During its career of nineteen years and six months D5199/25049 was allocated to a variety of London Midland depots and two Scottish Region depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D5199 was new to Toton (18A) on May 18th 1963. Further transfers were:
September 1963 to Nottingham (16A).
Renumbered April 1974.
25049 was the 209th Class 25 withdrawn, one of five retired during January 1984.
25049 moved to Derby Works by November 1983 having sustained collision damage. After withdrawal it remained at Derby Works until moved to Swindon Works on February 5th 1985 (consist details below) and scrapped there by the first week of June 1985.
25036/049, 25150, 25228/253/277 25304/317/320 9X12 Derby – Swindon February 4th/5th 1985, noted at Oxford behind 20174 & 20155.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works August 1964.
1966 & 1967
Condition August: green livery with frame level stripe, small yellow warning panels, straight upper corners, bottom of panel covers frame level stripe, gangway doors fitted.
An excursion from St Pancras to Southport on February 1st was worked from/to Wigan Wallgate by 25049 & 25141.
From March - June 25049 was undergong repair at Crewe Works. It was noted that at this time the bogies carried the two rung footsteps and different styles of sandboxes on each side.
Condition June: blue/yellow livery, roof guttering above cab windows painted yellow, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, straight sided sandboxes, two rung bogie mounted footsteps, No.1 cab front - center lampbracket fiited but other fittings removed.
On July 25049 & 25088 worked the 09.20 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth to Lincoln Central returning with the 09.30 ex-Yarmouth.
A month later on August 23rd 25049 & 25102 worked the 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich, returning with the 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich.
On October 25th 25049 was called to Stoke-on-Trent with a breakdown train after Class 40 No.40190 ran away with the 9F04 Toton - Garston passing Foley, running into a preceding Liverpool bound parcels train (4F02). The collosion would result in the withdrawal of 40190.
On May 10th 1976 25049 worked the daily Whitemoor – Kings Lynn freight round trip.
On June 26th 25049 worked the summer dated roundtrip Nottingham - Llandudno Town service. Tow days later (28th) 25049 worked an early morning roundtrip Derby - Matlock service.
On July 10th 25049 & 25117 worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram. The next day (11th) the same pair worked the 'Torbay Explorer' railtour from Birmingham New Street to Severn Tunnel Junction (outward leg only?).
At the end of the summer 1976 timetable 25049 was transferred to the Scottish Region.
On April 16th the 20.10 Perth - Edinburgh was worked by 25049. The next day (17th) the 19.10 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee was worked by 25049.
On May 7th a long distance excursion ran from Basingstoke to Oban/Mallaig. For the run from Mossend to Oban 25049 & 27007 were in charge. From Oban the excursionists sailed on the RMS Columba to Mallaig, to be greeted by their train. It is believed 25049 & 27007 worked the stock through to Fort William and took the train back to Mossend.
The 13.38 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street was worked by 25049. On May 28th 25049 was notedf on an unidentified passenger service at Gleneagles.
The 21.40 Edinburgh - Carstairs was worked by 25049 on September 6th. Two days later (8th) 25049 worked the 17.38 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street.
On October 1st the 19.40 Carstairs - Edinburgh was worked by 25049.
On May 9th the 17.24 Edinburgh - Dundee was worked by 25049.
Another rescue job took place on July 10th when the 13.35 Glasgow Queen Street - Aberdeen with 40066 failed near Perth. 25049 took the train on to Dundee where the service was terminated. Two days later (12th) the 08.10 Glasgow Queen Street - Scarborough was worked to Edinburgh by 25049.
The last working for 1980 was deputising for a diesel multiple unit, on November 3rd 25049 worked the 07.20 Stranraer Harbour - Glasgow Central.
On April 14th 25049 worked the 17.15 Dundee - Perth. 25049 & 25064 were stabled at Inverness on a wet April 30th.
On June 30th 25049 worked the 17.15 Dundee - Perth.
The 05.55 Stirling - Edinburgh was worked by 25049 on July 23rd.
On August 6th 25049 worked the 08.40 Glasgow Central - Carlisle. A week later on August 15th 25049 & 27041 worked the 01.20 Stranraer Harbour - Blackpool North to Carlisle. Finally on August 22nd 25049 worked the 20.50 Carlisle - Perth forward from Mossend Yard.
The 06.49 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street was worked by 25049 & 25244 on September 4th.
On October 9th 25049 worked the 21.20 Dundee - Edinburgh. 25049 was stabled at York depot on October 24th (coupled to 25138?). On October 26th (also reported as 28th) the 22.06 York - Shrewsbury was worked to Leeds by 25049, at Leeds 40167 took over.
The afternoon Aylesbury - Northampton vans was worked by 25049 on July 20th. On July 30th the 13.10 Euston - Birmingham New Street with 86213 was dragged between Nuneaton & Birmingham New Street, having been diverted due to a tanker on fire at Coventry.
25049 was stabled at Aberystwyth on August 21st, possibly attached to some freight wagons. On August 24th 25049 worked the 16.05 Leeds - Carlisle.
25049 was stabled at Motherwell on September 8th.
A roundtrip Birmingham New Street - Nottingham football special on October 16th was worked by 25049 & 31248.
25049 was stabled at Banbury on Christmas Eve.
During the last week of the year on December 28th the 09.50 Newcastle - Poole with 47529 was assisted between Banbury & Reading by 25049.
25049 was stabled at Bescot on May 21st.
25049 was stabled at Buxton depot on June 19th.
A short rescue job took place on October 13th with the 11.15 Bangor - Scarborough assisted between Patricroft and Manchester Victoria. Finally on October 17th 25049 worked the 08.05 Liverpool - Newcastle between Manchester Vicoria & Leeds.
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Page added May 8th 2013