D5046, 5046, 24046
D5046, 5046, 24046

Photograph courtesy Tony Sayer.
24046 at Crewe on September 25th 1975

The sixteen year eight month career of D5046/24046 saw allocations to Eastern Region and London Midland Region depots.

Built Crewe 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.
Circular gauges fitted to fuel & water tanks.
Gangway doors not removed.
Roof modification (above generator/brake cubicle): original style retained until withdrawn (raised panels).
Cab roof ventilators sheeted over (Eastern Region modification) - never refitted.
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: ?? months.
Time between withdrawal and scrapping: 12 months.


The frames for D5046 were laid down during the summer of 1959 at Crewe Works. D5046 was new to March (31B) on October 29th 1959. Further transfers were:

September 1960 to Stratford (30A).
March 1961 to Ipswich (32B).
June 1965 to Tinsley (41A) on loan?
July 1965 to Ipswich (32B).
August 1967 to Stoke Division (D05).
May 1973 to Crewe.
August 3rd 1975 to serviceable store.
August 1975 - reinstated to Crewe.
October 1975 to serviceable store.
December 1975 - reinstated to Crewe.
February 1976 to serviceable store.
July 17th 1976 - withdrawn.

Renumbered November 5th 1973.

After withdrawal 24046 was stored at Crewe Basford Hall until May 2nd 1977 when it moved to Oxford, departing here on May 17th 1977 for Swindon Works, where it was scrapped by the third week of July 1977.

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

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Stratford Works May 1962.
Noted Doncaster Works December 1963.
Noted Derby Works October 1965.
Noted Derby Works May 1968.
Noted Derby Works December 1970.


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

Condition no date (early 1960s)?: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, frame level stripe not covered by yellow panel, small gap between stripe and bottom of yellow panel; steam style shed plate of cab front.

D5046 worked the 18.16 Ipswich - Yarmouth ST on June 27th.

D5046 worked the 18.18 Ipswich - Gorleston (ex Low C) on June 27th.

On April 27th D5046 was noted at Derby Road, Ipswich with a mixed freight.


Photograph collection of webmaster.
D5046 passes the cement plant at Claydon (Ipswich), date unknown but circa 1965

On the evening of March 9th D5046 was at Liverpool Street with parcels vans.

On the evening of June 9th D5046 was stabled at Colchester.

On July 26th D5046 & D5040 were noted southbound light engines at Ipswich, not long before they were transferred to the Stoke Division (both in green livery).

On the evening of October 1st D5046 was at Shrewsbury.

On the evening of November 25th D5043 & D5046 were at Sandbach with permanent way trains.

On the evening of July 27th D5154, D5073, D5058, D7671 & D5046 were up light engines at Crewe.

On the afternoon of April 26th 5046 was light engine south of Crewe on the Stoke line.

5046 was noted passing Manchester Victoria at about 7am on May 10th with a down freight.

On June 30th a Brighton - Aberyswyth day excursion was worked by 5050 & 5046 roundtrip over the Shrewsbury - Aberyswyth portion.

On July 1st 5046 was noted at Caergwrle with a lengthy engineers train.

Condition July: green livery with full yellow ends, gangway doors present, full size fuel tank, shortened water tank, blanking plates fitted (at least one being blue), hand/footholds plated over, straight sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, some valencing removed.

Condition September: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors fitted, full size fuel tank, shortened water tank, both fitted with circular gauges, two-rung bogie mounted footsteps, valencing removed from body sides, buffer beam mounted steam pipe connections removed, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over.

At about 12.30pm on February 21st 24080 + 24046 were noted down light engines at Chester.

24046 was withdrawn on July 17th 1976.

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Page added June 24th 2016.
Last updated March 9th 2024.

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