D5036, 5036, 24036
D5036, 5036, 24036

Built Crewe Locomotive Works.
Full size fuel & water tanks (retained until withdrawn).
Four upper and four lower air filters on non-BIS side, three upper and four lower on BIS side.
Cab roof ventilators sheeted over (Eastern Region modification) - later refitted.
Original exhaust port covered but not immediately removed.
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: 29 months.
Time between withdrawal and scrapping: 7 months.


The frames for D5036 were laid down during the early summer of 1959 at Crewe Works. D5036 was new to March (31B) on September 3rd 1959. Further transfers were:

May 1960 to Ipswich (32B).
October 1962 to March (31B).
February 1963 to Ipswich (32B).
August 1967 to Stoke Division (D05).
May 1973 to Crewe.
October 16th 1977 stored unserviceable.
November 20th 1977 - withdrawn.

Renumbered May 1974.

24036 was stored at Crewe from October 1977 until May 11th 1978 when it departed for Doncaster Works. It was scrapped at Doncaster Works during June 1978.

Movement information: 24036/57/80/91 12.30 Crewe - Doncaster via Derby May 11th 1978 (layover at Derby) - Class 47 hauled.

Photograph collection of webmaster.
It May 21st 1978 and 24036 has arrived at Doncaster Works for scrapping. With a team of four men working on dismantling the locomotive it won't be long before the job is done.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Stratford Works January 1960.
Noted Stratford Works September 1961 (bogie change).
Noted Stratford Works May 1962.
Noted Doncaster Works January & February 1964.
Noted Eastleigh Works October 1965.
Noted Derby Works June 1969 (Intermediate Repair).
Noted Derby Works May & June 1975 (gangway doors sheeted over, full repaint).
Noted Derby Works November 1975.


At some point whilst allocated to the Eastern Region, the cab roof ventilators (located above the cab doors) were covered over, it is not known how long the locomotive ran in this condition.

D5036 was noted at Maryland with an Up freight (cars on ferry carflats) on April 28th.

On the evening of September 24th D5036 was at Woodford Halse with the 21.55 Marylebone - Manchester, this arrived at Manchester Piccadilly behind D5848.

On June 4th D5036 with steam style 32B steam style shedcode plate was noted on one of the 'last day' workings over the Peterborough - Market Harborough - Rugby line (20.53 Rugby - Peterborough East), with a three coach train, the locomotive carrying a banner and a wreath. Earlier in the day it had been noted at Rugby carrying a banner that proclaimed 'The Last Train - Rugby to Peterborough' and carrying a wreath. The banner was of a flimsy nature, only the wreath was carried throughout on the passenger services.

At this time the locomotive still retained its roof level water filler covers. The small yellow warning panel had curved upper corners and extended down to the frame, covering the frame level bodystripe. The cab roof ventilators above the doors were sheeted over at this point. The locomotives retained both old and new engines exhausts.

On the afternoon of October 27th D5036 was light engine at Crewe.

On June 15th D5036 was noted at Manchester Exchange on the 1C65 (passenger working?).

Condition July: green livery with white stripe, small yellow warning panel, curved upper corners, yellow covers the frame level stripe, ventilators above cab doors sheeted over, ridge sided sandboxes, two rung bogie mounted footsteps.

On the afternoon of September 11th 5036 was noted at Crewe station.

On April 2nd 5036 was noted at Crewe with a short engineers train, 5036 was in green livery, with frame level stripe and small yellow warning panels with curved upper corners.

On the evening of January 30th 5036 was light engine at Stoke on Trent.

On the evening of June 11th 5036 was noted at Crewe north holding sidings.

Condition December: full yellow ends, gangway doors in place, roof mounted ventilators above cab doors refitted.

On the evening of June 1st 5036 & 5086 were northbound at Crewe with a freight.

24036 was noted at Manchester Victoria on January 16th with the 7M04.

On February 28th 24036 + 25304 were noted at Birkenhead North with iron ore for Shotton.

24036 was stabled at Cockshute on May 3rd.

24036 was noted at Wolverhampton on the evening of June 27th.

On July 12th 24036 was noted with a permanent way train at Birkenhead North.

24036 was noted at Chester depot on July 18th.

A stranger at Cardiff on August 12th was 24036 having arrived on an overnight freight from Bescot with 46022. It went light to Severn Tunnel Jct to work the morning freight to Gloucester, handling other local trips before dragging 45059 to Saltley later that day.

Photograph courtesy David Rapson.
24036 at Birkenhead during 1976.

24036 was noted at Norton Bridge with a wiring train on February 13th.

On February 16th 24036 & 24047 worked a late evening Crewe - Shotwick freight.

On the evening of March 26th 24036, 24073, 24091, 24133, 25084, 25153, 25190, 25193 & 25291 were stabled at Crewe diesel depot.

24036 was noted stabled at Shrewsbury on April 22nd, it later worked a parcels train.

On April 23rd 24036 & 24063 were noted at Chester depot.

On April 30th 24057 & 24036 were stabled at Stafford.

On May 1st 24036 was noted at Crewe with an overhead wiring train.

25168 & 24036 were used for a railtour between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog on June 12th. 24036 & 24035 were stabled at Cockshute on June 18th.

Photograph courtesy of Barrie Hughes.
24036 & 25168 on June 12th 1977 returning a railtour from Blaneau Ffestiniog to Llandudno Junction.

On July 23rd 24036 was noted at Croes Newydd. On July 27th 24036 was noted at Chester with a down freight train.

On the evening of August 2nd 24036 was noted at Chester with an up freight. 24036 was stabled at Cockshute on August 20th and was noted at Chester with a rake of wagons on August 21st. On August 26th 24036 shunted wagons at Chester West Yard.

On September 1st 24036 was noted passing Ipstones with mineral wagons. 24036 was stabled at Cockshute on September 24th.

When withdrawn the locomotive was in standard blue/yellow livery. The gangway doors had been sheeted over. The full size water and fuel tanks were retained until the end, no circular gauges were fitted. The bogies were fitted with the three rung footsteps. The hand/footholds to the cantrail level water filler had been plated over and the bufferbeam mounted steam heat connections had been removed.

A builders plate from 24036 (Crewe 1959) sold at Stafford Auctions for 500 during September 2016.

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Page created May 6th 2016.
Last updated March 21st 2024.

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