D5095, 5095, 24095
D5095, 5095, 24095

The fifteen year career of D5095/24095 began with six years on the Eastern Region before transferring to the Scottish Region for the remaining nine years.

Allocations

The frames for D5095 were laid down at Darlington Works during November 1959, this was the 2nd Class 24 to be built here. D5095 was new to March (31B) on March 25th 1960. Further transfers were:

June 1961 to Finsbury Park (34G)
August 1966 to Haymarket (64B) on loan, made permanent October 1966.
(May 1973 shed code 64B becomes HA)
July 7th 1975 - stored unserviceable
August 16th 1975 withdrawn from Haymarket.

Renumbered October 1973.

24095 was stored unserviceable from Haymarket depot early in July 1975 and retired about a month later on August 16th 1975. After withdrawal 24095 moved to Cadder Yard for storage until October 1975 when it was taken to Glasgow Works. It then moved to Doncaster Works on February 18th 1976 with 24008 & 24098 and broken up there during June 1976.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Doncaster Works March 1964.
Noted Eastleigh Works October 1965.
Noted Glasgow Works October 1973.

Highlights

December 17th 1960: D5095 working the 12.53am Whitemoor - Broxbourne coal train hit a derailed vehicle in the 7.14pm Romford - Whitemoor parcels at Stretham Fen, Cambridgeshire at about 2.40am. D5095 suffered considerable cab damage whilst the force of the impact derailed the locomotive and sent it down an eight foot high embankment. Despite the considerable damage to the cab, the driver and second man escaped with only minor injuries.

Pictures of D5095/24095

A publicity view from a period Sulzer Brothers brochure showing a reasonably new D5095 crossing Blackfriars bridge on an inter-regional freight.
Manufacturers publicity photograph.
Time has marched on and in this undated view 5095 is clearly in need of some Works attention. The frame level valencing has been removed, including that from under the cab, producing an untidy look.
Photograph courtesy E A Wood.
24095 in a line of retired Class 24's at Cadder Yard during the summer of 1975. The boiler & engine exhaust ports have been sheeted over, perhaps in the hope that the locomotive might see future service at some point.
Photograph courtesy Paul Roberts.
A familiar scene at Doncaster Works on May 2nd 1976 as 24095 & 24070 wait for a visit to the stripping area. With the frame level valencing missing from the 2nd man's side of the cab, the location of the air horns is visible.

Page added May 13th 2012

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