D5159, 5159, 25009
D5159, 5159, 25009|
Photograph courtesy Bill Wright 'Barkingbill'
A wonderful view of D5159 leaving Tees Yard on April 17th 1967. The orange flourescent warning panel, only carried on this locomotive is clearly visible. Of equal interest is the fascinating selection of goods wagons being pulled along by D5159, and no doubt filled with many chemical products from the industrial complexes on Teeside.
The modified warning panel livery is believed to have been carried until D5159 visited Derby Works during the spring of 1968.
The eighteen year eleven month career of D5159/25009 was split between Eastern & Scottish Region depot allocations.
Built: BR Darlington Locomotive Works.
Tested during 1967 with high visibility / fluorescent paint on the cab front panels, similar to D5153.
Green to blue livery: May 1968.
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: 31 months.
Time between withdrawal and scrapping: 3 months.
D5159 was new to Thornaby (51L) on July 27th 1961. Further transfers were:
August 1971 to Holbeck (55A).
January 1972 to Eastfield (65A).
April 1974 to Haymarket.
October 1974 to Tinsley.
August 1975 to Eastfield.
February 1st 1976 to serviceable store
June 1976 reinstated to Eastfield
January 1980 to Haymarket.
Withdrawn July 7th 1980.
Renumbered April 1974.
25009 was the 34th Class 25 to be withdrawn, one of four retired during July 1980.
After withdrawal 25009 was moved to Glasgow Works and broken up there by October 1980.
25009 has come to the end of the road in the scrapping area at Glasgow Works, seen on October 4th 1980. Little time now remains for 25009, next in line is 24006 having recently been dragged over from Eastfield depot.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Darlington Works February 1962.
Noted Darlington Works September 1962.
Noted Darlington Works Novembner & December 1963.
Noted Darlington Works December 1964.
Noted Derby Works April & May 1968 (collision damage).
Noted Glasgow August 1972.
Noted Glasgow February 1973.
Noted Glasgow Works October & November 1977 (Intermediate repair?).
The frames for D5159 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. D5159 was released from Darlington during August, like the rest of this order it was delivered to Thornaby (51L).
Photograph collection of webmaster.
D5159 at Darlington Works on July 8th 1961, almost ready to be released to traffic.
On February 18th D5158 & D5159 were noted on Darlington shed.
On March 7th the following Class 25s were on Thornaby shed: 5155, 5156, 5159, 5163, 5164, 5166, 5167, 5169, 5170, 5172, 5174 & 5175.
D5159 was noted in ex-works condition during March (or May), retaining the yellow warning panel no higher than the cab front handrails.
At some point in 1966 two Thornaby Class 25s received fluorescent paint on the cab front, the locomotives were D5153 & D5159. The fluorescent paint on D5153 extended from frame level to just above the lower marker lights. On D5159 the fluorescent paint extended from just above the lower marker lights to just below the horizontal handrails. D5159 was noted at Derby Works with accident damage during April 1968, it is presumed that when outshopped the locomotive received the normal yellow cab front livery.
D5159 was noted in this garb on September 12th handling the heavy ICI Haverton Hill block ammonia train, comprised of two WR brake vans and thirty six tank wagons.
On the morning of April 3rd D5159 was light engine at Darlington.
Photograph courtesy Tony Smith.
D5159 at Thornaby depot on April 22nd 1967, displaying its orange warning panel.
Photograph courtesy Tony Smith.
A close-up of D5159 at Thornaby depot on April 22nd 1967, displaying its orange warning panel.
D5159 was at Derby Works during April & May for the repair of collision damage.
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D5159 & D5181 at Derby Works during April 1968.
Condition July: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors present, shortened fuel tank - circular gauge fitted, no water tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds present, ridge sided sandboxes, two-rung bogie mounted footsteps, modified headcode box No.1 cab, has wings, BR emblems on each cabside, two numbers on each bodyside, no 'D' prefixes.
Amongst a quantity of Class 25/0s transferred to Leeds (55A) during the latter half of 1971 including 5159 in August.
