The frames for D5035 were laid down during the late spring of 1959 at Crewe Works. D5035 was new to March (31B) on August 31st 1959. Further transfers were:
February 1960 to Stratford (30A)
Renumbered April 7th 1974.
After withdrawal 24035 was stored at Crewe until moved to Doncaster Works on December 13th 1978 and scrapped there by the January 1979.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works March 1962.
1959 - D5035 was part of the first batch of Class 24's to be built at Crewe Works (D5030 - D5037), being one of the forty eight allocated to March (31B). These locomotives would join the new Brush & NBL Type 2's in the dieselisation of East Anglia.
1961 - In April D5035 moved to Willesden (1A), ending its time on the Eastern Region.
1962 - During March D5035 visited Derby Works. Possibly whilst at the Works it acquired the small yellow warning panel, with rounded corners at the top. The cantrail level boiler water filler cover appeared new, possibly a replacement added during its visit.
1967 - With the electrification at the southern end of the LMR progressing and with more arrivals to the London Division from Derby Works of the latest Class 25's there began a gradual migration northwards of the older Type 2's, during March D5035 found a new home in the Birmingham Division (D02). During August a further move north, along with a great many others saw D5035 reach the Stoke Division (D05).
1970 - An unusual working for 5035 was the 6F01 10.35 Millerhill - Tyne on December 15th, somewhat off the beaten track for a Crewe based Class 24.
An unremarkable shot circa April 1972 of 5035 at Stoke on Trent in green livery with full yellow ends. What is amazing is this was taken with a venerable Kodak Instamatic 100. Little else of this film has survived and it is most certain that the locomotive, in the guise of 24035 outlived the camera by quite a bit.
1975 - On January 11th 24034 & 24035 were noted heading north through Huddersfield with an aggregates train.
The mass storage and withdrawals of the Class 24's in the summer included 24033 (August) & 24034 (July) but passed 24035 by, the locomotive was in Derby Works from June to August undergoing a major repair, alongside 24023 & 24083 these would be the last of the Class to receive a major repair anywhere. During this repair the boiler water tank was removed, as happened to several other Class 24's late in their lives.
1977 - April 15th found 24035 & 24023 working a freight to Rugby, about as far south as the Class 24's would now venture.
1978 & 1979 - Additional summer services and holiday extras provided plenty of unusual diesel haulage on the North Wales line, however the star turn was still the diagram commencing with the 09.42 Llandudno - Manchester. The few remaining Class 24's were frequent performers on this diagram, July 12th saw 24023 start the diagram but it was replaced on the 20.30 Crewe - Bangor by 24063, which got only got as far as Chester before 24035 took over, which succumbed at Llandudno Junction!
Withdrawal for 24035 came in October with the locomotive stored at Crewe until December 13, when 24035 & 24047 were dragged across the Pennines as the 05.00 9Z10 Crewe Depot - Doncaster Works special. After a career of just under twenty years 24035 was reduced to scrap during January 1979.
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