D5072 5072 24072
D5072, 5072, 24072

24072 in store at Carlisle, date unknown.

The fifteen year five month career of D5072/24072 saw allocations to Eastern Region, London Midland Region & Scottish Region depots .

Built Derby Locomotive Works.
Shortened fuel tank & full size water tank (retained until withdrawn).
Four upper and four lower air filters on non-BIS side, three upper and four lower on BIS side.
Cab roof ventilators sheeted over (Eastern Region modification), maybe a late modification or cab roof swap, No.1 cab only.
Carried two-tone green livery 1965 - 1972.
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: ?? months.
Time between withdrawal & scrapping: 25 months.


The frames for D5072 were laid down at Derby Works during October 1959, D5072 was new to March (31B) on February 17th 1960. Further transfers were:

March 1960 to Willesden (1A), on loan.
May 1961 to Finsbury Park (34G) on loan, made permanent June 1961.
August 1966 to Haymarket (64B) on loan, made permanent September 1966.
August 1975 - stored serviceable.
October 1975 - withdrawn.

Renumbered April 1974.

After withdrawal 24072 was stored at Carlisle from August 1975 to October 26th 1977 when it was moved to Doncaster Works and broken up there during December 1977.

Movement: 24001/72 & 24148 9Z14 07.00 Carlisle - Doncaster October 26th 1977.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Derby Works March 1961.
Noted Stratford Works July 1962.
Noted Derby Works August 1965 (repainted two-tone green).
Noted Glasgow Works June 1970.
Noted Derby Works September & October 1972 (collision damage).
Noted Glasgow Works February 1973.
Noted Glasgow Works May & June 1975.


Numerically D5072 marks the end of a pattern of locomotive histories, with the service life of the batch including D5072 seeing extensive service operating from Finsbury Park and later Edinburgh Haymarket. The next batch of locomotives (D5073 - D5093) saw extensive use operating from Willesden or Cricklewood prior to heading north to the Stoke Division. D5094 & D5095 would follow the allocation history similar to D5072.

The last day of March found D5072 & D8035 working a test train down the LNW mainline.

Condition July: green livery with small yellow warning panel, squared upper corners, yellow panel does not cover stripe.

Condition September: two-tone green livery with small yellow warning panels, squared off upper corners, depth of yellow panels matches the pale green band, full size water tank, shortened fuel tank, no blanking plates, hand/footholds in place.

Over the Easter period ten relief trains ran between Glasgow & Edinburgh with the 20.50 service using corridor stock and 5072. On April 26th the 12.30 Aberdeen - Edinburgh had 5095 & 5072, the next evening found them working a single parcels coach to Carstairs.

Condition June: no blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over.

5072 was noted during May with a nasty corner scrape to the driver's side of the No.2 cab, at this time the locomotive retained its two-tone green livery with full yellow ends.

Condition April: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, discs centered on cab front, shortened fuel tank, full size water tank, no blanking plate BIS side, hand/footholds plated over, no ventilator in cab roof above door No.1 end only.

Detail differences
Yellow livery on cab fronts includes the painting of the gutter trim (at withdrawal).

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Page added May 31st 2016.
Last updated November 18th 2017.

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