D5192, 5192, 25042
D5192, 5192, 25042
25042 - the last vacuum braked Class 25 in service
(along with 25224, both withdrawn on the same day)


Photograph courtesy Bernard Mills.
25042 at Newport on March 14th 1981 with the 15.10 Cardiff - Crewe.

The twenty three year career of D5192/25042 was spent allocated only to London Midland Region depots, with a similiar allocation history to 25038/39/40/41. However the provision of an Intermediate Repair during the spring of 1980 would see it remain in service five years after 25038-41/43 had been withdrawn.

Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
Boiler equipped.
Last vacuum braked only Class 25 in service (jointly with 25224).
Center lampbracket & other fittings removed.
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: 71 months.
Time between withdrawal and scrapping: 17 months.
Third highest total for passenger haulage for a Class 25.

Allocations

D5192 was new to Toton (18A) on May 4th 1963. Further transfers were:

February 1964 to Leicester (15A).
January 1965 to London Midland (Midland) Lines.
June 1968 to Nottingham Division (D16).
November 1968 to Preston Division (D10).
May 1973 to Kingmoor (KM).
January 1975 to Kingmoor (KD).
March 1975 to Longsight.
May 1976 to Crewe.
Withdrawn May 8th 1986.

Renumbered February 27th 1974.

25042 was the 281st Class 25 to be withdrawn, one of four retired during May 1986.

After withdrawal 25042 was stored at Crewe Depot until March 1987, then at Gresty Lane until June 1987. After a short stay at Basford Hall 25042, 25058, 25285 & 25910 were moved to Vic Berry, Leicester on July 16th 1987, entering their yard on July 24th 1987. By the third week of October 1987 25042 had been broken up.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Derby Works August 1964.
Noted Derby Works October 1970.
Noted Derby Works October 1976.
Noted Derby Works December 1979 (N4 repairs).
Noted Derby Works March - May 1980 (Intermediate repair).

Highlights

1963
The frames for D5192 were laid down at Derby in the last quarter of 1962, being delivered to Toton during May (18A) and similar to all the others in this batch they were to be used on removing steam northwards from St Pancras. D5192 was boiler equipped though its use on passenger workings during those days are currently not well reported.

1964
On the afternoon of July 25th D5192 worked the 5O13 14.30 Washwood Heath - Eastleigh freight.

During November 1964 D5192 worked a Wemyss Bay - Glasgow Central service, presumably whilst laying over from an inter-regional freight working.

1965
During March driver training continued on the York to Scarborough line with Holbeck Peaks and Midland Type 2s featuring frequently, noted were D5183, D5191, D5192 & D5211.

On April 24th the 16.08 Sheffield - Derby was worked by D5192.

1966
A Manchester - Preston passenger special was worked by D5192 on March 26th.

1967
On February 18th a Manchester Central - Derby service was worked by D5192.

On the evening of May 9th D5192 was light engine at Derby.

On the afternoon of November 26th D5192 was at Crewe.

1968
On June 29th D5192 arrived at York with the 3N16 06.50 Banbury - York parcels.

Condition June: green livery with frame level stripes, small warning panels with curved upper corners, panel covers frame level stripe.

1971
5190 & 5192 were noted north of the border on February 6th with a 45 wagon train of rocksalt from Winsford for Edinburgh.

On March 30th 7552 & 5192 were noted at Grange over Sands with the 8P41 Northwich - Corkickle soda ash.

1973
At about 6pm on July 18th 5198 was noted passing Manchester Exchange with a down van train (4P05).

1974
On the afternoon of May 24th 25300 & 25042 were noted at York with the 1E69 for Newcastle from ??

Classes 24 & 25 stabled at Newton Heath depot at 3.30pm on December 20th incuded 24022/25/52 and 25042/54, 25112, 25291/298.

1975
On January 6th 25042 worked the 1M41 22.01 York - Aberystwyth between Stalybridge & Manchester Victoria. On January 28th 25042 was noted at Manchester Victoria.

On February 6th 25042 was noted at Manchester Victoria with the 6H17.

During March 25042 moved to Longsight.

On April 27th 25042 again worked the 1M41 22.01 York - Aberystwyth between Stalybridge & Manchester Victoria.

25042 was noted on unidentified passenger services on the North Wales mainline on May 31st.

