Apart from a very brief period on the Southern Region the twenty two year six month career of D5245/25095 was spent allocated to London Midland Region depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D5245 was new to Toton (16A) on January 21st 1964. Further transfers were:
September 1964 to Southern Region.
Renumbered April 1974.
25095 was the 286th Class 25 withdrawn, one of three retired during July 1986.
After withdrawal 25095 was stored at Crewe depot, then to Basford Hall Yard by March 1987. 25095 was moved to Vic Berry, Leicester on May 29th 1987 accompanied by 25034/037/190/199. The increased number of arrivals saw 25095 added to the stack by October 1987. Final cutting up started during late January 1989 and was completed by February 18th 1989.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works November 1966.
The Southern Region experienced a number of problems with some of their electric locomotives, with many temporarily sidelined awaiting attention. This created a shortage of locomotives leading to D5240 - D5245 & D5247 moving to Hither Green (73C) during September. Despite this somewhat unusual transfer there are no reports of how the locomotives were used or any photographs of them during their brief stay south of the Thames. D5245 returned to Toton (16A) during December.
During September D5245 was noted on a Glasgow Central - Wemyss Bay service.
The 20.43 Birmingham New Street - Peterborough was worked by 5245 on August 5th.
The middle of August produced several passenger workings for 25095. On August 7th it worked the 15.43 Bangor - Euston to Crewe with 40033. Three days later (10th) 25095 worked a Derby - Skegness roundtrip with 25102. The following week, on August 17th the 07.35 Nottingham - Llandudno Town from Derby and the 13.00 return (to Nottingham) was worked by 25095.
On June 21st 25095 & 25090 hauled a Blythe Bridge – Llandudno Town relief.
A week later on June 5th 25095 & 25205 worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram. The same diagram would be worked on July 3rd but with 25099.
Further tests with Warflat wagons took place between Derby & Long Marston with 25095 being noted on July 27th.
When the summer schedules commenced the 10.10 Euston – Aberystwyth went forward from Birmingham New Street behind 25032 & 25095, returning with the 16.10 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury.
On June 1st 25095 & 25210 worked the diverted 23.59 Sheffield - Euston between Bedford & Euston. The 08.02 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich and the return 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich were worked by 25095 & 25107 on June 14th.
Engineering work on the WCML on November 23rd saw the 20.45 Barrow - Euston with 86224 dragged between Bletchley & Watford Junction by 25095.
On November 15th 25095 was noted eastbound at Buxworth with empty ICI bogie hoppers for Tunstead.
On April 14th 25095 was on banking duty at Great Rocks Junction.
25095 received its last 'E' examination at Crewe during May.
25076 & 25095 worked the Cranmore - Ellesmere Port bitumen tank empties on a sunny June 14th. 25095 was noted southbound at Clifton with a parcels train on June 30th.
On July 1st 25095 was noted passing Warrington Bank Quay with parcels stock. On July 16th the 06.55 Blackpool North - Manchester Victoria failed at Preston behind 40063, 25095 worked the train forward and then worked the 08.40 Manchester Victoria - Scarborough to Leeds, being replaced here by 47314.
25095 was noted southbound at Nuneaton with cement Presflos on August 4th. Engineering work between Rugby & Bletchley on August 14th saw 25095 & 25300 assist at least two southbound workings. Ten days later on August 24th 25095 worked the 01.30 Holyhead - Birmingham New Street to Crewe. On August 26th 25095 was northbound at Stenson with bogie oil tankers.
On October 7th the 17.03 Euston - Blackpool North was worked forward from Preston by 25095.
25095 was stabled at Bescot over the Christmas break.
During January 25095 moved to Bescot, whilst here one of its more unusual workings was to cover for a shortage of a diesel multiple unit on February 8th's 16.35 Derby - Nottingham, coming back with the 17.20 to Birmingham New Street, but only working as far as Derby, where a serviceable multiple unit substituted.
Class 25s were still frequent visitors to Parkeston, often heading back to the LMR on the evening Parkeston – Ditton working, so noted were 25211 (Jan 27th), 25199 & 25231 (Feb 8th), 25095 & 25212 (Feb 16th).
25095 was stabled at Manchester Victoria on June 2nd and was the pilot/banker on June 9th.
25095 & 25154 handled August 8th's 07.35 Euston - Aberystwyth forward from Wolverhampton returning with the 14.00 to Shrewsbury.
On September 6th 25095 was noted passing Winwick Junction southbound (?) with a train of condemned passenger stock, all windows were boarded up.
25095 was noted with a short parcels working at St Andrews Junction, Birmingham on March 2nd.
25095 was noted at Oxley carriage sidings on April 19th.
The 07.20 Manchester Victoria - Liverpool was worked by 25095 on June 24th. Two days later (26th) 25095 was noted eastbound at Chinley with a train of scrap metal.
The final transfer for 25095 came during July when it was transferred to Crewe.
On July 2nd 25095 worked the 07.19 Manchester – Cardiff, returning north with the 12.00 Cardiff - Nantwich, then the 16.40 Nantwich - Shrewsbury, the 17.45 Shrewsbury - Nantwich, the 20.54 Nantwich - Cardiff. The next day (3rd) 25095 worked the 12.00 Cardiff - Nantwich, the 16.40 Nantwich - Shrewsbury, the 17.45 Shrewsbury - Nantwich and the 20.54 Nantwich - Cardiff. The services were terminating at Nantwich due to the remodelling of Crewe station. On July 4th 25198 & 25095 worked the 6V32 Ellesmere Port - Cranmore (?) bitumen train, being noted passing Hereford. A week later on July 9th the Parkeston – Arpley tanks was noted at Chesterfield behind 25032 & 25095. On July 30th 25095 & 25200 were stabled in the westbound goods loop at Stalybridge with an oil train.
The 16.15 Glasgow Central - Liverpool was worked forward from Wigan N.W. by 25095 on August 16th, the electric locomotive had worked to Wigan because there were no spare diesel at Preston. On August 23rd 25095 worked the daily parcels service from Edinburgh Waverley to Glasgow Salkeld Street, the consist included a Travelling Post Office.
25095 was stabled at Severn Tunnel Junction on September 8th. On September 22nd engineering work saw a short diversion between Acton & Willesden with 25095 assisting many services over a very short distance.
25095 was stabled at Warrington Arpley on October 19th.
On November 26th 25095 was noted shunting the Tunnel Cement siding at Pen y Ffordd whilst working a mixed Speedlink service. 25060 & 25095 worked the Stanlow - Neville Hill oil tanks on a wintry November 29th.
Class 25s visiting the Huddersfield area in early December included 25095 & 25145 (4th) on oil tanks.
25095 was noted shunting loaded ballast wagons at Carnforth on March 3rd.
On April 9th 25095 worked the 6F79 Aberystwyth - Stanlow empty oil tanks. The last known passenger workings for 25095 took place on April 17th substituting for a multiple unit on the 10.01 Bedford - Bletchley, a Bletchley - Bedford and the 16.19 Bedford - Bletchley.
On May 29th 25095 was noted northbound through Warrington Bank Quay with an engineers train.
On June 8th 25095 was stabled at Warrington Arpley.
25095 was stabled at Crewe Diesel depot on July 27th.
25095 was withdrawn on July 28th 1986.
Page added September 1st 2004.