D5298/25148 was three weeks short of its seventeen year anniversary when it was withdrawn, it was always allocated to London Midland Region depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D5298 was new to Toton (16A) on September 28th 1964. Further transfers were:
October 1964 to Nottingham (16D).
Renumbered February 16th 1974.
After withdrawal 25148 was moved to Derby Works by late August 1981 and remained here until March 18th 1982 when it was moved with 25280 (from Toton) to Swindon Works. It was scrapped here by the second week of May 1982. (Did it move to Toton during February 1982 or did the movement of 25280 to Swindon see 25148 added at Derby?)
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works November 1965.
1967: The Clayton’s reputation was none too good, even operating in pairs their reliability was inconsistent. Typical of their troubles was the failure of a pair on August 20th working the 05.00 Millerhill - Carlisle freight, rescue came from Kingmoor in the shape of D5298, the unfortunate Claytons being left at Riccarton.
1978: 25148 & 25163 arrived in Reading on an engineer’s ballast train on March 16th, surprisingly having brought the train from Bristol, quickly returning from whence they came, light engines.
The first recorded passenger working for D5298/25148 took place on June 7th 1969 with the familar 07.35 Nottingham - Llandudno Town and 13.52 Llandudno Town - Nottingham worked with sister 5299.
On June 7th 1975 25148 & 25195 worked the 09.20 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth to Lincoln Central, returning with the 09.30 Yarmouth - Manchester Piccadilly from Lincoln Central. On July 27th 1976 25148 worked the 12.42 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town forward from Llandudno Junction when 25058 failed. 25148 worked the following 18.42 Llandudno Town - Manchester Victoria. A New Mills - Llandudno Town roundtrip day excursion was worked by 25148 & 25192 on August 17th 1977.
25148 & 25118 worked the 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich and the return 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich on June 24th 1978. The next day (25th) the same pair worked a Leicester - Porthmadog day excursion from/to Birmingham New Street for a total of 295 miles. A familiar daily North Wales diagram covered the 09.42 Llandudno Town - Manchester Victoria, the return 13.30 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town, the 16.42 Llandudno Town - Crewe, the return 2030 Crewe - Bangor and the 22.45 Bangor - Llandudno Junction. This diagram was worked by 25148 on August 10th, 15th, 16th & 17th. On August 18th 25148 was noted on the 20.30 Crewe - Bangor (did it work the other legs?).
On July 17th 1979 25148 & 25134 worked the 18.50 Skegness - Leicester, having replaced 25136 & 25164. The first week of September 1979 was a busy one for 25148 & 25039; on September 1st they worked the 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich, returning from Norwich with the 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby. Two days later (3rd) they worked the 08.46 Burton on Trent - Skegness and 18.39 return, whilst the next day they handled the 09.28 Derby - Skegness and 18.39 Skegness - Derby.
The last recorded passenger working for 25148 took place on August 22nd 1981 working the 07.35 Nottingham - Llandudno Town to Derby where 47189 took over. Within three weeks of this working 25148 had been withdrawn with collision damage.
Pictures of D5298/5298/25148
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Page added August 17th 2013