The last regular freight to visit the National Carriers Huskisson depot was hauled by 25042 on June 16th, the route being essentially a long siding from Hunts Cross East Junction. The traffic was lost to road competition. On June 23rd 25042 was noted at Manchester Victoria with the 5J24. On June 24th 25042 was noted at Manchester Victoria with the 5J83. 25079 was on empty coaching stock duty at Liverpool Lime Street on June 26th & 27th.

On July 30th 25042 was northbound at Carnforth with a freight for the Barrow line, 25042's gangway doors were still fitted.


Photograph collection of webmaster.
25042 - date and location unknown.

On August 2nd 25042 worked the 14.40 Barrow in Furness - Manchester Victoria. On August 4th 25042 worked the 05.07 Leeds City - Manchester Victoria vans (4M03).

1976
25042 was transferred to Crewe during May 1976, this was the last transfer for 25042.

Derby Works received 25042 during October.

The 1E24 22.50 Shrewsbury - York was worked to Crewe by 25042 on December 4th.

1977
On March 8th 25042 worked the 19.19 Crewe - Cardiff.

25042 & 25039 were together on April 8th & 11th 1977, on the former date working a roundtrip Leamington Spa - Aberystwyth throughout and on the latter date a roundtrip Coventry - Aberystwyth day excursion throughout.

On April 12th 25042 & 25039 worked the return day excursion 1Z76 20.05 Barnstaple - Wolverhampton (running round at Exeter St Davids), presumably they also handled the outward leg?


Photograph courtesy Danny Preston, collection Neil Johnson.
25042 waits for its next turn of duty at Warrington Arpley on May 7th 1977.

25042 was at Llandudno Junction yard on July 21st.

On July 25th 25042 worked the 07.22 Crewe - Derby following the failure of the diagrammed diesel multiple unit.

On August 2nd 25042 was note at Rock Ferry with a lengthy train of mineral wagons for Birkenhead docks.

On August 22nd 25042 was westbound at Manchester Victoria with a very lengthy train of empty coal wagons.

25042 was active on the Crewe - Cardiff passenger services on October 1st, 10th, 15th & 27th, November 7th and December 3rd.

1978
25042 was active on the Crewe - Cardiff passenger services on January 26th, 28th & 29th.

25042 worked the 12.22 Crewe - Cardiff on February 9th.

25042 was noted at Crewe on February 11th. 25042 was the Manchester Victoria pilot on February 19th. 25042 worked the 05.32 Cardiff - Crewe, 10.00 Crewe - Cardiff and the 15.10 Cardiff - Crewe on February 25th.

25042 was active on the Crewe - Cardiff passenger services on March 25th & 28th.

On the morning of April 4th 25042 was stabled at York.

25042 was active on the Crewe - Cardiff passenger services on May 19th, 24th & 27th.

On June 10th 25042 was noted light engine at Wrexham.

25042 worked the 07.50 Cardiff - Crewe on June 28th.

On July 5th 25042 was on the North Wales route and noted working the 09.42 Llandudno Town - Manchester Victoria, the 13.30 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town and the 16.42 Llandudno Town - Crewe. It is presumed it also handled the last two parts of the diagram, the 20.30 Crewe - Bangor and 22.45 Bangor - Llandudno Junction.

25042 was active on the Crewe - Cardiff passenger services on August 12th, 13th & 28th.

On September 15th 25042 was noted at Trafford Park and also at Ashburys light engine.

On the morning of September 30th 25042 worked the Leeds - Bradford Exchange portion of the 1E05, returning to Leeds with the 5Z44.

25042 was stabled at Westhouses on October 1st.

On October 7th 25042 worked the 12.22 Crewe - Cardiff, on October 16th the 16.00 Crewe - Cardiff and on October 19th the 17.10 Cardiff - Crewe.

25042 was active on the Crewe - Cardiff passenger services on October 7th, 16th, 19th and November 4th.

1979
24082 & 25042 were together at Crewe diesel depot on February 13th.

25042 & 25063 with two large snowploughs covered in plenty of snow were at Crewe station on February 15th.

On February 23rd substituting for diesel multiple units due to recent extreme winter weather 25042 and hauled stock worked a number of services on the Manchester Victoria - Rochdale (Oldham loop) route.

On May 2nd 25215 & 25042 were westbound at Stoke on Trent with a sand train.

