D5066 5066 24066
D5066, 5066, 24066|
Photograph courtesy A Healey.
24066 at Doncaster Works on June 17th 1978.
The fifteen year eight month career of 5066/24066 saw allocations to Eastern Region, London Midland Region & Scottish Region depots.
Built Derby 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Shortened fuel tank & full size water tank (retained until withdrawn).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.
Original exhaust port covered but not immediately removed.
Battery Isolating Switch Cover modification (three circular flaps).
Headcode discs centered on cab front (Glasgow modification).
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: ?? months.
Time between withdrawal & scrapping: 30 months.
The frames for D5066 were laid down at Derby Works during September 1959, D5066 was new to March (31B) on December 19th 1960. Further transfers were:
November 1960 to Willesden (1A).
March 1961 to Finsbury Park (34G).
August 1966 to Haymarket (64B).
March 1968 to Eastfield (65A) on loan.
May 1968 to Longsight (9A).
June 1968 to Manchester Division (D09).
November 1968 to Stoke Division (D05).
July 1969 to Haymarket (64B) on loan, made permanent August 1969.
February 1971 to Eastfield (65A).
April 1971 to Haymarket (64B).
August 1975 - to store.
February 2nd 1976 - withdrawn.
Renumbered March 1974.
During August 1975 24066 was stored at Haymarket, during the same month it was moved to Carlisle and remained there until February 14th 1978 when it was moved to Doncaster Works, being noted by the Works headshunt on April 16th 1978. It was broken up during August 1978.
Movement: 24019/66, 24102/121 07.00 Carlisle - Doncaster 9Z14 February 14th 1978. (25191 to Skipton, then 31183 to Doncaster).
Photograph collection of webmaster.
24066 awaiting scrapping at Doncaster Works during 1978. Of interest is the non-standard Battery Isolating Switch access, in place of the hinged flaps are three circular covers, which are pivoted from the top.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Stratford Works April 1962.
Noted Doncaster Works November 1962.
Noted Doncaster Works May 1963.
Noted Doncaster Works May 1965.
Noted Derby Works March, April & July 1966.
Noted Glasgow Works August & September 1969.
Noted Glasgow Works September 1973.
Returning to Doncaster Works for scheduled repairs were Eastern Region members of the BR/Sulzer Type 2s, one of the first noted was D5066 seen in the Plant on December 9th. With Stratford targeted for closure their work would be partially picked up by Doncaster.
Condition date uncertain: green livery, small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, does not cover frame level stripe, small gap between the yellow paint & the stripe; full size water tank, shortened fuel tank, steam syle shed plate on cab front.
Condition no month: green livery, small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, does not cover frame level stripe, small gap between the yellow paint & the stripe; full size water tank, shortened fuel tank, steam syle shed plate on cab front (34G), ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, two engine exhaust ports - circular port is covered.
For the operating authorities troubles of a mundane nature were epitomized by D5066 in the middle of February. On 11th whilst working 07.06 Edinburgh - Carlisle it became a failure at Riccarton, rescue came in the shape of D8607, the Hawick pilot. Kingmoor successfully rectified the problem permitting continuation of its diagram, a round trip over the Waverley route, before again failing at Carlisle. A Kingmoor Class 5, 44677 substituted for the dieselís workings the next day, with Kingmoor choosing to drag the diesel back to Haymarket behind 44902. This left them short of a machine for the same diagram of 14th, allowing Kingmoor Brittania 70024 to fill in the turn.
Haymarketís BR/Sulzer Type 2s continued to handle the majority of passenger workings over the Waverley Route, however on December 9th D5205 worked the 13.00 Carlisle Ė Edinburgh and the 17.54 return. On the 21st D5066 failed prior to working the 13.00 to Edinburgh but was able, after attention to take out the 17.25 parcels to Perth.
Condition June: green livery, full yellow cabfronts, frame level stripe, gangway doors present, shortened fuel tank, full size water tank, steam syle shed plate on cab front (?), ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds present.
Scottish Type 2s were frequent visitors to Carlisle & Newcastle, though forays further south were unusual. However on September 20th the 4E47 Aberdeen - Kings Cross fish train was noted at Doncaster behind Haymarket based 5066.
The 14.15 Edinburgh - Newcastle was worked by 5066 on December 1st.
On May 4th Grand Scottish Tour No.19 utilised 24013 & 24066 from Edinburgh via Cumbernauld to Fort William, where 27037 & 27044 worked the roundtrip to Mallaig. 27037 proved temperamental on the outward leg, but responded to attention from the train crew. The return trip utilised 27006 & 27007 since the Class 24s had taken up an overnight Liverpool - Mallaig charter on its return leg to Oban.
On a sunny June 6th 26017 & 24066 were noted passing Inverness with a trainload of pipes originating from the MK Shand pipe coating works at Invergordon, where pipes were coated with concrete for use in the Forties Field to the Cruden Bay oil pipeline. The trains went usually to Maud on the Fraserburgh line. 24066 was stabled at Aberdeen Ferryhill on June 20th.
On July 16th 24066 was noted southbound(?) at Aviemore with a mixed freight.
24066 & 24070 were noted at Edinburgh Waverly on a parcels working on August 2nd.
24066 was withdrawn on February 2nd 1976.
Condition final: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headcode discs centered on cab front, shortened fuel tank, full size water tank, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, non-standard battery isolating switch cover (three circular hinged discs).
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Last updated May 19th 2019.
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