D5091, 5091, 24091
D5091, 5091, 24091

Photograph courtesy Tom Sutch.
5091 at Springs Branch on November 1st 1973. The gangway doors are still in place, the water & boiler tanks are of the shortened type and blanking plates cover the boiler room grilles.

Built Crewe Works.
Boiler equipped.
Boiler water tank removed (1975).
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: 29 months.
Time between withdrawal & scrapping: 7 months.

The seventeen year four month career of D5091/24091 saw allocations to Eastern & London Midland Region depots.


The frames for D5091 were laid down at Crewe Works during spring 1960, D5091 was new to March (31B) on June 25th 1960. Further transfers were:

June 1960 to Cricklewood East (14A) on loan, made permanent July 1960.
September 1963 to Cricklewood West (14B).
September 1964 to Willesden (1A).
April 1966 to London Division (D01).
December 1966 to Longsight (9A).
March 1967 to London Division (D01).
March 1967 to Stoke Division (D05).
May 1973 to Crewe.
October 16th 1977 to store unserviceable.
November 20th 1977 - withdrawn.

Renumbered April 1974.

24091 was stored at Crewe from October 1977 until May 11th 1978 when it was moved to Doncaster Works and scrapped there during June 1978.

Movement: 24036/57/80/91 12.30 Crewe - Doncaster via Derby May 11 1978 (layover at Derby) Class 47 powered.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Derby Works October 1960.
Noted Derby Works June 1961.
Noted Derby Works April 1962.
Noted Derby Works February & May (ex-works) 1962.
Noted Derby Works September & October 1964.
Noted Derby Works March & April 1965.
Noted Derby Works November 1966.
Noted Derby Works August 1967.
Noted Derby Works June 1970.
Noted Derby Works June 1975.


Buxton depot received D5091, 5135/37 for crew training and banking duties at Peak Forest at the end of February. These machines would work alongside the small pool of BR/Sulzer 2ís working the Northwich - Tunstead ICI block trains.

May 1973: gangway doors still in place, in blue/yellow livery.

On May 6th a notable stranger at Kings Lynn was 24091 coupled to 25267, the pair having arrived from March to work a special freight to Bristol.


Photograph courtesy Steve Morris.
24091 at Holyhead during 1976 coming to the rescue of a derailed Class 25. At the last Works repair the gangway doors were sheeted over, the boiler water tank removed and the bodyside valencing is gone. The No.1 end cab no longer has the roof ventilators above the cab door.

On July 15th 25156 & 24091 were noted together at Crewe depot, the next day (16th) they worked the 09.40 Euston - Aberystwyth forward from Shrewsbury.


Photograph courtesy Steve Harrison.
24091, 24081 & 25288 at Chester on October 7th 1977. 24091 has about a month left in service.

At withdrawal the A end cab (2nd man side) had no roof ventilators (view from 1974 shows the ventilator is present).

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Last updated August 17th 2017.

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