The thirteen year ten month career of D5174/25024 saw allocations only to Eastern Region depots.
Built: BR Darlington Locomotive Works.
D5174 was new to Thornaby (51L) on March 30th 1962. Further transfers were:
October 1966 to Holbeck (55A).
Renumbered March 1974.
25024 was the 9th Class 25 withdrawn, one of five retired during January, all Tinsley allocated Class 25/0s.
After withdrawal 25024 was stored at Barrow Hill from January 1976 until moved to Glasgow Works on March 18th 1976, and scrapped there by December 1976.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Darlington Works November 1964.
1966: November 22nd saw front line duty, of sorts, for D5174 (55A). Whilst shunting at Apperley Bridge it was called upon to assist D90 working the 09.42 Glasgow St. Pancras after its failure at Guiseley Jcn. The rescuing Type 2 was used to push the train the remaining ten miles into Leeds!
The recorded passenger workings are very few for D5174/25024. On July 5th 1975 the 08.30 Chesterfield - Scarborough was worked by 25024 & 25122. During August 1975 the 07.18 Sheffield - Skegness and 10.55 Skegness - Sheffield was worked by 25024 on August 2nd, 23rd and 30th.
On August 26th 1975 25024 was noted southbound on the ECML at South Otterington with a mixed train mostly comprised of loaded steel bogie wagons.
25024 was withdrawn on January 25th 1976.
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Page added August 5th 2013