The fifteen year six month career of D5071/24071 saw allocations to Eastern Region & Scottish Region depots.
Built Derby Locomotive Works.
The frames for D5071 were laid down at Derby Works during October 1959, D5071 was new to March (31B) on February 6th 1960. Further transfers were:
November 1960 to Stratford (30A).
Renumbered April 1974.
After withdrawal 24071 was stored at Haymarket from July 1975 until August 23rd 1975 when it moved to Polmadie. During October 1975 it was moved to Glasgow Works until May 2nd 1976 when it was taken to Doncaster Works and broken up there during January 1977.
Movement: 24015/16/71, 24117 Glasgow Works – Doncaster May 3 1976, (behind 26046 at Berwick).
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Doncaster Works October 1963.
On November 29th and December 12th D5071 worked the 17.35 Broad Street - Hertford North.
On October 26th D5071 was noted passing Newark with a Millerhill - Kings Cross goods, normally a Type 4 working.
During the summer the Eastern Region started a shake up of its motive power. Intent on rationalising its fleet principally to Classes 31/37/47, it began to divest itself of the Class 24s, with D5057 – D5060 to Willesden (D01) and eleven others moving to Haymarket (64B). The first arrivals were D5061/65 on August 4th, with D5068/71 on 9th. On transfer to Haymarket they were used on the local empty coaching stock workings and local passenger services to Carstairs, Hawick and over the Waverley route to Carlisle. On August 13th D5095 worked the 15.01 Edinburgh – Carlisle and 19.44 return, later D5071 was noted over the Waverley route on the 14.55 (SX) Edinburgh - Carlisle. This move released the temperamental Claytons to the Thornton/Dunfermline/Dundee area, joined here by the ex-WR EE Type 3s, to subdue the local steam fleet. The Clayton’s reputation was none too good, even operating in pairs their reliability was inconsistent. Typical of their troubles was the failure of a pair on August 20th working the 05.00 Millerhill - Carlisle freight, rescue came from Kingmoor in the shape of D5298, the unfortunate Claytons being left at Riccarton.
Condition (month uncertain): green livery with small yellow warning panels, squared upper corners, the yellow covers the frame level stripe. Locomotive noted at Hawick still retaining a 34G steam style shed plate on the cabfront, but with a 64B stencil on the secondman's No.1 cabside, just above the frame level stripe.
A relief Glasgow/Edinburgh - Liverpool (1M58) on December 28th featured 410 leading 5071, suggesting the heating equipment on 410 was defective. Both machines were replaced at Carlisle by 249, the Class 50 retiring to Kingmoor, the Class 24 returning quickly to Carstairs, perhaps to resume its next working.
5071 was noted at Newcastle with a Felixstowe - Bathgate working on December 19th.
Condition September: green with full yellow ends, gangway doors sheeted over, headcode discs centered on cab front; full size water tank, shortened fuel tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, valencing removed from sides.
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