D5136, 5136, 24136
D5136, 5136, 24136


Photographer not known.
On a damp day early in the 1960's D5136 awaits its next empty coaching stock move at Manchester Piccadilly.

The fifteen year career of D5136/24136 was spent allocated only to London Midland Region depots.

Allocations

The frames for D5136 were laid down at Derby Locomotive Works during July 1960, D5136 was new to Longsight (9A) on October 22nd 1960. Further transfers were:

June 1968 to Manchester Division (D09)
November 1968 to Stoke Division (D05)
May 1973 to Crewe
October 4th 1975 withdrawn

Renumbered April 1974.

After withdrawal 24136 was stored at Crewe from October 1975 until September 7th 1976 when it was forwarded to Swindon Works and broken up by the middle of January 1977.

Movement: 24055/56/60/136 9X75 06.45Crewe - Banbury Swindon September 7th 1976 by 25063.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Derby Works April & September 1962.
Noted Derby Works March & November 1963.
Noted Derby Works July 1964.
Noted Derby Works January 1965.
Noted Derby Works February & March 1966 (includes repaint).
Noted Derby Works June 1969 (General).
Noted Derby Works February 1970.

Highlights

1966
Condition March: green livery with small yellow warning panels, squared upper corners, warning panel covers frame level stripe, gangway doors not removed, shortened fuel & water tanks, no blanking plates, hand/footholds present, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, all valencing still present, circular access panel on cabfront for Royal Train radio communication (No.2 cab at least). The locomotive is ex-works out of Derby.

1975

24136 at Longsight, date unknown. 24136 was one of the few Class 24's to carry the circular plate on the cab front, an indication that this locomotive had at one point seen service on a Royal Train working - possibly over the Cambrian Lines west of Shrewsbury? It was not common to have the circular plate mounted on a locomotive that still retained its gangway doors. And 24136 was one of a few Class 24's never to carry blue livery.
Photograph Glyn Weight/collection of Paul Roberts.
24136 at Springs Branch on April 9th 1975. This was one of several Class 24's never to receive blue livery. One of the gangway doors appears to carry the small circular cover associated with the Royal Train communication equipment. 24136 has about six months of service left, being withdrawn early in October 1975.
Photograph courtesy Tom Sutch.

Condition final: green livery with full yellow cab front, gangway doors not removed, shortened fuel & water tanks, blanking plates fitted (both blue), hand/footholds plated over, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, lion & wheel emblem (carried until scrapping), some side valencing still present, circular access panel on cabfront for Royal Train radio communication (both cabs), battery isolating switch covers missing.

24136 was one of three TOPS numbered Class 24s to be withdrawn in 1975/1976 whilst still carrying green livery, 24090 & 24092 were the other two.


24136 & 24060 awaiting scrapping at Swindon Works on November 7th 1976.

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