D5214, 5214, 25064
D5214, 5214, 25064


Photograph courtesy Malcolm Roughley.
25064 passes through Bolton, date unknown.

A career of twenty two years and five months saw D5214/25064 allocated to London Midland, Eastern & Scottish depots.

Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
Boiler equipped.
Dual braked (1978).
Center lampbracket & other fittings removed.
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: 91 months.
Time between withdrawal & scrapping: 14 months.

Allocations

D5214 was new to Toton (18A) on July 6th 1963. Further transfers were:

August 1963 to Cricklewood (14A).
September 1963 to Cricklewood West (14B).
January 1965 to London (Midland) Division (D14).
June 1968 to London (Western Lines) Division (D01).
August 1972 to Holbeck (55A).
October 1972 to Tinsley (41A).
March 1975 to Springs Branch.
May 1976 to Scottish Region.
June 1976 to Inverness.
December 1978 to Eastfield.
January 1980 to Haymarket.
May 1982 to Eastfield.
October 1982 to Crewe.
Withdrawn December 9th 1985.

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25064 was the 264th Class 25 to be withdrawn, one of ten retired during December 1985.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.


Photograph collection of webmaster.
25064 at Crewe Depot sometime during late 1985 or 1986. 25064 was withdrawn in December 1985, and appears in this view to have already surrendered some parts.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Derby Works December 1966.
Noted Derby Works June 1969 (General repair).
Noted Derby Works October 1974.
Noted Derby Works January 1975
Noted Derby Works September - November 1975 (Accident repairs).
Noted Glasgow Works February - May 1978 (Classified & Dual braking equipment fitted).
Noted Derby Works October & November 1983 (N4 & N1 repairs).

Highlights

1965
On July 7th D5214 worked the 17.35 Moorgate - Luton, whilst on July 9th D5214 worked the 17.39 Beford - St. Pancras.

1966
Condition November: green livery with small yellow warning panels, squared upper corners, bottom of panel covers frame level stripe, no blanking plates, hand/footholds present, straight sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps.

1967
On August 28th a Bedford - Southend day excursion was worked by D5214 & D5241.

1969
Condition April: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, bottom of panel covers frame level stripe, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds present, straight sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps.

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.


Photograph courtesy Andy Verrall.
Class 25 No.5214 & failed Class 45 No.41 pass Earlswood on July 13th 1969, see notes above about the failure of 41.

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.

1971
Another rescue job occurred on May 17th when the 17.05 St. Pancras - Sheffield expired at Bedford behind Class 46 No.138, 5214 took the train to Kettering.

1972
During August 5214 was transferred to Holbeck. A month later on September 17th 5214 & 5228 worked a roundtrip Huddersfield - Barmouth day excursion, a total of 340 miles.

1974
Condition April: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors fitted.

1975
On June 21st 25064 & 25044 worked the 09.20 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth as far as Lincoln Central returning from there with the 09.30 ex-Yarmouth.

1976
During May 1976 25064 transferred to the Scottish Region, spending six and a half years here including thirty months allocated to Inverness.

1977
The first recorded Scottish working took place on March 21st with the 11.10 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee. Two days later (23rd) 25064 was noted on the 11.52 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street. On April 16th the 20.10 Perth - Edinburgh was worked by 25064 & 25049. On April 21st 25064 & 25082 worked the 23.20 Glasgow Queen Street - Inverness.

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.

1978
On January 28th 25064 worked a morning/midday roundtrip over the Inverness - Kyle of Lochalsh line.

25064 was present at Glasgow Works from February to May for a Classified repair.


Photograph courtesy Tony Sayer.
A close up of 25064 at Glasgow Works February 18th 1978.

On the afternoon of August 14th 25064 was noted at Inverness shed.

1979
On February 7th 25064 was noted on a Fort William - Glasgow Queen Street service, whilst on April 30th 25064 & 25044 worked a Wakefield - Oban charter out & back between Mossend Yard and Oban.

On May 4th 25064 worked the 15.43 Aberdeen - Carlisle as far as Mossend Yard.

1980
Activity during July produced an interesting variety. On July 13th 25064 & 27025 worked the 21.25 Dover Western Docks - Stirling Motorail forward from Mossend Yard. Two weeks later on July 28th 25064 & 25037 worked the 17.58 Inverness - Glasgow Queen Street. The next two days (29th & 30th) were spent on various Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee line workings.

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.

1981
The 22.35 Euston - Perth was worked forward from Mossend Yard by 25064 & 25229 on February 26th. The next day (27th) the same pair worked the 10.14 Perth - Motherwell.

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.

1982
On February 20th the 12.51 Edinburgh - Perth was worked by 25064.

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.

1983
Three years allocated to Crewe would bring a number of typical north-west area workings. However on January 4th the 09.03 Cambridge - Birmingham New Street was rescued at Wigston Junction by 25064 following the failure of 31175, the entourage being dragged to Birmingham New Street.

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.


Photograph courtesy Mr B.
The main generator of 25064, believed to at Derby during October/November 1983.

1984
25064 was stabled at Bletchley on January 10th & 14th.

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.

1985
25064 passed light engine through St Bees on February 11th.

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)
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.

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