D5041, 5041, 24041
D5041, 5041, 24041

The sixteen year nine month career of D5041/5041 saw allocations to Eastern Region and London Midland Region depots.

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Full size fuel & water tanks (retained until withdrawn).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 at some point (whilst on the ER).
Gangway doors retained at No.2 end.
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: ?? months.
Time between withdrawal and scrapping: 23 months.


The frames for D5041 were laid down during the summer of 1959 at Crewe Works. D5041 was new to Ipswich (32B) on September 28th 1959. Further transfers were:

November 1959 to March (31B).
June 1960 to Ipswich (32B).
August 1967 to Stoke Division (D05).
May 1973 to Crewe.
August 1975 to serviceable store.
August 3rd 1975 - reinstated to Crewe.
October 1975 to serviceable store.
December 1975 - reinstated to Crewe.
December 27th 1975 to unserviceable store.
January 24th 1976 - reinstated to Crewe.
February 1976 to serviceable store.
July 17th 1976 - withdrawn.

Renumbered September 14th 1973.

After withdrawal 24041 was stored at Crewe until May 2nd 1977 when it was moved to Oxford, remaining here until May 17th when it completed its journey to Swindon Works and scrapped there by the middle of June 1978.

Movement: 24038/39/41/46 06.50 Crewe - Oxford - Swindon May 2nd-17th 1977.

Photograph courtesy John Turner (via RG).
24041 heads a lineup of withdrawn Class 24s alongside Crewe Diesel depot circa October 1975.

24041 at Swindon Works on June 12th 1977. The locomotive has retained full size fuel & water tanks to the end, the No.1 cab has no ventilator above the cab door and hand written on the locomotive side is 'The Clitheroe BR Appreciation Group'.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Stratford Works July 1962.
Noted Doncaster Works November 1963.
Noted Doncaster Works March 1964.
Noted Derby Works October 1965.
Noted Derby Works October 1966.
Noted Derby Works August 1973.


Condition (no date but presumed to be whilst allocated to Ipswich): green livery with frame level stripe, full size fuel & water tanks, steam style shed plate (red) on cab front, ridge sided sandboxes, two-rung bogie mounted footsteps.

Condition (no date but presumed to be whilst allocated to Ipswich): green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, frame level stripe not covered by warning panel, small gap between bottom of yellow panel and stripe; full size fuel & water tanks, steam style shed plate on cab front.

On the morning of September 3rd D5041 was at Ipswich with an up freight.

An unidentified Brush Type 2 hauling a Norwich - Bishopsgate goods on February 17th, became derailed on the London side of Shenfield station, blocking both mainlines, strewing wreckage over mile with much damage to the permanent way. Bearing down rapidly on the scene was the 11.50pm Liverpool Street - Ipswich with D5041 in charge, which suffered considerable damage in the ensuing derailment. The lines were reopened within twenty four hours with a 20 mph speed limit. D5041 requiring a visit to Doncaster for repair, being noted there in March.

Condition (1966 no month but at Derby Works): green livery with small yellow warning panels, squared upper corners, frame level stripe covered by warning panel, full size fuel & water tanks, steam style shed plate on cab front, ridge sided sandboxes, two rung bogie mounted footsteps.

D5041 worked the 22.44 Liverpool Street - Norwich (via Cambridge) on May 13th.

On August 13th D5041 was noted at Shrewsbury, a very recent transfer from Ipswich.

On the morning of April 19th D5041 was at Crewe with a northbound freight.

On the evening of May 1st D5041 was shunting at Stoke on Trent.

Photograph courtesy John G Ashley.
An undated view of a pair of Class 24s, led by D5041 approach Moulsdworth station with a lengthy freight. The train is coming from the Chester direction, the lines to the right lead to Helsby.

On the evening of May 2nd 5041 was at Stoke on Trent with a freight.

On May 16th 5041 was noted stabled at Stafford for the weekend with an industrial 0-6-0T steam locomotive named Hem Heath No.2 and a brakevan. Presumably it was en-route from the colliery of the same name to ??

On the evening of June 14th 5277 & 5041 were light engines at Stafford.

Condition September: green livery with full yellow ends, no frame level stripe, no blanking plates, hand/footholds present.

On July 10th 5045 & 5041 worked the ten coach 1D12 Stoke-on-Trent to Llandudno passenger service.

The TOPS renumbering scheme had in practice been applied very slowly to the locomotive fleet, principally to locomotives going through the major workshops. During September the first Class 24 was renumbered, 24041 after visiting Derby Works for an overhaul, as were the first Class 25s 25208(7558) & 25282(7632).

October: one of the spare Class 24 cabs held at Derby Works was one formerly carried by 5041.

24041 was stabled at Chester station on the afternoon of September 6th.

Condition final: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over No.1 cab, still present No.2 cab, full size fuel & water tanks, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, No.1 cab roof ventilator above cab door not present, but present on No.2 cab, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps.

24041 was withdrawn on July 17th 1976.

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Page added June 27th 2016.
Last updated September 6th 2022.

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