The seventeen year nine month career of D5196/25046 saw allocations to London Midland and Scottish Region depots. The allocation history was similar to the immediately preceding locomotives.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D5196 was new to Toton (18A) on May 11th 1963. Further transfers were:
March 1964 to Derby (16C).
Renumbered February 25th 1974.
25046 was the 87th Class 25 to be withdrawn, being one of twelve Class 25s withdrawn during February 1981.
After withdrawal 25046 was stored at Haymarket until June 1981, it later moved to Millerhill where it remained until late October 1981 when it was taken via Mossend to Polmadie. At Polmadie it was eventually moved to Shawfield Sidings by at least April 1983.
During April 1987 25046 was sold to Vic Berry's for scrap and moved to Thornton Junction on April 29th 1987 with 25160 for scrapping. All the remaining scrap Class 25s on the Scottish Region were now located at Thornton. The discovery of asbestos in some of the locomotives at Thornton Junction curtailed scrapping here, all those remaining were gradually shipped off to Vic Berry’s Leicester Yard. On June 10th 25046, 25160 & 27016 moved to Mossend, on June 11th they journeyed to Carlisle, thus 25046 & 25160 were to be the last Class 25s on the Scottish Region.
Basford Hall was reached on June 22nd and Leicester Humberstone Road on June 23rd, entering Vic Berry's yard on June 30th behind 31168. By July 10th 25046 had been broken up.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Crewe Works April 1966.
D5196 made two test runs to Corby, the first on May 2nd 1963 and the second on May 7th 1963.
On the afternoon of June 12th D5196 was at Cricklewood with an up freight.
On the morning of July 20th D7524 & D5196 were at Willington with a freight.
On November 11th 5196 worked the 09.20 Carlisle - Edinburgh and 14.55 Edinburgh - Carlisle over the Waverley route.
August 2nd proved to be a very busy day at Carlisle due to the ending of the Paisley & Kilmarnock works holidays and the beginning of the Glasgow holiday. The majority of the specials ran with Peaks, Brush 4s and English Electric Type 4s. Peaks were in charge of the Glasgow trains coming off the Leeds route, because of the quantity of trains this day the locomotives were quickly turned round to take up their next workings. However the lucky passengers on the relief Morecambe - Glasgow (1Z10) had the thrill of 5259 & 5196.
On October 26th 5196 worked a Preston - Liverpool service.
The 20.43 Birmingham New Street - Peterborough was worked by 5196 on February 11th.
On the morning of December 13th 5196 was the York permanent way pilot.
On May 26th 25046 & 25074 were noted at Yarmouth with an excursion from?
On June 13th 25046 was northbound at Thirsk with a mixed freight.
On August 3rd 25046 & 25211 worked a roundtrip Leicester - Skegness service. On August 28th 25046 & 25116 were noted at Birmingham New Street on an unidentified passenger working.
On the evening of October 4th 25046 was noted at Denton Junction with an up tanker train (8M36).
On May 24th the 08.52 Leicester - Skegness and 12.30 Skegness - Leicester were worked by 25046 & 25210.
On April 13th 25046 was stabled at York.
On May 27th 25046 made it all the way to Parkeston Quay on a freight from Whitemoor, the Class 25 returned light to Ipswich before taking another freight west.
On July 3rd the 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth was worked to Norwich by 25046 & 25075, returning from Norwich with the 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby. July 29th was probably a typical day at Nuneaton, being noted were returning empty ballast workings with 25150 from Beighton Junction, 25046 from Bordesley Junction and 25116 from Lenton, with two Class 31 hauled workings from the southern end of the Eastern Region.
On the afternoon of October 19th 25046 was stabled at York.
25046 was transferred to Haymarket during May, this would be its last transfer.
On July 2nd 25046 was stabled at Inverness.
On August 20th 25046 worked the 14.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee. Later that day 25046 & 25013 worked the 23.45 Inverness - Glasgow Queen Street forward from Stirling, having replaced 40006.
On September 3rd the 10.45 Edinburgh - Aberdeen failed at Arbroath behind 40061, 25046 took the service on to Aberdeen. On the afternoon of September 10th 25046 was stabled at Motherwell.
The 23.05 Edinburgh - Perth on October 8th was worked by 25046 & 25050. This pair were then were utilised for the Carstairs - Edinburgh - Dundee - Aberdeen leg of October 8th's (by now the 9th when the 25s took over) Wirral Railway Circle 'Spirit of the Barley' railtour which ran between Crewe - Fraserburgh. The Class 25s were not used on the return leg, 47205 ran throughout from Aberdeen to Crewe.
On April 15th 25046 was noted at Larbery with a passenger service.
On April 17th 25046 and an unidentified Class 25 worked a roundtrip Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee, possibly this was a running-in turn for one of the Class 25s.
On June 19th 25046 worked the 21.40 Edinburgh - Carstairs.
Glasgow - Dundee turns were worked on August 22nd & 28th by 25046.
25046 was noted at Haymarket depot on June 3rd.
On July 23rd 25046 was noted at Inverurie on an Aberdeen - Inverness passenger service and later noted at Inverness depot.
The 14.25 Edinburgh - Birmingham New Street was worked to Carstairs by 25046 & 25019 on August 12th. The next day (13th) 25046 worked the 21.40 Edinburgh - Carstairs.
Condition February: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors fitted, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, straight sided sandboxes.
25046 visited Glasgow Works from February to early April for an Intermediate repair, it returned to Glasgow mid-month for rectification work.
25046 was noted in very ex-works condition at Eastfield on April 6th.
On May 6th & 7th 25046 worked the 15.43 Aberdeen - Carlisle as far as Mossend Yard. The 11.05 Perth - Edinburgh was worked by 25046 on May 20th.
25046 paid a brief visit to Glasgow Works during mid-June but by the 28th was noted in charge of the 10.44 Glasgow Queen St - Dundee and the 13.33 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street.
On September 15th 25046 & 25078 were noted through Barrow in Furness with an empty coaching stock train. A month later it was at Haymarket depot with wheel and axle defects awaiting parts. During November & December it was twice noted at Inverness depot with a traction motor fault.
It seems likely that after being withdrawn 25046 underwent a bogie exchange, which presumably took place at Polmadie. When outshopped from Glasgow Works in 1980 the bogies were fitted with straight sided sandboxes and three rung bogie mounted footsteps, after storage at Polmadie it was sitting on bogies with ridge sided sandboxes and two rung bogie mounted footsteps.
Condition Final (after withdrawal): blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, center lampbracket and other fittings removed, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, two-rung bogie mounted footsteps, ridge sided sandboxes, large numbers.
Page added June 20th 2005.
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