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.
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)
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to the Stoke Division/Crewe 24050 was stored unserviceable during August 1975, along with many others, and finally withdrawn on October 4th 1975.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 (records incomplete).
Noted Doncaster Works September/October 1961.
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 This move cleared Derby Works of its withdrawn Class 24's and set the trend for the delivery of withdrawn LMR Class 24's to Swindon Works for scrapping.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
Page added April 22nd 2012