The fifteen year ten month career of D5024/24024 saw allocations to Eastern Region and London Midland Region depots.
Built Derby Locomotive Works.
The frames for D5024 were laid down during the early summer of 1959 at Derby Works. D5024 was new to Ipswich (32B) on October 2nd 1959. Further transfers were:
March 1961 to Stratford (30A).
Renumbered February 23rd 1974.
24024 was stored at Reddish from July 1975 until February 15th 1977, when it was moved down to Swindon and broken up there by late April 1977.
Movement: 24005/20/21/24 9X45 04.38 Reddish - Crewe - Banbury - Swindon February 15th 1977.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works October & November 1961.
On December 23rd the 10.00 Liverpool - Newcastle failed outside Manchester behind 1576. Class 24 5024 brought the train into Victoria station, with 287 taking the train forward to Leeds, where it was replaced by 77, since the Class 40 could not heat the train. The Peak stayed with the next leg of the diagram, the 15.42 to Liverpool.
5024 was the Manchester Victoria banker (T43) on April 6th, 9th, 13th, 26th & 27th.
At about 6pm on June 13th 5024 was noted passing Park (Manchester) with a down permanent way train.
5024 was the Manchester Victoria banker (T42) on July 3rd.
5024 was the Manchester Victoria banker (T42) on October 25th, 29th & 30th.
5024 was the Manchester Victoria banker (T42) on December 28th & 31st.
The six car 16.30 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno failed at Barton Moss on April 19th, 24024 propelled the train to Earlestown, where presumably the passengers were detrained to be picked up by a following service.
24024 was the Manchester Victoria banker (T42) on April 25th, 26th & 29th.
Condition August: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors still in place, full size fuel tank, shortened water tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided andboxes, some side valencing still present.
At about 9am on December 19th 24024 was in Miles Platting yard, whilst a short distance away 24022 was the Manchester Victoria banker (T42).
On May 23rd 24024 sustained fire damage at Barton Moss whilst working the 6F86 21.55 Brewery Arpley freight.
At about 5.30pm om June 19th 24024 was noted passing Earlestown light engine.
24024 was withdrawn on August 10th 1975.
Page added July 16th 2016.