The fifteen year four month career of D5154/25004 included allocations to Eastern, London Midland & Scottish Region depots.
Built: BR Darlington Locomotive Works.
D5154 was new to Thornaby (51L) on May 20th 1961. Further transfers were:
December 1966 to York (50A) 1967.
Renumbered April 1974.
25004 was the 12th Class 25 withdrawn, one of two retired during September 1976.
After withdrawal 25004 was stored at Polmadie from November 1976 to May 1977 when it moved to Glasgow Works and scrapped there by the beginning of October 1977.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Darlington Works January 1963.
Noted at Thornaby betweem 11am & noon on April 14th were:
On the evening of April 16th D5154 & D5174 were stabled at Darlington whilst D5170 was passing light engine.
On the morning of April 17th D5154 was light engine at Darlington.
On the morning of June 20th D5154 was light engine at Darlington.
Noted at Darlington between 5.30pm & 6.30pm on July 6th were:
On the evening of July 18th D5154 was noted shunting an up freight at Darlington.
On the afternoon of July 21st D5154 was at Darlington light engine.
Stabled at Derby on July 17th were D5037, D5151, D5154 & D5170.
On the evening of July 27th D5154 was with an up fitted freight at Newlay & Horsforth.
On the early morning of August 26th D5154 was southbound light engine at Normanton and later noted light engine at Rochdale, it would also be noted at Bradford Exchange with a down parcels (3N18). Later that same afternoon it would be stabled at Normanton. The WTT suggests this may be a light engine move from Normanton via Halifax, Sowerby Bridge, Hebden Bridge to Manchester Victoria to work the 3N18 07.00 Manchester Victoria - Bradford Exchange parcels.
The 09.00 Liverpool - Glasgow was regularly worked to Preston by steam during the first four months of the year. The increasing availability of diesels saw these opportunities greatly reduced by May, whilst early in June noted were D5262 (3rd), D5248 (4th), D5154 (8th) and D7589 (15th).
Condition June: green livery with frame level stripe, small yellow warning panels, square upper corners, uncertain if bottom of warning panel covers frame level stripe, no blanking plates, hand/footholds present, engine exhaust in original condition, ridge sided sandboxes, three rung bogie mounted footsteps, steam style shedplate on cab front, all valencing present.
On June 14th D5154 was noted at Bolton Trinity Street with empty coaching stock.
June 29th was the last day of steam at Patricroft & Newton Heath sheds, D5154 was the Manchester Victoria pilot that day.
On the evening of July 27th D5154, D5073, D5058, D7671 & D5046 were up light engines at Crewe.
On the afternoon of August 27th 5154 was at Miles Platting with an eastbound freight.
5154 was the Manchester Victoria pilot on December 10th.
5154 was noted at Godley Junction on April 11th.
5154 was the Manchester Victoria pilot on May 26th, 5196 was the banker.
Condition April: green livery, frame level stripe, small yellow warning panels which cover frame level stripe, square corners, engine exhaust in original position, two-piece miniature snow ploughs, shed plate on cabfront.
On April 29th whilst negotiating the crossovers at the center of Manchester Victoria station 7573 become derailed. The Newton Heath breakdown crane arrived behind 5154, taking about an hour to put 7573 back on the rails.
The 16.25 York - Newcastle parcels was noted with a variety of power through out the month including 5154 on May 26th.
5154 was the Manchester Victoria banker on May 6th & 11th.
5154 was the Manchester Victoria banker on June 24th.
5154 was the Manchester Victoria banker on August 4th.
5154 was the Manchester Victoria banker on September 1st & 3rd.
At about 7am on October 4th 5154 was noted passing Manchester Victoria on an up freight.
On the afternoon of June 23rd 25004 was northbound light engine at York.
The passenger workings so far recorded for D5154/25004 are very sparse. On July 21st 1975 the 20.46 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street was worked by 25004. A shortage of multiple units led to a number of diesel substitutions in the Edinburgh area, principally using Type 2ís & hauled stock. One such was 25004 working the 17.15 Edinburgh Ė Dundee on November 11th 1975.
Extract from Thornaby Shed Repair Record Book
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added August 10th 2013.