The eighteen year eight month career of D5082/24082 was spent entirely on the London Midland Region apart from its very brief (paper only?) allocation to the Eastern Region.
Built Crewe Locomotive Works (from batch 5076 - 5093).
The frames for D5082 were laid down at Crewe Works during January 1960, D5082 was new to March (31B) on March 29th 1960. Further transfers were:
April 1960 to Willesden (1A), on loan.
Renumbered October 19th 1973.
24082 was stored at Crewe from early March 1979 until March 20th 1979 when it moved from Crewe to Doncaster Works, and broken up during May 1979.
Movement: 24082 17.40 Crewe Derby St Marys 9Z15 March 20th 1979, attaching 50018 from Laira for Doncaster.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works November 1960.
Condition May: no yellow warning panels yet.
Condition September, faded, tatty green livery with full yellow ends, blue blanking plate on non-BIS side, gangway doors in place.
Class 24s Nos.24082 & 24087 head a Wirral Railway Circle Class 24 Great Central Farewell charter from Crewe to Loughborough via Guide Bridge and Sheffield Victoria on 4th December.
It might have been wise to seek some help as to where were the best locations to capture the train on its journey west. However that was not done so the views that came out were few and far between, but we were young & adventurous in those days, so what can you say!
Two other trains were noted in the book that day on the Cambrian hauled by 25131 & 25143 on the 08.45 1J45 Birmingham - Barmouth and 25253 & 25101 on a twelve coach York - Barmouth charter. Also at Barmouth at the same time but missed by yours truly was 25120 & 25254 on a ten coach Stroud - Barmouth charter. Because the line from Barmouth towards Pwhelli was closed on a Sunday it could be used to stable the charter trains. As usual these were not photographed, but I assume that one of these trains does feature in the close up of 24082 at Barmouth, if only one could go back & do it again!
The two Class 24s working the train were two of the three regulars, in this case 24133 & 24082. On the westbound trip 24133 was leading, on the return from Barmouth 24082 was on the point.
For another review of this day's activities go here to Dave Plimmer's excellent North Wales pages.
24081 & 24082 were noted northbound through Crewe with head a train of sand, probably from Oakamoor on July 26th.
A pair of Class 24s, 24133 & 24082 paid a visit to York on October 1st whilst in charge of the RCTS Roses No.2 Rail Tour. Originating from Crewe and picking up at Stockport, the special traversed the Pennines via the Woodhead route. The former Great Central route was used to Treeton Junction, north to Rotherham, Mexborough & Doncaster then onto York via Knottingley. The return was via Normanton, Wakefield Westgate, Mirfield, Sowerby Bridge and Hebden Bridge for the run across Copy Pit, then Accrington, Blackburn, Bolton and Manchester Victoria. The Type 2s made a fine run up Miles Platting bank before turning at Ashton Moss N & S junctions to reach the outbound route at Denton. Throughout the railtour the timetable was maintained very closely.
December 3rd saw 24082 & 24133 handling a charter from Crewe to Aberystwyth via Chester & Shrewsbury. On December 13th 24082 was noted at Hartford on an ICI freight.
An evening Chester - Rugby parcels was worked by 24082 on March 9th. The 00.35 Healey Mills - Warrington Arpley freight was worked by 24082 on March 14th.
On April 15th a Brighton - Blaneau Ffestiniog 'The Welsh Highlander' excursion arrived at Llandudno Junction behind 47436, the roundtrip over the Blaneau Ffestiniog branch was worked by 24082 & 25043.
A seasonal diagram featured the 09.42 Llandudno - Manchester, 13.30 return, 16.42 Llandudno - Crewe, 20.30 Crewe - Bangor and 22.45 return as far as Llandudno. On May 25th 24082 operated this diagram throughout, continuing onto the next days, but was replaced at Chester by 25161 whilst on the 13.30 ex Manchester. 24082 handled this diagram on June 8th & 9th, on 10th it worked a Llandudno Euston excursion as far as Crewe.
The additional summer services and holiday extras provided plenty of unusual diesel haulage on the North Wales line, but the star turn was still the diagram commencing with the 09.42 Llandudno - Manchester (see above). June 28th - 30th & July 3rd & 4th saw 24082 on this diagram.
24082 worked the morning Llandudno - Manchester Victoria on August 14th, returning with the 13.30 to Llandudno. It would work a similar diagram on August 22nd, 23rd & 24th and on August 29th worked a Llandudno - Crewe service. On August 28th 24082 was noted at Healey Mills, returning westbound with the 01.30 (of 29th?) freight to Stoke.
On October 7th the RPPR 'Conway Consort' railtour from London Paddington to Blaneau Ffestiniog utilised 24082 & 40113 from Llandudno Junction to Blaenau Ffestiniog with 24082 alone returning the railtour to Llandudno Junction.
On November 13th 24082 worked the 11.41 Garston - Margam empties as far as Hereford.
On a snowy February 14th 24082 was noted stabled at Cockshute with 25215, possibly the pair had just returned from a trip to Cauldon Low.
Page added May 19th 2016.