D5141, 5141, 24141
D5141, 5141, 24141

24141, 24085, 24079 & 24134 at Swindon Works on June 12th 1977, having been dragged down from Crewe on May 31st 1977. Of these four locomotives, 24141 would be scrapped first during June 1978, the others would be dealt with during September & October 1978.

The fifteen year eight month career of D5141/24141 was spent allocated only to London Midland Region depots.

Built BR Derby Locomotive Works.
Circular gauge added to fuel tank.
Gangway doors never removed.


The frames for D5141 were laid down at Derby Locomotive Works during August 1960, D5141 was new to Longsight (9A) on November 12th 1960. Further transfers were:

October 1962 to Camden (1B).
December 1965 to Bescot (2F).
April 1966 to Birmingham Division (D02).
September 1966 to Stoke Division (D05).
May 1973 to Crewe.
February 1976 to store.
July 17th 1976 withdrawn.

Renumbered February 16th 1974.

After withdrawal 24141 was stored at Crewe from February 1976 to May 31st 1977 when it was forwarded to Swindon Works and broken up by the second week of June 1978.

Movement: 24079/85, 24134/41 Crewe-Swindon May 31, 1977.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Derby Works November 1963.
Noted Derby Works September & October 1964.
Noted Derby Works January 1965.
Noted Derby Works December 1966.


After completing nineteen Class 24s (D5114 - D5132) for the Scottish Region, Derby Locomotive Works continued the order with ten Class 24s (D5133 - D5142) for Longsight (9A).

On May 22nd D5141 worked the 18.06 Euston - Northampton.

Condition no month: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, shortened fuel & water tanks, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds present, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, all valencing present, steam style shedplate on cabfront.

On the evening of April 13th D5141 was at Rugby with a five coach service for Bletchley. Also noted at this time was 10001 with a southbound fish train (18 vans and a brakevan).

On the afternoon of April 25th D5141 was northbound at Rugby with empty coaching stock.

On June 18th D5141 worked the 3K07 11.27 Euston - Crewe parcels.

On August 7th 5031 & 5141 worked the 19.30 Euston - Inverness to ?? presumably deputising for a Type 4.

D5141 & D5144 were stabled at Shrewsbury on November 27th.

On the evening of July 4th D5141 was shunting at Longton.

On the morning of July 18th D5141 was shunting at Uttoxeter.

On the morning of July 20th D4141 was light engine at Uttoxeter, whilst 75046 was present with an engineers train.

Condition no month: green livery with full yellow cab fronts, shortened fuel & water tanks, fuel tank fitted with circular gauge, no blanking plate, hand/footholds still present, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, all valencing present.

On the afternoon of March 9th 5141 was shunting at Cockshute sidings.

June: green livery, full yellow ends.

Locomotive still carrying green livery (April).

Photograph courtesy Steve Marshall.
Chester depot April 22nd 1973, 5141 reveals its non-standard style of numbers.

On September 21st 24141 was noted at Chester.

On January 21st 24141 and 25169 were noted leaving Severn Tunnel Junction with a freight headed in the Gloucester direction.

Photograph courtesy Tom Sutch.
A frosty morning and a low sun provides nice light to pick out the detail on 24141 at Springs Branch on March 28th 1975. At its last repair all the frame level skirting between the cabs has been removed, a gauge has been added to the fuel tank but the gangway doors have not been sheeted over.

1976 & 1977
Condition final: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors present, shortened fuel & water tanks, fuel tank fitted with circular gauge, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps.

Photograph courtesy Glyn Weight/collection of Paul Roberts.
24141 at Crewe on April 3rd 1977 waiting for movement to its final resting place at Swindon.

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Page added August 26th 2016.
Last updated September 9th 2022.

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