D5169, 5169, 25019
D5169, 5169, 25019

Photograph courtesy Roger Geach
Green liveried Class 25/0 No.5169 at Exeter on a miserably damp, overcast November 20th 1972. The 6Z30 headcode suggests the locomotive may have arrived on a special, perhaps a sugarbeet extra from East Anglia.

For D5169/25019 its eighteen year nine month career was split between Eastern Region and Scottish Regions allocations.

Built: BR Darlington Locomotive Works.
Circular gauge added to fuel tank.
Final exhaust roof panel: flush.
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: 25 months.
Time between withdrawal & scrapping: 4 months.


D5169 was new to Thornaby (51L) on December 15th 1961. Further transfers were:

July 1967 to Gateshead (52A).
November 1967 to Thornaby (51L).
December 1967 to Holbeck (55A).
April 1972 to Gateshead (52A).
July 1972 to Tinsley (41A).
February 1976 to Eastfield.
January 1980 to Haymarket.
Withdrawn September 3rd 1980.

Renumbered November 16th 1973.

25019 was the 37th Class 25 withdrawn, one of nine retired during September 1980, including sisters 25001, 25013, 25021 & 25023.

After sustaining the collision damge to the No.1 cab, 25019 was stabled at Haymarket during early August 1980, then moved to Millerhill by early September 1980. After withdrawal 25019 was moved to Swindon Works between October 10th & 19th 1980, moving south via the ECML with 25001, 25013 & 25021, hauled to Thornaby by 40006 on October 10th, then on October 16th by 25001 as the 07.20 York - Swindon with 31274 added to the consist. 25019 was broken up at Swindon Works during the first week of January 1981.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Darlington Works December 1963 & January 1964.
Noted Derby Works March & April 1967.
Noted Derby Works February 1968.
Noted Derby Works February 1970.
Noted Glasgow Works June & July 1978 (including repaint).


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.

Photograph collection of Rex Conway
D5169 with brake tender makes a striking pose, probably at Thornaby not too long after delivery. The last Works attention for 25019 came at Glasgow during the summer of 1978, at which time it received a repaint.

On March 7th the following Class 25s were on Thornaby shed: 5155, 5156, 5159, 5163, 5164, 5166, 5167, 5169, 5170, 5172, 5174 & 5175.

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.

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 the afternoon of July 25th D5169 was at Pelaw with a down freight (8J91) and was later noted passing Pelaw with an up freight.

5169's first recorded passenger turn however, took place on July 25th 1970 working the 10.25 Portsmouth Harbour - Sheffield forward from Nottingham.

5169 was noted passing through Doncaster station on May 29th at about 11am (condition: green with full yellow ends).

On the morning of June 1st 5169 was stabled at York.

On the afternoon of July 30th 5169 was southbound at Skelton (York) with a freight.

On the afternoon of August 17th 5169 was stabled at York.

On the afternoon of September 17th 5169 was stabled at York.

On February 13th 25019 was stabled at York.

On March 29th 25117 & 25019 were noted at Gloucester depot, possibly having arrived on the 8V54.

On the afternoon of June 13th 25019 was noted at Lincoln.

On June 14th 25019 worked the 07.18 Sheffield - Skegness and the 10.55 return.

During February 25019 transferred to Eastfield.

The gas pipe trains often took Scottish Type 2s south of the border, another such working involved the Grange Junction Shotwick which utilised 25019 & 25172 on August 19th.


Photograph courtesy Michael Roughley
Its July 27th 1977 and 25019 is at Aberdeen with a parcels train. Over to the left are coaches from the Postal working. 25019 would survive in service until September 1980, having received a repair at Glasgow during the summer of 1978.

Photograph collection of webmaster
25019 and a very short freight alongside the overgrown and deserted platforms at Fraserburgh during July 1977. Passenger service was discontinued on October 4th 1965.

The Glasgow - Dundee service provided 25019 with a number of passenger workings, being so noted on July 25th with the 08.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee.

Condition May: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, fullsize fuel tank with circular gauge, no water tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, ridge sided sandboxes, two-rung (No.1 cab) & three-rung (No.2 cab) bogie mounted footsteps.

In the early hours of August 10th 25019 was stabled at Perth and was also noted this day at Glasgow Queen Street on an empty coaching stock working. At midday on August 12th 25019 was at Eastfield, by late evening of the same day 25019 was at Glasgow Queen Street. On August 23rd 25019 worked the 14.44 (?) Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee and the 20.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee. Two days later on August 25th the 18.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee was worked by 25019.

On September 14th 25019 was noted southbound at Elliot Junction with an empty coaching stock working.

On June 15th 25019 worked the 18.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee.

The 14.25 Edindurgh - Birmingham New Street was worked to Carstairs by 25019 & 25046 on August 12th.

Passenger workings in 1980, 25019's last year in service included the 19.37 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street on May 23rd 1980 (replacing 40101 on the diagram). On July 5th 25019 & 25023 were noted departing Millerhill depot at 11am, the next day (6th) the same pair were noted at Tay Bridge Junction South. 25019 was noted at Millerhill on July 17th, two days later on July 19th 25019 worked the 08.55 Edinburgh - Aberdeen, the 12.40 Aberdeen - Edinburgh and the 17.00 Edinburgh - Aberdeen. 25019 was noted at Millerhill on July 26th and worked the 17.10 Glasgow Queen Street - Edinburgh on July 28th. On July 31st 25019 was recorded out of service with minor collision damage to the No.1 cab, being noted in early August dumped at Haymarket.

On June 15th 25019 was noted at Haymarket (or Polmadie?).

During July 25019 & 25021 were parked in a siding at Irvine, both with collision damage, consistent with the locomotives having scraped along the side of something, with 25021 sustaining the most side damage.

25019 was withdrawn on September 3rd 1980. The No.1 cab 2nd man's side and the radiator grill had sustained minor damage, presumably this was the immediate reason for withdrawal.

Extract from Thornaby Shed Repair Record Book
D5169 for the periods 20/7/1961 - 2/11/1961 and 1/6/62 - 27/12/1962.

24/6/62 AWS key not fit
27/6/62 Injector nozzles
12/7/62 B exam
18/7/62 Derailment damage
19/7/62-23/7/62 Gear box
25/7/62 Traction motor bellows
6/8/62 Sands open out
14/8/62 B exam
22/8/62 B exam
10/9/62 Collision damage
12/9/62 B exam
19/9/62 Eng sump to top up
23/9/62 C exam
15/10/62 B exam
23/10/62 Mic filter cap nut leaking bleed system
25/10/62-30/10/62 B exam, generator
6/11/62 Main generator, E exam
29/11/62 B exam
3/12/62 Oil level low
11/12/62 B exam
12/12/62 Sump to drain
22/12/62 C exam
24/12/62 Sands

Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.

Repair book information courtesy Peter Maynard.

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