The nineteen year eight month career for D5225/25075 saw much time spent allocated to London Midland Region depots in London and the Midlands in addition to three and a half years on the Scottish Region.
Built: BR Darlington Locomotive Works.
D5225 was new to Toton (18A) on July 27th 1963. Further transfers were:
January 1964 to Nottingham (16D).
Renumbered December 12th 1974 (the last Class 25 to be renumbered).
25075 was the 169th Class 25 withdrawn, one of five retired during March 1983.
After withdrawal 25075 was stored at Cricklewood until moved to Acton on May 5th 1985 (see details below) and reaching Swindon Works on May 15th 1985. The Works closed before 25075 could be broken up, on May 26th 1987 25075 moved to Cocklebury Yard, then to Hinksey Yard, Oxford on June 2nd 1987 and to Vic Berry's yard by June 11th 1987. By the first week of July 1987 25075 had been broken up although the cabs lingered for a while longer.
25075, 25219, 25306/326 Cricklewood – Swindon May 3rd – 14th 1985.
25027/75, 25123/133/144/158, 25228/234, 97202, 40046/63 Swindon Works - Cocklebury Yard – Vic Berry, Leicester May 26th - June 11th 1987, by 20019 & 20197 (Oxford – Leicester).
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works March 1967.
Condition as delivered from Darlington: green livery, small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, frame level stripe appears not to be covered by the yellow panel.
On August 26th D5225 worked the summer dated roundtrip Nottingham - Llandudno Town with D5247.
Condition date uncertain: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, warning panel covers frame level stripe, straight sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps.
Condition May: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors still in place, exhaust above engineroom, two-rung bogie footsteps, no blanking plates.
5225 & 5260 were noted on Exeter stabling point on November 3rd displaying headcode 6V65, possibly having arrived with a sugar beet special.
On a very wet June 2nd (a wet day) the roundtrip Nottingham - Llandudno was worked by 5225. The lack of a diesel multiple unit on June 13th saw 5225 and coaching stock work a midday roundtrip (?) Stourbridge Junction - Worcester Shrub Hill.
A football special on September 8th saw 5225 & 5223 work a roundtrip Leicester - Kings Cross.
Derby - Skegness roundtrips (?) were worked on August 2nd with 25130, August 29th with 25037 (relief), August 30th with 25280 (relief), whilst on October 2nd a roundtrip day excursion from Burton on Trent to Blackpool North was worked by 25075 & 25076.
On October 1st 25075 worked the 06.40 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee. On October 6th 25075 had quite an adventure working a nine coach SRPS 'Northern Belle' railtour from Falkirk Grahamston to Keighley via the Settle & Carlisle. On the return Carlisle was reached forty minutes late, 47040 being added for the run into Scotland. Because of the vintage rolling stock in this train the maximum speed limit was 60mph.
A Bridgnorth - Paddington day excursion on March 14th (also recorded as February 14th) was worked forward from Bewdley to Paddington by 25075 & 25067, they did not work the return leg.
The month of May produced a variety of workings starting with the 10.15 Birmingham New Street - Norwich and the 15.18 return on May 12th. 25075 returned to this route on May 16th with the 08.05 Birmingham New Street - Norwich. The next day (17th) 25075 was noted at March depot. Two round trips over the Cambrian line to Aberystwyth took place on May 30th & 31st with 25086.
On August 8th 25075 worked the summer dated roundtrip Nottingham - Llandudno Town.
The early morning Manchester - Newcastle newspapers was worked by 25075 on December 30th.
The 'Conwayer Crusader' railtour on April 3rd was worked out & back between Llandudno Junction & Blaenau Ffestiniog by 25075 & 47475.
On June 23rd 25075 worked the 15.00 Manchester-Bristol parcel vans, three days later (26th) 25075 was noted southbound through Darlington with a Corkerhill – Chesterton weedkilling train.
A busy week commenced on June 28th with 25075 working the 08.57 Leeds - Carlisle and the 15.37 Carlisle - Leeds. This diagram was also worked on June 29th, June 30th & July 1st. Additionally on June 30th 25075 worked the 21.23 Bradford - Kings Cross to Leeds (Doncaster was also quoted). On July 3rd 25075 worked the 10.00 Carlisle - Leeds and 16.05 Leeds - Carlisle.
The last recorded passenger working for 25075 took place on September 30th with the 17.17 Edinburgh - Dundee (and possibly the 19.21 return working?)
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added July 29th 2013.