D5069 5069 24069
D5069, 5069, 24069

Photograph courtesy Tony Sayer.
24069 at Edinburgh Haymarket depot on June 5th 1976.

The sixteen year four month career of 5069/24069 saw allocations to Eastern 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Shortened fuel tank & full size water tank (retained until withdrawn).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.
Headcode discs centered on cab front (Glasgow modification).
Roof modification (above generator/brake cubicle): no raised panels.
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: ?? months.
Time between withdrawal & scrapping: 9 months.


The frames for D5069 were laid down at Derby Works during September 1959, D5069 was new to March (31B) on January 1st 1960. Further transfers were:

December 1960 to Stratford (30A).
January 1961 to Finsbury Park (34G).
August 1966 to Haymarket (64B) on loan, made permanent October 1966.
August 1975 - stored serviceable.
December 18th 1975 - reinstated to Haymarket.
September 29th 1976 stored unserviceable.
December 1st 1976- withdrawn.

Renumbered December 1973.

After being placed in store 24069 was stored at Haymarket from August 1975 until October 10th 1975 when it was moved to Carstairs until reinstated during December 1975. After its final withdrawal 24069 was stored at Haymarket from September 1976 until moved to Millerhill during January 1977. It remained at Millerhill until June 11th 1977 when it was towed down to Doncaster Works, arriving here about June 17th 1977. It was broken up at Doncaster Works during September 1977.

Movement: 24069/94, 24120/30 Millerhill - Doncaster w/e June 18th 1977

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Doncaster Works July 1963.


D5069 was noted at Dunstable with an Up passenger service on the early evening of April 14th.

The poor availability of the Baby Deltics reached its nadir when the last one, D5905, succumbed after several weeks of intermittent service. During the first week of July it headed north destined for Doncaster Works & Vulcan Foundry behind D5069.

On August 25th D5069 worked the 17.35 Broad Street - Hertford North.

D5069 worked the 16.58 Moorgate - Hertford North at October 19th.

D5069 worked the 15.35 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street on January 3rd.

On April 25th D5069 was noted southbound with two passenger coaches at Currie Hill headed for Carstairs.

Condition September: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, valencing in place, ridge sided sandboxes, three rung bogie mounted footsteps, steam style shedplate '34G' on cabfront, roof modification (above generator/brake cubicle): no raised panels.

On November 4th 5069 was northbound at Hawick with a Carlisle - Edinburgh service.

D5069 worked the 15.00 Edinburgh - Carlisle (via Waverly) on November 23rd.

Condition November: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, valencing in place, blanking plates fitted.

Condition May: blue/yellow livery, full size water tank, shortened fuel tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds sheeted over, two numbers on each side.

The 22.00 Birmingham - Edinburgh of January 13th was worked forward from Pollokshaws West by 5069.

On the evening of May 26th 5069 (green with yellow ends) was stabled at Aberdeen Ferryhill.

Local holidays in the Fife area on April 1st found two local services between Edinburgh & Cardenden strengthened using Mk1 stock and 26036 & 24069.

A shortage of Type 4s on the Edinburgh - Aberdeen services saw the 10.25 Edinburgh - Aberdeen hauled by 26022 & 24069 on February 26th and 24069 & 24094 on March 3rd.

24069 worked the morning Perth - Inverness mails on January 31st.

The 17.10 Edinburgh Berwick continued to run with a wide variety of power, December 29th (1975) featured 24121, 27109 on January 5th (1976), 27117 (6th), 27112 (10th), stored (?) 24094 on January 12th, 55002 (13th), 47461 (14th) & 24069 (19th). On January 31st 24069 worked the Perth - Inverness Mails.

On April 15th 24069 was noted at Carlisle station.

24069 was stabled on Haymarket at lunchtime on May 2nd and at Polmadie on May 23rd.

On July 18th 24069 was noted running at Townhill.

24069 was noted on freight duties at Invergordon on September 5th.

24069 was stabled at Perth on September 8th.

On September 27th 24069 was noted at Haymarket depot undergoing light repair.

On October 3rd 24069 was noted at Haymarket depot.

Final condition: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, headcode discs centered on cab front; fullsize water tank, shortened fuel tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds sheeted over, three rung bogie mounted footsteps, straight sided sandboxes.

24069 was withdrawn on December 1st 1976.

Identifying features
BIS side: scrape mark along two thirds of the side about half way up the upper venitlators, 1976.

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Page added June 4th 2016.
Last updated February 10th 2022.

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