D5058, 5058, 24058
D5058, 5058, 24058

The fifteen year nine month career of 5058/24058 saw allocations to Eastern Region & London Midland Region depots.

Built Crewe Locomotive Works.
Shortened fuel tank & full size water tank.
Four upper and four lower air filters on non-BIS side, three upper and four lower on BIS side.
Tripcock fitted (Eastern Region modification).
Original exhaust port covered but not immediately removed.
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: ?? months.
Time between withdrawal and scrapping: 12 months.

Allocations

The frames for D5058 were laid down at Crewe Works during September 1959, D5058 was new to March (31B) on January 1st 1960. Further transfers were:

March 1961 to Finsbury Park (34G).
July 1966 to London Division (D01) on loan, made permanent August 1966.
April 1967 to Stoke Division (D05).
May 1973 to Crewe.
October 4th 1975 - withdrawn.

Renumbered February 16th 1974.

After withdrawal 24058 was stored at Crewe until August 4th 1976 when it moved to Swindon Works and was broken up by the third week of October 1976.

Movement: 24049/58/62/92 Crewe Banbury - Swindon August 4th 1976 by 25188.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Stratford Works September 1961 (casual heavy, derailment damage).
Noted Doncaster Works March & May 1963.
Noted Derby Works June 1966.
Noted Derby Works February 1972.

Highlights

1963
Condition no month: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, gap between warning panel and frame level stripe, shortened fuel tank, full size water tank, no blanking plates, hand/footholds present, valancing still fitted, ridge sided sand boxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, two engine exhaust ports, original circular one is covered over, locomotive is ex-works.

1967
During March & April demolition of the former Midland Railway Bedford - Northampton line took place. London Division (D01) allocated D5058 and another unidentified Class 24 were recorded during March working trains recovering a variety of materials, including sleepers and track.

Condition March: green livery with small yellow warning panels, squared upper corners, warning panel covers the frame level stripe, full size water tank, shortened fuel tank, blanking plates in place, valancing still fitted, trip cock equipment fitted, hand/footholds present.

1970
Condition November: green livery with small yellow warning panels, squared upper corners, blanking plates fitted.

1975
On May 22nd whilst shunting parcels stock at Stafford 08179 was hit head on by 84005 hauling a northbound freightliner train. The leading cab of the electric and the cab of 08179 were damaged, the shunter rode up onto the frame of the first parcel wagon, seriously damaging the wagon and causing damage to the radiator area of 08179. Two breakdown train were on hand to clear the wreckage, one was hauled by 24058.

In the early hours of June 6th whilst waiting on the slow lines with a coal train at Nuneaton station 25286 witnessed the high speed derailment of the 5ths 23.30 Euston Glasgow sleeper service. The two locomotives, 86006 & 86242 became parted, with the latter causing considerable damage to itself and the station, bringing down several gantries that caused minor damage to the Class 25. All the coaches were derailed, with damage being heaviest at the front of the train, tragically six lives were lost. By the evening of 6th the Bescot, Crewe & Saltley cranes were present alongside other engineering trains, in the hands of 24074, 47034 and three Class 25s. Six coaches, (five sleepers and a BG) were broken up on site. By the 11th engineering/rewiring trains were still present including 24074 and 25193, the latter having been on-site since the day of the accident. Two days later only 24058 was on hand with an engineers train.

24058 was withdrawn on October 4th 1975.

24058 arrived at Swindon Works for scrapping with at least one builder's plate still attached.

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Page added June 14th 2016.
Last updated November 11th 2017

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