Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
The twelve year five month career of D5195/25045 saw allocations to London Midland and Eastern Region depots. The allocation history was similar to the immediately preceding locomotives but included six months on loan to Colwick, but no stint on the Scottish Region. This was the third class 25 to be withdrawn because of collision damage and marked the first inroads into the fleet at the same time that major withdtawals were affecting the Class 24s. In earlier times the damage sustained would have been repaired but times were changing during 1975.
D5195 was new to Toton (18A) on May 4th 1963. Further transfers were:
February 1964 to Nottingham (16D).
Renumbered February 28th 1974.
25045 was the 3rd Class 25 to be withdrawn, being the first withdrawn since TOPS renumbering had taken place.
25045 was put to store during August 1975 with collision damage and noted at Derby Works early in September 1975. Withdrawal came a month later, with the locomotive lingering for four years at Derby Works until finally broken up during September 1979.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works May - July 1964 (collision repairs).
Trouble befell D5195 on April 24th whilst working the final leg of the ‘Devonian’ from Leeds City South to Bradford, a regular working for the Type 2's. In a conflicting move at Leeds City Junction a collision ensued with the 17.36 Leeds City North - Knottingley diesel multiple unit, derailing a number of vehicles, leaving D5195 with a very battered cab. This locomotive was later removed to Derby Works for repair, being noted here during May & July.
Derby Works visits included D5195 during March.
After five years of allocation to Midland sheds D5195 moved to the Liverpool Division (D08) during July.
The Manchester - Filey Camp summer service provided Type 2’s with a trip to this East Coast resort, D5281 & D5195 made the trip on July 20th.
On April 1st the 10.50 Elswick (Newcastle) - Ellesmere Port special (7Z21) had 5195 & 5031
During May 5195 was transferred to the Preston Division (D10).
Throughout April the Friday’s only 17.30 Manchester - York was almost always Class 25 haulage, the four occasions featured 7574, 5195, 7595 & lastly Type 4 No.255.
September 25th's Newton Abbot - Stirling Motorail was taken forward from Mossend by 5195 & 5284.
On October 20th the 07.00 Perth - Edinburgh was worked by 5195.
The failure of the Windermere branch diesel multiple unit on December 7th found 5195 called upon to drag several services until a replacement diesel multiple unit was located.
25045 was stored with accident damage during August, after evaluation at Derby it was withdrawn during October and presented a sorry sight for the visitors attending the annual Open Day. It was noted being towed on to Derby stabling point with 24045 (and possibly others) on November 21st 1975 (is this date correct maybe August??), showing headcode 9T46 at the damaged No.1 end. Quite where 25045 received its accident damage is not known to your scribe, but the damage sustained would certainly have been repaired in earlier times. However times were changing, major inroads had just been made to the Class 24 fleet. Thus any accident damaged Class 25 would also be a serious candidate for early retirement - 25045 would be the third Class 25 withdrawn, and the first to be withdrawn under the TOPS numbering system.
Page added June 20th 2005.