D5212, 5212, 25062
D5212, 5212, 25062


Photograph courtesy Roger Geach
25062 at Newport on a Cardiff - Crewe service on February 22nd 1981.

The nineteen and a half year career of 5212/25062 included five years on the Scottish Region, the remainder being allocated to London Midland Region depots.

Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
Boiler equipped.
Dual Braked.
Last Class 25 to receive a General Repair at Glasgow Works.

Allocations

D5212 was new to Toton (18A) on June 29th 1963. Further transfers were:

July 1963 to Cricklewood (14A).
September 1963 to Cricklewood West (14B).
January 1965 to London Midland Midland Lines LMML.
March 1968 to Longsight (9A).
June 1968 to Manchester Division (D09).
August 1972 to London (Western Lines) Division (D01).
May 1973 to Willesden.
May 1973 to Longsight.
August 1975 to Eastfield.
May 1976 to Haymarket.
June 1976 to Inverness.
June 1979 to Eastfield.
November 1980 to Longsight.
July 1981 to Kingmoor.
Withdrawn December 20th 1982.

Renumbered Febrary 26th 1974.

After withdrawal 25062 was moved to Derby Works during January 1983, remaining here for two years before heading south to Swindon Works on February 4th 1985 (movement details below). 25062 was broken up there by the end of April 1985.

25050/062, 25129/133/146, 25220/233/274/294 9X12 Derby Swindon February 3rd - 4th 1985.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Glasgow Works March & April 1976.
Noted Glasgow Works June 1978.
Noted Glasgow Works June & July 1980 (General Repair).

Highlights

1966
Similar to a few Class 25's the first recorded passenger working for 5212/25062 was the roundtrip Nottingham - Llandudno Town, so noted on September 3rd 1966 with 7536.

1969
The failure of Class 40 No.310 on January 14th 1969 at Brock on the 10.40 Glasgow Central - Birmingham New Street saw 5212 & 5291 assisting from Preston, presumably to Birmingham New Street, but may have come off at Crewe.

1972
On July 1st 1972 5212 & 5211 worked the 09.20 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth to Lincoln Central returning with the 09.28 ex-Yarmouth. Three weeks later on July 20th 5212 & 5199 worked the 10.30 St. Pancras - Derby throughout.

1973
5212 & 5289 were a little off the beaten track on August 25th 1973 when they were noted on an Edinburgh - Inverness working.

1974
On June 17th & July 17th 1974 25062 worked the 00.35 Manchester Victoria - York. A week later on July 24th 25062 rescued a Glasgow Central - Leeds service at Blea Moor when 40094 failed.

1975
During August 1975 25062 was transferred to Eastfield, spending the next five years primarily on Scottish Region services. In this time 25062 no doubt covered most of the routes that a Scottish Region Class 25 could be diagrammed for.

1976

25062 on June 5th 1976 at Edinburgh Waverley (left) & at Fort William on June 8th 1976 (right), presumably on passenger workings.
Photograph courtesy Tony Sayer.

An unusual duty for 25062 on July 9th was to inspect the line between Inverness and Carr Bridge for effects from a major forest fire in the Daviot Moor area. Having reached Carr Bridge it was used to pilot 40072 on a northbound passenger service, at Tomatin the pilot rejoined 25086 on a southbound working. Damage to the railway property was minimal, mostly burnt grass and shrubbery.

25062 and the Dundee breakdown crane were in attendance at Perth stabling point on September 11th to assist in the rerailing of 26025 which had fallen on its side after running through trap points!

1977
On January 11th 1977 25062 worked the 07.52 Oban - Glasgow Queen Street and the 12.55 Glasgow Queen Street - Oban. On July 23rd 25065 & 25062 worked the 10.05 Glasgow Queen Street - Inverness service. The next day (24th) the same pair worked the 16.30 Inverness - Edinburgh forward from Perth, returning with the 22.55 Edinburgh - Perth.

1978
A long distance railtour on June 3rd 1978 brought travellers from Spalding to Fort William. 25062 & 25230 took the special over at Motherwell but got no further than Dunbarton Central where they were replaced by 25246 & 27029. By September 1st 25062 was working well when it was called upon to assist the 19.20 Kensington Olympia - Inverness nineteen vehicle motorail forward from Tomatin to Inverness when 47517 failed with an oil leak. Later the same month 25062 was busy on the Dundee - Edinburgh/Glasgow services.

