The eighteen year five month career of D5280/25130 saw allocations only to London Midland Region depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D5280 was new to Toton (16A) on June 20th 1964. Further transfers were:
July 1964 to Derby (16C).
Renumbered March 1st 1974.
25130 was the 156th Class 25 to be withdrawn.
After withdrawal 25130 was stored at Springs Branch from December 1982 until moved to Swindon Works on July 27th 1984 and scrapped there by the second week of January 1987.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works September & October 1964.
D5280 spent much of September and October at Derby Works (collision damage repairs?)
On December 10th 25130 was sent to Whaley Bridge to collect diesel multiple unit M50435 when it derailed near Chapel-en-le-Frith and rolled over. It was rerailed three days later.
On June 28th the 08.52 Leicester - Skegness and the return 12.30 Skegness - Leicester were worked by 25130 & 25211. Almost a month later on September 20th 25130 & 25079 worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram.
On July 17th the 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich and the return 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich were worked by 25130 & 25037. A week later (24th) the same pair of Class 25s worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram. The following weekend on August 2nd 25130 & 25075 worked a roundtrip Derby - Skegness service.
On September 2nd 25130 & 25131 worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram as far as Perterborough on the return leg, here 31175 took over.
On July 28th the summer dated roundtrip Nottingham - Llandudno Town were worked by 25130, at Derby on the return trip 25209 took over.
On March 20th Carlisle sent Eastfield’s 25001 south on the 12.20 freight to Severn Tunnel Jct, via the Settle & Carlisle. Progress was marred by its failure at Kirkby Stephen, being rescued by 40140. Both were replaced further south with the Class 25 receiving repairs in time to work the 21.45 Warrington – Llandudno Jct freight. It faired little better on this, failing at Frodsham, requiring assistance from 25130. After a week at Chester it returned north with 25041 on the early morning Winsford – Millerhill rock salt
May 19th saw 25130 hauling Class 52 No. D1062 and Longmoor Military Railway No. 600 in the Worcester area.
On June 8th the 18.10 Aberystwyth - Euston was worked from Shrewsbury to Wolverhampton by 25130 & 25154.
25130 was noted at Derby Works during November & December for N4 repairs.
May 16th saw 45013 replaced at Birmingham by 25056 & 25130 on a special from Newcastle to Bridgnorth.
On June 8th the 16.00 Crewe - Cardiff was worked by 25130 until its failure at ??, where it was rescued by 47103.
For three weekends in a row 25130 was active on passenger workings. On July 18th it worked a round trip over the Cambrian lines between Wolverhampton & Aberystwyth with 25119, the following weekend the same journey was made, this time attached to 25164. On the 26th 25164 & 25130 arrived with day trippers from Gloucester, 25254 & 25278 from Lincoln, both specials having used Class 47’s as far as Wolverhampton. And on August 1st & 2nd it was back over the Cambrian for more roundtrips, this time coupled to 25224.
On March 1st 507022 was moved to Allerton for wheel turning by 25130.
On May 22nd 25130 worked two roundtrips between Manchester Victoria & Bangor. Just over a week later on May 31st 25130 worked the 16.15 Manchester Victoria - Blackpool North, the 18.40 Blackpool North - Manchester Victoria and the 21.45 Manchester Victoria - Blackpool North, all three services supported the Pope's visit to the North-West. A half-hourly service had been instituted on this route with Class 40s predominating, however 25032, 25130/189 & 25282 were noted as well.
At the beginning of August 25130 & 25090 worked roundtrip services to Skegness, on 1st from Derby and on 2nd from Burton on Trent. Possibly 25130's last passenger working was on September 1st working the 16.05 Leeds - Carlisle.
25130 was withdrawn on December 6th 1982.
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Page added October 10th 2001