D5050, 5050, 24050
D5050, 5050, 24050

The sixteen year career of D5050/24050 started out on the Eastern Region, transferred to the Scottish Region before heading to the London Midland Region for the remainder of its career.

Allocations

The frames for D5050 were laid down during the late summer of 1959 at Crewe Works. D5050 was new to March (31B) on November 27th 1959. Further transfers were:

September 1960 to Stratford (30A)
March 1961 to Finsbury Park (34G)
October 1966 to Eastfield (65A) on loan
December 1966 to Haymarket (64B)
January 1968 to Longsight (9A) on loan, Manchester Division (D09) from June 1968
September 1968 to Stoke Division (D05)
March 1969, stored (at Chester)
April 1969, reinstated (to Stoke Division), to Crewe May 1973 following abolition of the LMR Divisions
August 1975, stored unserviceable
October 4th 1975 - withdrawn.

Renumbered March 22nd 1974.

After seven years allocated to the Stoke Division/Crewe 24050 was stored unserviceable during August 1975, along with many others, and finally withdrawn on October 4th 1975. Initially stored at Crewe, 24050 was moved to Derby Works during October 1975 for asbestos cladding removal, spending two months here until moved to Swindon Works on December 18th 1975. 24050 was broken up by early December 1976.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Doncaster Works September/October 1961.
Noted Stratford Works June 1962.
Noted Doncaster Works May 1963.
Noted Doncaster Works October 1964.
Noted Derby Works February/March 1966.
Noted Derby Works December 1970.
Noted Derby Works April 1972.

Highlights

On December 18th 1975 24042/45/48/50 were moved from Derby Works to Swindon Works. This move cleared Derby Works of its withdrawn Class 24's and set the trend for the delivery of withdrawn LMR Class 24's to Swindon Works for scrapping.

Pictures of D5050/24050

Manchester Piccadilly station sometime during 1968. D5050 was transferred from the Scottish Region to Longsight during January 1968.
Photograph courtesy Geoff Coward.
Class 24 No. 5050 on display at Crewe Electric Open Day on September 17th 1972.
Photograph courtesy Ian Hammond.
24050 at Swindon Works on November 7th 1976.

Page added April 22nd 2012

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