D5172, 5172, 25022
D5172, 5172, 25022

Photograph courtesy Kevin Hughes.
Its a dull May 8th 1975 as 25022 runs through Rotherham with a typical freight for the Sheffield area. The paint job on 25022 suggests its last classified repair was at Glasgow.

The entire thirteen years and eleven month career of D5172/25022 was spent allocated to Eastern Region depots.

Built: BR Darlington Locomotive Works.


D5172 was new to Thornaby (51L) on February 17th 1962. Further transfers were:

October 1966 to Holbeck (55A).
October 1967 to Gateshead (52A).
December 1967 to Holbeck (55A).
November 1971 to Thornaby (51L).
January 1972 to Holbeck (55A).
August 1972 to Gateshead (52A).
October 1972 to Tinsley (41A).
November 1st 1976 to store (serviceable).
Withdrawn January 25th 1976.

Renumbered March 1974.

25022 was the 7th Class 25 to be retired.

25022 was stored at Barrow Hill from January to March 18th 1976, when it was moved with 25024 to Glasgow Works, being broken up there by the end of January 1978.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Derby Works August 1965.
Noted Derby Works November 1968.
Noted Derby Works May 1974.


1968: July 10th noted with Black Five 45134 at Bolton le Sands on an oil tank working.

During July 1971 5172 was noted in blue livery with full yellows ends, BR emblems on all cabsides and numbers behind each cab door. The cabfront gangway doors had been sheeted over but the locomotive retained its original exhaust location. The roof between the exhaust and the removable roof engine room panel appeared to be of a temporary design. Blanking plates covered the boiler room grilles.

With an allocation history entirely on the Eastern Region and not being boiler equipped the passenger history for D5172/25022 was very minimal.

The three identified workings involved trips to the East Coast seaside resorts. On July 4th 1970 5172 worked the 09.25 Scarborough - Manchester Victoria. Five years later on June 21st 1975 25022 & 25190 worked the 09.20 Derby - Skegness and 13.05 return.

Pictures of D5172/5172/25022

5172 and 70013 'Oliver Cromwell' at Carnforth shed on August 29th 1967. 70013 had been the last steam locomotive to receive a repair at any BR workshop, being outshopped during February 1967. Its paintwork still has a gloss to it, not so that of 5172 who's workings reflect far more mundane duties than that of 70013.
Photograph courtesy Dave Burdon.
5172 has now acquired blue livery, with numbers behind the cab doors and BR emblems on each cabside panel. The cab gangway doors have not yet been sheeted over, but a circular gauge has been added to the fuel tank.
Photograph collection of webmaster.
If the Class 25 have a long association with the LMR and Springs Branch in particular, then this view of 25022 (with 25321) is a bit of an anachronysm because for all its working life it was allocated to Eastern Region depots. At the time of this view 25022 was allocated to Tinsley, it had about six months of of service left before being sent north to Glasgow Works as a parts source and scrapping.
Photograph courtesy Tom Sutch.

Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.


Page added May 9th 2013
Last updated July 11th 2015.

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