D5198, 5198, 25048
D5198, 5198, 25048


Photograph collection of webmaster / C L Caddy.
On August 30th 1980 25048 was noted at Cowley Bridge Junction with an Exeter St Davids - Barnstaple service.

The twenty two year nine month career of D5198/25048 was spent mostly at London Midland Region depots apart from thirty months allocated to the Western Region at Laira.

Built:Derby Locomotive Works.
Boiler equipped.
Dual brake equipped 1975.
Royal Train locomotive - circular access panel on cab fronts.
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: 70 months.
Time between withdrawal and scrapping: 14 months.

Allocations

The frames for D5198 were laid down during January 1963 at Derby Works. D5198 was new to Toton (18A) on May 18th 1963 and re-allocated:

September 1963 to Nottingham (16A).
February 1964 to Leicester (15A).
January 1965 to London Midland (Midland) Lines (LMML).
October 1967 to Wigan Springs Branch (8F).
May 1968 to Longsight (9A).
June 1968 to Manchester Division (D09).
May 1973 to Longsight.
October 1975 to Springs Branch.
May 1978 to Laira.
November 1980 to Bescot.
January 1983 to Cricklewood.
November 1984 to Bescot.
July 1985 to Crewe Diesel.
February 21st to unserviceable store.
February 24th 1986 - withdrawn.

Renumbered February 16th 1974.

After seven months allocated to Crewe 25048 was stored unserviceable on February 21st 1986 and then withdrawn on February 24th 1986, being stored at Crewe. During December 1986 25048 was sold to Vic Berry, Leicester and moved to Knighton Sidings, Leicester on January 23rd 1987 with 25145/175, 25231, 25303, entering their yard three days later. By the second week of April 1987 25048 had been scrapped.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Derby Works November 1964.
Noted Derby Works December 1966 and March 1967.
Noted Derby Works December 1970.
Due for a Classified Repair Jan 1975??? dual brakes fitted (noted ex-works late January 1975).
Noted Derby Works September 1978.
Noted Derby Works February - April 1980 (Intermediate repair).
Noted Derby Works June - July 1983 N4 repairs.

Highlights

1967
On October 17th D5198 & D5283 worked the 12.30 Manchester Central - St. Pancras throughout. On December 2nd the 03.32 Leeds - Halifax was hauled by D5198.

1968
On the evening of February 26th D5198 & D7506 were noted at Manchester Victoria on an Ancoats - Glasgow freight.

On May 29th D5198 worked the 21.05 Manchester Victoria - Heysham.

1969
The 10.00 Sheffield - Llandudno Town and the return 14.28 Llandudno Town - Sheffield were worked by 5198 & 5210 on June 14th.

5198 & 7594 were the Manchester Victoria pilots on November 27th.

At about 7am on December 2nd 5198 was noted on empty coaching stock at Manchester Victoria. 5198 was the Manchester Victoria pilot on December 8th.

1970
5198 was the Manchester Victoria pilot on January 13th, 15th & 16th. On the 16th 5198 was used to assist 5191 with the 8J27 up freight, also present in Victoria were 5212 on a down freight, 303 on an up freight and 5156 as station pilot.

5198 was the Manchester Victoria banker on February 26th & 27th (with 5196).

5198 was the Manchester Victoria banker on March 2nd.

1971
5198 & 5152 were the Manchester Victoria bankers on March 22nd.

During the late afternoon of July 28th 5148 was noted passing Miles Platting with up hoppers (6H45), 5200 was in Miles Platting yard.

5198 was on empty coaching stock duty at Manchester Piccadilly on September 10th. A Stalybridge - Yarmouth was worked to Norwich on September 28th by 5198 & 5205.

1972
On April 8th a Manchester Piccadilly - Leicester football special was worked out (& back?) by 5198 & 7597.

The 09.20 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth to Lincoln Central and the return 09.28 Yarmouth - Manchester Piccadilly from Lincoln Central were worked by 5198 & 5200 on June 17th.

