Built: BR Darlington Locomotive Works.
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25021 was the 38th Class 25 to be withdrawn, one of nine Class 25s withdrawn during September 1980.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 (noted September 27th 1980). 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.
On Sunday March 15th noted at Thornaby shed were:
On the afternoon of December 7th D5171 was up light engine at Darlington.
On the evening of April 6th D5171 was up light engine at Darlington.
Noted at Darlington on May 16th in the late morning were:
Noted at Darlington between 4.30pm & 7pm on June 20th were:
Present at Derby shed on September 18th were D5070, D5077, D5171, D5287, D7524, D7530 & D7566.
Condition December: smart condition, green with frame level stripe, small yellow warning panel, square upper corners, bottom of panel covers frame level stripe
On the evening of September 13th D5171 was noted at Dringhouses.
On the afternoon of August 24th 5171 was light engine at Leeds.
The evening Wakefield - Guide Bridge parcels was hauled by 5171 on December 5th.
On the morning of May 10th 5171 was stabled at York.
On the morning of June 22nd 5171 was stabled at York.
On the afternoon of July 2nd 5171 & 5229 were southbound at Skelton (York) with a freight.
On the afternoon of July 5th 5171, 5214 & 5229 were stabled at York.
On the evening of October 9th 5171 was stabled at York.
On the afternoon of April 3rd 25021 was stabled at York.
On the afternoon of July 2nd 25001, 25021 & 25143 were stabled at York.
On the morning of July 3rd 25021 was stabled at York.
On the afternoon of September 19th 25033 & 25021 were light engines at York.
On the morning of December 19th 25021 was stabled at York.
On the morning of January 29th 25021 was stabled at York.
A four times weekly Tribometer train was run between Sheffield & Knottingley, commencing February 10th, with 25021 handling the first working. This working ceased earlier thank expected, many of Tinsley's Class 25/0s handled the workings with 25017 being the most frequent.
On the afternoon of May 1st 25021 was stabled at York.
On May 16th 25021 was stabled at York.
25007 & 25021 were noted at Ipswich on July 26th with the empty stock of a Glasgow - Brandon troop special.
On the afternoon of October 23rd 25021 was southbound light engine at York.
25021 was stabled at Ayr on July 26th.
On August 18th the 10.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee and the 13.38 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street were worked by 25021.
25021 was noted at Perth on May 1st.
On June 5th the 14.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee and the 17.33 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street were worked by 25021.
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. 25021 was noted at Perth on August 10th. 25021 was stabled at Ayr on August 30th.
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.
25021 was noted on Eastfield depot on June 3rd. It would later work the 16.45 Glasgow Queen Street - Aberdeen.
The 11.05 Perth - Edinburgh was worked by 25021 on June 15th. 25021 was stabled at Perth on June 22nd. 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 at Perth on May 25th.
On July 5th 25021 was stabled at Motherwell.
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.
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.
Extract from Thornaby Shed Repair Record Book
Page added March 9th 2012.
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