The nineteen year seven month career of D5152/25002 was spent allocated to depots on both sides of the Pennines and north of the border (ER, LMR & ScR).
Built: BR Darlington Locomotive Works.
D5152 was new to Thornaby (51L) on May 1st 1961. Further transfers were:
November 1967 to Carlisle (12A) on loan, made permanent December 1967.
Renumbered March 1974.
25002 was the 62nd Class 25 withdrawn, one of seventeen retired during December 1980, including sisters 25005, 25006, 25010 & 25011. These were the last Class 25/0 to remain in service.
After withdrawal 25002 was stored at Eastfield until moved with 25005 to Swindon Works on March 7th 1981 and broken up there by the middle of April 1981.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Darlington Works August 1962.
5152 & 7542 were the Manchester Victoria pilots on November 20th & 21st.
5151 & 5152 were the Manchester Victoria pilots on December 3rd & 4th. 5152 was the Manchester Victoria pilot on December 11th & 15th. 5152 & 308 were the Manchester Victoria pilots on December 22nd. 5152 & 5156 were the Manchester Victoria pilots on December 23rd.
5152 was the Manchester Victoria banker on March 4th. During the early evening of March 10th 5152 was the Manchester Victoria banker, elsewhere about the station were 5063 on a down freight, 5210 on a van train and 5144 running up light engine.
On the morning of May 23rd 5152 & 5200 were the bankers at Manchester Victoria. At about 6.00pm on May 28th 5152 was noted passing Manchester Exchange with a down van train.
5152 was the Manchester Victoria banker on June 25th, 28th & 29th.
On July 17th 8308+5152+1107 were noted passing Ashton light engines.
5152 was the Manchester Victoria banker on August 6th. 5152 was noted at Miles Platting yard with a train of hoppers on August 17th.
On October 4th the 07.50 Newcastle - Liverpool was noted arriving at Liverpool Lime Street with 5152 & 179, the latter having failed.
5152 was the Manchester Victoria banker (T43) on November 26th & 29th & 30th.
5152 was the Manchester Victoria banker (T43) on May 10th & 17th.
On August 12th 5152 & 7598 worked the 08.48 Manchester Piccadilly - Skegness and 15.04 return. At about 9.30pm on August 17th 5152 was noted passing Manchester Exchange with a down van train. At about 6pm on August 23rd 5152 was noted passing Miles Platting with an up freight (9T86). 5152 was the Manchester Victoria banker (T43) on August 24th & 25th.
Unusual visitors to Exeter on September 5th were 25083 & 25002 on the morning freight from Bescot.
On October 22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th & 26th 25002 was noted at Exeter stabling point. On the 25th 25002 was booked for the 00.30 freight to Severn Tunnel Junction. It was reported later this day that Bath Road depot had no serviceable locomotives, any failures of passenger locomotives were being covered by those taken off freight turns.
The evening Huddersfield - Wakefield parcels was worked by 25002 on November 28th, this was diagrammed for a Healey Mills Class 40.
On June 14th 25002 worked the 21.40 Edinburgh - Carstairs (1C96). On June 23rd 25002 & 25083 were in charge of the Edinburgh - Perth leg of a railtour to Kyle of Lochalsh. A week later (30th) 25002 handled the 11.05 Perth - Edinburgh.
On July 6th 25002 worked the 21.40 Edinburgh - Carstairs (1C96). The 09.20 Glasgow Central - Morecambe was worked throughout by 25002 & 25082 on July 7th. The 07.38 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street was worked by 25002 on July 23rd.
September brought a couple of short workings, on 5th with 25023 on the 21.30 Euston - Fort William between Mossend Yard and Cowlairs Junction and on 20th with the 22.45 Carstairs - Edinburgh.
Condition final: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, shortened fuel tank - circular gauge fitted, no water tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, ridge sided sandboxes, two-rung bogie mounted footsteps.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added June 25th 2013.