The nineteen year nine month career of D5186/25036 saw allocations to depots only on the London Midland Region. This was a change from the allocation histories of all the previous Class 25s.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D5186 was new to Toton (18A) on March 23rd 1963. Further transfers were:
February 1964 to Leicester (15A).
Renumbered March 16th 1974.
25036 was the 160th Class 25 withdrawn, one of eight retired during December 1982.
After withdrawal 25036 had reached Derby Works by January 1983. The dispute which had led to the cessation of the breaking up of locomotives at Derby created the build up of a considerable quantity of condemned locomotives littering the Works. During 1985 this matter was dealt with by moving the Class 40/45 locomotives to Doncaster Works and the Class 25s to Swindon Works. This included 25036 which moved as the 9X12 Derby - Swindon on February 4th & 5th 1985 as part of the convoy containing 25036/049, 25150, 25228/253/277 25304/317/320. 25036 was broken up at Swindon Works during June 1985.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works September 1962 - March 1963 (under construction)
Testing of the Derby Works built units included a roundtrip to the Corby area attached to a string of coaches, the headcode used was 1T48, D5186 was noted on this working on February 15th & March 12th.
The continuing use of Sulzer 2s on the Aston 'Condor' service often found them pressed into service whilst laying over in Glasgow prior to the next evening's southbound working. They were frequently utilised on local passenger workings, a popular choice being the 11.25 Wemyss Bay - Glasgow service with examples noted in November being D5186/92/94, 7584/92/93.
On November 4th 1965 the 15.25 Manchester Central - Nottingham was worked by D5186.
The locomotive still carried green livery with the lion & wheel emblem, with the numbers still prefixed with 'D'.
On September 15th 1973 D5186 & D5187 worked a roundtrip Leicester - Skegness service.
25036 returned to Willesden in May, then across to Cricklewood in August, it was at Derby Works during October & November, the repairs including the fitting of dual brake equipment. It was reallocated to Springs Branch in December!
On February 6th & 7th 25036 was noted at Manchester Victoria. On February 15th the 10.36 Liverpool Street - Kings Lynn failed at some point behind 37039, 25036 dragged the service to Kings Lynn(?).
On March 22nd 25027 & 25036 were westbound at Chester with a train of covered hoppers.
On April 27th 25036 was stabled at Springs Branch.
On June 2nd 25036 was at Warrington Arpley.
On June 24th 25036 was noted at Manchester Victoria with the 9X57.
On August 20th 25036 worked the 05.07 Leeds City - Manchester Victoria vans.
On September 2nd 25036 was stabled at York.
25036 was on empty coaching stock duty at Liverpool Lime Street on December 13th.
The 'Silver Jubilee Conway Valley Adventurer' charter on June 12th from Oakham to Blaenau Ffestiniog was worked throughout by 25036 & 25120 (return to Kettering) for a total of 410 passenger miles. A large blue & white headboard adorned the loeading locomotive.
On July 25th 25036 worked the 00.40 Manchester Victoria - York.
25036 was noted on a permanent way train at Liverpool Lime Street on December 4th.
On May 1st the relief 08.24 Leicester - Skegness & 18.34 Skegness - Leicester were hauled by 25036 & 25074.
During June & July 25036 visited Derby Locomotive Works to receive its last Classified repair. The two views below show it progressing through the Works.
On July 27th 25036 made a test run from Derby Works.
The snag sheet for July 27th recorded:
Boiler will not shut down when air supply is off
On July 30th ex-works 25036 was stabled at Saltley.
On the morning of August 1st 25097 & 25036 were stabled at York.
On August 5th 25036 was stabled at Holbeck.
On August 10th 25036 was at Chester with a tank train from Stanlow.
25060 & 25036 were noted at Seacombe Junction with an iron ore train on October 23rd.
On November 27th the morning Glasgow - Nottingham service was noted arriving at Leeds behind 25036, it is uncertain as to how far the Class 25 had worked.
25036 was stabled at Newton Heath on April 22nd.
On August 2nd 25036 was noted at Oxford with a train of explosives. On August 16th 25036 was noted light engine through York station. During the middle of August 25036 & 25283 spent a weekend on Cambrian metals. On August 18th they worked the 04.15 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth and the 10.09 Aberystwyth - Euston to Wolverhampton. The next day (19th) they worked the 08.45 Birmingham New Street - Barmouth and the 17.45 Barmouth - Euston to Wolverhampton.
On November 22nd 25036 worked the 19.30 Bangor - Manchester Victoria, whilst two days later (24th) 25036 was noted passing Eccles on an unidentified passenger working.
On April 25th 25036 & 25138 were at Northwich with a train of ICI bogie hoppers.
On June 28th the 14.00 Glasgow Central - Carlisle was worked by 25036. The next day (29th) the 21.25 Dover Western Docks - Stirling motorail was taken forward from Mossend Yard by 25036 & 26010. During July 25036 moved to Kingmoor. On August 6th 25036 worked the 20.30 Crewe - Bangor. The next day (7th) a diesel multiple unit failure found 25036 working the 14.55 Llandudno Town - Blaenau Ffestiniog from Llandudno Junction, returning with the 16.25 Blaenau Ffestiniog - Llandudno Town to Llandudno Junction. The locomotive did not run round so pushed the diesel multiple unit on the return working.
On August 29th 25036 was noted at Sheffield on an unknown passenger working, possibly due to a failure on an wx-St Pancras service.
A melancholy duty for 25202 & 25036 during October was their use with the ‘Rail Away Gang’ in the removal of the trackwork of the closed Rowrah – Whitehaven line.
On the afternoon of April 29th 25036 was noted at Ashton Grange Junction with a down freight.
During June 25036 was in Derby Works for N4 repairs.
On August 22nd the 04.10 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth and the 10.07 Aberystwyth - Euston to Wolverhampton were worked by 25036 & 25131.
On November 13th 25036 & 25106 worked the Leith South - Heysham Harbour pipe train (from Carlisle?).
On February 13th 25036 was at Carlisle New Yard.
On March 30th three vehicles from 370003 and a barrier vehicle were hauled south through Sheffield by 25036.
25036 was derailed at Water Orton on April 5th.
On May 4th 25036 worked an Edge Hill - Red Bank van train.
On June 1st the 12.50 Carlisle - Glasgow Central was worked by 25036.
With 25036 allocated to Bescot it soon made a number of trips across the Cambrian line to Aberystwyth on the summer Saturday services, those reported are 25036 & 25044 on June 19th's 07.38 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth & return 10.07 to Euston as far as Wolverhampton. 25036 & 25323 were busy on the weekend of July 24th/25th, on 24th they worked the 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth from Wolverhampton & 16.05 back to Shrewsbury, the following day (25th) they worked the 08.45 Birmingham New Street - Aberystwyth from Shrewsbury, the 16.40 Aberystwyth - Machynlleth and 17.25 return and finally the 18.15 Aberystwyth - Euston to Shrewsbury. And finally on August 7th 25036 & 25067 workd the 07.38 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth & return 10.07 to Euston as far as Wolverhampton.
25036 entered Derby Works for N6 repairs in September, being on display in front of the office block on September 4th 1982, the locomotive remained at Derby until December when 25036 was withdrawn.
25036 was withdrawn on December 20th 1982.
A builders plate reportedly from 25036 sold on Ebay during March 2013 for GBP170.01.
Page added February 1st 2002.