D5158, 5158, 25008
D5158, 5158, 25008

Photograph collection of webmaster.
Collision damaged 25008 at Haymarket depot, sometime during June 1980.

The eighteen year eleven month career of D5158/25008 was split between Eastern & Scottish Region depot allocations.

Built: BR Darlington Locomotive Works.
Modified Headcode boxes - Class 25/1 style (with horn receptacles) No.1 cab only.
Circular gauge added to fuel tank (Class 25/0 only).
Final exhaust roof panel: flush.
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: 10 months.
Time between withdrawal and scrapping: 2 months.


D5158 was new to Thornaby (51L) on July 10th 1961. Further transfers were:

July 1971 to Holbeck (55A).
January 1972 to Eastfield (65A).
April 1974 to Haymarket (64B).
February 1975 to Tinsley.
August 1975 to Eastfield.
January 1980 to Haymarket.
Withdrawn June 9th 1980.

Renumbered September 1974.

25008 was the 32nd Class 25 withdrawn, the only Class 25 retired during June 1980.

25008 was withdrawn after sustaining collision damage, it was quickly removed to Glasgow Works - the TOPS report indicates it was received here on June 16th and was cut up by the end of August 1980.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Darlington Works February & August 1963.
Noted Derby Works March & April 1965.
Noted Darlington Works September 1965.
Noted Derby Works May 1968.
Noted Derby Works January & March 1973.
Noted Derby Works April & May 1975.
Noted Glasgow Works June & July 1979 (Intermediate repair & repaint).


The frames of D5158 were laid down at Darlington Workshops during the spring of 1961, part of an order for twenty five Type 2's, the first batch to be fitted with the uprated 1,250hp Sulzer 6LDA28B engine. D5158 was released from Darlington during early July, like the rest of this order they were delivered to Thornaby (51L).

The repair book indicated that D5158 was stopped between 28/8/61 and 7/9/61 for collision repairs.

On November 4th Thornaby held 90 locomotives, 77 steam (three withdrawn) and thirteen diesels: D2077, D3138, D3142, D3150, D5109, D5151 D5152, D5155, D5158, D5159, D5162 - D5164.

On February 18th D5158 & D5159 were noted on Darlington shed.

On Sunday March 15th noted at Thornaby shed were:
D5112, D5113, D5151, D5155, D5158, D5160, D5163, D5165, D5166, D5168, D5169, D5171, D5172, D5175 and D5183.

On the morning of June 9th D5158 was at Stockton with a down freight.

On the morning of June 13th D5158 was at Northallerton on permanent way work.

On the afternoon of January 10th D5158 was light engine at Darlington.

On February 5th D5158 was noted dragging 48392, 76040 & an unidentified V1 south through Northallerton, the 8F was noted with its cab missing.

Noted at Thornaby betweem 11am & noon on April 14th were:
D5174 with brake van (9T15)
D5154 up freight
D5248 up freight (8T10)
D5158 down freight

On the afternoon of May 14th D5158 was eastbound from Darlington with a freight, it would later be stabled at Darlington shed.

Noted at Darlington on May 16th in the late morning were:
D5170 down freight
D5171 light engine
D5156 down light engine
and in the late afternoon
D5158 up freight
D5172 down freight
D5169 down freight (8S03)

On April 8th 6782 hauling the 11.40 Lincoln - Newcastle failed at Darlington, 5158 came to the rescue taking the train on to Newcastle.

After ten years allocated to Thornaby 5158 moved to Holbeck during July. This was of the Class 25/0s that were never allocated to a London Midland Region depot.

5158 remained at Holbeck for six months, during January it moved to Eastfield (65A).

Circa 1972/73 5158 was noted at Prestwick with minor damage to the No.1 cab and side on the 2nd man's side, depot repairs included a metal plate covering the broken small window on the 2nd man's side.

5158 was at Derby Works from January to March.

On March 29th 5158 made a test run from Derby Works.

The snag sheet recorded very little information, the test run time is shown as 11.50.

Photograph courtesy Peter Lovell
The date of this view is uncertain but it could well coincide with the visit of 5158 to Derby Works during the first quarter of 1973. It certainly would explain the fitting a later style roof/headcode box to 5158.

In exchange for the Scottish Region receiving four boiler equipped Class 25s, 25008 was sent south to Tinsley during February, during its time at Tinsley 25008 spent April and May under repair at Derby Works. Tinsley was, for a brief time now home to all the Class 25/0's. During August 25008 returned to Eastfield as part of the reshuffling of motive power involving the mass withdrawals of the LMR & ScR Class 24s.

