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.
D5212 was new to Toton (18A) on June 29th 1963. Further transfers were:
July 1963 to Cricklewood (14A).
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 (records incomplete).
Noted Glasgow Works March & April 1976.
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!
The 07.38 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street was worked by 25062 on August 15th.
On 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.
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.
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.
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.
25062 was stabled at Warrington Arpley on May 8th. 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 (30th) 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. On October 28th 25062 was noted with a rake of empty mineral wagons eastbound through Guide Bridge.
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.
25062 was withdrawn on December 20th 1982.
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Page added April 27th 2013