D5011, 5011, 24011
D5011, 5011, 24011

Photograph collection of webmaster.
Oxford shed on a gloomy November 12th 1965, 4MT 2-6-2T No.6106 keeps company with recently outshopped Class 24 No.5011.

The sixteen year three month career of D5011/24011 saw allocation to London Midland, Southern & Scottish depots.

Built Derby Locomotive Works.
Delivered with Athermos axleboxes (D5010 - D5019).
Full size fuel & water tanks (shortened water tank added later).
Four upper and four lower air filters on non-BIS side, three upper and four lower on BIS side (standard arrangement).
Additional headcode disc brackets fitted (for use with SR six disc headcodes).
Headcode discs centered on cab front (Glasgow modification).
Roof modification (above generator/brake cubicle): no raised panels.
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: 24 months.
Time between withdrawal & scrapping: 18 months.


The frames for D5011 were laid down during the winter of 1958 at Derby Works. D5011 was new to Crewe South (5B) on March 28th 1959. Further transfers were:

March 1959 to Derby (17A) on loan.
April 1959 to Hither Green (73C) on loan.
May 1962 to Crewe South (5B).
May 1962 to Willesden (1A).
June 1962 to Crewe South (5B).
June 1962 to Rugby (2A).
September 1963 to Rugby (1F).
June 1965 to Bletchley (1E).
April 1966 to London Division (D01).
July 1966 to Birmingham Division (D02).
May 1967 to Stoke Division (D05).
January 1969, stored (at Chester).
June 1969, reinstated to Stoke Division (D05).
October 1971 to Polmadie (66A).
March 1972 to Eastfield (65A).
July 7th 1975, stored unserviceable.
October 5th 1975 - withdrawn.

Renumbered November 1973.

24011 was stored at Carlisle from July 1975 to March 1976. It was moved to Glasgow Works on March 15th 1976 with 24002/04/10 and scrapped there by April 1977.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Eastleigh Works December 1961.
Noted Derby Works September 1962.
Noted Derby Works January 1965.
Noted Glasgow Works April 1965.
Noted Derby Works October/November 1965 (repainted).
Noted Glasgow Works May, August - October 1973.


For locomotives D5010 - D5019 the Athermos plain bearing, pressure lubricated axle boxes were fitted from new but were later replaced by SKF roller bearing equipped axles

The working history of D5011/24011 belongs to a small sub-group of the class, particularly its three years of service on the Southern Region, a period of store during 1969 and its closing years spent in service on the Scottish Region.

On February 27th D5011 was noted at Dover with a westbound freight (additional headcode disc brackets fitted).

Prior to its return from the Southern Region, D5011 visited Eastleigh Works for overhaul before heading north. On January 25th ex-works D5011 was tested on the 11pm freight to Nine Elms prior to its release from Eastleigh Works.

Photograph courtesy G W Sharpe.

Photograph collection of webmaster.
Two views of D5011, at Birmingham New Street on July 30th 1962 and at Erdington sometime in 1962. The locomotive has recently returned from the Southern Region and is now allocated to Rugby depot. Both bogies carry axles with Athermos axle boxes and the two-rung bogie mounted steps. The cab front carries the headcode disc brackets fitted for use with SR six disc headcodes, whilst one of the blue star coupling symbols is in an unusual place. The locomotive still sports the original sized fuel/water tanks.

On August 12th there were 64 locomotives stabled at Rugby including six shunters and D5009 - D5013 & D5027.

D5011 worked the 15.50 Birmingham - Liverpool on November 12th.

On January 18th D5011 was at Rugby with the 07.00 Lowestoft - Birmingham New Street.

Shortly after mid-day on April 4th D5011 was at Rugby with a three coach service for Peterborough.

On the morning of April 7th D5011 was shunting parcels vans at Rugby.

On the morning of April 24th D5011 was light engine at Rugby.

