D5084, 5084, 24084
D5084, 5084, 24084

The sixteen year career of D5084/24084 was spent entirely on the London Midland Region apart from its very brief (paper only?) allocation to the Eastern Region.

Built Crewe Locomotive Works (from batch 5076 - 5093).
Shortened fuel tank & full size water tank (shortened water tank fitted later).
Four upper and four lower air filters on non-BIS side, three upper and four lower on BIS side.
Circular gauges fitted to fuel & water tanks (at least by 1970).
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: ?? months.
Time between withdrawal & scrapping: 27 months.


The frames for D5084 were laid down at Crewe Works during February 1960, D5084 was new to March (31B) on April 25th 1960. Further transfers were:

April 1960 to Rugby (2A) on loan, made permanent May 1960.
December 1960 to Cricklewood East (14A) on loan, made permanent January 1961.
September 1963 to Cricklewood West (14B).
January 1965 to Cricklewood Division (D14).
March 1965 to Willesden (1A).
April 1966 to London Division (D01).
April 1967 to Stoke Division (D05).
May 1973 to Crewe.
May 2nd 1976 to store serviceable.
July 17th 1976 - withdrawn.

Renumbered March 30th 1974.

24084 was stored at Crewe from May 1976 until May 19th 1977 when it began its final journeyto Swindon Works, it laid over at Oxford from May 19th 1977 to May 31st 1977, when it completed the trip. 24084 was scrapped by the first week of December 1978. This was the last Class 24 scrapped at Swindon Works.

Movement: 24052/77/78/84 Crewe - Swindon May 19th - 31st 1977.

Class 24 No.24084 and Class 52 No.1009 at Swindon Works on June 12th 1977. 24084 has only recently arrived at Swindon Works and is in ex-traffic condition.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Derby Works October 1960.
Noted Derby Works March - May 1961.
Noted Derby Works October 1961.
Noted Derby Works March 1963.
Noted Derby Works November 1964 - January 1965.
Noted Brush, Loughborough May 1966.
Noted Derby Works September & December 1966.
Noted Derby Works June & August 1974 (Full repaint).


D5084 was noted at Bedford shed on March 19th, in pretty much as-delivered condition, although the cantrail level water filler cover was missing.

On August 20th (or 21st) D5084 worked throughout the ten coach 09.56 excursion from Leagrave to Brighton. The condition of the locomotive at the time included a shortened fuel tank, full size water tank, no yellow warning panels, three rung bogie steps.

Type 2s coming into Scotland on the ‘Condor’ service were noted filling in on the 09.15am Clydesmill – Oakley, so noted in February were D5084/92 & 5708.

On December 4th & 5th the availability of the diesel multiple units was so poor that Stanier Class 5s and Type 2s from the Moorgate services had to fill in on the Bedford/Luton locals. The position was not made any easier by the failure of road/air transport during this time, leading to increased traffic for the railways. In the midst of all of this D5084 trialled on the Bedford - Hitchin freight service, apparently none too successful, although this working quite frequently loaded to over fifty wagons of coal and brick. Bedford shed therefore held onto a number of its serviceable 3Fs until better replacements could be found.

October condition: carries small yellow warning panels with curved upper corners.

D5084 worked the 18.29 Rugby Central - Marylebone on September 18th.

On November 5th D5084 was noted at Euston with the 09.00 Perth - Euston, having travelled from ??

D5084 was noted at the Brush Works, Loughborough during early May.

July condition: green with small yellow warning panels, blanking plate fitted, shortened fuel & water tanks, exhaust located over engine room.

April 19th saw the opening of Crewe Electric Depot to the public. Amongst the regular electric stock were visitors 5084 & 5201, E26013 and HS4000 ‘Kestrel’. 5084 looked reasonably ex-works, complete with white wheel rims for the occasion.

On June 28th 5084 was northbound at Crewe with an engineers train.

Condition June: blue & yellow livery, BR emblems on all cab sides, numbers inboard of cab doors, shortened fuel & water tanks - with circular gauges, three rung bogie footsteps, hand/footholds still present, valencing still in place, locomotive looks reasonably ex-works.

On June 14th 5084 was noted at Aberyswyth, possibly the York mails.

Condition June: blue & yellow livery, BR emblems on all cab sides, numbers inboard of cab doors, shortened fuel & water tanks - with circular gauges, straight sided sandboxes, three rung bogie footsteps, hand/footholds still present, valencing still in place.

On July 31st 5084 lost about 60 minutes whilst working the 10.10 Aberystwyth - Euston as far as Shrewsbury. The train was stopped at both Caersws & Newtown whilst the driver tracked down and rectified faults on the locomotive.

At about 7am on March 16th 5084 was noted passing Chester on a down freight.

On July 8th 5084 was stabled at Shrewsbury.

On September 8th 5084 was stabled at Cockshute.

On May 25th the ten coach 12.05 Crewe - Llandudno relief was worked by 24084, with the locomotive bringing the empty stock from North Wales earlier in the day.

On the morning of September 7th 24084 was noted on Derby fuelling point, possibly recently outshopped from Derby Locomotive Works.

At about 9am on October 7th 24084 was at Manchester Victoria with a down freight.

On February 21st 24047 & 24084 were noted on a cement train at Birmingham Curzon Street.

On March 16th 24084 was noted at Crewe Locomotive Works, presumably on the premises to pick up or drop something off.

On May 12th & 13th 24084 was noted at Manchester Victoria.

On May 3rd 24084 was stabled at Cockshute, its first day in store?

24084 was withdrawn on July 17th 1976.

Final condition: blue & yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, shortened fuel & water tanks - both with circular gauges, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, two rung bogie footsteps.

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Page added May 17th 2016.
Last updated February 3rd 2022.

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