D5064 5064 24064
D5064, 5064, 24064

Photograph from collection of Ron Healey (as posted on abpr)
An interesting view of one of Finsbury Park's BR/Sulzer Type 2s as it gets to grips with a train heading out of Kings Cross, the exhaust giving a clue to the hard working engine. This particular locomotive has already had its exhaust port repositioned closer to the engine room. It is perhaps remarkable to think that at about this time the Class 24s might have been observed at the London terminals of Liverpool Street, Kings Cross, St Pancras, Euston & Marylebone!

The fifteen year eleven month career of 5064/24064 saw allocations to Eastern Region, London Midland Region & Scottish Region depots.

Built Crewe Locomotive Works.
Shortened fuel tank & full size water tank (retained until withdrawn).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), maybe a late modification or cab roof swap, No.1 cab only.
Athermos axleboxes fitted (noted 1971, 1973 & 1975).
Gangway doors never removed.
Roof modification (above generator/brake cubicle): raised panel around engine exhaust.
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: ?? months.
Time between withdrawal & scrapping: 10 months.


The frames for D5064 were laid down at Crewe Works during November 1959, D5064 was new to March (31B) on January 27th 1960. Further transfers were:

October 1960 to Willesden (1A).
March 1961 to Finsbury Park (34G).
August 1966 to Haymarket (64B) on loan, made permanent September 1966.
January 1968 to Longsight (9A) on loan.
June 1968 to Manchester Division (D09).
November 1968 to Stoke Division (D05).
May 1973 to Crewe.
January 4th 1976 - to store.
January 31st 1976 - withdrawn.

Renumbered February 16th 1974.

After withdrawal 24064 was stored at Crewe from January 1966 until May 1976 when it was forwarded to Swindon Works, being scrapped there by the first week of December 1976.

24064 in its final condition at Swindon on November 7th 1976, not too drastically changed from its early days, gangway doors are still in place, though the boiler room grille is now a blanking plate and the hand/footsteps to the roof level water filler are plated over.

24064 in its final condition at Swindon on November 7th 1976, by January 1977 24064 will be no more.

Fifteen years service for 24064 comes to a final end amid the gloom and wreckage of the scrapping area at Swindon Works, January 1977.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Derby Works November 1960.
Noted Stratford Works September 1961 (Casual).
Noted Stratford Works August 1962.
Noted Darlington Works January 1965.
Noted Derby Works October 1965.
Noted Derby Works March 1969.
Noted Derby Works July 1971.
Noted Derby Works September 1972.


Super power took hold of June 22ndís 8.30pm Dagenham Dock - Cambridge freight with D5054 & D5064 rescuing an ailing D5509.

On March 20th D5064 worked the 17.17 Broad Street - Hertford North.

On May 4th D5064 worked the 07.44 Cuffley - Broad Street.

D5064, a stalwart on the commuter services out of Kings Cross found itself on Class 1 duty rescuing failed D9006 on May 12th whilst working the 10.50am Edinburgh - Kings Cross.

D5064 worked the 08.38 Gordon Hill - Moorgate on December 3rd.

Condition (circa 1964?): green livery with small yellow warning panels, squared upper corners, yellow extends over frame level stripe, full size water tank, shortened fuel tank, blanking plates in place, hand/footholds present.

D5064 worked the 17.35 Glasgow Queen Street - Aberdeen on March 17th.

On March 6th D5064 was noted at Bredbury on a down freight.

During September 5064 was noted with bogies fitted with Athermos axleboxes, and noted during July 1975 still retaining Athermos axleboxes. However after withdrawal at Swindon Works it was noted with SKF axleboxes.

On the morning of September 14th 5064 was noted at Crewe hauling accident damaged 1635.

5064 was stabled at Bangor on June 11th.


Photograph courtesy Barrie Watkins
Two veterans in the shape of 40102 & 24064 at Manchester Victoria on October 21st 1974. Both have about fifteen months left in service, with both being retired during January 1976.

On March 5th 24064 was noted at Manchester Victoria with the 8X48.

On September 25th the empty stock for a Leamington (?) - Aberystwyth (?) day excursion was delivered by 24044 & 24064, possibly working the train forward to Coventry where a Class 85 took over. The Class 24s then ran light towards Birmingham, possibly to Bescot.

24064 was withdrawn on January 31st 1976.

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Page added June 8th 2016.
Last updated May 18th 2022.

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