On May 4th 25042 worked the 01.47 Crewe - Cardiff.

25042 was stabled at Cockshute on May 12th & 13th.

On the evening of May 18th 25042 was noted at Crewe with a down van train.

On May 29th 25042 worked the 4F02 19.15 Nottingham - Liverpool parcels.

On June 1st 25042 was noted at Garsdale shunting a permanent way train into the sidings.

The 11.30 Cardiff - Crewe was worked on June 5th.

25042 was active on the Crewe - Cardiff passenger services on July 15th, 20th, 21st & 23rd.

On August 17th 25042 worked the 16.02 Crewe - Cardiff but failed at Hereford?, with everything being dragged to Cardiff by 37238.

25042 was active on the Crewe - Cardiff passenger services on September 16th, 17th, 19th, 22nd, 25th and 28th.

Between September 19th & 28th 25042 was noted frequently on the Crewe - Cardiff services. On October 9th 1979 25042 worked the 11.30 Cardiff - Crewe.

On the evening of October 5th 25042 & 25158 were noted at Crewe on a down coal.

25042 was active on the Crewe - Cardiff passenger services on October 9th, 19th & 23rd.

25042 was active on the Crewe - Cardiff passenger services on November 21st, 23rd & 24th.

During December 25042 visited Derby Works for N4 repairs.

1980
25042 was noted at Toton on February 23rd.

Derby Works took in 25042 for an Intermediate repair between March & May.

After release from Derby Works 25042 was noted on May 7th with the 15.18 Norwich - Birmingham New Street (from March?).

On May 17th working the 13.15 Birmingham New Street - Norwich (throughout?).

On May 22nd 31256 & 25042 worked 12.23 Manchester Piccadilly - Bristol Temple Meads forward from Birmingham New Street and then worked the 16.45 Bristol Temple Meads - Weston super Mare.

25042 was active on the Crewe - Cardiff passenger services on June 11th, 12th, 25th & 28th.

25042 was stabled at Crewe diesel depot on June 19th.

On the evening of June 28th 25042 was on parcels duty at Crewe.

25042 was active on the Crewe - Cardiff passenger services on July 3rd, 5th, 16th, 21st & 31st. On July 22nd 25042 failed at Sutton Bridge Junction with the 12:25 Crewe - Cardiff.

25042 was active on the Crewe - Cardiff passenger services on August 1st, 2nd, 9th, 23rd, 25th & 26th.

25042 was active on the Crewe - Cardiff passenger services on September 6th, 11th & 18th.

25042 was active on the Crewe - Cardiff passenger services on October 7th, 12th, 14th, 24th, 25th, 29th & 31st.


25042 on a Crewe - Cardiff service on October 25th 1980.

25042 was active on the Crewe - Cardiff passenger services on November 8th, 14th, 15th, 22nd & 28th.

25042 was active on the Crewe - Cardiff passenger services on December 15th, 24th, 27th, 28th, 29th & 31st.

1981
25042 was active on the Crewe - Cardiff passenger services on 1st, 7th, 9th, 10th, 16th, 19th, 23rd, 26th, 27th & 31st.

On January 31st 25042 failed at Shrewsbury on the 10.00 Crewe - Cardiff, the train was rescued by 25167, but 25042 remained on the train to provide heating.

On February 15th 25042 worked the 01.50 Crewe - Cardiff with 25199, but was seen later on the 13.45 Crewe - Cardiff working alone.

25042 was active on the Crewe - Cardiff passenger services on March 6th, 7th, 12th, 14th & 28th.

25042 was active on the Crewe - Cardiff passenger services on April 11th, 14th, 16th, 20th & 28th.

On May 3rd 25042 worked a Crewe - Cardiff service with 25220, the next day (4th) this pair handled a round trip Longbridge - Aberystwyth day excursion, in conjuction with a Vale of Rheidol Open Day.

25042 was active on the Crewe - Cardiff passenger services on May 6th, 10th, 25th, 26th, 28th, 29th & 30th.

The week ending May 31st was officially the last week of diagrammed Class 25 powered Cardiff - Crewe services, with 25042, 25219/220/245 noted. However a strike on the Southern Region and a brief continuation of Southern Region van traffic delayed the arrival of the Class 33s. Because of this 25042/60 & 25245 lingered on these services after June 1st.

25042 was active on the Crewe - Cardiff passenger services on June 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 25th.

