D5019, 5019, 24019
D5019, 5019, 24019

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

The sixteen year three month career of D5019/24019 began with allocations to the London Midland Region, Eastern Region and Scottish Region.

Allocations

The frames for D5019 were laid down during the spring of 1959 at Derby Works. D5019 was new to Crewe South (5B) on July 11th 1959. Further transfers were:

July 1959 to Derby (17A) on loan
September 1959 to Crewe South (5B)
October 1959 to Camden (1B)
December 1965 to Bletchley (1E)
April 1966 to London Division (D01)
July 1966 to Birmingham Division (D02)
June 1967 to Stoke Division (D05)
January 25th 1969 withdrawn (stored at Chester)
October 5th 1969 - reinstated to Holbeck (55A)
May 1971 to Gateshead (52A)
October 1971 to Polmadie (66A)
March 1972 to Eastfield (65A)
July 7th 1975 stored serviceable
October 5th 1975 - withdrawn

Renumbered May 3rd 1974.

After withdrawal 24019 was stored at Carlisle until February 14th 1978 when it was moved to Doncaster Works, being broken up there during June 1978.

Movement: 24019/66, 24102/121 07.00 Carlisle - Doncaster 9Z14 February 14 1978. (25191 to Skipton, then 31183 to Doncaster)

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Derby Works June 1960.
Noted Derby Works January & February 1962.
Noted Derby Works June & July 1962.
Noted Derby Works May & December 1963.
Noted Eastleigh December 1965.
Noted Derby Works April 1966.
Noted Derby Works January 1970.
Noted Derby June 1972.
Noted Glasgow Works May 1973.

Highlights

Condition (no date, early 60s?): green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, yellow extends over frame level stripe, full size fuel & water tanks, two-rung bogie mounted footsteps, athermos axleboxes, steam style shedplate on cab front.

1964
On November 18th D5019 was unable to heat the 09.50 Birmingham - Euston, it was replaced by 44942. As the month closed out regular electric working on the WCML advanced southwards from Nuneaton to Rugby.

1970
One of the newly transferred Eastern Region Class 24s, 5019 in multiple with 5173 found itself on front line passenger duty on January 23rd when the 12.10 Swansea - Newcastle arrived at York short of fuel. After a quick engine change the Type 2ís completed the journey to Newcastle, both returning south later that day on a parcels working.

1972
A lengthy train of vans powered by Haymarket allocated 5019 was an unusual visitor to Preston on July 18th.

1973
The failure of Class 47 No.1859 on a northbound Motorail service on July 19th brought 5019 & 5398 to the rescue, being noted heading through Stirling during the evening.

1978
Final condition: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headcode discs centered on cabfront, full size fuel & water tanks, hand/footholds plated over.

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Page added July 1st 2016.

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