D5232, 5232, 25082
D5232, 5232, 25082

Photograph courtesy Chris Baines
25082 at Bolton on April 5th 1975 with the last Manchester Victoria - Heysham Harbour 'Belfast Boat Express', the boiler is steaming nicely. By this time the train no longer carried headboards, this had been discontinued after this service converted from steam to diesel working. Although the names of the crew are not known, it is believed they are from Newton Heath depot.

The seventeen and a half year career for D5232/25082 started with thirteen years on the London Midland Region followed by the final four and a half years on the Scottish Region.

Built: BR Darlington Locomotive Works.
Boiler equipped.
This locomotive was part of Derby Lot 4600 (D5223 - D5232), which was transferred to Darlington Works.
Center lampbracket & other fittings removed.

Allocations

D5232 was new to Nottingham (16A) on November 9th 1963. Further transfers were:

April 1964 to Saltley (2E).
April 1966 to Birmingham Division (D02).
April 1966 to London Midland (Midland) Lines LMML.
February 1968 to Nottingham Division (D16).
May 1968 to London Midland (Midland) Lines LMML.
June 1968 to Nottingham Division (D16).
October 1972 to Manchester Division (D09).
May 1973 to Longsight.
October 1976 to Eastfield.
November 1980 to Haymarket.
Withdrawn May 10th 1981.

Renumbered April 1974.

25082 was the 99th Class 25 to be withdrawn, one of eight retired during May 1981.

After withdrawal 25082 was stored at Haymarket until July 1981, then moved to Millerhill, joining 25028 & 25046, the trio reached Mossend by October 1981. A month later on November 4th 1981 25082 moved to Kingmoor for storage. On June 8th 1982 08725, 25082 & 40062 moved from Kingmoor to Swindon, with 25082 scrapped there by the middle of January 1983.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Crewe Works April 1966.
Noted Derby Works September 1971.
Noted Derby Works November 1969.
Noted Glasgow Works June & July 1977 (dual brakes fitted, gangway doors sheeted over).

Highlights

1965
During the early years inter-regional workings taking LMR Type 2s north of the border frequently saw them used on fill-in turns before their scheduled return south. On one such layover on January 15th D5282 worked the 12.00 Dundee West - Glasgow Buchanan Street.

1966
A number of trips were made on the summer dated roundtrip Nottingham - Llandudno Town turn, the first occurred on July 30th when D5232 & D5268 worked the diagram.

1967
On July 1st 5232 & 7578 worked the roundtrip Nottingham - Llandudno Town service.

1968
The summer dated Nottingham - Llandudno Town roundtrip service was worked by 5232 on June 15th and by 5232 & 5216 on August 31st.

1970
On July 11th the 07.55 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich was worked by 5232 & 5244.

1971
Condition August: green livery with full yellow cabfronts, gangway doors fitted, no blanking plates, hand/footholds plated over, straight sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, 'D' prefixes present, No.2 end driver's side -minor scrape marks on cab corner down to middle of locomotive, No.2 end - center lamp bracket missing - other fittings present.

1973
Condition June: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors fitted, no blanking plates, hand/footholds plated over, straight sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, No.2 end - center lamp bracket and other fittings present.

1974
On June 15th 25082 & 25047 worked the 09.19 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth to Lincoln Central but appear not to have returned on the balancing ex-Yarmouth return leg.

The 23.40 Liverpool - York was worked by 25082 on August 4th & 5th.

1975
Railtour duty for 25082 & 25043 took place on January 4th with the LCGB's 'Pennine Venturer No.2', covering 298 miles from Liverpool, crossing the Pennines by four different routes. Two days later (6th) 25082 worked the 23.40 Liverpool - York.

Photograph collection of webmaster
25082 & 25043 on January 4th 1975 at Sheffield Midland with a railtour. 25082 received a classified repair at Glasgow during the summer of 1977 when it was dual-brake equipped. After withdrawal it was held at Haymarket before movement to Kingmoor for storage. It eventually reached Swindon by June 1982 and was cut up by January 1983.

