The eighteen year eight month career for D5163/25013 was spent allocated to Eastern Region and Scottish depots.
Built: BR Darlington Locomotive Works.
D5163 was new to Thornaby (51L) on September 23rd 1961. Further transfers were:
October 1971 to Holbeck (55A).
Renumbered March 1974.
After withdrawal 25013 along with 25001/19/21 were moved to Swindon Works, they were noted through Durham behind 40006 on October 10th 1980, laying over at Thornaby. They were later noted departing York on October 16th 1980 now with 31274 added and with 25001 in charge of the movement. 25013 was broken up at Swindon Works during the second week of January 1981.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Darlington Works February 1963.
On November 15th 1969 a Darlington - Barnsley football special failed behind Class 47 No. 1575, assistance by 5163 was provided from ?? A heavy shunt damaged the stock leading to the return train being a diesel multiple unit.
A new duty for a Thornaby Class 25 was the Darlington - Aycliffe limestone hoppers which had for many years been worked by a shunter due to indifferent track and lack of runround facilities. However recent improvements led to the successful testing of 5163 on May 20th 1970, allowing for the regular diagramming of a Class 25.
On December 6th 1972 5163 worked the 17.15 Derby - Nottingham with hauled stock.
The transfer of 25013 to Eastfield during August 1975 in replacement of recently retired Class 24's allowed 25013 to handle a mixture of internal passenger workings. The first recorded Scottish passenger working took place on August 20th 1977 working the 23.45 Inverness - Glasgow Queen Street from Stirling with 25046, having replaced 40006. 25013 was active following this, on August 23rd it worked the 18.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee, on 24th the 11.03 Perth - Edinburgh, on 26th the 07.38 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street and the 12.44 back to Dundee, and the 15.38 to Glasgow Queen Street.
A year would pass until the next recored passenger workings in September 1979, on 21st 25013 worked the 22.45 Carstairs - Edinburgh, October 1st's 17.30 Edinburgh - Cardenden and the 21.40 Edinburgh - Carstairs and on October 27th the 13.40 Glasgow Central - Carlisle from New Cumnock after the failure of 25076.
The final passenger workings for 25013 took place during June & July 1980. Three workings over the Dundee - Glasgow route were handled on June 26th, the 07.39 to Glasgow Queen Street, 14.44 to Dundee and the 17.33 back to Glasgow Queen Street. The last working took place on July 14th handling a Glasgow Queen Street - Edinburgh service.
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Page added June 24th 2013