The fifteen year three month career of D5153/25003 included allocations to Eastern, London Midland & Scottish Region depots.
Built: BR Darlington Locomotive Works.
D5153 was new to Thornaby (51L) on May 10th 1961. Further transfers were:
November 1967 to Carlisle (12A) on loan, made permanent December 1967.
Renumbered March 1974.
After withdrawal 25003 was moved to Glasgow Works by early October 1976 and scrapped there by January 1978.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works July & August 1965.
On an unknown date D5153 (in green livery, with small yellow warning panels) was noted lying on its side at Hesleden Bank (Hartlepool), presumably having run through catchpoints? It presumably required a Works visit to rectify the damage sustained to its side.
1973: An odd combination noted working the 6M70 18.50 Millerhill - Carlisle freight was 5153 leading 1534 on April 10th.
The only recorded passenger working so far known took place on June 17th 1972 with 5153 & 7646 working the 08.58 Derby - St. Pancras throughout.
Pictures of D5153/5153/25003
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Page added August 10th 2013