The nineteen year four month career of D5155/25005 included allocations to Eastern, London Midland & Scottish Region depots.
Built: BR Darlington Locomotive Works.
D5155 was new to Thornaby (51L) on June 3rd 1961. Further transfers were:
December 1966 to York (50A) 1967.
Renumbered January 1974.
25005 was the 68th Class 25 withdrawn, one of seventeen retired during December 1980, including sisters 25002, 25006, 25007, 25010 & 25011.
After withdrawal 25005 was stored at Eastfield before being moved to Swindon Works on March 7th 1981 and broken up there by the first week of August 1981.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Darlington Works December 1961.
The allocation of this build to Darlington was probably due to Derby being preoccupied with the later batch of BR/Sulzer Type 4's (the Class 46's), and its responsibility for overhauling much of the growing LMR fleet of diesels. The bodyshell of this batch was very similar to the previously built Type 2's, though in the Class 25/0's no boilers were fitted, thus the boiler water tank was omitted, but the ventilation grille for the boiler room remained! Darlington, in painting the locomotives picked out the grilles in grey, as Derby & Crewe had done on the bigger Type 4's.
D5155 was noted in Darlington Works yard during December.
During June D5155 was still in green livery, with white frame level band and small yellow ends, with rounded upper corners. A blanking plate covered the boiler room grille.
During late October & November 5155 was under repair at Derby Works, having sustained major collision damage to the No.1 cab.
5155 was noted at Manchester Piccadilly on October 11th on coaching stock duties.
5155 was the Manchester Victoria banker on May 27th. At about 7.45am on May 28th 5155 & 227 were noted at Liverpool Lime Street on a down van train.
5155 was the Manchester Victoria banker on June 9th, 10th, 11th & 15th.
5155 was the Manchester Victoria banker on September 21st.
5155 was the Manchester Victoria banker (T43) on June 7th.
With the transfer of 5155/56 to Eastfield in September, the first ten Class 25s were now all on the Scottish Region.
In October 25005 (with 25009 & 25010) transferred to Tinsley.
To cover the withdrawal of a number of Scottish Class 24's 25005 - 25014 moved from Tinsley to Eastfield in July/August.
Another passenger working for 25005 occurred on December 1st when it assisted the 07.51 Falkirk Grahamston - Edinburgh.
A visit to Carstairs on June 25th 1978 was part of an annual grand Scottish tour. On the 1977 visit Carstairs depot held 06010, 20107, 24009, 24128/147, 25005/021, 25171, 25241, 26042, 27018, 37144, 40073, 40161. On this visit a driver escorted us round the shed, which included a visit to the cabs and engine room of 25005, hence the out-of-focus snapshot of the driver's position in 25005! The visit in 1978 proved sparser pickings, the Class 06 & the 24s had moved on to the scrappers, locomotives noted on shed were 20126, 25023/066/082/091, 47553. Whilst waiting on the station 25005 came in from the north with a brake van, ran round the triangle and headed back north.
Glasgow Works received 25005 for an intermediate repair between March and May.
July was a busy month for passenger workings for 25005. On July 3rd it worked the 11.05 Perth - Edinburgh, the 19.22 Dundee - Edinburgh, an unidentified Edinburgh - Dundee and possibly the 21.40 Edinburgh - Carstairs (1C96). Two days later (5th) 25005 worked the 12.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee. On July 6th the 17.49 Aberdeen - Glasgow Queen Street was worked. On July 20th 25005 worked the 21.40 Edinburgh - Carstairs (1C96). Towards the end of the month on July 23rd 25005 worked the 15.38 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street.
On July 17th 25005 worked the 17.12 Perth - Arbroath and the 18.33 Arbroath - Dundee.
Early in September 25005 was noted in Glasgow Works with a generator defect. This was repaired and continued in service until December when it was retired and stored at Eastfield until early in March 1981.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added February 25th 2000.