5159 was noted in Skipton yard on the afternoon of September 5th.
5159 was transferred to Eastfield (65A) in January.
5159 was noted at Glasgow Works during August.
Glasgow Works received 5159 for repair during February.
On the evening of May 27th Class 24/25s noted at Eastfield were 5004 (still in green/yellow livery), 5019, 5096, 5101, 5159, 5161, 5296, 7581 & 7583.
After over two years at Eastfield 25009 was transferred to Haymarket in April.
At the end of the summer timetable 25009 was transferred to Tinsley during October.
On July 7th the 00.05 Glasgow Central - Bristol Temple Meads was worked from Hartford Junction to Crewe by 25009 & 25140, dragging 81012 via Sandbach.
On the afternoon of July 28th 25009 & 25014 were stabled at York.
During the summer a reshuffling of motive power took place to deal with the mass withdrawals of the LMR & ScR Class 24's, part of these transfers included sending 25005-25014 from Tinsley to Eastfield. during August.
Condition July: 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, modified headcode box No.1 cab, has wings.
25009 was one of several Class 25/0's stored during February, it would be reinstated to Eastfield during June.
On July 27th 25009 & 24116 worked the 12.45 Aberdeen - Edinburgh.
25009 was stabled at Motherwell on the afternoon of September 10th.
25009 was noted at Glasgow Works during November.
In this view 25009 reveals its unusual headcode housing, not the regular rectangular box but one with 'wings' that do not contain the airhorns.
Photograph courtesy Tony Sayer
Glasgow workshops are host to 25009 on October 29th 1977.
25009 was noted at Whifflet Junction on a snowy February 17th with a short engineers train, mostly loaded with sleepers.
The 07.00 Mallaig - Glasgow Queen Street was worked throughout by 25009 on September 4th. The next day (5th) 25009 worked the 08.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee.
25009 was noted shunting in Elgin yard on February 8th and was later noted heading towards Aberdeen with 47120 leading 25009 and its freight train.
On an unknown date during April or June 25009 was noted stabled at Saltley.
A short passenger working for 25009 on August 30th was the 04.20 Mossend Yard - Glasgow Queen Street forward from Cowlairs Junction, being the Glasgow portion off the 1S07 Euston - Inverness.
25009 was transferred to Haymarket during January.
25009 was noted at Haymarket depot on the morning of February 18th.
25009 was withdrawn on July 7th 1980.
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, straight sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, modified headcode box No.1 cab, has wings.
The distinctive headcode box at the No.1 end.
Extract from Thornaby Shed Repair Record Book
D5159 for the periods 20/7/1961 - 2/11/1961 and 1/6/62 - 27/12/1962.
1/10/61 Traction gear case
15/6/62 Brake blocks renewed
1/7/62 Only one tone on horn
3/7/62 B exam
6/7/62 Drivers horn not working
6/7/62 Failure Haverton Hill South to be hauled to shed
10/7/62 No 2 end sands to open out
11/7/62 No 1 end horn only one tone
17/7/62 Electrical fault
22/7/62 B exam
24/7/62 No 2 end drivers horn
31/7/62 B exam, Leading traction motor gear case holed No2 end
3/8/62 Horns to exam
6/8/62 Firemanís wiper not working
9/8/62 B exam, horns not working No1 end
21/8/62 D exam & blocks
22/8/62 Oil in engine crankcase to check
26/8/62 Collision damage, waiting works
10/9/62 In works (no record when went)
18/10/62 B exam
26/10/62 Bogie spring swing link bolt check nuts
31/10/62 B exam, heater
1/11/62 Sand box throwing sand from top, wiper
11/11/62 B exam
15/11/62 Vest door pins wanted
18/11/62 Switch door open, sands
21/11/62 C exam
2/12/62 B exam
12/12/62 B exam
21/12/62 Panel lights, cubical lights wanted
22/12/62 Route indicator handle
23/12/62 Traction motor suspension bolts secure, sand pipe
24/12/62 B exam
Thornaby Repair Record Books 1961 & 1962: Peter Maynard.
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