The sixteen year four month career of D5258/25108 included allocations to London Midland, Eastern & Scottish Region depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D5258 was new to Toton on March 20th 1964. Further transfers were:
September 1964 to Nottingham (16D).
Renumbered March 5th 1974.
After withdrawal 25108 was stored at Glasgow Works with much of the locomotive broken up there by December 1980. Parts of the cab and boiler room panelling & roof remained in use as a shed (?) until cut up during November 1988.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Crewe Works September 1968.
1965: Observations at Derby on July 3rd during daylight hours revealed amongst other things the 10.28 Newcastle - Bristol was noted an hour late behind D5258.
1973: On September 9th whilst on electrification work at Barton (Preston) 5258 derailed in the down loop, luckily falling away from the running lines, retrieval was four days later.
On December 14th 1972 the 17.15 Derby - Nottingham was worked by 5258 with hauled stock.
The roundtrip Nottingham - Llandudno Town on July 5th 1975 was worked by 25108.
After transfer to Eastfield during July 1975 a number of internal passenger services were worked. On June 20th 1977 a Fort William - Glasgow Queen Street service was worked by 25108. A month later on July 22nd 1977 the 22.00 Stranraer Harbour - Euston was worked to Carlisle Kingmoor by 25108 & 25158. On September 5th (?) 1977 the 23.45 Inverness - Glasgow Queen Street was worked forward from Perth by 25108.
On July 31st 1978 the 12.50 Mallaig - Glasgow Queen Street was worked forward from Fort William by 25108. The next day (August 1st) 25108 was in charge of the 18.18 Glasgow Queen Street - Oban.
The 13.20 Glasgow Queen Street - Oban on August 7th 1979 was worked by 25108. On August 17th 1979 a Perth - Edinburgh was worked by 25108. A short working for 25108 took place on September 21st 1979 with 25108 working the 04.20 Mossend Yard - Glasgow Queen Street forward from Cowlairs Junction, being the portion off 1S07 Euston - Inverness.
25108 handled a couple of passenger workings shortly before its withdrawal. On May 31st 1980 25108 worked the 08.10 Glasgow Queen Street - Scarborough to Edinburgh. Its final recorded passenger working took place on June 5th 1980 with the 12.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee.
Pictures of D5258/5258/25108
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Page added October 7th 2013