The fifteen year four month career of D5154/25004 included allocations to Eastern, London Midland & Scottish Region depots.
Built: BR Darlington Locomotive Works.
D5154 was new to Thornaby (51L) on May 20th 1961. Further transfers were:
December 1966 to York (50A) 1967.
Renumbered April 1974.
After withdrawal 25004 was stored at Polmadie from November 1976 to May 1977 when it moved to Glasgow Works and scrapped there by the beginning of October 1977.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Darlington Works January 1963.
1964: February 1st saw the closure of Bishop Auckland shed, many Thornaby Type 2’s had worked various turns from this depot. Its duties and engines were taken over by the delayed opening of Shildon. The last day found seven diesels and two steam engines working off the shed. Cl 3 2-6-0 77010 was the last steam locomotive to leave, working the 6.35am pick-up to Stanhope. The last engine off was D5154 on the 2.55pm mineral turn from Brancepeth Colliery to Belasis ICI plant. As the locomotives ended that day’s duties they returned to Shildon for stabling. With this changeover an intensive set of twenty diagrams were set up for seven Sulzer 2’s based at Shildon, with weekly visits to Thornaby for fuel and scheduled maintenance. No provision was made for a spare unit, causing the later turns to operate at all hours if problems were encountered earlier in the day!
1970: On April 29th whilst negotiating the crossovers at the center of Manchester Victoria station 7573 become derailed. The Newton Heath breakdown crane arrived behind 5154, taking about an hour to put 7573 back on the rails.
1970: The 16.25 York - Newcastle parcels was noted with a variety of power through out the month including 5154 on May 26th.
The passenger workings so far recorded for D5154/25004 are very sparse. On July 21st 1975 the 20.46 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street was worked by 25004. A shortage of multiple units led to a number of diesel substitutions in the Edinburgh area, principally using Type 2’s & hauled stock. One such was 25004 working the 17.15 Edinburgh – Dundee on November 11th 1975.
Pictures of D5154/5154/25004
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Page added August 10th 2013