The seventeen year career of D5211/25061 was spent allocated to LMR depots, including a lengthy stay at Longsight.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D5211 was new to Toton (18A) on June 29th 1963. Further transfers were:
July 1963 to Cricklewood East (14A).
Renumbered May 30th 1974.
25061 was the 53rd Class 25 to be withdrawn, one of seventeen Class 25s withdrawn during November 1980.
After withdrawal 25061 was moved to Swindon Works by January 14th 1981 and scrapped by the middle of March 1983.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works May 1967.
Condition new: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, panel covers frame level stripe, no blanking plates, hand/footholds present, straight sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, engine exhaust located above engine room, steam style shedplate mounted below builders plate.
On July 24th the roundtrip summer dated Nottingham - Llandudno Town was worked by D5211.
On August 13th the 17.37 Derby - St. Pancras was worked by D5211.
On July 27th a Manchester Victoria - Filey Holiday Camp was worked by D5211.
The 09.20 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth, to Lincoln Central and the return 09.28 Yarmouth - Manchester - Piccadilly from Lincoln Central were worked by 5211 & 5212 on July 1st, 5211 & 5199 on July 29th and 5211 & 7598 on August 5th.
On August 7th the 'Cambrian Coast Express' railtour from Bristol Temple Meads to Porthmadog was worked roundtrip Machynlleth - Porthmadog by 25061.
25061 was noted on the Crewe - Cardiff services on December 3rd & 10th.
The 09.42 Llandudno Town - Manchester Victoria was worked by 25061 on June 23rd.
On July 25th the 09.55 Manchester Victoria - Blackpool North and the 12.45 Blackpool North - Manchester Victoria were worked by 25061.
25061 was noted on the Crewe - Cardiff services on August 5th, 7th & 26th, on the latter date double heading one service with 25224.
On September 9th 25061 worked the 06.00 Crewe - Cardiff. A week later on September 16th the 'Three Way Special' railtour from Marylebone to Rotherwood was worked from Marylebone to Nuneaton by 25061 & 25245.
25061 was noted on the Crewe - Cardiff services on October 25th, November 2nd and a snowy December 30th.
25061 was noted on the Crewe - Cardiff services on March 9th & 10th.
25061 was stabled at Cockshute on May 12th & 13th coupled to 25139.
On June 23rd 25061 & 25123 worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram.
25061 was noted on the Crewe - Cardiff services on September 22nd, 25th, October 9th, 10th, November 14th, 17th, 18th and December 15th.
On August 9th the 18.08 Penzance - Leeds was worked forward from Birmingham New Street by 25061 & 25222.
Possibly 25061's last passenger took place on September 28th working the 11.55 Manchester Victoria - Holyhead.
25061 was withdrawn on November 2nd 1980.
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Page added February 4th 2013