On June 6th 25042 was stabled at Warrington Arpley.

On June 16th 25042 was noted on a morning Northwich - Tunstead limestone empties working. On June 20th 25042 was noted at Hale with eastbound ICI empties for Tunstead. On June 25th three Crewe - Cardiff services were worked, after this date no more have so far been recorded for 25042 on this route in 1981.


Photograph courtesy Tony Sayer.
25042 at Northwich July 25th 1981.

25042 was noted at Buxton on August 9th.

On September 9th the Class 40 working the 07.45 Manchester Victoria - Bangor failed at Warrington, 25042 took over to Bangor and returned with the 11.12 Bangor - Manchester Victoria.

It was off to Tywyn for 25042 & 25236 on October 3rd when they worked a Euston - Aberystwyth excursion forward from Wolverhampton. A week later (12th) 25042 worked the 16.36 Birmingham - Norwich throughout, on 17th it was noted arriving at New Street with the 09.10 ex-Norwich and went back with the 18.15 to Norwich, its not known if the locomotive worked throughout on each leg.

On the afternoon of November 11th 25042 was at Stoke on Trent.

On November 13th 25042 handled the Horwich Works - Crewe stock transfer move (two vehicles).

1982
On January 5th 25042 worked a round trip on the Cardiff - Crewe passenger service.

25042 was stabled at Cockshute on February 20th.

At about mid-day on April 16th 25042 & 25084 were noted with a ballast train at Leamington Spa.

On April 21st the electric locomotive working the 13.40 Euston - Wolverhampton failed at Stetchford, 25042 drageed everything the short distance to Birmingham New Street.

On May 1st 31177 failed at Leicester with the 1E62 08.05 Birmingham New Street - Norwich, 25042 took over, but it failed at Thetford. 31226 then dragged everything to Norwich. Repairs undertaken at Norwich allowed 25042 to work the 1M76 18.34 Norwich - Birmingham New Street.

On May 2nd the 16.15 Birmingham - Leeds was worked throughout by 25042.

25042 was stabled at Cockshute on May 16th.

On May 23rd 25042 worked the 02.45 Crewe - Rhyl. On May 24th 25042 worked the 01.47 Crewe - Cardiff.

June 19th found 25042 working the 06.10 Carlisle - Glasgow.

On June 21st 25101 & 25042 worked a northbound loaded coal train over the Settle & Carlisle.

25042 was stabled at Newton Heath on July 10th.

25042 was stabled at Saltley on July 29th.

On August 17th it was the turn of the 17.37 Llandudno Town - Stoke on Trent for 25042.

September 4th saw the 8.57am Leeds & Carlisle and 15.37 return worked by 25042.

On October 16th 25042 & 25080 worked the roundtrip Crewe - Aberystwyth legs of an excursion from Carlisle.

A Crewe - Cardiff service was worked on October 25th, three days later (28th) 25042 worked a round trip on the Leeds - Carlisle route.

On December 20th 25042 worked the 13.45 Glasgow Central - Carlisle passenger.

1983
25042 worked the 6L86 Carlisle - Ribblehead hoppers on a snowy January 13th.

On January 31st 25042 worked the 22.00 Glasgow Central - Stranraer Harbour followed by the 12.50 Carlisle - Glasgow on February 4th. The next day (5th) it worked the 15.50 Carlisle - Edinburgh, via Newcastle.

On March 14th & 15th 25042 was busy on the Crewe - Cardiff diagram, one roundtrip on 14th & two roundtrips on 15th.

April 11th found 25042 on the 11.49 Bangor - Manchester Victoria.

On May 9th 25042 & 25215 were northbound at Crewe with a loaded sand train.

On May 23rd 25164 & 25042 were noted at Warrington Bank Quay with an Oakamoor - St Helens sand train.

Manchester Victoria was visited again, this time on May 26th with 25042 handling a late afternoon roundtrip Blackpool service.

25042 was noted at Peak Forest with ICI limestone empties for Tunstead on June 13th.

On June 18th 25042 was noted eastbound through Bolton with a lengthy train of empty newspaper vans headed for Red Bank sidings.

No passenger workings were recorded in June but a round trip Carlisle - Glasgow Central occurred on July 23rd.

On July 25th 25042 was light engine westbound at Manchester Victoria.

