The fifteen year two month career of D5144/24144 was spent allocated only to London Midland Region depots.
Built Derby Locomotive Works.
The frames for D5144 were laid down at Derby Locomotive Works during September 1960, D5144 was new to Willesden (1A) on December 3rd 1960. Further transfers were:
November 1964 to Crewe North (5A).
Renumbered May 15th 1974.
After withdrawal 24144 was stored at Crewe from January 1976 to May 11th 1976 when it was forwarded to Swindon Works and broken up by the end of September 1976.
Movement: 24046 (?), 24140/144/146 Crewe – Swindon May 11th 1976.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works August & September 1961.
Condition October: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, warning panel may not full cover frame level stripe, shortened fuel & water tanks, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps.
An early morning round trip Glasgow - Dundee passenger was frequently handled by LMR Type 2s with D5144/5190/5211 so noted in May, no doubt the power off the overnight ‘Condor’ workings - Peaks could also be seen on this working. Typical steam power for these duties had been A4s and Class 5s. May 3rd also saw the closure of Dundee West. That afternoon the 17.00 ex Glasgow Buchanan Street arrived behind Willesden allocated D5144. The last service out, the 20.00 to Glasgow was behind 73145 (65B), whilst a short while later the last train in, the 18.15 from Buchanan Street produced 73153 (65B). The empty stock was removed by D5144. Within a year Dundee West station would be demolished, the site becoming part of the road network leading to the Tay bridge.
Condition May: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, warning panel may not full cover frame level stripe, shortened fuel & water tanks, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps.
In mid-October D5144 arrived at Shrewsbury for crew training over the Cambrian route to Aberystwyth, quickly being assigned to the down ‘Cambrian Coast Express’, whilst another Class 24 had gone to Machynlleth for similar training exercises.
Condition final: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors present, shortened fuel & water tanks, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, straight sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, modified headcode housing No.1 end.
Page added September 8th 2016.