D5170, 5170, 25020
D5170, 5170, 25020

Class 25 No.5170, believed to be at the entrance to Hunsley Yard, date not known but circa 1969/1970. The hinges for the gangway doors appear to be non-standard.

The fifteen year career of D5170/25020 was spent allocated to only Eastern Region depots.

Modified Headcode boxes - with sloped sides (no horn receptacles): 25020 (No.1 cab only), as D5170 from at least 1967, just visible in above view.


D5170 was new to Thornaby (51L) on December 29th 1961. Further transfers were:

December 1967 to Leeds Holbeck (55A).
January 1971 to Thornaby (51L).
March 1971 to Leeds Holbeck (55A).
November 1971 to Thornaby (51L).
January 1972 to Leeds Holbeck (55A).
April 1972 to Gateshead (52A).
October 1972 to Tinsley (41A).
Withdrawn January 25th 1976.

Renumbered March 1974.

25020 was the 7th Class 25 to be withdrawn.

25020 was stored serviceable on January 11th 1976 and withdrawn two weeks later as surplus to requirements. Upon withdrawal it was held at Barrow Hill from January 1976 until March 10th 1976 when it moved to Swindon Works with 25016 & 25017. It was broken up by the middle of August 1976.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Darlington Works May 1964.
Noted Derby Works March, July & August 1967.
Noted Derby Works June - August 1973.
Noted Derby Works April 1975.


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

April 8th, D5170 and 9F 92077 were noted on the Heysham - Leeds oil tanks, the Class 25 wearing a work stained green livery with small yellow ends, showing typical water stains around the radiator area.

Condition April: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, warning panel covers frame level stripe, gangway doors fitted, valencing above batteries missing, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds present, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided sandboxes, buffer beam mounted steam heat hose present

On August 2nd D5170 worked the 22.00 Bradford - Huddersfield (or to somewhere else?).

Although freight workings were its mainstay, they were frequently inter-regional, on June 12th 1970 5073 & 5170 worked the 6M78 Tyne - Washwood Heath.

At an unknown date (but believed to be after its release from Derby during August 1973 and its TOPS renumbering in March 1974), 5170 was noted at Derby Works with collision damage to the No.2 end bufferbeam and the valencing.

Condition no date: blue/yellow livery, yellow paint covers gutter, gangway doors sheeted over, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, bodyside valencing removed, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, straight sided sandboxes, fuel tank fitted with a circular gauge.

With its entire working life spent allocated to Eastern Region depots, and not being boiler equipped, 5170/25020 did not have the passenger train opportunities that were frequently presented to its LM allocated sisters. The only recorded passenger workings so far documented occurred late in its career during the summer of 1975.

On June 7th 25020 workd the 07.18 Sheffield - Skegness and the return 10.55 Skegness - Sheffield.

On August 18th 25020 & 25136 worked 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich and returned with the 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich.

25020 was noted at Tyne Yard on December 4th, being used on local workings.

25020 was withdrawn on January 25th 1976, along with 25016, 25017, 25022 & 25024, all surplus to requirements.

Extract from Thornaby Shed Repair Record Book
D5170 for the periods 20/7/1961 - 2/11/1961 and 1/6/62 - 27/12/1962.

7/6/62 B exam
19/6/62 B exam
28/6/62 B exam
2/7/62 Hand brake tension spring bolt to secure
9/7/62 C exam
11/7/62 All sway link check nuts loose
20/7/62 B exam
6/8/62 Fireman's wiper not working
7/8/62 Wipers not working
10/8/62 B exam
23/8/62 C exam
29/8/62 Crankcase, low in oil
2/9/62 Water leak
3/9/62 B exam
10/9/62 End of vac pipe off
13/9/62 Brake blocks renew, B exam
18/9/62 Wiper
20/9/62 Wiper
22/9/62 Low oil pressure, wiper
23/9/62 Cooling water pipe joint leaking
25/9/62 B exam
6/10/62 Deadman's not working
7/10/62 E exam
10/10/62 Low amps
18/10/62 B exam
31/10/62 B exam, heater, fuel pump
1/11/62 Fuel pump
9/11/62 Sands
13/11/62 Wiper
19/11/62 Sands
21/11/62 C exam, cab heater, blocks
22/11/62 Compressor governor needs attention, heater, blocks
26/11/62 Collision damage
1/12/62 Sump to fill
2/12/62 B exam
19/12/62 Rad glass leaking
21/12/62 Settling tanks fill, wipers, gauge glasses clean
22/12/62 B exam
27/12/62 Wiper

Repair book information courtesy Peter Maynard.

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Page added December 22nd 2012.
Last updated September 22nd 2020.

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