On July 27th 25042 was on weedkilling duty in Lancashire, including the Horwich Works branch.

On July 31st 250423 was on engineering train duty at Hanslope Junction.

On October 22nd 25042 was at Crewe with an up mail service.

October 28th proved to be a bad day - 25042 was diagrammed for the four coach 10.40 Carlisle - Leeds but expired at Appleby, being rescued by 40099. It was repaired in time to cover the 16.00 Leeds - Carlisle but only managed to cover three miles before failing at Kirkstall, being rescued by 31195, with both locomotives replaced at Skipton by 40158.

25042 was on a permanent way train at Preston on November 5th.

A brief railtour turn occurred on November 26th when 25042 & 25161 worked 'The Cheshire Cheeser' between Liverpool and Warrington Arpley Junction.

1984
On January 12th 25042 & 31321 were noted at Gloucester with a parcels train.

25042's passenger duties continued, with still more variety, with January 13th's 19.35 Birmingham - Bristol throughout, possibly as a result of disruption caused by wintry weather.

On January 24th 25042 was eastbound at Manchester Victoria with vans for Red Bank.

There was a round trip Crewe - Cardiff working on February 6th. On February 7th 25042 and inspection saloon worked the Crewe - Shrewsbury - Wrexham lines.

On February 17th 25042 worked a late afternoon Manchester - Blackpool turn on February 17th, heading back south the next day with the 06.55 to Manchester Victoria. It was held here to work a football extra to Newcastle, the Class 25 being replaced at Leeds. On February 22nd 25042 was at Toton.

On March 14th 25042 and inspection saloon DM45029 were at Aberystwyth.

25042 was receiving attention at Toton on March 31st.

On April 7th the 'Knotty Northern Circular' was worked from Stafford to Leeds and back by 25042 & 25224. On April 12th 25054 was noted at Crewe with a six coach wiring train. On April 14th 25054 & 25083 worked the F&W 'Capital City Transfer' between Coventry & Marylebone. More railtour duty followed the next weekend (20th) with the first leg of the RESL 'Easter Highlander' railtour to Scotland, 25042 & 25057 were booked from St Pancras to Derby, but 25057 failed shortly after departure, expiring completely by St Albans. 25042 soldiered on to Bedford where 31118 was added for the run to Derby.

A trip to the seaside occurred on May 7th with 25042 & 25080 working out with the 08.48 Burton - Skegness, coming back with the 19.00 to Leicester. On May 12th 25042 took care of the coaching stock of the 'Ten Counties Railtour' after it returned to Marylebone. On May 14th 25042 was northbound at Luton with two parcels vans. On May 19th 25042 was noted at St Pancras. On May 26th 25042 & 25224 worked the 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth forward from Birmingham New Street to Wolverhampton. A WCML working on May 26th took 25042 & 25224 from Wolverhampton to Mitre Bridge Junction on an excursion to Folkestone Harbour.

On June 1st 25042 was southbound at Toton with a lengthy train of wagons.

On June 2nd 25042 & 25207 worked the 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth forward from Wolverhampton, returning with the 17.05 to Shrewsbury. A short working on June 16th found 25042 & 25109 taking a Barrow - Windsor excursion as far as Carnforth.

On July 3rd 25042 & 25195 worked a Oakamoor - St Helens sand train.

On July 5th 25042 & 25195 were shunting HJV hoppers at Longport yard.

25042 was again coupled to 25224 for a visit to Aberystwyth on July 7th, bringing in the 07.35 ex Euston from Wolverhampton and returning to Wolverhampton with the 14.00 to New Street.

On July 22nd 25042 was at Holyhead with loaded ballast hoppers.

On July 24th 25042 was eastbound at Manchester Victoria with parcels vans for Red Bank and later noted light engine at Crewe.


Photograph courtesy Jerry Glover.
Stoke station plays host to 25042 & 25161 on August 11th 1984.

On August 18th 25042 was noted at Coleham CCE depot, Shrewsbury shunting several vehicles. 25042 was noted at Shrewsbury again on August 23rd, possibly on an engineer's working. Its last passenger working for 1984 was the 19.35 Blackpool - Manchester Victoria on August 24th.

25042 was stabled at Chester on September 15th.

On October 16th 25042 was eastbound at Manchester Victoria with empty vans for Red Bank.

