Built Crewe Locomotive Works.
The frames for D5035 were laid down during the late spring of 1959 at Crewe Works. D5035 was new to March (31B) on August 31st 1959. Further transfers were:
February 1960 to Stratford (30A).
Renumbered April 7th 1974.
After withdrawal 24035 was stored at Crewe until moved to Doncaster Works on December 13th 1978, when 24035 & 24047 were dragged across the Pennines as the 05.00 9Z10 Crewe Depot - Doncaster Works special. After a career of just under twenty years 24035 was reduced to scrap during January 1979.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works March 1962.
On July 19th D5035 worked the 21.01 Euston - Bletchley.
On August 19th D5035 was noted with nine coaches passing Harrow & Wealdstone with possibly a Euston - Northampton service.
Condition April: green livery, small yellow warning panels, rounded upper corners, warning panel covers frame level stripe, full size fuel & water tanks, two rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided sand boxes, engine exhaust in original position, cantrail water filler cover present.
An unremarkable shot circa April 1972 of 5035 at Stoke on Trent in green livery with full yellow ends. What is amazing is this was taken with a venerable Kodak Instamatic 100. Little else of this film has survived and it is most certain that the locomotive, in the guise of 24035 outlived the camera by quite a bit.
At about 5.30pm on May 30th 5035 was noted passing Newton le Willows with a down empty coaching stock working (electric stock). At about 7.30am on May 31st 5035 was noted passing Newton le Willows on an up freight.
On September 10th 24035 was stabled at Warrington Arpley.
The mass storage and withdrawals of the Class 24s in the summer included 24033 (August) & 24034 (July) but passed 24035 by, the locomotive was in Derby Works from June to August undergoing a major repair, alongside 24023 & 24083 these would be the last of the Class to receive a major repair anywhere. During this repair the boiler water tank was removed, as happened to several other Class 24s late in their lives.
24035 was at Chester on June 6th.
24035 was noted northbound through Macclesfield on July 14th.
24035 was stabled at Northwich on March 12th.
24035 & 24023 were noted at St Helens Junction on the evening of March 24th.
April 15th found 24035 & 24023 working a freight to Rugby, about as far south as the Class 24s would now venture.
24035 & 24036 were stabled at Cockshute on June 18th.
24035 was noted at St Helen's Shaw Street on June 30th.
On July 10th 24035 was stabled at Llandudno Junction.
On July 24th 24035 was noted at Northwich.
24035 was noted at Chester on August 26th.
On October 2nd 24035 was stabled at Warrington Arpley.
On October 15th 24035 & 24057 were stabled at Birkenhead Mollington Street.
24035 was noted at Nuneaton on December 1st.
24035 & 25161 were noted light engines passing Gobowen headed for Shrewsbury on February 3rd.
On February 14th 24047 & 24035 were noted at Crewe station light engines on February 14th. 24035 was stabled at Crewe Diesel depot on February 19th.
24035 was stabled at Chester on May 13th.
24035 was stabled at Stourbridge Junction on June 3rd.
Additional summer services and holiday extras provided plenty of unusual diesel haulage on the North Wales line, however the star turn was still the diagram commencing with the 09.42 Llandudno - Manchester. The few remaining Class 24s were frequent performers on this diagram, July 12th saw 24023 start the diagram but it was replaced on the 20.30 Crewe - Bangor by 24063, which got only got as far as Chester before 24035 took over, which succumbed at Llandudno Junction!
On July 13th 24035 & 24063 were moved from Llandudno Junction to Crewe depot for attention.
24035 was at Crewe Diesel depot on August 7th.
24035 was withdrawn on October 15th 1978.
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