The nineteen year career of D5171/25021 started out on the North Eastern Region, spending fourteen years at a variety of Eastern Region depots before moving to the Scottish Region.
D5171 was new to Thornaby (51L) on February 3rd 1962, further transfers were:
Renumbered February 1974
25021 was the 38th Class 25 to be withdrawn, one of nine Class 25s withdrawn during September 1980.
After withdrawal 25021 was stored at Millerhill. On October 10th 40006 hauled 25001, 25013, 25019 & 25021 as far as Thornaby, and reaching Swindon Works by October 16th 1980, 25021 was broken up by the middle of December 1980.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Darlington Works January & February 1964.
25007 & 25021 were noted at Ipswich on July 26th with the empty stock of a Glasgow - Brandon troop special.
The 08.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee was worked by 25021 on July 24th.
25021 was noted at Inverness shed at breakfast time on August 10th.
On September 30th 25021 assisted the LCGB Ayr & Galloway railtour in hauling the passenger train the short distance from Stranraer station to Harbour Junction to allow release of the two Class 40s, 40171 & 40191.
The 11.05 Perth - Edinburgh was worked by 25021 on June 15th. An Edinburgh - Dundee ? (1P10) service was worked on June 23rd.
The 11.05 Perth - Edinburgh was worked by 25021 on July 20th and an Edinburgh - Carstairs service (1C96) on July 26th..
On August 22nd the 13.38 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street was worked by 25021.
On September 19th 25021 worked the 22.45 Carstairs - Edinburgh. Three days later (22nd) the 07.38 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street, 12.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee and the 15.38 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street were worked by 25021.
The 17.10 Perth - Arbroath was worked by 25021 on May 23rd.
Although 25021 was not boiler equipped it had been used by the Scottish Region on scheduled passenger working during the summer months. Perhaps one of its more interesting workings was on May 23rd when it came to the rescue of 20110 & 20119 working the 1N21 09.45 Edinburgh - Inverness at Aviemore. 20119 had earlier failed at Kingussie, 20110 soldiered on along to Aviemore where 25021 was added for the run to Inverness.
25021 was noted on July 31st out of use at Haymarket with minor collision damage, a lengthy scrape high up on one side and damage to the radiator grille, boiler room grille and other ventilators. It had moved to Millerhill for storage by September 2nd 1980.
25021 was withdrawn on September 3rd 1980.
Page added March 9th 2012.