D5136, 5136, 24136
D5136, 5136, 24136


Photographer not known.
On a damp day early in the 1960's D5136 awaits its next empty coaching stock move at Manchester Piccadilly.

The fifteen year career of D5136/24136 was spent allocated only to London Midland Region depots.

Built Derby Locomotive Works.
Shortened fuel & water tanks.
Four upper and four lower air filters on non-BIS side, three upper and four lower on BIS side.
Gangway doors never removed.
Alway carried green livery with the lion & wheel emblem.
Carried green livery with TOPS numbering.
Roof modification (above generator/brake cubicle): original style retained until withdrawn (raised panels).
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: ?? months
Time between withdrawal & scrapping: 16 months.

Allocations

The frames for D5136 were laid down at Derby Locomotive Works during July 1960, D5136 was new to Longsight (9A) on October 22nd 1960. Further transfers were:

June 1968 to Manchester Division (D09)
November 1968 to Stoke Division (D05)
May 1973 to Crewe
October 4th 1975 withdrawn

Renumbered April 1974.

After withdrawal 24136 was stored at Crewe from October 1975 until September 7th 1976 when it was forwarded to Swindon Works and broken up by the middle of January 1977.

Movement: 24055/56/60/136 9X75 06.45Crewe - Banbury Swindon September 7th 1976 by 25063.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Derby Works April & September 1962.
Noted Derby Works March & November 1963.
Noted Derby Works July 1964.
Noted Derby Works January 1965.
Noted Derby Works February & March 1966 (includes repaint, lined green, small yellow warning panels).
Noted Derby Works June 1969 (General).
Noted Derby Works February 1970.

Highlights

1964
Condition March: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, warning panel does not cover frame level stripe, gangway doors present, shortened fuel & water tanks, no blanking plates, hand/footholds present, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, all valencing still present.

1965
During the late evening of April 17th D5136 was on empty coaching stock duty at Manchester Piccadilly.

1966
On March 27th D5136 & D5133 were noted at Derby shed in very ex-works condition with D5136 showing headcode 1T37.

Condition month??: green livery with small yellow warning panels, squared upper corners, warning panel covers frame level stripe, gangway doors present, shortened fuel & water tanks, no blanking plates, hand/footholds present, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, all valencing still present, circular access panel on cabfront for Royal Train radio communication (No.2 cab at least). The locomotive is ex-works out of Derby.

On the evening of July 9th D5136 was noted passing Stalybridge on the down 'H&C'.

1973
On July 8th 5136 & 5057 (both in green livery) were noted eastbound at Dovey Junction with a passenger train.

At about 11am on September 28th 5136 was noted at Nuneaton on an up permanent way train (with granite blocks?).

1975
On March 16th 24136 was noted at Crewe Diesel depot.


Photograph Glyn Weight/collection of Paul Roberts.
24136 at Longsight, date unknown. 24136 was one of the few Class 24s to carry the circular plate on the cab front, an indication that this locomotive had at one point seen service on a Royal Train working - possibly over the Cambrian Lines west of Shrewsbury? It was not common to have the circular plate mounted on a locomotive that still retained its gangway doors. And 24136 was one of a few Class 24s never to carry blue livery.


Photograph courtesy Tom Sutch.
24136 at Springs Branch on April 9th 1975. This was one of several Class 24s never to receive blue livery. One of the gangway doors appears to carry the small circular cover associated with the Royal Train communication equipment. 24136 has about six months of service left, being withdrawn early in October 1975.

On September 1st 24136 was noted at Crewe Diesel depot.

On September 13th 24136 was noted at Llandudno Junction with the 12.06 SO Holyhead - Manchester Mayfield parcels service (4H07).

On September 20th 24136 was noted at Crewe Diesel depot.

Condition final: green livery with full yellow cab front, gangway doors not removed, shortened fuel & water tanks, blanking plates fitted (both blue), hand/footholds plated over, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, lion & wheel emblem (carried until scrapping), some side valencing still present, circular access panel on cabfront for Royal Train radio communication (both cabs), battery isolating switch covers missing.

24136 was one of three TOPS numbered Class 24s to be withdrawn in 1975/1976 whilst still carrying green livery, 24090 & 24092 were the other two.


24136 & 24060 awaiting scrapping at Swindon Works on November 7th 1976.

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Last updated March 17th 2022.

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