A career of twenty two years and five months saw D5214/25064 allocated to London Midland, Eastern & Scottish depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D5214 was new to Toton (18A) on July 6th 1963. Further transfers were:
August 1963 to Cricklewood (14A).
Renumbered March 1974.
25064 was the 264th Class 25 to be withdrawn, one of ten retired during December 1985.
After withdrawal 25064 was stored at Crewe until sold to Vic Berry, Leicester, being moved in a consist made up of 25064, 25198, 25224/269 from Crewe to Leicester January 9th - 12th, 1987. This was reported to be the first convoy of Class 25's to be moved directly from Crewe to Vic Berry, Leicester. 25064 was broken up by the first week of March 1987, though the cabs lingered until at least June 1987.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works December 1966.
On July 13th 5214 was sent from Cricklewood to Lewes to recover Class 45 No.41 which had failed on the previous day’s evening northbound service. In fact the Peak had only reached Southease before expiring, E6031 pushed the train into Lewes, sidelining the Peak, then taking the train to Clapham Junction where Class 45 No.18 had arrived to take over.
With its early years spent in the London area, passenger workings were few or not well reported. On October 8th the 18.25 St. Pancras - Manchester Piccadilly expired at Bedford behind 115 with traction motor problems. The Peak was removed and 5214 took the train on to Sheffield.
On May 20th 25064 worked the 17.33 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street.
The 08.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee and the 11.38 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street were worked by 25064 on August 20th.
25064 was present at Glasgow Works from February to May for a Classified repair.
On the afternoon of August 14th 25064 was noted at Inverness shed.
On May 4th 25064 worked the 15.43 Aberdeen - Carlisle as far as Mossend Yard.
On September 1st 25064 worked the 17.10 Glasgow Queen Street - Edinburgh.
On September 17th 25064 worked the 08.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee, whilst on the next day it worked the 07.39 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street.
On October 11th the F&W 'The Grouser' railtour from Plymouth to Ardrossan Harbour was worked between Edinburgh & Ardrossan Harbour (except Ardrossan Harbour to South Beach) (396 miles in 15 hours) by 25064 & 25247.
The 10.14 Perth - Motherwell was worked by 25064 on November 15th.
The last week of March proved to be quite busy for 25064. On March 26 the 21.45 Edinburgh - Carstairs was worked by 25064. Two days later (28th) 25064 worked the 18.21 Glasgow Queen Street - Oban, whilst on March 30th 25064 handled the 14.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee, the 17.33 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street and the 20.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee.
On April 18th the 14.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee was hauled by 25064. A week later on April 25th it was the 10.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee worked by 25064.
On May 9th 25064 worked the 10.14 Perth - Motherwell.
The 17.33 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street was worked by 25064 on June 10th.
During August 25064 received an 'E' eamination at Haymarket.
The 19.55 Edinburgh - Taunton day excursion return leg was worked to Carstairs by 25064 & 25037 on September 26th.
The last recorded Scottish workings took place during March. On March 11th the 18.00 Birmingham New Street - Edinburgh was worked from Carstairs by 25064, whilst on March 17th 25064 worked the 11.25 Edinburgh - Dundee and the 18.20 Dundee - Edinburgh.
25064 was noted on August 25th working the 17.45 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town and the next day (26th) on the same working but only as far as Llandudno Junction.
After six and a half years on the Scottish Region 25064 was transferred south to Crewe during October.
25054 & 25064 worked the Cranmore - Ellesmere Port bitumen tanks at on April 28th.
On June 26th 25064 was stabled at Thornaby. On June 30th 25064 worked the 21.15 Preston - Barrow followed the next day (July 1st) by the 07.35 Barrow - Preston and the 17.03 Euston - Blackpool North forward from Preston. 25064 was the Manchester Victoria pilot on July 7th. Two relief passenger workings were handled on July 16th, the 09.15 Blackpool North - Glasgow Central to Preston and the 09.40 Glasgow Central - Manchester Victoria forward from Preston, with a load of ten coaches.
1984 saw several short passenger workings commencing with an early morning Crewe - Rhyl on February 5th.
The end of March 1984 saw much continued activity of Class 25s in the North East including on March 28th 25059 & 25064 on the Stranraer – Tyne Speedlink working back with the Eastgate – Carlisle cement.
25064 deputised for a Skipton - Leeds diesel multiple unit failure on April 18th.
25064 worked the 06.30 Preston - Barrow and 08.22 Barrow - Liverpool on May 12th. 25064 was noted at Winwick Junction on May 17th. Later in May, on 26th a visit was made to the Cambrian line, with 25076 on the 07.35 Euston - Aberystwyth from Wolverhampton returning with the 14.00 Aberystwyth - Wolverhampton. 25064 with a breakdown train was noted at Wednesfield Road Goods depot on May 30th.
25064 was stabled at Rugby on June 23rd. 25064 was noted at Derby on June 29th.
25064 was noted at Hinckley with a ballast train on July 24th.
On November 25th 25064 was at Crewe station with a track panel train.
The three workings in 1985 were all the result of failures. On April 4th the 07.25 Glasgow Queen Street - Aberdeen failed at Perth behind a Class 47, 25064 & 25072 took the train on to Aberdeen. On April 10th 25064 was noted at Primrose Hill Junction with a breakdown/engineering train. 25064 was noted shunting at Stonebridge Park on April 22nd.
On June 1st 25064 was noted arriving at Crewe with a failed Class 86/2 and its train.
On July 15th 25064 was noted at Peterborough with a lengthy train of oil tanks.
25064 was stabled at Bristol Bath Road on August 30th.
25064's final passenger working occurred on September 18th when the 16.20 Holyhead - Euston failed at Chester behind 47538, 25064 took the train on to Chester.
25190 & 25064 were noted eastbound at Manchester Victoria with bogie oil tanks on October 12th. The next day (13th) 25064 & 25190 arrived at Ince Moss with a spoil train for the tip from the Manchester area. 25064 was stabled at Warrington Arpley on October 19th.
On November 19th 25109 & 25064 were noted at Hereford on a Ravenscraig – Llanwern steel coils working.
25064 was taken out of service on December 9th 1985.
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Page added May 1st 2013