D5041, 5041, 24041
D5041, 5041, 24041

Built Crewe Works (from batch 5030 - 5065).
Full size fuel & water tanks.

The sixteen year nine month career of D5041/5041 saw allocations to Eastern Region and London Midland Region depots.

Allocations

The frames for D5041 were laid down during the summer of 1959 at Crewe Works. D5041 was new to Ipswich (32B) on September 28th 1959. Further transfers were:

November 1959 to March (31B).
June 1960 to Ipswich (32B).
August 1967 to Stoke Division (D05).
May 1973 to Crewe.
August 1975 to serviceable store.
August 3rd 1975 - reinstated to Crewe.
October 1975 to serviceable store.
December 1975 - reinstated to Crewe.
December 27th 1975 to unserviceable store.
January 24th 1976 - reinstated to Crewe.
February 1976 to serviceable store.
July 17th 1976 - withdrawn.

Renumbered September 14th 1973.

After withdrawal 24041 was stored at Crewe until May 2nd 1977 when it was moved to Oxford, remaing here until May 17th when it completed its journey to Swindon Works and scrapped there by the middle of June 1978.

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

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Stratford Works July 1962.
Noted Doncaster Works November 1963.
Noted Doncaster Works March 1964.
Noted Derby Works October 1965.
Noted Derby Works October 1966.
Noted Derby Works August 1973.

Highlights

1960
Condition (no date but presumed to be whilst allocated to Ipswich): green livery with frame level stripe, full size fuel & water tanks, steam style shed plate (red) on cab front, ridge sided sandboxes, two-rung bogie mounted footsteps.

1962
Condition (no date but presumed to be whilst allocated to Ipswich): green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, frame level stripe not covered by warning panel, small gap between bottom of yellow panel and stripe; full size fuel & water tanks, steam style shed plate on cab front.

1964
An unidentified Brush Type 2 hauling a Norwich - Bishopsgate goods on February 17th, became derailed on the London side of Shenfield station, blocking both mainlines, strewing wreckage over mile with much damage to the permanent way. Bearing down rapidly on the scene was the 11.50pm Liverpool Street - Ipswich with D5041 in charge, which suffered considerable damage in the ensuing derailment. The lines were reopened within twenty four hours with a 20 mph speed limit. D5041 requiring a visit to Doncaster for repair, being noted there in March.

1968

An undated view of a pair of Class 24s, led by D5041 approach Moulsdworth station with a lengthy freight. The train is coming from the Chester direction, the lines to the right lead to Helsby.
Photograph collection of webmaster.

1970
Condition September: green livery with full yellow ends, no frame level stripe, no blanking plates, hand/footholds present.

1971
On July 10th 5045 & 5041 worked the 1D12 Stoke-on-Trent to Llandudno passenger service.

1973
The TOPS renumbering scheme had in practice been applied very slowly to the locomotive fleet, principally to locomotives going through the major workshops. During September the first Class 24 was renumbered, 24041 after visiting Derby Works for an overhaul, as were the first Class 25s 25208(7558) & 25282(7632).

October: one of the spare Class 24 cabs held at Derby Works was that of 5041.

1977
Condition final: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over No.1 cab, still present No.2 cab, full size fuel & water tanks, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, No.1 cab roof ventilator above cab door not present, but present on No.2 cab, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps.

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