D5027, 5027, 24027
D5027, 5027, 24027

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5027 at Newton Heath, date unknown, behind the locomotive is the Newton Heath breakdown train.

The sixteen year nine month career of D5027/24027 saw allocations to Eastern Region and London Midland Region depots.

Built Derby Locomotive Works.
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.
Gangway doors not removed.
Roof modification (above generator/brake cubicle): original style retained until withdrawn (raised panels).
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: ?? months.
Time between withdrawal & scrapping: 8 months.


The frames for D5027 were laid down during the summer of 1959 at Derby Works. D5027 was new to Ipswich (32B) on October 31st 1959. Further transfers were:

September 1960 to Stratford (30A).
December 1960 to Willesden (1A) on loan, made permanent January 1961.
January 1966 to Rugby (1F).
April 1966 to London Division (D01).
July 1966 to Birmingham Division (D02).
August 1967 to Stoke Division (D05).
May 1973 to Crewe.
September 1973 to Longsight.
July 6th 1975 stored serviceable.
December 1975 reinstated to Crewe.
February 1976 stored serviceable.
July 17th 1976 - withdrawn.

Renumbered May 1974.

24027 was stored at Crewe from February 1976 until March 21st 1977, when it was moved down to Swindon and broken up there by the second week of May 1977.

Movement: 24027/30/37/83 9X29 06.50 Crewe - Banbury - Swindon March 21st 1977.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Derby Works July & October 1962.
Noted Derby Works March & August 1963.
Noted Derby Works July & August 1964.
Noted Derby Works May - August 1965.
Noted Derby Works April 1968.
Noted Derby Works April 1970.
Noted Derby Works September 1972.


D5027 was delivered from Derby late in October 1959 to Ipswich (32B).

Photograph courtesy F W Day.
A workstained early view of D5027 at Stratford. The locomotive still retains its roof level water filler cover, but has not yet gained any yellow ends or its steam style shed plate.

Condition ex-Derby: green livery with frame level stripe, full size fuel & water tanks, ridge sided sandboxes, two-rung bogie mounted footsteps.

After almost a year at Ipswich D5027 moved to Stratford (30A) during September. By December D5027 moved to Willesden (1A).

On March 27th D5027 worked the 17.13 Euston - Bletchley.

January saw D5027 transferred to Rugby (1F), then to the Birmingham Division (D02) in July.

With the WCML electrification progressing northwards the new home for the majority of the LMR Class 24s would be the Stoke Division. A great many were re-allocated there during 1967 including D5027 during August.

On November 25th 5270 was busy on the Redditch branch assisting in the removal of the northbound line at the station. The daily coal train featured 5267, this day handling two loads in and three empties out, whilst the thrice weekly Oakamoor stone train was in charge of 5027 & 5092. The stone service ended during January 1972.

5027 was noted at Derby Works during September.

5027 worked the 1E86 Aberystwyth - York (to Crewe?) on June 10th.

At about 9.30am on March 31st 5027 was noted passing Rock Ferry with a down freight.

During September 24027 moved to Longsight.

5027 was the Manchester Victoria banker (T42) on November 2nd & 5th.

At about 6pm on December 5th 5027 was noted passing Manchester Exchange with an up van train. 5027 was the Manchester Victoria banker (T42) on December 6th.

Photograph courtesy Tom Sutch.
St Helens, 1973 and a most interesting view of D5027. The locomotive sports blue livery but carries its numbers and BR emblems in positions that were only carried by a small number of Class 24s. Also of great interest are the miniature snowploughs, not frequently carried by the LMR based machines.


Photograph courtesy Tom Sutch.
5027 at Springs Branch on April 19th 1974. The locomotive is standing outside the former No.1 steam shed. It is also carrying a full set of miniature snow ploughs, these were not often fitted to early series Class 24s.

The three piece miniature snowploughs fitted (yellow), as shown in the above photograph were retained after the locomotive was renumbered to 24027, but were removed prior to or at the time it was stored.

At about 6pm on April 25th 5027 was noted passing Park (Manchester) with a down freight. 5027 was the Manchester Victoria banker (T42) on April 29th & 30th.

5027 was the Manchester Victoria banker (T42) on May 1st.

On August 20th 24027 was noted at Chester.

24027 was noted at Manchester Victoria on January 14th, 15th & 16th. 24027 was the Manchester Victoria banker (T42) on January 16th. 24027 was noted at Manchester Victoria on January 17th (Class 24s noted at Manchester Victoria on this day included 24021, 24023, 24025, 24026, 24027, 24033 & 24048).

On Sunday February 2nd 24001/005/021/022/027 were stabled at Newton Heath. On Sunday February 16th three pairs of Type 2s as light engines were noted pasing through Manchester Victoria: 25318 + 25147, 24021 + 24027 and 24020 + 24026, all presumed to/from permanent way duties. 24027 was the Manchester Victoria banker (T42) on February 26th.

At about 7am on March 5th 24027 was noted passing Manchester Victoria with a down freight. Class 24s noted at Manchester Victoria on March 7th included 24020/023/024/027/052/055 & 24140. On March 9th 24027 was noted at Manchester Victoria.

On May 15th, 16th & 23rd 24027 was noted at Manchester Victoria.

At about 5.30pm on June 17th 24027 was noted passing Ordsall Lane with an up freight. 24027 was the Manchester Victoria banker (T42) on June 20th. On Sunday June 22nd 24021 & 24027 were noted at Manchester Victoria with the 9X56. On the morning of June 27th 24027 was noted at Manchester Victoria.

24027 was the Manchester Victoria banker (T42) on July 4th & 7th.

The summer of 1975 brought the massive withdrawals to the Class 24 fleet with 24027 stored in early July. After five months in store (at Reddish? noted there November 30th) 24027 was reinstated to Crewe during December 1975.

On February 25th 24027 was southbound at Bescot with cement tanks.

After reinstatement in December 1975 its return to service was brief, being returned to store in February 1976 and then withdrawn in July 1976.

Condition final: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors present, full size fuel tank, shortened water tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, straight sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps.

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Last updated March 3rd 2022.

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