D5249, 5249, 25099
D5249, 5249, 25099

The sixteen year ten month career of D5249/25099 included allocations to London Midland & Eastern Region depots.

Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
Dual brake equipped.


D5249 was new to Toton (16A) on February 7th 1964. Further transfers were:

November 1964 to to Coalville (15E).
January 1965 to Leicester Divison (D15).
December 1965 to Thornaby (51L).
December 1965 to Leicester Division (D15) on loan.
January 1966 to Thornaby (51L).
May 1966 to Holbeck (55A).
December 1967 to Carlisle (12A).
January 1968 to Springs Branch (8F).
May 1968 to Allerton (8J).
June 1968 to Liverpool Division (D08).
October 1969 to Nottingham Division (D16).
June 1970 to Liverpool Division (D08).
November 1970 to Nottingham Division (D16).
May 1973 to Toton.
November 1977 to Cricklewood.
November 1980 to unserviceable store.
Withdrawn December 1st 1980.

Renumbered March 7th 1974.

After withdrawal 25099 was moved to Swindon Works on November 21st 1980 and scrapped there by the last week of February 1981. During the scrapping process the No.2 cab sustained fire damage.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Derby Works May 1967.
Noted Derby Works December 1970.
Noted Derby Works June & July 1975 (dual brakes fitted).


Condition July: two-tone green livery with small yellow warning panels, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, straight side sandboxes.

The recorded passenger workings for sister locomotive D5248/25098 amounted to four, those of D5249/25099 were a little better, with just over thirty so far noted. On April 18th 1972 5249 was noted working the 10.50 Nottingham - St. Pancras throughout.

On June 16th 1974 with 25099 & 25114 working the 23.45 Euston - Barrow forward from Crewe via Chester. On July 6th 25099 & 25133 worked a Leicester - Skegness roundtrip. The holiday makers were less fortunate on August 31st 1974 when the 07.35 Nottingham - Llandudno Town failed behind 25099 at Attenborough, Class 45 No. 97 assisted from the rear until 25212 took over.

25099 & 25207 handled the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram on July 19th 1975. On October 6th 1975 the 06.45 Hull - Kings Cross required the assistance of 25099 from Peterborough piloting 55013 after the latter suffered a loss of power.

1976 produced a mixed set of passenger workings for 25099, starting on February 25th with 25099 working the 08.48 St. Pancras - Sheffield and the 13.00 back to St. Pancras. The Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram was handled twice during the summer, on July 3rd with 25095 and on August 7th with 25245. On August 19th 1976 the 16.35 Leicester - St. Pancras was hauled by 45150 with 25099 piloting. On September 4th 1976 25099 & 25188 worked the 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich, returning with the 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich.

On the ECML at Newham, Northumbria 25099 leans into the curve with a train of empty carflats June 24th 1976.
Photograph courtesy Tony Sayer.
A dull July 26th 1976 at Arnside with 25099 & 25057, at this time 25099 was allocated to Toton. 25099 was another dual braked locomotive to fall by the wayside, it was so fitted at Derby in July 1975 and was due for shopping. It lingered at Swindon for less than two months, all gone by February 1981.
Photographer unknown.

The 11.30 Cardiff - Crewe was worked by 25099 on June 6th 1977. A rescue job took place on August 22nd 1977 when the 14.20 Kings Cross - York failed at Peterborough behind 47520, which was dragged to York by 25099. No passenger workings have so far been recorded for 1978.

A visit to the Cambrian line was made with 25299 on June 9th 1979 working the 04.15 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth and the 10.09 Aberystwyth - Euston to Wolverhampton. A short working took place on July 29th 1979 with 25099 working the 09.33 Rugby - Euston between Northampton and Bletchley.

The final year in service for 25099 was 1980, one passenger working took place, on March 29th 1980 25099 & 25193 (or 25133?) worked the 10.33 Manchester Piccadilly - Norwood Junction football special out and back (?) from Willesden to Norwood Junction.

25099 was withdrawn on December 1st.

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

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Page added June 20th 2013
Last updated November 5th 2016

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