D5257, 5257, 25107
D5257, 5257, 25107

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.
Boiler room grilles sheeted over.


D5257 was new to Toton on March 17th 1964. Further transfers were:

January 1965 to Nottingham Division (D16).
September 1965 to March (31B) on loan.
January 1966 to Nottingham Division (D16).
April 1967 to London Midland (Midland) Lines.
August 1967 to Stoke Division (D05).
March 1968 to Longsight (9A).
May 1968 to Springs Branch (8F).
June 1968 to Liverpool Division (D08).
May 1973 to Springs Branch.
October 1974 to Tinsley.
January 1975 to Bescot.
August 1976 to Toton.
April 1981 to store.
Withdrawn April 30th 1981.

Renumbered March 4th 1974.

25107 was moved to Swindon Works on August 3rd 1981 and scrapped there by the second week of September 1981.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Crewe Works July 1966.
Noted Crewe Works September & October 1968.
Noted Derby Works September 1972.
Noted Derby Works April & May 1974.
Noted Derby Works April 1977.


The first recorded passenger working for D5257/25107 took place on July 15th (?) 1967 working the 08.00 Leicester - Clacton.

On June 13th 1969 the 17.30 Manchester Victoria - York was worked by 5257.

On September 27th 1975 the 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich and the 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich were worked by 25107 & 25273.

The 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich and the 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich were worked by 25107 & 25154 on July 10th 1976 and by 25107 & 25123 on August 21st 1976. The latter pair of locomotives worked roundtrip relief Derby - Skegness services on August 23rd & 26th 1976.

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. Finally for 1978, and borrowed by the Western Region, on September 14th 1978 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.

On June 11th 1980 the 16.38 Birmingham New Street - Norwich was worked throughout by 25107. Three days later (14th) 25107 & 25095 worked the 08.02 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich and returning from there with the 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby. On July 26th 1980 25107 worked the roundtrip Nottingham - Llandudno Town. The final recorded passenger working for 25107 took place on August 7th 1980 working the 13.40 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town with 25191.

Pictures of D5257/5257/25107

Here is 5257 at Wigan Wallgate sometime during 1972. The T94 job was the Wigan ballast engine and could go anywhere the Permanent Way inspector wanted it. And judging from this view the Class 25 is definately on what appears to be a little used piece of track.
Photograph courtesy Tom Sutch.
A relatively clean 25107 at Sheffield Midland station awaits departure. This locomotive was always allocated to LMR depots apart from a four month stint late in 1965 when it was allocated to March. Withdrawn in May 1981, it was at Swindon by August and broken up by September 1981. This was one of the Class 25's to have its boiler room grille sheet over.
Photograph courtesy Ian Mawson.

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

No flk

Page added October5th 2013

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