On May 8th D5011 was at Rugby with the 07.00 Lowestoft - Birmingham New Street.

On July 4th D5011 worked the 13.45 Euston - Northampton.

On Sunday December 5th a visit to several East Midlands area installations produced the following Derby/Sulzer Type 2s:

Derby Works:
D5054, D 5087, D5135
D5268, D5298
D7562, D7564, D7566, D7567, D7576, D7588, D7598, D7599, D7600, D7601, D7602

Derby shed:
D5185, D5189, D5198, D5205, D5224, D5230, D5293
D7505, D7521, D7529, D7532, D7538, D7540, D7543, D7548, D7559, D7560, D7569, D7572, D7582, D7591, D7594, D7634

Toton shed:
D5201, D5228, D5231, D5235, D5237, D5240, D5242, D5256, D5259, D5261, D5265, D5267, D5272, D5280, D5284, D5285, D5287, D5288, D5299
D7504, D7527, D7542, D7544, D7545, D7558, D7561, D7571, D7577, D7579, D7597

Nottingham shed:
D5209, D5270, D5290
D7511, D7533, D7563

Colwich shed
D5195, D7554, D7557

Condition January: green livery with frame level stripe, small yellow warning panel with square upper corners, warning panel covers frame level stripe, gangway doors present, Southern Region headlamp brackets fitted, full size fuel tank, shortened water tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds present, ridge sided sandboxes, two-rung bogie mounted footsteps, three upper & four lower ventilators on BIS side, all valencing fitted, Athermos axleboxes fitted, engine exhaust located above engine room.

On a wintry February 12th the Warwickshire Railway Society 'Midlander Tour' utilised 43002 over the route Birmingham Snow Hill - Old Hill - Dudley - Aldridge - Nuneaton Abbey Street - Measham - Burton-on-Trent - Stenson Junction - Trent - Codnor Park - Ambergate - Gresley- Wigston - Market Harborough - Rugby Midland - Marton Junction - Leamington Spa. D5011 was added at Rugby Midland to assist 43002 which was reported as low on coal. At Leamington Spa both locomotives were replaced by 45031 for the run back to Birmingham Snow Hill.

Photograph courtesy John Bates.
43002 taking water at Knighton South Junction whilst working a W.R.S. special on February 12th 1966. D5011 had assisted this special between Rugby Midland - Marton Junction - Leamington Spa (see note above). One wonders if any photographs exist when D5011 was assisting.

On March 29th D5011 worked the 07.48 Tring - Broad Street.

On Saturday June 17th D5011 worked a Newcastle - Llandudno Town service forward from Manchester Victoria.

On the afternoon of July 8th D5011 was light engine at Crewe.

On July 13th D5011 was noted at Crewe with an inspection coach, D5011 was still equipped with Athermos axleboxes.

During August 5011 was noted at Llanuwchllyn being used on the demolition train of the closed line between Dolgellau & west of Bala Lake.

On the evening of May 23rd 5011 was stabled at Crewe north holding sidings.


Photograph courtesy Tony Sayer.
A very short parcels working runs through Crewe behind 5011 on August 9th 1971. Between April 1967 and November 1968 5000 - 5066 were transferred to the Stoke Division (D05). 5011 has acquired a smaller water tank.

On the afternoon of May 27th 5011 was stabled at Haymarket.


Photograph courtesy A Healey.
24011 at Eastfield circa May 1975.

24011 was withdrawn on October 5th 1975.

Upon arrival at Glasgow Works for scrapping the locomotive carried bogies fitted with SKF axleboxes and three-rung footsteps. Headcode disc brackets fitted (for use with SR six disc headcodes), whilst the builders plates were present on the cabsides. Prior to its storage at Carlisle the engine exhaust and boiler exhaust vents had been capped. Externally the locomotive was in a very presentable condition, having completed an overhaul at Glasgow Works less than two years previously.

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Last updated January 18th 2024.

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