The fifteen year two month career of D5144/24144 was spent allocated only to London Midland Region depots.
Built Derby Locomotive Works.
The frames for D5144 were laid down at Derby Locomotive Works during September 1960, D5144 was new to Willesden (1A) on December 3rd 1960. Further transfers were:
November 1964 to Crewe North (5A).
Renumbered May 15th 1974.
After withdrawal 24144 was stored at Crewe from January 1976 to May 11th 1976 when it was forwarded to Swindon Works and broken up by the end of September 1976.
Movement: 24046 (?), 24140/144/146 Crewe – Swindon May 11th 1976.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works August & September 1961.
D5144 visited Derby Works during August & September.
Condition October: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, warning panel may not full cover frame level stripe, shortened fuel & water tanks, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps.
On November 6th D5144 worked the 20.00 Euston - Tring.
On the morning of April 24th D5144 was southbound at Rugby with the 3M16 parcels.
D5144 visited Derby Works during November.
An early morning round trip Glasgow - Dundee passenger was frequently handled by LMR Type 2s with D5144/5190/5211 so noted in May, no doubt the power off the overnight ‘Condor’ workings - Peaks could also be seen on this working. Typical steam power for these duties had been A4s and Class 5s. May 3rd also saw the closure of Dundee West. That afternoon the 17.00 ex Glasgow Buchanan Street arrived behind Willesden allocated D5144. The last service out, the 20.00 to Glasgow was behind 73145 (65B), whilst a short while later the last train in, the 18.15 from Buchanan Street produced 73153 (65B). The empty stock was removed by D5144. Within a year Dundee West station would be demolished, the site becoming part of the road network leading to the Tay bridge.
Condition May: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, warning panel may not full cover frame level stripe, shortened fuel & water tanks, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps.
In mid-October D5144 arrived at Shrewsbury for crew training over the Cambrian route to Aberystwyth, quickly being assigned to the down ‘Cambrian Coast Express’, whilst another Class 24 had gone to Machynlleth for similar training exercises.
D5141 & D5144 were stabled at Shrewsbury on November 27th.
On the evening of November 21st D5144 was light engine at Manchester Piccadilly.
After six months on the Stoke Division D5144 moved to Longsight (9A) in April. It remained here until November, returning to the Stoke Division (D05).
On April 30th D5144 was noted at Reddish Vale with a freight.
On June 20th D5144 was noted at Woodley on a down freight.
On the evening of June 30th 5144 was northbound at Winsford with a freight.
5144 made a visit to Derby Works during October. Possibly during this visit the No.1 end cab roof received a modified headcode moulding, similar to the Class 25s but without the horn mouldings. Livery at the time was green with full yellow ends.
Condition August: green livery with full yellow cabfronts (no frame level stripe), gangway doors present, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, modified headcode housing No.1 end, hand/footsteps plated over.
On the morning of November 4th 5144 was noted at Wolverhampton HL with an engineers train.
Condition final: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors present, shortened fuel & water tanks, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, straight sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, modified headcode housing No.1 end.
Page added September 8th 2016.