D5069 5069 24069
D5069, 5069, 24069

Photograph courtesy Tony Sayer.
24069 at Edinburgh Haymarket depot on June 5th 1976.

Built Derby Locomotive Works (from batch 5066 - 5075).
Shortened fuel tank, full size water tank.

The sixteen year four month career of 5069/24069 saw allocations to Eastern Region & Scottish Region depots.

Allocations

The frames for D5069 were laid down at Derby Works during September 1959, D5069 was new to March (31B) on January 1st 1960. Further transfers were:

December 1960 to Stratford (30A).
January 1961 to Finsbury Park (34G).
August 1966 to Haymarket (64B) on loan, made permanent October 1966.
August 1975 - stored serviceable.
December 18th 1975 - reinstated to Haymarket.
September 29th 1976 stored unserviceable.
December 1st 1976- withdrawn.

Renumbered December 1973.

After being placed in store 24069 was stored at Haymarket from August 1975 until October 10th 1975 when it was moved to Carstairs until reinstated during December 1975. After its final withdrawal 24069 was stored at Haymarket from September 1976 until moved to Millerhill during January 1977. It remained at Millerhill until June 11th 1977 when it was towed down to Doncaster Works, arriving here about June 17th 1977. It was broken up at Doncaster Works during September 1977.

Movement: 24069/94, 24120/30 Millerhill - Doncaster w/e June 18th 1977

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Doncaster Works July 1963.

Highlights

1963
The poor availability of the Baby Deltics reached its nadir when the last one, D5905, succumbed after several weeks of intermittent service. During the first week of July it headed north destined for Doncaster Works & Vulcan Foundry behind D5069.

1967
Condition September: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, valencing in place, ridge sided sandboxes, three rung bogie mounted footsteps, steam style shedplate '34G' on cabfront.

1968
Condition November: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, valencing in place, blanking plates fitted.

1972
Condition May: blue/yellow livery, full size water tank, shortened fuel tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds sheeted over, two numbers on each side.

1974
Local holidays in the Fife area on April 1st found two local services between Edinburgh & Cardenden strengthened using Mk1 stock and 26036 & 24069.

1976
The 17.10 Edinburgh Berwick continued to run with a wide variety of power, December 29th featured 24121, 27109 on January 5th, 27117 (6th), 27112 (10th), stored (?) 24094 on January 12th, 55002 (13th), 47461 (14th) & 24069 (19th).

On July 18th 24069 was noted running at Townhill.

24069 was noted on freight duties at Invergordon on September 5th.

Final condition: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headcode discs centered on cab front; fullsize water tank, shortened fuel tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds sheeted over.

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