The sixteen and a half year career of D5253/25103 included a short time allocated to Eastern Region depots in between allocations to London Midland depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D5253 was new to Toton (16A) on February 26th 1964. Further transfers were:
May 1964 to Nottingham (16D).
Renumbered March 2nd 1974.
25103 was the 41st Class 25 withdrawn, one of nine retired during September 1980.
After withdrawal 25103 was stored at Toton from September 1980 to January 12th 1981 when it was moved to Swindon Works with 25026, 25137 & 08027 by 31289. 25103 was scrapped by the third week of March 1983.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works July 1967.
The recorded passenger workings for D5253/25103 are very, very low. If the Class 25/0s and the two early withdrawals (5278 & 7605) are ignored, then 25103 comes second only to 25098 for having the lowest passenger mileage for a Class 25/1/2/3. Even some of the Class 25/0s achieved more recorded passenger mileage than 25103!
25103 was back on the Trans-Pennine route, this time on July 14th 1979 with the 09.00 Llandudno Town - York, presumed to have worked throughout. Three weeks later on August 4th 25103 worked the 09.16 Llandudno Town - Euston as far as Crewe.
May 1980 brought two passenger workings for 25103, on May 17th 25103 & 25101 worked a Portsmouth - Nelson return day excursion (?) from Manchester Victoria (?) to Nelson. And finally on May 31st 25103 worked the 11.00 Barrow - Liverpool.
25103 was withdrawn on September 3rd 1980.
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Page added March 31st 2013