The nineteen year five month career of D5274/25124 was spent allocated to a small variety of London Midland Region depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D5274 was new to Nottingham (16A) on May 29th 1964. Further transfers were:
June 1964 to Trafford Park (9E).
Renumbered October 3rd 1973.
25124 was the 200th Class 25 to be withdrawn, one of five retired during October 1983.
After storage at Crewe 25124 was moved to Gloucester on March 28th 1984, then to Swindon Works two days later. By the middle of December 1986 25124 had been scrapped.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works December 1966.
D5274 had successfully completed its test run to Corby and back on May 29th.
On May 30th 5274 & 7662 were noted on a Derby - Llandudno Town working (the summer dayed Nottingham - Llandudno Town?)
On July 27th the 07.35 Nottingham - Llandudno Town and the return 13.00 Llandudno Town - Nottingham were worked by 25124.
On September 7th the 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich was worked by 25124 & 25132.
In a clear out at Derby Works during early June 25124 hauled withdrawn 08179 & 08236 to Swindon Works. A Derby - Skegness roundtrip was worked by 25124 & 25205 on July 17th and by 25124 & 25066 on July 24th. The following month, on August 28th the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram was worked by 25124 & 25205.
A roundtrip Leicester - Skegness was worked by 25124 & 25129 on June 19th. About two weeks later on July 3rd 1977 25124 & 25125 were noted at Skegness on an unidentified day excursion.
August proved to be a busy month for 25124, on 1st it worked the 00.40 Manchester Victoria - York throughout. On August 20th 25124 & 25107 worked the 09.19 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth to Lincoln Central, returning with the 09.15 Yarmouth - Manchester Piccadilly. The same pair worked a Derby - Skegness roundtrip on August 21st and a Leicester - Skegness roundtrip on August 22nd. A week later on August 27th 25124 and 25260 worked the 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich, returning from there with the 14.15 Yarmouth - Walsall.
The summer months produced much passenger activity for 25124. On June 2nd the 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich and the return 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich were worked by 25124 & 25092. The same workings were handled on July 21st by 25124 & 25132. Then followed three roundtrips to Skegness for 25124 & 25132, from Leicester on 22nd and Nottingham (reliefs) on 25th and 26th.
Further trips to the coast continued during August, on August 4th 25124 & 25132 worked the 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich, returning with the 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich. The same pair worked Leicester - Skegness roundtrips on August 7th, 8th & 9th. Two days later (11th) 25124 & 25107 worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram.
The 07.40 Euston - Aberystwyth from Wolverhampton and the 16.05 Aberystwyth - Wolverhampton were worked by 25124 & 25131 on September 19th.
25124 received an 'E' examination at Tyseley during April, ensuring its future for a little while longer.
On June 5th the 06.50 Blackpool North - Manchester Victoria was worked throughout(?) by 25124. The next day (6th) 25124 worked a Manchester Piccadilly - Windsor as far as Stafford.
25124 was busy on the North Wales coast on September 3rd working the 09.42 Manchester Victoria - Bangor from Chester (replaced failed 25157), the 13.58 Bangor - Manchester Victoria and the 17.45 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town.
On May 28th the 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth from Birmingham New Street & the 17.15 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury were worked by 25124 & 25133, these maybe the last passenger workings for 25124.
Noted Buxton June 19th.
Noted August 5th at Springs Branch. On August 13th 25124 was noted at Salwick with a Heaton Carriage Sidings - Blackpool North empty stock working.
On September 28th 25124 was noted at Guide Bridge on a ballast working.
25124 was withdrawn on October 20th 1983.
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Page added May 17th 2014