The almost seventeen year career of D5190/25040 was spent allocated to a small number of LMR depots.
Built Derby Locomotive Works.
D5190 was new to Toton (18A) on April 6th 1963. Further transfers were:
March 1964 to Derby (16C).
Renumbered April 10th 1974.
25040 was the 64th Class 25 to be withdrawn, one of seventeen Class 25s withdrawn during November 1980.
After withdrawal 25040 was noted at Bescot depot on November 1st & 9th 1980, suggesting its move to Longsight was on paper only. By mid December 25040 had moved to Crewe and reached Swindon Works on December 19th 1980 where it was broken up by the second week of February 1982. As with many locomotives from this period the cab number panels survived to be sold into the enthusiast community.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works July 1964.
After transfer to the Preston Division in November 1968 5190's area of operation changed somewhat. An exhibition of several locomotives at Carlisle station on July 3rd 1969 featured 390, 5190 & E3044.It was noted the next day on the 23.45 Newcastle - Stranraer Harbour and 13.50 return on July 4th/5th 1969, both workings with 5188. Any further passenger workings durings its four and a half years in the Preston Division have so far gone unrecorded.
On June 14th 25040 & 25104 worked the 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich, returning with the 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich. The next day (15th) the same pair worked the 08.50 Leicester - Skegness and the 18.30 return.
On July 14th 25040 was noted passing through Birmingham New Street in the early evening with the Royal Train empty coaching stock.
Engineer’s saloon 45026 made circular tours in the Birmingham, Leamington, Coventry, Walsall, Stourbridge & Wolverhampton area on May 17th & 25th, on the former date 25040 was the motive power.
On July 14th 25040 was noted passing through Birmingham New Street in the early evening with an empty movement of the Royal train stock.
The 09.20 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth was worked to Lincoln Central by 25040 & 25104 on May 29th. The LNER 'Mid-Walesman' railtour on September 11th from Euston to Aberystwyth was worked from/to Wolverhampton by 25040 & 25043.
Being a boiler equipped locomotive 25040 managed a few railtours including the 'Three Way Special' on October 14th working from Marylebone to Nuneaton with 31273 (the Class 31 had replaced a failed 25245 at Marylebone). On October 20th 25040 and Inspection Saloon 45026 were noted passing through Duddeston.
Another trip over the Cambrian took place on November 4th with 25040 & 25073 working a Bridgnorth - Pwllheli charter train throughout from Bewdley for a total of 360 passenger miles.
On December 16th 25040 & 25039 worked a Liverpool - Bristol Parson Street football special, presumably forward from Birmingham.
The 1979 Easter weekend proved busy for 25040 & 25122. On April 14th 25040 & 25218 powered a Euston – Pwllheli excursion onward from Wolverhampton, 25218 being removed at Machynlleth after failing en-route. 25040 made the round trip to Pwllheli alone, but gained 25122 from Machynlleth for the return trip to Wolverhampton. Interestingly 46011 was added at Shrewsbury for heating purposes! And on April 16th (Easter Monday) 25040 & 25122 worked a Walsall – Aberystwyth excursion, the day trippers enjoying a spell of excellent weather after the poor conditions of the first part of the year.
25040 was stabled at Saltley on June 17th.
25040 & 25147 were busy on July 28th/29th, working the 04.15 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth and the 10.09 Aberystwyth - Euston to Wolverhampton on 28th and the next day's (29th) 08.45 Birmingham New Street - Barmouth and 17.45 Barmouth - Euston, but only to Machynlleth for 25040, where it was failed and removed. A week later on August 4th 25040 & 25150 worked the 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth forward from Birmingham New Street, returning with the 16.10 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury. Although 25040 ran up several daily high mileage runs it appears a Shrewsbury - Scarborough day excursion with 25043 on September 16th earned its highest daily passenger mileage, one of 409 miles. A more modest working took place on September 22nd with 25040 on the 16.02 Crewe - Cardiff.
On December 1st 31148 failed whilst taking empty stock from Birmingham New Street to Duddeston, 25040 was on hand to complete the move.
25040 was withdrawn on November 10th 1980.
Page added December 17th 2012.