1973
5198 was the Manchester Victoria banker (T43) on February 22nd.

During the afternoon of March 15th 5198 was noted passing Warrington on an up freight. 5198 was the Manchester Victoria banker on March 23rd.

Condition June: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors fitted, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over.

On June 8th 5198 worked the 9F90 Northwich - Ravenhead (four covered hoppers and a brake van).

5198 was on empty coaching stock duty at Liverpool Lime Street on July 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th, 27th, 30th & 31st.

5198 was on empty coaching stock duty at Liverpool Lime Street on August 1st, 2nd & 6th.

At about 7am on September 19th 5198 was noted passing Manchester Victoria with a down freight. At about 6pm on September 24th 5198 was noted passing Manchester Victoria with a down van train.

At about 6pm on October 11th 5198 was noted passing Miles Platting with a down freight.

1974
5198 was on empty coaching stock duty at Liverpool Lime Street on January 7th.


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25048 has split the points next to Peak Forest South box, date unknown but believed to be during 1974.


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25048 at Longsight depot, date unknown but possibly late 1974 into early 1975. The locomotive retains its gangway doors, which would be sheeted over in a Classified repair during 1975.

1975
On January 23rd 25048 (ex-works) worked the 8B33 10.43 Severn Tunnel Junction - Exeter Riverside.

On February 7th 25048 was noted at Manchester Victoria with the 1E01. On February 12th 25048 was noted at Manchester Victoria with the 4J10.

On March 12th 25048 was stabled at Worcester station. 25048 was on empty coaching stock duty at Liverpool Lime Street on March 13th.

On May 14th 25197 & 25048 were noted at Manchester Victoria with the 6J45.


Photograph courtesy D Felton, collection of webmaster
A sparkling and steamy 25048 at Wigan North Western station on November 14th 1975. In contrast to the view at Longsight above, 25048 has lost its gangway doors and has received dual braking equipment. Sadly the details of this working are not known.

1976
On January 24th the Pennine Venturer 3 railtour was worked by 25048 from Liverpool Exchange to Manchester Victoria and from there with 25104 forward to Bradford Exchange.

On February 20th four Royal Train coaches were brought into Edinburgh by 25048 & 25053.

On the afternoon of June 19th 25048 was noted with a crane at Skipton.

1977
On the evening of August 25th 25048 was stabled at Liverpool Lime Street.

A Lichfield City - Barmouth day excursion on September 20th was worked round trip by 25048 & 25039, a total of 290 passenger miles.

1978
During May 25048 was transferred to Laira, this would lead to 25048 being extensively used on the local Exeter, Newton Abbot & Plymouth services. The first recorded passenger working for 25048 in the Exeter area took place on May 21st when it was noted with 25058 on an evening Newton Abbot - Exeter St. Davids service.

On May 29th 25048 worked the 16.40 Plymouth - Paignton.


Photograph courtesy Peter Lovell
Its May 29th 1978 and 25048 has only recently been transferred to Laira. It is seen here at Newton Abbott in charge of the 10am Paignton - Plymouth.

On May 31st 25048 was at Plymouth with a passenger working.

On the morning of July 1st 25048 & 25058 were noted coupled together at Bristol Bath Road.

On July 11th 25048 worked the 7B70 17.00 Chard Junction - Exeter Riverside (eight milk tanks, two CovAB and brake van). It later worked the 2B44 19.30 Exeter St Davids - Paignton (nine coaches).

On July 13th 25048 worked the 6B71 18.40 Barnstaple - Exeter St Davids vans.

On July 18th 25048 worked the 7B70 17.00 Chard Junction - Exeter Riverside (one milk tank, one CovAB and brake van).

25048 was stabled at Laira on August 3rd.

A typical day's workings were recorded on August 5th when 25048 worked the 09.50 Exeter St. Davids - Barnstaple and the return 11.57 Barnstaple - Exeter St. Davids, the 16.38 Exeter St. Davids - Barnstaple and the return 18.03 Barnstaple - Exeter St. Davids and finally the 20.20 Exeter St. Davids - Newton Abbot.

