D5084, 5084, 24084
D5084, 5084, 24084

Built Crewe Works (from batch 5076 - 5093).

The sixteen year career of D5084/24084 was spent entirely on the London Midland Region apart from its very brief (paper only?) allocation to the Eastern Region.

Allocations

The frames for D5084 were laid down at Crewe Works during February 1960, D5084 was new to March (31B) on April 25th 1960. Further transfers were:

April 1960 to Rugby (2A) on loan, made permanent May 1960.
December 1960 to Cricklewood East (14A) on loan, made permanent January 1961.
September 1963 to Cricklewood West (14B).
January 1965 to Cricklewood Division (D14).
March 1965 to Willesden (1A).
April 1966 to London Division (D01).
April 1967 to Stoke Division (D05).
May 1973 to Crewe.
May 2nd 1976 to store serviceable.
July 17th 1976 - withdrawn.

Renumbered March 30th 1974.

24084 was stored at Crewe from May 1976 until May 19th 1977 when it began its final journeyto Swindon Works, it laid over at Oxford from May 19th 1977 to May 31st 1977, when it completed the trip. 24084 was scrapped by the first week of December 1978. This was the last Class 24 scrapped at Swindon Works.

Movement: 24052/77/78/84 Crewe - Swindon May 19th-31st 1977.

Class 24 No.24084 and Class 52 No.1009 at Swindon Works on June 12th 1977. 24084 has only recently arrived at Swindon Works and is in ex-traffic condition.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Derby Works October 1960.
Noted Derby Works March - May 1961.
Noted Derby Works October 1961.
Noted Derby Works March 1963.
Noted Derby Works November 1964 - January 1965.
Noted Brush, Loughborough May 1966.
Noted Derby Works September & December 1966.
Noted Derby Works June & August 1974.

Highlights

1961
On August 20th (or 21st) D5084 worked throughout the ten coach 09.56 excursion from Leagrave to Brighton. The condition of the locomotive at the time included a shortened fuel tank, full size water tank, no yellow warning panels, three rung bogie steps.

Type 2’s coming into Scotland on the ‘Condor’ service were noted filling in on the 09.15am Clydesmill – Oakley, so noted in February were D5084/92 & 5708.

1962
On December 4th & 5th the availability of the diesel multiple units was so poor that Stanier Class 5s and Type 2s from the Moorgate services had to fill in on the Bedford/Luton locals. The position was not made any easier by the failure of road/air transport during this time, leading to increased traffic for the railways. In the midst of all of this D5084 trialled on the Bedford - Hitchin freight service, apparently none too successful, although this working quite frequently loaded to over fifty wagons of coal and brick. Bedford shed therefore held onto a number of its serviceable 3F’s until better replacements could be found.

1963
October condition: carries small yellow warning panels with curved upper corners.

1966
D5084 was noted at the Brush Works, Loughborough during early May.

1968
July condition: green with small yellow warning panels, blanking plate fitted, shortened fuel & water tanks, exhaust located over engine room.

1970
April 19th saw the opening of Crewe Electric Depot to the public. Amongst the regular electric stock were 5084 & 5201, E26013 and HS4000 ‘Kestrel’. 5084 looks reasonably ex-works, complete with white wheel rims for the occasion.

June 28th condition: blue & yellow livery, BR emblems on all cab sides, numbers inboard of cab doors, shortened fuel & water tanks - with circular gauges, three rung bogie footsteps, hand/footholds still present, valencing still in place, locomotive looks reasonably ex-works.

1976
On May 3rd 24084 was stabled at Cockshute, its first day in store?

Final condition: blue & yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, shortened fuel & water tanks - both with circular gauges, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, two rung bogie footsteps.

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