The seventeen year six month career of D5133/24133 was spent allocated only to London Midland Region depots.
The frames for D5133 were laid down at Derby Locomotive Works during June 1960, D5133 was new to Longsight (9A) on September 24th 1960. Further transfers were:
December 1960 to Willesden (1A) on loan, made permanent January 1961.
Renumbered February 23rd 1974.
After withdrawal 24133 was stored at Crewe from February 1978 to July 24th/26th 1978 when it was forwarded to Doncaster Works and broken up by October 1978.
Movement: 24087 & 24133 06.30 Crewe - Doncaster July 24th/26th 1978.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works March 1961.
5133 was a regular visitor to the Cambrian Lines. On February 24th 24133 was noted shunting wagons at Aberystwyth, whilst two days later (26th) 24133 was at Aberystwyth to work the York mail, two coaches (one a half brake) and three parcels vans.
Condition February 1975: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors in place, shortened fuel & water tanks, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds sheeted over, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, circular plate on cab front for radio communication wiring for Royal working (No.1 & No.2 cabs).
July 16th: 24133 noted in service in very ex-works condition. The gangway doors had been sheeted over and the circular plate on each cab front for radio communication wiring for Royal working had been retained, now centered low down on the cab front.
On March 20th the Wirral Railway Circle's 'Cambrian Coast Express' operated from Crewe to Pwllheli via Chester & Shrewsbury.
On April 3rd 24133 & 24079 were noted at Shrewsbury with a mystery excursion from Manchester to Swansea, the 24s were replaced at Shrewsbury by 37181.
The week prior to Easter saw the re-instatement of service between Aberystwyth and Dovey Junction following the severe flooding in January. Only one excursion ran during the Easter period, a mystery excursion from Lichfield with 24087 & 24133 on April 19th.
24085 & 24133 worked a Crewe Holyhead railtour on April 24th, whilst a week later on May 1st 24054 & 24133 handled the Crewe Llandudno leg of an excursion from Euston.
An Ideal Home Exhibition at the NEC opened on October 16th with many visitors arriving by train. A number of specials ran that day including 24087 & 24133 from Aberystwyth.
The remaining boiler equipped Crewe based Class 24s were now popular on railtours, on June 5th 24082 & 24133 took twelve coaches on a roundtrip Crewe - Barmouth.
On July 10th 24087 & 24133 worked a Crewe - Manchester - Preston - Carnforth railtour.
Cockshute was host to four Class 24s on August 20th, being 24035, 24081, 24082 & 24133.
A pair of Class 24s 24133 & 24082 paid a visit to York on October 1st whilst in charge of the RCTS Roses No 2 Rail Tour. Originating from Crewe and picking up at Stockport, it traversed the Pennines via the Woodhead route. The Great Central route was used to Treeton Junction, north to Rotherham, Mexborough & Doncaster then onto York via Knottingley. The return was via Normanton, Wakefield Westgate, Mirfield, Sowerby Bridge and Hebden Bridge for the run across Copy Pit, then Accrington, Blackburn, Bolton and Manchester Victoria. The Type 2s made a fine run up Miles Platting bank before turning at Ashton Moss N & S junctions to reach the outbound route at Denton. The next day a number of their sisters (24023/35/36/47/63/81/91) were put to store, but promptly returned to service on October 3rd!
Visitors to Cockshute stabling point On November 27th included 24133 and 44005.
On December 1st 24133 was at Llandudno Junction, two days later on December 3rd 24082 & 24133 handled a charter from Crewe to Aberystwyth via Chester.
The above mentioned railtour most likely led to the last Class 24s to visit St Pancras and perhaps the last to visit any London terminii.
On a rainy overcast January 21st 24133 had an unusual duty being used on the last advertised passenger working of the Class 44s, working the Crewe - Chester leg behind 44008 to provide heating following the non-appearance of the heater van. After removal at Chester 24133 worked the 14.49 Chester - Camden empty parcels to Crewe.
On January 27th 24087 & 24133 ran from Crewe to Bescot in preparation for the next day's railtour. The Mercia Railtours 'Cambrian Coast Express' on January 28th was advertised as the last chance to ride behind Class 24s on an advertised passenger service. The thirteen coach railtour started at Euston behind 86224, with 24087 & 24133 taking over at Birmingham New Street. The late running of the train at this point saw it routed via Tipton to Wolverhampton rather than the advertised route via Bescot. it is reported that due to a fault with the jumper cables, both locomotives were manned after Wolverhampton.
At Machynlleth the railtour split in two, 24133 and six coaches made a roundtrip to Barmouth whilst 24087 & 25165 made a roundtrip to Aberystwyth. 25165 assisted 24087 as the latter was reported as suffering a traction motor fire and/or not being able to restart. When the portions combined at Machynlleth for the return leg 24087 was left behind, with 25165 & 24133 taking the train as far as Birmingham New Street.
On February 2nd 24023 & 24133 worked the morning Cockshute - Oakamoor sand empties.
24133 was withdrawn on March 21st 1978.
Class 31 No.31211 was noted passing through Derby on July 26th hauling withdrawn 24087 & 24133 to Doncaster.
Page added August 5th 2016.