Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
The seventeen year nine month career of D5193/25043 was spent allocated only to London Midland Region depots, with a similiar allocation history to 25038/39/40/41/42.
D5193 was new to Toton (18A) on May 4th 1963. Further transfers were:
March 1964 to Nottingham (16D).
Renumbered April 18th 1974.
25043 was the the 86th Class 25 withdrawn, one of twelve retired during February 1981.
25043 had reached Derby Works by January 20th 1981 (and presumably withdrawn whilst at Derby), by August 1981 only the gutted body and bogies remained, final scrapping took place late in September 1981.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works October 1966.
With steam in the north-west almost gone D5193 moved to the Liverpool Division (D08) during July.
5193 was active north of the border during the last week of September, being noted three times on the Stirling - Newton Abbot motorail, on 23rd with 5297, 28th with 5187 and 30th with 5284.
5193 was noted on a local Tyne Yard turn on December 14th.
On May 30th the 12.36 Leeds - Birmingham New Street was worked to Sheffield by 5193, being replaced by 46056. During September 25043 moved to Longsight.
On April 1st the LGCB Pennine Venturer No.2 railtour was worked from Liverpool to Wakefield Kirkgate by 25043 & 25082, accumulating almost three hundred miles in crossing the Pennines by four different routes. Two weeks later on April 15th a Brighton - Blaenau Ffestiniog day excursion was worked roundtrip Llandudno Junction - Blaenau Ffestiniog by 25043 & 24082.
On July 19th green liveried 25043 worked the 09.00 Llandudno - York with eight well filled coaches. Despite a number of difficulties encountered enroute with slow freights, pathing problems and permanent way slacks arrival in York was only a few minutes late. On July 28th 25043 worked the 05.07 Leeds City - Manchester Victoria vans.
Derby Works was visited by green liveried 25043 during May & June. This was the last Class 25 in green and it would receive a coat of the familiar corporate blue when outshopped about June 10th.
On June 26th recently ex-works 25043 worked the 09.00 Llandudno Town - York.
The Gunnie - Pennyffordd cement working still gave paired Class 25's a good run under the WCML wires, August 16th found 25043 & 25136 in charge of the round trip working.
On September 4th the 09.20 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth was worked to Lincoln Central by 25043 & 25325, returning from there with the 09.15 ex-Yarmouth. A week later on September 11th the 08.20 Euston - Aberystwyth was worked out & back from Wolverhampton by 25043 & 25040.
24057 & 25043 were noted at Hereford on May 26th having arrived on a southbound freight.
On October 15th 1977 24082 & 25043 were noted at Blaenau Ffestiniog with a Ffestiniog Railway Society charter to/from? An Aberystwyth - Euston charter for the Royal Smithfield Show on December 6th was worked to/from Wolverhampton by 25043 & 25038, on the return the locomotives failed at Machynlleth, a diesel multiple unit took the passengers forward.
25043 & 25074 were noted at Skegness on July 2nd & 6th on day excursions, on the latter date the locomotives were failed at Skegness and replaced by 20107 & 20155. On July 17th the 19.30 Crewe - Cardiff was worked by 25043.
Late in August 25043 was active on the North Wales coast, on August 24th 25043 worked the 11.11 Manchester Victoria - Holyhead, whilst on August 30th it worked the 15.32 Manchester Victoria - Bangor and the 19.30 return.
On October 18th 25043 worked the 17.10 Cardiff - Crewe.
A roundtrip Stoke-on-Trent - Wrexham football special on April 21st was worked by 25043 & 25073. During the summer 25043 was active on the Crewe - Cardiff services, particularly during the last week of August.
On September 14th 25043 was noted at Oxford with the morning Toton - Eastleigh freight. A Shrewsbury - Scarborough day excursion on September 16th saw 25043 & 25040 cover 409 passenger miles. By September 25th 25043 had returned to the Crewe - Cardiff services and would be noted on these services until at least November 10th.
During December 25043 was noted at Derby Works for N8 repairs, also present in the Works at the same time were 25041 & 25042.
On February 2nd 25043 worked the 12.20 Crewe - Cardiff.
During 1980 25043 continued to run up the miles on the Crewe - Cardiff services, with only May & August so far revealing no workings on this route. On June 12th whilst working a Crewe - Cardiff service 25043 failed and was dragged by 37294.
Another failure occurred on October 10th, whilst working the 07.50 Cardiff - Crewe 25043 failed at Abergavenny and was dragged by 40079. The next day, October 11th 25039 & 25043 worked the 20.51 Barrow in Furness – Euston, as far as Preston.
On November 9th 25043 & 25220 worked the 14.15 Cardiff - Crewe. On November 29th 25043 worked the 15.10 Cardiff - Crewe.
On December 23rd 25043 & 25219 were noted on the relief 14.45 Holyhead - Crewe.
Last Classified Body Repair: June 6th 1976
Next exam due (B) 4,400 hours.
The proposal also indicated the locomotive components included:
Tyre condition: No.1 end 2.3/8th & 2.7/16th - turned at Derby Works on November 25th 1978.
After arrival at Derby Works and with the shopping proposal rejected, 25043 was gradually stripped of parts and the remains finally broken up by late August 1981.
Page added January 18th, 2001.