D5039, 5039, 24039
D5039, 5039, 24039

Its June 12th 1977 and 24039 & 24041 have come to the end of the line in Swindon Works Yard. However it will be at least another year before both are reduced to scrap.

Built Crewe Locomotive Works.
Full size fuel & water tanks.
Four upper and four lower air filters on non-BIS side, three upper and four lower on BIS side.
Cab roof ventilators sheeted over at some point (whilst on the ER)
Boiler water tank removed.
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: ?? months.
Time between withdrawal and scrapping: 24 months.

Allocations

The frames for D5039 were laid down during the summer of 1959 at Crewe Works. D5039 was new to Ipswich (32B) on September 24th 1959. Further transfers were:

December 1959 to March (31B)
June 1960 to Ipswich (32B)
August 1967 to Stoke Division (D05)
May 1973 to Crewe
May 2nd 1976 stored serviceable
July 17th 1976 - withdrawn.

Renumbered June 8th 1974.

24039 was stored at Crewe from May 1976 until May 2nd 1977 when it departed Basford Hall for Oxford. It remained at Oxford until May 17th 1977 when it moved to Swindon Works. It was scrapped at Swindon Works by the third week of July 1978.

Final movement: 24038/39/41/46 06.50 Crewe-Oxford-Swindon May 2nd-17th 1977.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Doncaster Works October 1964.
Noted Derby Works April 1965.
Noted Derby Works February & March 1966.
Noted Derby Works February 1967.
Noted Derby Works January 1973.
Noted Derby Works April 1975.

Highlights

1959
D5039/24039 seems have to spent its working life out of the spotlight, its the vast majority of its comings and goings lost in history.

However it did attract the BR Publicity photographer whilst under construction at Crewe Works (the board on the side of the locomotive shows 'No.10', it is presumed this is from Crewe's first order, thus this should be D5039).

Photograph collection of Ian Hammond.
An overhead view of Bo-Bo Class Diesel No. 10 under construction at Crewe Works during the summer of 1959. Assuming locomotive No.1 became D5030, then No.10 should be D5039. In a short while the engine/generator set will be placed into the body.

Photograph collection of webmaster.
With several steam locomotives in the background undergoing repair, Bo-Bo Class Diesel No. 10. is about to recieve its engine/generator set.

1960
Condition April: green livery with frame level stripe full size fuel & water tanks, side ventilators 3/4 on BIS side, 4/4 non-BIS side, two-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided sandboxes, cab roof ventilators (located above the cab doors) present.

1962
Condition date uncertain: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, there is a small gap between the bottom of the warning panel and the frame level stripe, full size fuel & water tanks, side ventilators 3/4 on BIS side, 4/4 non-BIS side, two-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided sandboxes, engine exhaust may be in two locations (circular port sheeted over?), all cab roof ventilators (located above the cab doors) were covered over.

1972
Condition no month: green livery with full yellow cab fronts, no frame level stripe, gangway doors present, full size fuel & water tanks, side ventilators 3/4 on BIS side, 4/4 non-BIS side, two-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided sandboxes, all cab roof ventilators present, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over.

1973
Condition August: green livery with full yellow cab fronts, no frame level stripe, gangway doors present, full size fuel & water tanks, side ventilators 3/4 on BIS side, 4/4 non-BIS side, two-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided sandboxes, all cab roof ventilators present, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over.

1977
Condition final: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, full size fuel tank, no water tank, buffer beam steam pipe connctions removed, side ventilators 3/4 on BIS side, 4/4 non-BIS side, two-rung bogie mounted footsteps, straight sided sandboxes, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over.

Photograph courtesy Paul Corrie.
Its about July 1978 and 24039 has been removed from its bogies and is in the process of finally being broken up, two years after having been taken out of service.

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