D5162, 5162, 25012
D5162, 5162, 25012

The working career for D5162/25012 amounted to fifteen years and six months, primarily allocated to Eastern Region depots but with a short spell allocated to Scottish depots prior to withdrawal.

Built: BR Darlington Locomotive Works.
Circular gauge added to fuel tank (Class 25/0 only).
Roof modification: no raised panels.
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: ?? months.
Time between withdrawal & scrapping: 8 months.


D5162 was new to Thornaby (51L) on September 9th 1961. Further transfers were:

October 1971 to Holbeck (55A).
October 1972 to Tinsley (41A).
August 1975 to Eastfield.
February 1st 1976 to store (serviceable).
May 1976 to Haymarket (reinstated).
Withdrawn February 4th 1977.

Renumbered February 1974.

25012 was the 15th Class 25 to be withdrawn, the only Class 25 retired during February 1977.

25012 was noted at Polmadie early in April 1977 and was noted at Glasgow Works by the end of May 1977 and scrapped by the middle of October 1977.

Photograph collection of webmaster
25012 has come to the end of the line, accompanied by locomotives of Classes 26 & 20, seen here at Glasgow Works, date unknown, but presumably during 1977.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Darlington Works January - March 1965.
Noted Derby Works July - September 1971.
Noted Derby Works September 1972.


Condition July: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, bottom of warning panel does not cover frame level stripe, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, steam style shedplate on cab front.

On Sunday April 18th the following were noted:
Gateshead: D5102, D5150, D5106, D5149, D5180, D5103, D5109, D5113
Heaton Carriage Sidings: D5178, D5108, D5147, D5177
Thornaby: D5163, D5162, D5167, D5154, D5152, D5157, D5155, D5156, D5172, D5169, D5153.

On December 7th Holbeck’s 5162 hauled a Millerhill – Tyne Yard freight.

In October all of of the Holbeck & Gateshead Class 25s were transferred to Tinsley, this was now home to 5162 – 5175.

On the evening of November 20th 5162 was noted northbound at York with a down freight (8F57).

During the evening of January 8th 5162 was southbound at York with a mixed freight 7M78.

On April 25th 5162 & 5172 were noted eastbound at Fenton, presumably having worked the 8M54 Treeton - Grange (arr 12.13) which went back as 8E06 13.45 Etruria Junction - Treeton, but presumably on this day there were no return empties.

Passenger workings for D5162/25012 proved to be very rare. On June 27th 5162 & 5237 worked a round trip Wrexham - Bottesford school excursion.

On May 30th 25012 was northbound at Toton with a short mineral train.

On August 13th 25002 & 25012 were southbound light engines at York.

Another passenger working took place on August 23rd with 25012 & 25001 working the 19.20 York - Birmingham New Street throughout. Five days later on August 28th an Alfreton - Yarmouth special was worked by 25012 & 25135.

On August 3rd 25012 was noted shunting damaged 40159 into Eastfield depot. Possibly 25012 had recovered the damaged Class 40 from Glasgow Queen Street station after it had run away the previous day whilst proceeding down Cowalirs Bank to work an early morning newspaper train to Edinburgh. The Class 40 sustained damage to the No.2 end.

On September 21st at Perth 26020 & 25012 were noted backing on to coaching stock, believed to be for the 17.52 to Edinburgh - Perth. 25012 was also noted with 25228 this day at Perth.

On September 27th 25012 was noted at Haymarket depot.

25012 was withdrawn on February 4th 1977.

Extract from Thornaby Shed Repair Record Book
D5162 for the periods 20/7/1961 - 2/11/1961 and 1/6/62 - 27/12/1962.

25/9/61 to 10/10/61 Derailment damage
14/6/62 B exam
24/6/62 C exam
6/7/62 B exam
26/7/62 B exam
31/7/62 Brakes slowly releasing
4/8/62 Air filter loose
6/8/62 Hand brake spring clips to secure
15/8/62-21/8/62 B exam, main generator, brake hanger rivets
26/8/62 B exam
2/9/62 Bogie susp. Bolts check nuts
3/9/62 Not getting amps
5/9/62 Deadman’s will not release
17/9/62 In works no record when went
26/9/62 Main generator
8/10/62 B exam
16/10/62 B exam
18/10/62 Turbo charger cage filters
29/10/62 B exam
7/11/62 B exam
15/11/62 Settling tanks to fill
18/11/62 B exam
25/11/62 Waiting works
5/12/62 Out of works
6/12/62 Sand pipes
10/12/62 Vac to exam 17” only
12/12/62 B exam
16/6/62 Air pipe
18/12/62 Wiper
24/12/62 B exam, cab heater, main generator
27/12/62 Wipers

Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.

Repair book information courtesy Peter Maynard.

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Page added May 10th 2013.
Last updated April 10th 2022.

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