The eighteen year five month career of D5282/25132 saw allocations only to London Midland Region depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D5282 was new to Toton (16A) on July 10th 1964. Further transfers were:
August 1964 to Nottingham (16D).
Renumbered February 16th 1974.
25132 was the 162nd Class 25 withdrawn, one of eight withdrawn during December 1983, including 25130, 25131, 25132 & 25134.
After withdrawal 25132 was stored at Crewe from January 1983 until March 29th 1984 when 25132/135/136/143 were was moved to Gloucester, reaching Swindon Works by April 2nd 1984. It was scrapped at Swindon Works by the middle of November 1984.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Crewe Works January 1970.
5282 and ten brakevans travelled from Carlisle to Workington Moss Bay where private owner industrial locomotives worked Workington Moss Bay - Harrington Junction - Copperas Hill - Lowca - No.4 Pit Siding - Bain's Siding. The Class 25 then took over the train to Parton - Whitehaven - Corkickle - Moor Row - Rowrah - Moor Row - Egremont - Beckermet - Sellafield - Ravenglass - Millom - Foxfield - Park South Junction - Barrow-in-Furness - St Lukes Junction - Loco Junction - Hindpool North - Devonshire Bridge - Carnforth Yard - Carlisle.
On June 3rd the 08.12 Derby - Norwich was worked by 5282 & 7622.
The 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich was worked by 25132 & 25124 on September 7th.
The Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram was handled by 25132 & 25074 on September 13th.
On July 31st a Leicester - Skegness roundtrip was worked by 25132 & 25127. On September 18th the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram was worked by 25132 & 25136.
25132 & 25118 had a busy week in mid July working four round trips to Skegness, from Derby on 11th, 12th & 14th and from Leicester on 13th, but the return leg ended at Nottingham.
Derby Works was busy repairing 25132 during November & December.
25132 & 25147 had a busy period in mid August working the 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich and the return 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich on August 12th, and roundtrip Leicester - Skegness services on 13th, 14th & 15th.
On September 2nd 25132 & 25123 worked the 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich returning with the 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich. The next day (3rd) the same pair worked the 08.40 Leicester - Skegness and the return 18.30 Skegness - Leicester as far as Nottingham, where both Class 25s were removed after 25132 failed.
Early August was very busy for 25132 & 25124, on August 4th working the 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich and the return 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich. The same locomotives worked roundtrip Leicester - Skegness services on August 7th, 8th & 9th. By August 11th 25132 was now paired with 25123 and worked the 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich, returning with the 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich. Two roundtrips to Skegness followed, from Leicester (12th) and Derby (15th).
On September 13th the 18.32 Norwich - Birmingham New Street was noted behind 25132, (presumably worked throughout?). December 15th found 25132 moving snowploughs around the March area, taking a plough from March to Norwich, before running light to Ipswich to collect the plough for Cambridge. As there was no brake van available at Ipswich the trip was cancelled and the Class 25 returned light to March!
On July 12th the 08.02 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich and the return 14.30 Yarmouth - Walsall from Norwich were worked by 25132 & 25125 (not the normal diagram for the locomotives). The following week (20th) the same locomotives worked the return leg of a Barry Town - Stalybridge day excursion from ??
On September 6th the 0802 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich and the return 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich were worked by 25132 & 25125. A week later (13th) the 04.10 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth and the 10.07 Aberystwyth - Euston to Wolverhampton were worked by 25132 & 25123.
On July 24th the 07.40 Euston - Aberystwyth from Wolverhampton and the 14.00 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury were worked by 25132 & 25062.
The 12.50 Carlisle - Glasgow Central was worked by 25132 on August 9th & 13th.
On December 13th 25132 was noted headed eastbound through Manchester Victoria with a lengthy train of parcels vehicles.
On December 20th 25132 was withdrawn whilst at Crewe, it sisters 25130 & 25131 had been withdrawn earlier in the month on December 6th.
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Page added October 10th 2001