1979
During 1979 25062 was noted on several Edinburgh - Dundee/Stirling/Perth services. A lengthy outing took place on August 18th when 25062 & 25007 worked an SRPS railtour from Dundee to Oban and return, a total of 331 miles.

1980
During 1980 classified repairs (general or intermediate) would end for the Class 25's, with a total of twenty seven completed in that final year, Derby outshopped seventeen, Glasgow handled ten. The last from Glasgow were 25234 Intermediate October 1980 and 25062 General June 1980 whilst the last from Derby were 25080 Intermediate August 1980 and 25278 General, released on January 23rd, 1981.

1980 brought a variety of workings in Scotland, including May 2nd's 22.00 Stranraer Harbour - Euston as far as Carlisle with 25065. Several trips between Glasgow, Dundee & Edinburgh followed, a longer trip took place on November 4th with 25062 & 25230 working the 08.15 Inverness - Glasgow Queen Street and 13.10 return. The transfer of 25062 to Longsight during 1980 saw its passenger duties transfer to south of the border, though it would manage several more Scottish passenger turns. On December 29th 25062 worked the 15.40 Manchester Victoria - Bangor & 19.25 return.

1981
1981 was a busy year for 25062 with a varied list of passenger workings. On February 23rd 25062 completed two Cardiff - Crewe round trips, a total of 556 miles. Three days later (26th) 25062 worked at least the 15.10 Cardiff - Crewe. Another Cardiff - Crewe round trip was handled on May 9th, then followed much activity in the Derby area commencing May 23rd when 25062 & 25083 worked the 08.35 Derby - Yarmouth to Norwich, returning with the 14.20 ex-Yarmouth from Norwich. The next five days saw the same pair working round trips to Skegness, a relief from Alfreton & Mansfield (24th), Burton on Trent (25th), Derby (26th & 27th) and Burton on Trent again (28th). Two weeks later on June 13th 25062 worked the 07.35 Nottingham - Llandudno Town & 13.26 return. During July 25062 was transferred to Kingmoor.

Class 25s continued to be frequent visitors in the Bristol area, parcels workings being frequently handled, the 12.10 Penzance Glasgow left behind 25062 on August 10th.

On September 14th 25062 worked the 08.40 Carlisle - Glasgow Central and on September 23rd the 05.35 Cardiff - Crewe. On October 10th 25062 was north of the border working the 07.39 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street with 27020. The 'Cathedrals Express' charter was worked roundtrip Bewdley - Paddington (?) by 25062 & 25027 on October 31st.

And finally for 1981 25062 & 40170 worked a Southport - Bridgnorth 'Severnsider' railtour as far as Manchester Victoria on December 29th.

1982
1982 was 25062's last year in traffic and its continuing allocation to Kingmoor clearly influenced its passenger duties. However its first recorded passenger working in 1982 was on February 15th with the 13.15 Birmingham New Street - Norwich.

On March 11th a train of Mermaid ballast wagons were noted through Wakefield Kirkgate behind 25062 & 25220. Several Scottish workings followed, on March 15th a round trip Carlisle - Glasgow Central was worked followed on March 20th with the 11.05 Perth - Edinburgh.

On April 24th 25062 was noted southbound through Hellifield with a loaded ballast trains from Ribblehead.

The last weekend of May proved to be busy, on May 29th 25062 & 25141 worked the 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth forward from Birmingham New Street, returning with the 16.05 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury. The next day the same pair worked the 08.45 Birmingham New Street - Aberystwyth forward from Shrewsbury, then a Aberystwyth - Machynlleth round trip, before heading back with the 18.15 Aberystwyth - Euston to Wolverhampton. One last trip was worked over the Cambrian on July 24th with 25132 on the 07.40 Euston - Aberystwyth from Wolverhampton, returning with the 14.00 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury. The final passenger workings for 25062 were over the Settle & carlisle. On October 25th 25062 worked the 10.00 Carlisle - Leeds & 16.05 return. Finally on November 11th the 08.57 Leeds - Carlisle and 15.37 return.

25062 was noted at Liverpool Lime Street with three Sealion ballast wagons on November 21st 1982.

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

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