The seventeen year one month career of D5257/25107 included allocations primarily to London Midland Region depots with two brief periods at Eastern Region depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D5257 was new to Toton on March 17th 1964. Further transfers were:
January 1965 to Nottingham Division (D16).
Renumbered March 4th 1974.
25107 was the 98th Class 25 withdrawn, the only Class 25 retired during April 1981.
25107 was moved to Swindon Works on August 3rd 1981 and scrapped there by the second week of September 1981.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Crewe Works July 1966.
On June 25th 1977 25107 & 25213 worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Derby (not Walsall) diagram. The next day (26th) the same pair worked a roundtrip Nottingham - Skegness charter. The latter half of August produced a steady stream of passenger workings. On August 20th 1977 the 09.19 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth as far as Lincoln Central and from there the 09.15 Yarmouth - Manchester Piccadilly were hauled by 25107 & 25124. The next day (21st) the same locomotives worked a roundtrip Derby - Skegness, whilst on 22nd they worked a roundtrip Leicester - Skegness. From August 27th - 31st 25107 was paired with 25127 on 27th they worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Derby diagram. The next four days (28th - 31st), saw four roundtrips to Skegness, one from Derby (a relief) on 29th, the remainder from Leicester.
A Nelson - Cheltenham Spa day excursion on May 20th was worked from Wolverhampton to Cheltenham Spa by 25107 & 25270, did they work the return? On June 7th 1978 25107 & 25130 were noted at Skegness on an excursion from ? Three days later on June 10th 25107 worked the summer dated Nottingham - Llandudno Town roundtrip. About a month later on July 15th 1978 25107 & 25239 worked the 09.19 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth to Lincoln Central, they did not work the return leg. On August 26th 1978 the 12.22 Crewe - Cardiff was worked by 25101 & 25107.
On September 13th 25107 worked the 4B10 15.52 Bristol - Plymouth vans. The next day (14th) 25107 worked the 19.30 Exeter St. Davids - Paignton.
On May 5th 1979 a Cardiff - Bridgnorth special was worked between Kidderminster & Bewdley by 25107. The 12.25 Crewe - Cardiff on June 15th 1979 was worked by 25107. On June 30th 1979 the 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich and the 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich were worked by 25107 & 25140. The next day (July 1st) the same pair worked the 08.25 Leicester - Skegness to Nottingham, being replaced by 20037 & 20041. On July 7th 1979 sisters 25106 & 25107 worked the 07.50 Cardiff - Crewe. Three days later (10th) 25107 worked the 06.32 Peterborough - Kings Cross. 25107 & 25124 worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram on August 11th 1979.
25107 was stabled at Cockshute on December 16th.
At least one cabside number & TOPS panel escaped scrapping.
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Page added October 5th 2013