D5086, 5086, 24086
D5086, 5086, 24086

Photograph courtesy Tony Sayer
24086 at Derby Works on April 7th 1976.

The fifteen year five month career of D5086/24086 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 gauge added to fuel & water tanks.
Boiler water tank removed permanently (1975).
Fitted with original engine exhaust until August 1975.
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: 3 months.
Time between withdrawal & scrapping: 12 months.


The frames for D5086 were laid down at Crewe Works during February 1960, D5086 was new to March (31B) on May 21st 1960. Further transfers were:

May 1960 to Willesden (1A) on loan, made permanent June 1960.
January 1961 to Cricklewood East (14A) on loan, made permanent February 1961.
September 1963 to Cricklewood West (14B).
January 1965 to Cricklewood Division (D14).
April 1965 to Willesden (1A).
April 1966 to London Division (D01).
March 1967 to Stoke Division (D05).
May 1973 to Crewe.
November 1975 to store unserviceable.
January 4th 1976 - withdrawn (collision damage).

Renumbered February 16th 1974.

24086 was stored at Crewe from November 1975 to January 1976, it was then moved top Derby Locomotive Works and remained there until June 9th 1976 when it was taken to Doncaster Works, where it was scrapped during January 1977.

Movement: 24086 Derby – Toton – Doncaster Works June 9th 1976.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Derby Works January 1961.
Noted Derby Works February - April 1962.
Noted Derby Works May 1963.
Noted Derby Works January 1970.
Noted Derby Works August & September 1975.


An unusual combination noted March 2nd at Polmadie was D5706 & D5086, presumably diagrammed for the evening’s ‘Condor’ service.

Condition June: blue/yellow livery.


Photograph courtesy Tony Sayer
5086 at Bescot on April 23rd 1973. The locomotive has the shortened fuel & water tanks, both equipped with circular fuel gauges. Despite being April 1973 the 'D' number prefixes are still present. The locomotive would remain in this condition until August 1975 when it was received at Derby Works for overhaul.

On August 25th 5086 & 319 were noted at Crewe with an empty coaching stock move, 5086 retained 'D' prefixes.

On July 11th 24086 worked the Pwllheli - Machynlleth - Shrewsbury goods.

On June 19th 24086 was westbound at Abergele with a freight.

Condition: August 30th at Derby Works Open Day, in main repair shop, blue with yellow ends, BR emblems still on all cabsides, gangway doors being sheeted over, new cab roofs(?), numbers were still behind the cab doors, no attempt to reposition them when the locomotive was renumbered into TOPS. The original engine exhaust port was still present when 24086 entered the Works.

24086 was the final Class 24 to receive a classified repair at Derby Locomotive Works. The repair included the sheeting over of the gangway doors, the removal of the boiler water tank and the buffer beam steam heat connections.

Its return to service left Derby Works with only four condemned Class 24s on the premises, these were sent down to Swindon Works during November 1975, thus leaving no Class 24s on the Works premises. However 24086 received collision damage to the secondman's side of the No.2 cab. It was forward to Derby for evaluation, but was condemned!

Following the departure of 24086 to Doncaster Works on June 9th 1976, Derby Works would no longer have any Class 24s on its premises, apart from the occasional visit of the Research Department's 24061.


Photograph courtesy Tony Sayer
24086 at Doncaster depot on June 13th 1976. Most of the withdrawn LMR Class 24s at this time were being sent down to Swindon Works for scrapping. For whatever reason 24086 & 25015 were consigned from Derby to Doncaster for scrapping, with 25015 sent to Doncaster one day after 24086 had made the trip.

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Page added May 16th 2016.
Last updated February 2nd 2022.

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