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).
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.
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 (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works January 1961.
On August 25th 5086 & 319 were noted at Crewe with an empty coaching stock move, 5086 retained 'D' prefixes.
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.
Page added May 16th 2016.