D1039 'Western King' travels towards London sometime in 1964.
Image Ⓒ Colour Rail.

D1039 was built at Crewe Works and released to traffic in September 1962 carrying the all-over maroon livery with yellow bufferbeams. It was in this condition this for less than a year when the more conventional yellow panel was added in May 1963.

In March of 1964 D1039 appeared sporting an experimental Clear View Screen. Over a period of seven months the experimental wiper was evaluated with mostly poor results. The screens were removed in October 1964.

More Information about the different Clear View Screens used on D1039 & D1006 can be found by clicking here

After the removal of the Clear View Screen D1039 went on to carry Maroon Full ends (Full Yellow Ends applied April 1968) before being painted into the standard BR Blue in February 1971. During its time the loco was allocated to Laira (three times) Cardiff Canton (twice) Old Oak Common and Newton Abbot.

The BR blue livery was shorted lived. The paint, lasting just under two and half years, was withdrawn when D1039 was also taken out of service in July 1973. It had traveled just over a million miles before being scrapped at Swindon the following year.

Standard version - £159.99

DCC Fitted - £186.99

DCC Sound Fitted - £284.99

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D1039 Clear View
3D Drawing showing the Clear View Screen that will be
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