The almost twenty year career of D5267/25117 was spent allocated to a small number of London Midland depots along the Midland mainline.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D5267 was new to Nottingham (16A) on April 29th 1964. Further transfers were:
May 1964 to Derby (16C).
Renumbered February 23rd 1974.
25117 was the 211th Class 25 withdrawn, one of five retired during January 1984.
After withdrawal 25117 was stored at Cricklewood until moved to Swindon Works between February 9th - 14th 1984 and scrapped here by the third week of May 1984.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Crewe Works February 1968.
The first recorded passenger working occurred when D5267 was about one month into traffic, on May 17th 1964 D5267 & D113 worked the 17.18 Sheffield - Manchester Central. On the same day it had also worked a Chinley - Sheffield local.
The next weekend, August 7th, 25117 worked the roundtrip 07.35 Nottingham - Llandudno Town and 13.00 return. On August 8th & 10th worked a roundtrip Derby - Skegness, followed by a Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall job on August 14th.
On July 24th 25117 worked one of its longest passenger workings, accompanied by 25269 they handled a Leeds - Barmouth excursion out & back from Crewe.
25117 & 25120 worked a round trip Derby - Norwich (for Yarmouth) on September 3rd 1977.
25111 & 25117 were noted at Claydon on May 19th with a lengthy coal train, presumably bound for Aylesbury Coal Concentration Depot.
On October 10th 25117 was noted passing Lidlington with a barrier coach and two vehicles from the Royal train, no doubt headed for Wolverton.
On April 10th 25117 was noted at Stafford with loaded ballast hoppers. The next day (11th) 25117 assisted an electric multiple unit forward from Nuneaton to Stafford after the unit failed on an ex-Rugby passenger job.
On September 27th 1980 25117 & 25178 worked a Walsall - Norwich (for Yarmouth) roundtrip.
One working for 1981 was very short, just the 2 miles between Kensington Olympia and Willesden on October 23rd with 25209 on the 20.50 to Stirling, which was reported as the last motorail service out of Kensingon Olympia. On December 20th the 20.45 Barrow - Euston required assistance from Willesden for the six miles to Euston because of the power being off for engineering works.
1982 produced several interesing workings. On May 13th the 11.35 Poole - Leeds required the assistance of 25117 from Sheffield after 45017 failed and was replaced. A week later on May 20th 25117 & 25190 worked the 07.20 Liverpool - Poole between Coventry & Reading, returning north with the 09.42 Poole - Newcastle to Birmingham New Street, then heading back to Reading with the 09.50 Newcastle - Poole, and then back to Birmingham New Street with the 17.05 Poole - Derby, for a total of 377 passenger miles this day.
On June 5th there was a trip over the Cambrian with 25205 on the 07.38 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth and 10.07 Aberystwyth - Euston to Wolverhampton. On June 14th 25117 was noted at Ashton with empty tube/pipe wagons.
On July 24th 25117 became a casualty at Acton Grange Junction whilst working the 15.45 Manchester Victoria - Bangor. 40170 assisted in the rear to Chester where 25117 was removed, 40170 continued to Llandudno Junction where the train was terminated.
On October 14th 25117 was noted at Dunstable returning five short wheelbase cement tanks to Luton for forwarding to Northfleet.
An engineering possession between Formby & Hall Road on December 5th saw 25202 & 25117 handling a ballast train.
On March 28th & March 29th 25117 worked the 22.47 Crewe - Blackpool forward from Preston.
On the evening of July 4th the southbound 4E78 Forders - Kings Cross fletliner was worked by 25193 & 25117. On July 9th 25117 was stabled at Stonebridge Park. On July 19th 25206 & 25117 came to the rescue of 56031 after the Class 56 suffered a turbo-charger failure working an ARC stone train at Verney Junction, the Class 25s taking the working to Wolverton and then the broken Class 56 to Bletchley for examination.
The last recorded passenger working for 25117 took place with 25237 on August 27th handling the 07.35 Euston - Aberystwyth forward from Rugby as far as Dovey Junction where 25237 failed and the train terminated. 40135 was used to push the train into the goods yard ay Machynlleth.
25190 & 25117 with a train of oil tanks were noted at Cadishead BTP on December 6th.
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Page added March 27th 2013