The nineteen year five month career of D5156/25006 included allocations to Eastern, London Midland & Scottish Region depots.
Built: BR Darlington Locomotive Works.
D5156 was new to Thornaby (51L) on June 17th 1961. Further transfers were:
December 1961 to Gateshead (52A).
Renumbered March 1974.
25006 was the 69th Class 25 withdrawn, one of seventeen retired during December 1980, including sisters 25002, 25005, 25007, 25010 & 25011.
25006 was moved to Swindon Works during November 1980, being withdrawn whilst at the Works. 25006 was broken up at Swindon during July 1983.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Darlington Works December 1963.
During December Gateshead sent D5112 & D5113 to Thornaby in exchange for D5156 & D5157.
Condition July: green livery with frame level stripe, small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners; gangway doors in place, engine exhaust in original location.
From June to September 25006 was under repair at Derby, the locomotive receiving a new cab at the 'B' end, with the cab roof sporting the air horn receptacles. The removed cab was later noted still extant during January 1986, mostly in green undercoat and sporting the white roof with air horn receptacles, the majority of the windows were boarded up.
To cover the withdrawal of a number of Scottish Class 24s 25005 - 25014 moved from Tinsley to Eastfield in August.
On October 27th 55016 working the 08.50 Aberdeen - Kings Cross near Cockburnspath suffered a major internal explosion causing considerable damage to one cab and engine compartment. Help arrived in the shape of 40152, albeit now over three hours late due to attendance by the fire department, whilst 25006 arrived to tow the Deltic back to Haymarket.
25006 worked the 11.38 Dundee - Glasgow on August 7th.
On August 23rd 25006 worked the 16.54 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee and the 19.38 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street.
Passenger workings during the summer months included on July 23rd the 16.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee and the next day's (24th) 21.40 Edinburgh - Carstairs. On August 13th the 17.30 Glasgow Central - Carlisle was worked by 25006, followed on August 25th by the 22.45 Carstairs - Edinburgh and on August 30th the 12.50 Mallaig - Glasgow Queen Street from Fort William.
On October 10th the 06.20 Carlisle - Glasgow via Dumfries failed completely near Carron Bridge. Dumfries provided 25006 which pushed the train to Kirkconnel, after running round here proceeded about two hours late. At Kilmarnock the offending locomotive, 45023 was removed before the rest of the train continued to Glasgow.
On November 5th the 04.20 Mossend Yard - Glasgow Queen Street was worked forward from Cowlairs Junction by 25006, being the portion off the 1S07 Euston - Inverness.
On May 24th the 10.14 Perth - Motherwell was worked by 25006. A month later on June 25th 25006 worked the 12.52 Mallaig - Glasgow Queen Street throughout, or just a portion?
On July 25th 25006 worked the 18.58 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street throughout, was this its last passenger working? Towards the close of the summer timetable in September (18th?) both 25006/007 were stored unserviceable at Millerhill. Whilst still stored unserviceable 25006 made the long journey down to Swindon Works where it would be officially withdrawn. It would be broken up by July 1983.
25006 was withdrawn on December 1st 1980.
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Page added February 25th 2000