D5014, 5014, 24014
D5014, 5014, 24014

Portait of D5014 after completion by Derby Locomotive Works..

The sixteen year five month year career of D5014/24014 included allocations to the London Midland Region, Southern Region and and Scottish Region.

Built Derby Locomotive Works.
Delivered with Athermos axleboxes.
Full size fuel & water tanks, (shortened water tank fitted later).
Five upper and four lower air filters on non-BIS side, four upper and four lower on BIS side.
Additional headcode disc brackets fitted (for use with SR six disc headcodes), later removed from No.1 end.
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: ?? months.
Time between withdrawal & scrapping: 28 months.


The frames for D5014 were laid down during the first quarter of 1959 at Derby Works. D5014 was new to Crewe South (5B) on May 9th 1959. Further transfers were:

May 1959 to Derby (17A) on loan.
May 14th 1959 to Hither Green (73C) on loan.
June 1962 to Rugby (2A).
June 1962 to Hither Green (73C) on loan.
June 1962 to Rugby (2F), later (1F).
December 1964 to Longsight (9A).
April 1965 to Rugby (1F).
November 1965 to Longsight (9A).
April 1966 to London Division (D01).
July 1966 to Birmingham Division (D02).
May 1967 to to Stoke Division (D05).
October 1971 to Polmadie (66A).
March 1972 to Eastfield (65A).
July 7th 1975 stored serviceable.
October 5th 1975 - withdrawn.

Renumbered March 1974.

After withdrawal 24014 was stored at Carlisle from November 1975 until December 8th 1977 (also reported some time in store at Carstairs??) when it moved to Doncaster Works, where it was broken up by March 1978.

Its December 18th 1977 and 24014 had arrived at Doncaster Works about ten days prior to this view, within three months it will be reduced to scrap.

Photograph courtesy Tony Smith.
24014 has been through the component removal process at Doncaster Works and is seen on March 5th 1978 awaiting final cutting up.

Movement: 24007/14/90, 24108 14.00 Carlisle - Doncaster 9Z14 December 8th 1977.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Derby Works January 1960 (collision damage).
Noted Eastleigh Works March 1962.
Noted Derby Works August 1962.
Noted Derby Works January & August 1963.
Noted Doncaster Works October 1963.
Noted Derby Works February 1966.
Noted Derby Works January & February 1967.
Noted Derby Works March 1971 (very minor collision/scrape damage).
Noted Derby Works March 1974.
Glasgow Works, full repaint circa 1974.


D5014 was one of the Class 24s transferred on loan to Hither Green (73C). It was fitted with additional headcode disc brackets for use with SR six disc headcodes. However over time the brackets from the No.1 cab were removed, possibly because of a full cab replacement at some point. The brackets on the No.2 cab were retained until withdrawal.

On January 11th a damaged D5014 was noted for repair at Derby Works having sustained injury somewhere on the Southern Region.

D5014 worked the 13.10 Charing Cross - Ramsgate on June 18th.

On the afternoon of October 19th D5014 was at Birmingham New Street with the service to Lowestoft.

The BR Sulzer Type 2s still received overhauls at Doncaster, D5014/47/70/71 being so noted during October.

On the morning of April 18th D5014 was light engine at Rugby.

On April 23rd D5014 was noted at Market Harborough with the 07.00 Lowestoft - Birmingham New Street.

On April 24th D5014 was noted at Rugby with the 07.00 Lowestoft - Birmingham New Street.

On May 14th D5014 worked the eight coach 17.27 Euston - Rugby.

On May 30th D5014 worked the extra 5Z50 10.50 Willesden - Northampton.

Noted at Derby on the morning of April 30th were: D5283 on shed; D7573 up freight (7M67); D5014 down parcels; D5183 shunting parcels vans.

On Saturday July 22nd D5014 worked the 15.38 Manchester Victoria (ex-Newcastle?) - Llandudno.

Condition circa 1968: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, yellow panel covers frame level stripe, full size fuel tank, shortened water tank, Athermos axleboxes, valencing in place, number prefixed by 'D', no headcode disc brackets at No.1 end, two-rung bogie mounted footsteps.

On June 13th 5014, 1911 & 178 were noted light engines at Crewe.

On March 22nd 5014 was noted at Derby Locomotive Works for accident repairs estimated to cost GBP850.00. The damage was to the upper half of the non-BIS side, with scrape like damge from the 2nd man's cab side, radiator grill and two small grills.

Photograph courtesy Roger Geach.
5014 at Shrewsbury on August 21st 1971.

5014 was noted at Crewe Diesel depot on the afternoon of October 1st.

Condition August: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors in place, full sized fuel tank shortened water tank, SKF axleboxes, two-rung bogie mounted footsteps, most valencing still in place, paintjob suggests previous overhaul was at Derby, no headcode disc brackets on No.1 cabfront.

On the evening of May 27th 5014 was stabled at Motherwell (green with full yellow ends).

On the afternoon of August 29th 24014 was at Polmadie with wagons.

Condition final: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headcode discs centered on cab front, full size fuel tank shortened water tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, two-rung bogie mounted footsteps, no headcode disc brackets on No.1 cabfront, headcode disc brackets on No.2 cabfront, ridged sandboxes.

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Page added July 8th 2016.
Last updated September 24th 2022.

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