D5093, 5093
D5093, 5093

The eight year career of D5093 saw allocations to Eastern Region & London Midland Region depots.

Built Crewe Locomotive Works (from batch 5076 - 5093).
Shortened fuel tank & full size water tank (shortened fuel tank fitted later).
Circular gauge added to fuel tank.
Four upper and four lower air filters on non-BIS side, three upper and four lower on BIS side.
Gangway doors never removed.
Retained green livery until withdrawn.
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: ?? months.
Time between withdrawal & scrapping: 11 months.


The frames for D5093 were laid down at Crewe Works during spring 1960, D5093 was new to March (31B) on July 28th 1960. Further transfers were:

July 1960 to Cricklewood East (14A) on loan, made permanent August 1960.
September 1963 to Cricklewood West (14B).
December 1964 to Willesden (1A).
April 1966 to London Division (D01).
March 1967 to Stoke Division (D05).
July 1969 to store.
August 14th 1969 - withdrawn.

5093 was stored at Chester after sustaining collision damage following the runaway iron ore train at Chester on July 9th 1969. It was heavily stripped of components before being sold to J Cashmore, Great Bridge during April 1970. It was removed from Chester during May 1970 and broken up at Great Bridge during July 1970.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Derby Works November 1960.
Noted Derby Works April & May 1963.
Noted Derby Works January, February & August 1964.
Noted Derby Works May 1967.
Noted Crewe Works July 1968.


The delivery of D5093 would mark the end of BR/Sulzer Type 2 production at Crewe Works.

D5093 worked the 01.40 (?) Marylebone - Nottingham on December 21st.

On the morning of July 13th D5093 was light engine at Uttoxeter.

On the afternoon of February 11th D5093 was at Crewe with a wiring train.

On the afternoon of April 4th D5093 was southbound at Crewe with a freight.

On the afternoon of April 19th D1929, D1624 & D5093 were light engines at Crewe.

5093 was noted at Morfa Mawddach with a freight on June 11th.

Chaos reigned at Chester in the early hours of July 9th after the 02.25 Birkenhead - Etruria iron ore train, weighing approximately 1,000 tons and hauled by 1617 was reported out of control, headed towards Chester station. Fortuitously the Mollington box signalman, who had accepted the ore train to his outer home signal, was allowing a light diesel from the coast line (Mold Junction) onto Chester shed. The light engine crew saw all was not well with the iron ore train and stayed put on the down Birkenhead. The iron ore train ran through all the signals at danger and took the route set for the light engine onto the shed. Two locomotives and eleven wagons were derailed, with 5031/43/93 & 5138/39 extensively damaged. The crew escaped major injury, though were treated for shock, not surprisingly. The latter four machines were quickly placed to store at Chester and then withdrawn during August, joining stored machines 5007/10/17/19 already there. No doubt because of the loss of these five Type 2s it was not unexpected that a number of the stored examples would be returned to traffic, those reinstated were 5010/11/16/17.

Condition Final: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, bottom of panel does not completely cover the frame level stripe, shortened fuel & water tanks, fuel tank fitted with circular gauge, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds still present, three rung bogie mounted footsteps, 'D' prefix still present.

Prior to being sold to J Cashmore, Great Bridge, most reusable components were removed from the locomotive, including the power unit, generator, boiler, radiators and other assorted easily removable equipment.

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Page added July 19th 2016.
Last updated September 7th 2022.

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