front, athermos axles boxes, straight sided sandboxes, air filters non-BIS side 5/4, Glasgow positioned blue star coupling codes, centered but higher than normal at hinge level of lower discs, blanking plates fitted .

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Page added July 4th 2016.
Last updated May 19th 2017

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