D5170, 5170, 25020
D5170, 5170, 25020

The fifteen year career of D5170/25020 was spent allocated to only Eastern Region depots.

Allocations

D5170 was new to Thornaby (51L) on December 29th 1961. Further transfers were:

December 1967 to Leeds Holbeck (55A)
January 1971 to Thornaby (51L)
March 1971 to Leeds Holbeck (55A)
November 1971 to Thornaby (51L)
January 1972 to Leeds Holbeck (55A)
April 1972 to Gateshead (52A)
October 1972 to Tinsley (41A)
Withdrawn January 25th 1976.

Renumbered March 1974.

25020 was the 7th Class 25 to be withdrawn.

25020 was stored serviceable on January 11th 1976 and withdrawn two weeks later as surplus to requirements. Upon withdrawal it was held at Barrow Hill from January 1976 until March 10th 1976 when it moved to Swindon Works with 25016 & 25017. It was broken up by the middle of August 1976.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Darlington Works May 1964.
Noted Derby Works March, July & August 1967.
Noted Derby Works June - August 1973.
Noted Derby Works April 1975.

Highlights

1968
April 8th, D5170 and 9F 92077 were noted on the Heysham - Leeds oil tanks, the Class 25 wearing a work stained green livery with small yellow ends, showing typical water stains around the radiator area.

Condition April: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, warning panel covers frame level stripe, gangway doors fitted, valencing above batteries missing, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds present, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided sandboxes, buffer beam mounted steam heat hose present

1970
Although freight workings were its mainstay, they were frequently inter-regional, on June 12th 1970 5073 & 5170 worked the 6M78 Tyne - Washwood Heath.

1973
At an unknown date (but believed to be after its release from Derby during August 1973 and its TOPS renumbering in March 1974), 5170 was noted at Derby Works with collision damage to the No.2 end bufferbeam and the valencing.

Condition no date: blue/yellow livery, yellow paint covers gutter, gangway doors sheeted over, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, bodyside valencing removed, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, straight sided sandboxes, fuel tank fitted with a circular gauge.

1975
With its entire working life spent allocated to Eastern Region depots, and not being boiler equipped, 5170/25020 did not have the passenger train opportunities that were frequently presented to its LM allocated sisters. The only recorded passenger workings so far documented occurred late in its career during the summer of 1975.

On June 7th 25020 workd the 07.18 Sheffield - Skegness and the return 10.55 Skegness - Sheffield.

On August 18th 25020 & 25136 worked 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich and returned with the 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich.

1976
25020 was withdrawn on January 25th 1976, along with 25016, 25017, 25022 & 25024, all surplus to requirements.

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Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)

Page added December 22nd 2012
Last updated November 22nd 2016

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