The eighteen and a half year career for D5284/25134 was spent allocated to a variety of London Midland depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D5284 was new to Nottingham (16A) on July 9th 1964. Further transfers were:
July 1964 to Cricklewood West (14B).
Renumbered May 28th 1974.
After withdrawal 25134 was stored at Newton Heath from January 1983 to June 1984, it was moved to Swindon Works on June 25th 1984. The Works closed before 25134 could be scrapped, it moved to Cocklebury Yard on June 3rd 1987, reaching Leicester Humberstone Road by June 5th 1987 and into Vic Berry's yard by June 8th 1987. It would become part of the infamous stack. 25134 was broken up during the first week of March 1988.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works February 1965.
The continuing shortage of power on the Western Region allowed many strangers to reach deep into WR territory, on November 22nd the 20.40 Bradford Plymouth parcels arrived behind 25134.
The second week of August produced three passenger workings for 25134 & 25117. There were two roundtrips to Skegness, from Leicester on 8th & Derby on 10th. The Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram (370 passenger miles) was worked on August 14th.
A Leicester - Skegness roundtrip was worked by 25134 & 25122 on September 4th.
During the last week of July 25134 ended up working several North Wales coast passengers services. These commenced on July 25th with the 13.30 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town and the 16.42 Llandudno Town - Crewe. On July 27th & 28th the following diagram was completed: 09.42 Llandudno Town - Manchester Victoria, 13.30 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town, 16.42 Llandudno Town - Crewe, 20.30 Crewe - Bangor and the 22.45 Bangor - Llandudno Junction. On July 29th 25134 returned to the East Midlands working the 13.02 Llandudno Town - Nottingham forward from Crewe, having replaced 47227. Passenger mileage for the period July 25th - 29th was 861.
25134 and three parcels coaches were noted at Luton on August 10th. 25134 was noted on the 22.45 Bangor - Llandudno Junction on August 27th & 28th.
1979 was a quieter year for 25134, but it did produce a couple of interesting workings. On July 15th 25134 & 25140 worked a special between Manchester Piccadilly and Bath. The next day (16th) 25134 & 25204 worked a Burton on Trent - Skegness turn forward from Nottingham and the entire return leg back to Burton. The same pair returned to Skegness the next day (17th), working the 18.50 Skegness - Leicester, having replaced 25136 & 25164.
It was a busy day out with 25270 on August 7th working a Birmingham New Street - Plymouth as far Bristol Temple Meads, then returning with a Plymouth - Liverpool from Bristol Temple Meads to Liverpool. The previous day this pair had been hauling mineral wagons on the Market Harborough - Northampton line, possibly a Draycott - Wolverton sand train.
On September 7th 25134 worked the 17.10 Cardiff - Crewe.
On December 3rd 25134 was noted westbound at Bristol Temple Meads with cement tankers.
The Royal Wedding Day on June 29th saw much of the nation watching the Royal Wedding, 25134 was parked up in the sun at Skipton stabling point.
On August 23rd 25134 was noted at Wellingborough with the drain cleaning train.
On September 17th 25 25134 was noted passing Heaton Lodge Junction, Mirfield with train of coal empties.
25134 & 25086 were noted westbound through Lawrence Hill with a down freigt on June 23rd.
Although 1982 was the last year in service for 25134 it ran up over 750 passenger miles on a variety of workings. Two days in early August saw 25134 & 25278 very active. On 6th they worked the 12.46 Portsmouth - Leeds forward from Birmingham New Street, returning to New Street with the 21.56 Leeds - Portsmouth. The next day (7th) the same pair were on the Derby - Norwich (for Yarmouth) - Derby, working forward from Norwich to Yarmouth on the 07.10 Chesterfield - Yarmouth service and returning to Norwich with the 13.46 Yarmouth - Leeds before taking the train to Derby. On August 11th 25134 was noted at Toton with a train of condemned (?) London Underground stock, presuambly for scrapping in Yorkshire.
The final two workings were a roundtrip Stoke-on-Trent - Nottingham football special on October 2nd with 25093 and November 6th's 08.40 Carlisle - Glasgow Central. Its perhaps a little ironic for a locomotive never allocated to a Scottish depot that its first and last passenger workings were both north of the border.
25134 was withdrawn on December 20th 1982.
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Page added March 16th 2013