On August 18th 25048 worked the 19.25 Truro - Laira empty coaching stock - a diesel multiple unit.

On September 15th 25048 was stabled at Guide Bridge.

On the evening of November 25th 25048 was noted at Bristol Bath Road.

1979
1979 was another year when 25048 was used extensively on the South Devon passenger services. An early recorded working for 1979 took place on January 30th with the 18.05 Plymouth - Cardiff being worked as far as Exeter St. Davids by 50008 & 25048, the Class 25 being required to heat the train, 45049 took over at Exeter St Davids.

January 16th was a day of ASLEF strike action, at 3.30pm Exeter stabling point contained 08641, 08953, 25048, 25052, 25080, 25206, 33001, 33004, 46017, 46043, 47091, 47290, 47509 & 47543 (14 locomotives).

January 23rd was a day of ASLEF strike action, at 4pm Exeter stabling point contained 08288, 08641, 08953, 25048, 25223, 31241, 31300, 45059, 45069, 46036, 47180, 47258, 47486, 47496 & 50030 (15 locomotives).

January 25th was a day of ASLEF strike action, at 5pm Exeter stabling point contained 08288, 08641, 08953, 25048, 25080, 25223, 25225, 31145, 31158, 45076, 46016, 46051, 47140, 47180, 47486, 50019, 50020, 50021, 50028 & 50047 (20 locomotives).


Photograph courtesy Peter Lovell
The transfer of 25048 to Laira during May 1978 led to many new types of workings, including this view of 25048 & 25107 passing Pinhoe on April 21st 1979 working the Chard Junction - Exeter milk tanks.

The known recorded passenger mileage for 25048 during the summer of 1979 produced 1,300+ miles, obviously a great many more were worked that so far remain unrecorded. A rescue job on April 24th saw the 12.00 Plymouth - Paddington with 50045 requiring the assistance of 25048 between Exeter St. Davids and Westbury, where both locomotives were replaced. Not all the passenger workings were this lengthy, on June 2nd as banker 25048 assisted the 11.00 Exeter St. Davids - Waterloo to Exeter Central.

At about 4.15pm on May 3rd the 1V13 13.00 Waterloo - Exeter with 33008 failed on Honiton Bank. 25057 came off the Chard milk turn to provide assistance in getting the 1V13 to Exeter St Davids. At Exeter 25057 removed 33008 from the train, whilst 31145 backed onto the coaching stock to take out the 1O22 17.55 Exeter St Davids - Waterloo, on departure 25057 provided banking assistance up to Exeter Central, it then ran light to the stabling point. At about the same time that 33008 failed on Honiton Bank, the 15.55 Exeter St Davids - Waterloo with 33015 failed at Feniton, 25048 was sent out to provide assistance to??

On May 19th 25048 worked the 2B76 09.50 Exeter St Davids - Barnstaple.

On June 21st 25048 was noted at Exeter St Davids.

On June 23rd 25048 worked the 1A20 14.40 Barnstaple - Paddington (nine coaches) as far as Exeter St Davids, 47286 took the train forward. Later 25048 worked the 2B86 16.38 Exeter St Davids - Barnstaple.

On June 27th 25048 worked the 10.48 Paignton - Plymouth.

On June 30th 45073 failed at Taunton whilst working the 07.32 Derby - Paignton 25048 & 31165 dragged the service to Paignton. The Type 2s returned northbound on the 10.20 Paignton - Manchester Piccadilly as far as Taunton, being replaced by 47030.


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June 30th 1979, the 07.32 Derby - Paignton made it as far as Taunton before 45073 failed. The train reached Paignton behind 25048 & 31165, the pair returning north with the 10.20 Paignton - Manchester service as far as Exeter where 47030 took over.

On July 4th 25048 was westbound at Dawlish with an engineers train.

