D5040, 5040, 24040
D5040, 5040, 24040


Its January 23rd 1977 and 24040 has reached the end of the road, seen here being stripped of parts at Swindon Works.

Built Crewe Locomotive Works
Cab roof ventilators sheeted over at some point (whilst on the ER?)
Received two-tone green livery

Allocations

The frames for D5040 were laid down during the summer of 1959 at Crewe Works. D5040 was new to Ipswich (32B) on October 12th 1959. Further transfers were:

November 1959 to March (31B)
June 1960 to Ipswich (32B)
June 1965 to Tinsley (41A)
July 1965 to Ipswich (32B)
January 1966 to Bletchley (1E)
August 1967 to Stoke Division (D05)
May 1973 to Crewe
December 1975 stored unserviceable
January 4th 1976 - withdrawn.

Renumbered March 4th 1974.

24040 was stored at Crewe from December 1975 until December 7th 1976 when it moved to Swindon Works, and was scrapped there by the second week of February 1977.

Final movement: 24040/59/89/135 Crewe - Swindon via Banbury December 7th, 1976 by 25157.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Stratford April 1962.
Noted Derby Works April - July 1965.
Derby Works July 1970?? (noted ex-works in service).
Noted Derby Works April 1975.

Highlights

1965
During June/July D5040 was briefly loaned to Tinsley depot (41A), however D5040 was at Derby Works during most of this period. When outshopped it was one of a handful to receive the two-tone green paint scheme. Additionally the exhaust port had been moved to the engine room roof.

1968

5040 & 5044 pass through Preston on August 3rd 1968. Both locomotives still carry their roof level water filler covers, and it appears both have the cab roof ventilators covered over.
Photograph courtesy Geoff Coward.

1970
A treat for enthusiasts at the London end of the WCML on August 8th was the arrival of Crewe based 5032 & 5040 on a southbound coal train (to Chelsea Basin?). Although once very familiar to this area, by this time they were rarely seen south of Rugby. Their return to the north was very prompt, light engines only.

1974
During 1974 it was noted that there was no ventilator on No.1 end cab roof 2nd man's side.

Final condition: full size fuel tank, shortened water tank, gangway doors sheeted over, foot/handholds removed from body sides. No ventilator on cab roof No.2 end both sides.

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