Built Crewe Locomotive Works.
The frames for D5058 were laid down at Crewe Works during September 1959, D5058 was new to March (31B) on January 1st 1960. Further transfers were:
March 1961 to Finsbury Park (34G).
Renumbered February 16th 1974.
After withdrawal 24058 was stored at Crewe until August 4th 1976 when it moved to Swindon Works and was broken up by the third week of October 1976.
Movement: 24049/58/62/92 Crewe – Banbury - Swindon August 4th 1976 by 25188.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Stratford Works September 1961 (casual heavy, derailment damage).
During March & April demolition of the former Midland Railway Bedford - Northampton line took place. London Division (D01) allocated D5058 and another unidentified Class 24 were recorded during March working trains recovering a variety of materials, including sleepers and track.
Condition March: green livery with small yellow warning panels, squared upper corners, warning panel covers the frame level stripe, full size water tank, shortened fuel tank, blanking plates in place, valancing still fitted, trip cock equipment fitted, hand/footholds present.
In the early hours of June 6th whilst waiting on the slow lines with a coal train at Nuneaton station 25286 witnessed the high speed derailment of the 5th’s 23.30 Euston – Glasgow sleeper service. The two locomotives, 86006 & 86242 became parted, with the latter causing considerable damage to itself and the station, bringing down several gantries that caused minor damage to the Class 25. All the coaches were derailed, with damage being heaviest at the front of the train, tragically six lives were lost. By the evening of 6th the Bescot, Crewe & Saltley cranes were present alongside other engineering trains, in the hands of 24074, 47034 and three Class 25s. Six coaches, (five sleepers and a BG) were broken up on site. By the 11th engineering/rewiring trains were still present including 24074 and 25193, the latter having been on-site since the day of the accident. Two days later only 24058 was on hand with an engineers train.
24058 was withdrawn on October 4th 1975.
24058 arrived at Swindon Works for scrapping with at least one builder's plate still attached.
flk 0920 (1)
Page added June 14th 2016.