On July 6th 25048 worked the 2B35 17.30 Paignton - Exeter St Davids and the 2B38 18.45 Exeter St Davids - Paignton. On the morning of July 7th 25048 & 25052 were noted at Exeter stabling point along with three Class 47s. On the afternoon of July 8th 25048, 25052 & 25249 were noted on Exeter stabling point. On July 20th 25048 was noted at Newton Abbot with a local passenger service. On July 21st 25048 was stabled at Exeter. On July 23rd 25048 worked the late afternoon 25048 Chard Junction - Exeter Riverside milk.

On August 1st 25048 worked the 11.08 Paignton - Exeter St. Davids, the 14.10 Exeter St. Davids - Paignton, the 17.30 Paignton - Exeter St. Davids and the 18.44 Exeter St. Davids - Paignton.

August 18th was another full day for 25048, working the 08.20 Paddington - Barnstaple forward from Exeter St. Davids, the 14.40 Barnstaple - Paddington as far as Exeter St. Davids, the 16.38 Exeter St. Davids - Barnstaple and the return 18.03 Barnstaple - Exeter St. Davids. On the evening of August 24th 25048 was stabled at Exeter. On the morning of August 27th 25223 & 25048 were stabled at Exeter. On the morning of August 28th 25048 was stabled at Exeter and later worked the 18.05 Paignton - Exeter St Davids.

25048 worked the 18.03 Barnstaple - Exeter St Davids on September 8th. On September 14th 25048 & 25207 worked the 19.15 Truro - Plymouth Friary goods.

On October 30th 25048 worked the 6B71 18.40 Barnstaple - Exeter St Davids followed by some carriage shunter duties at St Davids.

1980
The recorded passenger workings for 25048 during 1980 were less than in 1979 and again centered on the Exeter area services.

On January 11th 25048 worked the 8B73 07.15 Exmouth Junction - Exeter Riverside trip (23 wagons and brake van).

25048 was stabled at Exeter on January 26th.

On the evening of May 13th 25048 & 25057 were noted at Exeter stabling point.

On Saturday May 24th 25048 worked the 09.48 London Paddington - Barnstaple forward from Exeter St. Davids.

On June 30th 25048 worked the 09.34 Exeter St. Davids - Paignton.

On July 1st 25048 worked the 16.40 Paignton - Exeter St. Davids. On July 4th 25048 worked the 14.16 Exeter St. Davids - Paignton. On Saturday July 12th 25048 worked the 08.23 Barnstaple - Waterloo to Exeter St. Davids, the 09.50 Exeter St. Davids - Barnstaple, returning with the 12.00 to Exeter, then the 13.45 Exeter St. Davids - Barnstaple, returning with the 15.52 to Exeter, then the 17.25 Exeter St. Davids - Paignton and the return 19.05 to Exeter. On July 15th 25048 worked the 11.04 Paignton - Exeter St. Davids and the 14.16 Exeter St. Davids - Paignton. On July 16th 25048 worked the 14.16 Exeter St. Davids - Paignton and the 16.40 Paignton - Exeter St. Davids. On July 17th 25048 worked the 09.34 Exeter St. Davids - Paignton and the 14.16 Exeter St. Davids - Paignton. 25048 worked an Exeter - Paignton service on July 19th. On July 21st 25048 worked the 09.34 Exeter St. Davids - Paignton. 25048 was stabled at Exeter on July 24th.

On August 11th 25048 worked the 14.16 Exeter St. Davids - Paignton. On August 13th 25048 worked the 11.04 Paignton - Exeter St. Davids. On August 14th 25048 worked the 14.16 Exeter St. Davids - Paignton. At about 10am on August 15th 25048 was noted at Exeter Davids with a short train of vans. On August 16th 25048 worked the 14.45 Barnstaple - Paddington to Exeter St. Davids. On August 21st 25048 worked the 20.50 Paignton - Newton Abbot.

During November 25048 was transferred away from the Western Region to Bescot.

