The eighteen year six month career of D5276/25126 was spent allocated to a modest number of London Midland Region depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D5276 was new to Toton (16A) on June 5th 1964. Further transfers were:
June 1964 to Trafford Park (9E).
Renumbered April 1974.
After withdrawal 25126 was stored at Newton Heath until June 25th 1984 when it was moved to Swindon Works with 25134, 25158 & 25208. The Works closed prior to 25126 being scrapped, it was sold to Vic Berry and moved from the Works to Cocklebury Yard on June 3rd 1987, reaching Leicester Humberstone Road on June 5th and into Vic Berry's yard on June 8th. It became part of the stack during October 1987, remaining pretty much intact until broken up during the middle of December 1987.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works June 1966.
**There appears to be an error with the 1976 record because at least until August 1977 25126 had its numbers on the bodyside panels, perhaps the records have the wrong year on them? One more thing to research?
D5276 successfully completed its test run to Corby and back on June 9th.
The relief 09.30 Glasgow Central - Nottingham on August 3rd was worked forward from Leeds by 25126 & 25273. On the last day of August (31st) 25125 & 25127 worked a roundtrip Derby - Skegness.
On November 16th the locomotive hauling the 06.45 Paddington - Birmingham New Street caught fire on the approaches to New Street station. The locomotive, Class 52 No.1037 was left in the station until 25126 came to take it to Saltley depot.
25126 & 25324 were noted at Skegness on August 26th with an unidentified passenger service.
On June 5th the 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich and the 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich were worked by 25126 & 25239.
On August 6th the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram was worked by 25126 & 25134. The same pair worked a Derby - Skegness roundtrip on August 8th and a Leicester - Skegness roundtrip on August 9th.
On August 13th the 09.19 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth between Sheffield & Lincoln Central and 09.15 Yarmouth - Manchester Piccadilly from Lincoln Central were worked by 25126 & 25213. The same pair followed with roundtrip Leicester - Skegness workings on August 14th, 15th & 16th.
On July 12th a Leicester - Skegness roundtrip was worked by 25126 & 25101. Three days later (15th) the same pair worked the Derby (from Nottingham) - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram.
25126 & 25137 worked Leicester - Skegness roundtrips on August 28th (relief) & 29th. The 10.40 Euston - Aberystwyth from Wolverhampton and the 16.10 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury on September 23rd were worked by sisters 25126 & 25125.
The 09.27 Birmingham New Street - Llandudno Town was worked forward from Crewe by 25126 & 25221 on July 23rd & 24th. Three days later (27th) the relief 16.08 Derby - Exeter St. Davids was worked to Gloucester by 25126 & 25149.
The 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth from Birmingham New Street and the 16.10 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury were worked by 25126 & 25114 on August 2nd. Towards the month end on August 30th 25126 & 25118 worked the 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth from Birmingham New Street and the 17.55 Aberystwyth - Wolverhampton. The next day (31st) the same pair worked a Euston - Aberystwyth roundtrip from Wolverhampton to Aberystwyth.
On May 30th a Stalybridge - Aberystwyth roundtrip dayexcursion was worked by 25126 & 25146. Two weeks later on June 17th an equally lengthy roundtrip Wellingborough - Rhyl day excursion was worked by 25126 & 25067. Three days later (20th) the 04.10 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth and the 10.07 Aberystwyth - Euston to Wolverhampton were worked by 25219 & 25126.
The 07.35 Nottingham - Llandudno Town and 13.26 Llandudno Town - Nottingham as far as Derby were worked by 25126 on July 11th, 25126 failed at Derby and was replaced by 25271.
On August 15th the 08.35 Derby - Yarmouth to Norwich and the return 14.20 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich were worked by 25126 & 25115. The next day (16th) the same pair worked a Leicester - Skegness roundtrip.
25126 was noted at Dorrington on September 12th with an engineers train.
25126 was withdrawn on November 28th 1982.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added May 23rd 2014.