D5093, 5093
D5093, 5093

Built Crewe Works.
The last Class 24 built at Crewe.

The eight year career of D5093 saw allocations to Eastern & London Midland Region depots.

Allocations

The frames for D5093 were laid down at Crewe Works during spring 1960, D5093 was new to March (31B) on July 28th 1960. Further transfers were:

July 1960 to Cricklewood East (14A) on loan, made permanent August 1960.
September 1963 to Cricklewood West (14B).
December 1964 to Willesden (1A).
April 1966 to London Division (D01).
March 1967 to Stoke Division (D05).
July 1969 to store.
August 14th 1969 - withdrawn.

24093 was stored at Chester after sustaining collision damage following the runaway iron ore train at Chester on July 9th 1969. It was heavily stripped of components before being sold to J Cashmore, Great Bridge during April 1970. It was removed from Chester during May 1970 and broken up at Great Bridge during July 1970.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Derby Works November 1960.
Noted Derby Works April & May 1963.
Noted Derby Works January, February & August 1964.
Noted Derby Works May 1967.
Noted Crewe Works July 1968.

Highlights

1969
Condition Final: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, bottom of panel does not completely cover the frame level stripe, shortened fuel & water tanks, fuel tank fitted with circular gauge, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds still present, three rung bogie mounted footsteps, 'D' prefix still present.

Prior to being sold to J Cashmore, Great Bridge, most reusable components were removed from the locomotive, including the power unit, generator, boiler, radiators and other assorted easily removable equipment.

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