D5065 5065 24065
D5065, 5065, 24065

Built Crewe Works (from batch 5030 - 5065).
Shortened fuel tank, full size water tank.

The sixteen year two month career of 5065/24065 saw allocations to Eastern Region, London Midland Region & Scottish Region depots.

Allocations

The frames for D5065 were laid down at Crewe Works during November 1959, D5065 was new to March (31B) on February 2nd 1960. Further transfers were:

October 1960 to Willesden (1A).
May 1961 to Finsbury Park (34G) on loan, made permanent June 1961.
August 1966 to Haymarket (64B) on loan, made permanent September 1966.
March 1968 to Eastfield (65A).
May 1968 to Longsight (9A) on loan.
June 1968 to Manchester Division (D09).
November 1968 to Stoke Division (D05).
November 1970 to Haymarket (64B) on loan, made permanent December 1970.
May 1975 to Eastfield.
July 7th 1975 - to serviceable store.
December 18th 1975 - reinstated to Haymarket.
October 22nd 1976 - to store unserviceable.
December 31st 1976 - withdrawn.

Renumbered October 1973.

During July 1975 24065 was stored at Cadder Yard before moving to Carstairs from October to December 1975, from there it was reinstated to service. During October 1976 it was stored at Haymarket, then moved during January 1977 to Millerhill, remaining there until moved on May 4th 1977 to Swindon Works and broken up by the first week of June 1977.

Movement: 24065, 24107/15/24 02.20 Millerhill-Derby-Gloucester-Swindon May 4th 1977.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Derby Works February & March 1961.
Noted Doncaster Works February, March & July 1963.
Noted Doncaster Works January & December 1964.
Noted Derby Works June 1966.
Noted Crewe Works September 1968.
Noted Glasgow Works February - May 1971.

Highlights

1964
Condition circa 1964: green livery with small yellow warning panels, squared upper corners, yellow extends over frame level stripe; steam style shed plate on cabfront, full size water tank, shortened fuel tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds present.

1971
5065 reached Bardon Mill colliery on September 7th on the regular turn from Carlisle.

1972
Light duty on August 27th for 5065 & 5094 was one BG on the Edinburgh Carstairs portion of the Up West Coast Postal.

1976
On July 18th 24065 was noted on a ballast working at Inverness.

Possibly the last working for 24065 took place on October 21st working a Thornton trip.

Final condition: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headcode discs centered on cab front; full size water tank, shortened fuel tank with circular gauge fitted, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, non-standard number style (similar to 25217).

1977
Only one batch of Scottish allocated Class 24s was taken to Swindon Works for scrapping, 24065 was part of that batch, all would be broken up very quickly at Swindon.

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