The fifteen year ten month career of 5055/24055 saw allocations to Eastern Region, Scottish Region & London Midland Region depots.
Built Crewe Locomotive Works.
The frames for D5055 were laid down at Crewe Works during the late summer of 1959, D5055 was new to March (31B) on December 18th 1959. Further transfers were:
January 1961 to Finsbury Park (34G).
Renumbered February 9th 1974.
After withdrawal 24055 was stored at Crewe until September 7th 1976 when it moved to Swindon Works and was broken up by the second week of December 1976.
Movement: 24055/56/60/136 9X75 06.45 Crewe - Banbury – Swindon September 7th 1976 by 25063.
The allocation histories of 24055 & 24056 are virtually identical.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Stratford Works August 1962.
Condition no month: green livery with small yellow warning panels, rounded upper corners, small gap between frame level stripe and bottom of warning panel; gangway doors present, full size water tank, shortened fuel tank, no blanking plates, hand/footholds present, ridge sided sandboxes, three rung bogie mounted footsteps, valencing present.
On October 2nd seven locomotives departed Finsbury Park on transfer to Eastfield, the locomotives heading northbound light engines: D5051 & D5052, D5050 & D5055 and D5053, D5056 & D7600.
D5055 worked the 18.10 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee on May 11th.
D5055 worked the 07.10 Aberdeen - Glasgow Queen Street on May 13th.
The Liverpool/Manchester services still brought steam into the border capital changing here to diesels for the continued run north. Typical of this was on August 12th with D7674 taking over the 06.40 Birmingham - Glasgow at Carlisle, only to fail at Kirkconnel and be rescued by D5055!
5055 was noted at Llwyngwril with a freight on June 13th.
24055 was noted at Barmouth on May 25th with a freight train.
24055 & 24140 were noted in Stafford yard at about 8.30pm on June 28th.
On July 24th & 30th excursions ran from Coventry to Aberystwyth with 24055 & 24145 and 24056 & 24146 respectively. On July 25th 24055 was noted light engine at Crewe station.
On September 7th 24055 & 24049 were noted at Stafford.
Final condition: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over (at least for No.1 end), full size water tank, shortened fuel tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, bodyside valencing removed, steam pipe connections removed from buffer beam.
Final condition - No.1 cab: the No.1 cab was fitted from withdrawn D5114, the headcode indicator was retained but blanked over, the headcode discs remained functional, the driver's side window was of the horizontal sliding type (fitted to D5114 onwards) rather than the vertically opening coach style window. The No.2 end cab remained unchanged with regard to the 1973 repair at Derby.
Page added June 15th 2016.