D5168, 5168, 25018
D5168, 5168, 25018|
Photograph collection of Ian Hammond.
A fine portrait of D5168 at Tyne Dock on August 14th 1967. The locomotive exhibits one of the varying styles of BR signage - with BR emblems on each cabside and two numbers on each bodyside, but still retaining its steam style era shed plate on the cab front.
The career of D5168/25018 was a couple of weeks short of fifteen years with the vast majority spent allocated to Eastern Region depots apart from a short period on the Scottish Region.
Built: BR Darlington Locomotive Works.
D5168 was new to Thornaby (51L) on December 1st 1961. Further transfers were:
July 1967 to Gateshead (52A).
November 1967 to Thornaby (51L).
November 1967 to Holbeck (55A).
May 1970 to Thornaby (51L).
November 1970 to Holbeck (55A).
October 1971 to Gateshead (52A).
April 1972 to Holbeck (55A).
October 1972 to Tinsley (41A).
October 1973 to Holbeck.
March 1974 to Tinsley.
February 1976 to Eastfield.
November 18th 1976 stored unserviceable.
Withdrawn November 22nd 1976.
Renumbered February 1974.
25018 was the 14th Class 25 to be withdrawn.
After withdrawal 25018 was stored at Ayr from November 1976 until August 5th 1977 when it was moved to Glasgow Works, being broken up there during July 1978.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Darlington Works October 1962.
Noted Derby Works January 1965?
Noted Derby Works June 1967.
Noted Derby Works September 1970.
Noted Derby Works December 1972 - January 1973.
Photograph collection of webmaster.
An undated view of one of the more interesting workings from the end of steam - the Heysham - Leeds oil tanks, which for a short time saw a diesel/steam combination. In this view 5168 & an unidentified 9F ease through Carnforth station with a train of loaded eastbound tanks for Hunslet (4N28).
The recorded passenger workings for D5168/25018 were few, the first recorded took place on July 3rd 1971 working a ten coach Scarborough - Manchester Victoria throughout.
A rescue job on April 19th saw 5168 take a relief Cardiff - Newcastle forward from somewhere south of Sheffield to Newcastle after 1651 failed and was removed.
On June 15th the 07.22 Chesterfield - Yarmouth was worked to Grassmoor Junction by 25018 (replaced here by 47046), returning with the 11.59 Yarmouth - Sheffield from Grassmoor Junction with 25101.
The remaining passenger workings for 1975 all involved roundtrips to Skegness. On June 28th 25018 & 25299 worked the 09.20 Derby - Skegness and 13.05 Skegness - Derby. Roundtrips from Sheffield (07.18 Sheffield - Skegness & 10.55 return) followed on August 16th, September 6th and September 13th.
A new contract to move pipes from Leith Docks to several long distance locations including Derby, Wisbech and Salisbury, and shorter hauls to Carlisle, Darlington, Law Jct, Maud & Montrose would provide much work for pairs of Scottish Class 25’s. The Leith – Salisbury diagram involved the Scottish Type 2’s working as far as Didcot, including 25018 & 25031 on April 10th.
On November 8th the 7S64 20.10 Carlisle - Falkland Jct freight, made up of five wagons and a brake van ran through a red signal opposite Ayr depot, derailing at the catch points. 25018 rolled over onto its side, becoming wedged against 20125 which was leaving the depot. Damage to the Type 2 was GBP26,000 enough to see it withdrawn during November.
The No.1 end of 25018 at Glasgow Works on a damp June 29th 1978.
Photograph courtesy Tony Sayer.
July 8th, 1978 and another view of the battered 25018, this time showing the damage from the No. 2 end.
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added August 9th 2013
Last updated December 5th 2016
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