The exact route of the railtour is detailed below, the information taken from the most excellent 'Six Bells Junction' website. Remarkably the railtour kept to time well, departing Liverpool Lime Street at 8.00am as timetabled and returning almost to time to Liverpool Lime Street at 5.44pm, a few minutes ahead of schedule:

Liverpool Lime Street - Huyton - St Helens Junction - Earlestown - Astley - Deal Street Jn - Manchester Victoria - Cheetham Hill Jn - Newton Heath Jn - Castleton - Rochdale - Todmorden - Hebden Bridge - Heaton Lodge Jn - Thornhill LNW Jn - Horbury Station Jn - Barnsley - Wincobank Station Jn - Sheffield - Dore - Grindleford - Edale - Chinley - New Mills South Jn - Romiley - Woodley - Guide Bridge - Ashton Moss South Jn - O.A. & G.B. Jn - Stalybridge - Marsden - Huddersfield (goods line) - Heaton Lodge Jn - Thornhill LNW Jn - Horbury Jn - Wakefield Kirkgate - Crofton West Jn - Hare Park Jn - South Kirkby Jn - Moorthorpe - Wath Road Jn - Rotherham Masborough - Treeton Jn - Shepcote Jn - Woodburn Jn - Sheffield Victoria - Penistone - Woodhead - Valehouse - Hadfield - Dinting - Guide Bridge - Ashton Moss South Jn - Ashton Moss North Jn - Miles Platting - Manchester Victoria - (reverse of outward route) - Liverpool Lime Street.

25082 worked the last Up & Down Belfast Boat Express, on April 5th from Manchester Victoria to Heysham Harbour, with the return working from Heysham Harbour on 6th.

On June 21st 25082 worked the 09.23 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town. A week later on June 28th 25082 & 25086 worked the 09.20 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth to Lincoln Central, returning from there with the 09.30 ex-Yarmouth.

An afternoon Barrow - Manchester Victoria service was worked by 25082 on August 9th.

Condition December: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors fitted, no blanking plates, hand/footholds plated over, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, three piece miniature snowploughs fitted (yellow).

1976
The only recorded working so far noted for 1976 occurred on August 5th working the 07.38 Blackpool North - Manchester Victoria.

1977
After transfer to the Scottish Region in October 1976 the passenger workings increased somewhat. However the only recorded working during 1977 was with 25064 on April 21st working the 23.20 Glasgow Queen Street - Inverness, a total of 181 miles.

Heavy fog on December 19th seriously disrupted air travel in the south, with many flights diverted to Manchester and Prestwick. Seven specials were laid on to bring the air passengers south, including an afternoon Ayr Euston extra which had 25082 & 25230 as far as Carlisle.

On December 29th 25082 was parked on the old centre road at Dumfries, sandwiched between a brakevan and a parcels coach.

1978
The 21.40 Edinburgh - Carstairs was worked by 25082 on April 20th.

On May 25th 1978 25084 started out on the 08.36 Glasgow Queen Street - Fort William but expired at Spean Bridge, rescue came in the shape of 27025. Two weeks later on June 7th 25082 & 25085 worked the 18.13 Aberdeen - Edinburgh.

1979
A lengthy and unusual outing took place on July 7th, with 25082 & 25002 working the 09.20 Glasgow Central - Morecambe throughout. On July 30th & 31st 25082 was noted on late evening workings on the Edinburgh - Carstairs line.

The last reported working for 1979 was September 21st's 08.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee.

1980
1980 was the last year of passenger haulage for 25082. On July 24th 25082 worked the 12.05 Perth - Glasgow Queen Street (a truncated 11.39 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street). Two days later (26th) 25082 worked the 08.10 Glasgow Queen Street - Scarborough to Edinburgh, 40058 took the train forward. Near the end of the month on July 29th 25082 & 25085 worked the 07.05 Perth - Edinburgh.

On August 9th the 10.35 Inverness - Euston failed behind 47472 at ??, 25082 dragged everything to Mossend Yard.

The final passenger workings were on Christmas Eve, handling the 17.12 Perth - Arbroath and 18.33 Arbroath - Dundee.

1981
25082 was withdrawn on May 10th 1981.

June 1980 No.2 cab 2nd man's side by front handrail - large area of paint missing (carried until withdrawn).
June 1980 No.2 end drivers side - non-standard sandbox cover (retained until withdrawn).

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

Page added April 5th 2013
Last updated January 21st 2017

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