On the morning of February 10th 25008 was light engine at York.

On May 16th 25008 made a test run from Derby Works.

The snag sheet recorded very little performance information, the test run is shown as from Derby. Some comments noted were:
AWS seal

Piston passing oil bottom of manifold
Old repair on A cranckcase door free end leaking
Generator end B side seam? leak
Fuel union to Knecht filter leaking
No.2 cab 2nd man's door keeps opening
No.1 cab 2nd man's door issue.

On July 15th an ex-works 25008 was noted northbound through Derby with 37103, 45002 & 46039, possibly a light engine move from Bescot to Tinsley.

On September 29th the 11.30 (?) Glasgow Queen Street - Edinburgh was worked by 25008 & 24147.

On the afternoon of October 6th 25008 & 26029 worked six brakevans north over the Highland mainline.

On October 12th a Bishopston Ė Mossend ammunition train derailed all but four of the thirty three wagons just south of Hamilton Central station. The locomotive, 25008 remained on the tracks. The majority of the wagons derailed in Barncluith tunnel, the Army taking three days to safely remove all the explosives, with a further four days required to relay the track and replace the overhead equipment.

25008 was noted at Perth stabling point on April 9th.

Photograph courtesy Adrian Healey.
25008 & 27012 south of Perth station sometime during the summer of 1977. This view clearly shows the later style cab roof fitted to the No.1 end cab.

On August 30th the 22.35 Euston - Perth was worked forward from Mossend Yard by 25008.

Photograph courtesy Tony Sayer
25008 stands at Polmadie on October 29th 1977.

25008 was noted at Eastfield on April 6th, with the No.2 cab front showing some paint loss on the lower half of the sheeting.

On July 1st the 21.14 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee was worked by 25008, on July 7th & 29th it worked the 11.03 Perth - Edinburgh.

The 16.53 Perth - Arbroath and the 18.33 Arbroath - Dundee on August 3rd were worked by 25008. During the last week of the month on August 26th 25008 worked the 08.03 Glasgow Queen Street - Scarborough to Edinburgh, whilst on 31st it worked a seven coach Glasgow Queen Street - Aberdeen service.

On June 1st 25008 was noted at Eastfield depot.

Glasgow Works received 25008 for an intermediate repair during June & July, possibly the last Class 25/0 to receive a classified repair. On July 24th the 10.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee was worked by 25008 & 26011, with 25008 returning on the 13.38 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street.

25008 was transferred to Haymarket during January, this was its last move.

25008 was noted at Edinburgh Waverley with a permanent way train on January 13th. 27003 & 25008 were noted at Perth fuelling point on January 24th.

25008 was noted at Ayr depot on February 10th.

25008 was withdrawn on June 9th 1980.

Extract from Thornaby Shed Repair Record Book
D5158 for the periods 20/7/1961 - 2/11/1961 and 1/6/62 - 27/12/1962.

28/8/61 to 7/9/61 Collision
15/6/62 B exam
26/6/62 B exam
5/7/62 Radiator water low
19/7/62 D exam, Generator
25/7/62 Drivers horn No2 end
9/8/62 Drivers horn defective
13/8/62 Deadmanís sticking
15/8/62 B exam
16/8/62 Leak to triple pump, brake hanger bracket rivets
26/8/62 B exam
27/8/62 Horn, driverís window
28/8/62 Crankcase low in oil, horn
1/9/62 Oil pressure, horns, wipers
3/9/62 Oil leak in engine room, sands
10/9/62 Lock on engine room door jammed
11/9/62 Works
16/9/62 B exam
25/9/62 Blue fault bulb fitted
27/9/62 B exam
28/9/62 Sump top up, horn
3/10/62 Horn
4/10/62 Settling tanks to fill
5/10/62 Horn
7/10/62 Horns
8/10/62 B exam
17/10/62 & 19/10/62 Deadmanís pedal sticks
19/10/62 C exam
20/10/62 Deadmanís pedal not working
31/10/62 B exam, heater
6/11/62 Water level exam
9/11/62 Brakes, B exam
13/11/62 Sand pipe stay to secure
14/11/62 Settling tanks to fill, wiper
17/11/62 Settling tanks to exam
20/11/62 B exam, cab heater
23/11/62 Settling glass leaking
27/11/62 Wiper
28/11/62 Settling tanks fill, wiper
29/11/62 G exam
9/12/62 Wiper
13/12/62 Settling tanks to fill
15/12/62 B exam, wiper control valve
21/12/62 Derailment damage
22/12/62 Sands
27/12/62 B exam

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Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.

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Page updated May 16th 2023.

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