25042 was noted passing Prestatyn station with a loaded ballast train on November 15th.

On December 5th 25042 was northbound at Warrington Bank Quay with loaded ballast hoppers.

1985
On January 5th 25042 worked a Crewe - Cardiff service.

25042 was stabled at Bescot on February 2nd.

On February 16th 25042 was stabled at Stoke on Trent.

25042 & 25059 were stabled at Stoke on Trent station on March 9th.

On April 4th the 08.40 Stoke-on-Trent - Llandudno Town and the 17.37 return were worked by 25042 & 25224.

On May 22nd the 3V20 15.10 Manchester Piccadilly - Bristol Temple Meads parcels was worked by 25042.

25042 was on night time parcels duty at Crewe on May 23rd.

When 31448 failed at Leicester on May 27th working the 18.20 Birmingham New Street - Norwich 25042 took over to Peterborough.

On June 21st 25042 was eastbound at Cardiff with three parcels coaches.

On June 29th 25042 worked a 09.30 Glasgow Central - Blackpool North day excursion forward from Preston.

On July 3rd 25042 was noted shunting at Springs Branch.

On July 6th a Kilmarnock - Blackpool North charter was worked forward from Preston by 25042 & 25268. Also on this day the same locomotives were noted at Shrewsbury with an empty coaching stock working. The next day (7th) the same pair worked the 'Cambrian Scot' railtour from Caersws to Preston. Two days later (9th) a roundtrip Barrow - Blackpool North school excursion was worked by 25042.

On July 11th 25042 and eight bogie vans were noted at Norton Bridge as a Holyhead - Wolverhampton - Euston parcels.

On July 16th 25042 was noted somewhere on the WCML with a parcels train.

25042 was at Llandudno Junction sidings on July 23rd.

25042 was southbound at Crewe station with coal wagons on July 27th.

25042 was stabled at Bescot on August 12th.

On August 23rd the Derby - Old Oak Common empty coaching stock working became a relief Oxford - Reading service following the failure of a Hereford - Paddington service.

The boiler on 25042 was isolated during August.

25042 was on permanent way duties at Crewe station on September 14th and also was noted arriving at Crewe with a parcels train from the Chester line.

On October 1st 25042 was at Stoke on Trent with loaded mineral wagons.

On October 10th the 15.20 Manchester - Bristol parcels was worked by 25230 & 25042, with a total of fifteen vehicles after Hereford. On October 16th 25042 worked the 09.00 Radyr - Tondu ballast, not a common destination for a Class 25. On October 19th 25042 was noted at Bescot. On October 22nd 25042 and two parcels coaches were noted at Northampton. The final recorded passenger working for 1985 took place on October 26th with 25042 working the 14.25 Llandudno Town - Llandudno Junction following the failure of a diesel multiple unit.

1986
January 1st saw 25042 stabled at Severn Tunnel Junction.

February 5th saw 25042 used as the Miles Platting banker. On February 9th 25042 was on engineering duties at Derby station. The final passenger working for 25042 took place on February 12th (?) assisting a Glasgow Central - Euston between Carlisle & Preston following the failure of a Class 85. On February 22nd 25042 was at Crewe station with an engineers train. 25042 was stabled at Gay Meadow siding, Shrewsbury on February 24th.

25042 departed Warrington yard on February 22nd with four loaded track panel wagons and a brakevan.

25042 was noted at Blea Moor on March 7th on engineering duties and was stabled at Skipton on March 8th.

On March 12th 25042 worked the 3J14 12.36pm Preston - Red Bank vans.

25042 was stabled at Llandudno Junction on March 15th and was also noted this day passing Rhyl with three loaded track panel wagons.

On March 22nd 25042 worked the 3B05 Bangor - Bletchley newspaper vans, being noted at Lichfield TV.

On April 25th 25042 was noted at passing Chester with a lengthy van train for Crewe.

25042 was withdrawn from Crewe on May 8th. It was the last vacuum brake only Class 25 to remain in service, when withdrawn it was retired surplus to requirements and was in full working order. It was initially stored at Crewe.


Photograph courtesy Paul Wraithmell.
The date is uncertain, but withdrawn 25042 heads a lineup of locomotives at Crewe which includes also withdrawn 25196, which has already been cannibalised for parts.

A builders plate from 25042 sold on Ebay during September 2017 for GBP 396.03.

Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.

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