25048 & 25138 were stabled at March Hundred Road holding sidings on the afternoon of December 21st. The next day (22nd) 25048 was noted passing through Peterborough with the late running 15.15 Manchester Piccadilly - Harwich Parkeston Quay.

1981
On January 11th the 18.37 Birmingham New Street - Norwich was worked by 25048.


Photograph courtesy Tony Sayer
A portrait of 25048 at Toton on March 14th 1981. The locomotive has gained the circular plate on the cab front for use when on Royal Train workings. The builders plate has been removed from the cab door.

The 17.12 Walsall - Birmingham New Street was worked by 25048 on April 24th following the failure of the electric multiple unit. On May 4th the 13.15 Birmingham New Street - Norwich is believed to have been worked by 25048. On May 30th the 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth from Birmingham New Street and the return 18.00 Aberystwyth - Wolverhampton were worked by 25048 & 25219.

A roundtrip St Pancras - Derby - St Pancras took place on July 14th. Three weeks later on August 7th 25048 worked the 12.40 Glasgow Central - Carlisle.

On August 3rd 25048 & 25139 were noted on a North Wales - Chester permanent way train.

At about 11am on September 29th 25048 was noted on ballast at Doncaster Decoy. A short while later 25048 ran north through Doncaster light engine taking the Hull line. Later that afternoon 25048 was noted at Peterborough removing 47417 from the 14.03 Kings Cross - York, which went north behind 47428.

On October 11th the unadvertised 02.15 Euston - Hemel Hempstead was worked by 25048.

On November 22nd 25048 was noted at Coventry on permanent way duties with five other Class 25s.

A Smithfield Market charter was worked by 25048 & 25044 on December 8th from Aberystwyth to Wolverhampton (for Euston), it is presumed the same pair worked the return from Wolverhampton.

1982
25048 was noted at Newcastle with the terminated 1E39 Edinburgh - Kings Cross on January 13th, due to an ASLEF strike. 25048 was noted at Carlisle Kingmoor on January 30th.

On March 9th 25048 worked the 04.27 St. Pancras - Derby. 25048 was stabled at Saltley on March 13th.

25145 & 25048 were noted southbound at Crewe with short wheelbase oil tanks on April 8th. Four days later on April 12th 25048 & 25219 rescued the 08.40 Stoke-on-Trent - Llandudno Town day excursion at Crewe after 40169 failed, and returned the service to Stoke. Another day excursion saw 25048 & 25044 work a 290 mile roundtrip Manchester Piccadilly - Aberystwyth on May 3rd.

On May 21st 25048 worked the five coach 4V12 09.22 Shrewsbury - Malago Vale Sidings parcels.

On June 5th 25048 & 25200 worked the 07.40 Euston - Aberystwyth from Wolverhampton, returning with the 14.00 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury, however 25048 failed near Cemmes Road and was dragged the rest of the way. On June 14th 25048 was stabled at Ladywell Sidings, Preston. On June 17th 25048 was noted at Duffield with an up parcels. June 22nd was a busy day for 25048 working the 09.45 Manchester Victoria - Bangor, the 13.58 Bangor - Manchester Victoria and the 17.45 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Junction.

For some period during the ASLEF strike (July 4th - 18th) 25048 was stabled at Cardiff Canton. On July 27th 25106 & 25048 were at Horfield (Bristol) with a train of bogie bolsters.

On August 25th 25048 worked the relief 12.15 Crewe - Holyhead and the relief 16.15 Holyhead - Crewe.

On September 16th 25048 worked a Ince & Elton - Warrington Arpley trip freight.

October produced a couple of trips for 25048, on October 12th it worked the 08.20 Leeds - Birmingham New Street with 25050 and on October 16th the same pair worked the 'Pennine Perambulator' railtour between Bletchley & Toton.

1983
During January 1983 25048 was transferred to Cricklewood, though most of its remaining passenger workings took place nowhere near Cricklewood.

The morning Mountsorrel - Kennett stone train was worked by 25048 & 25233 on February 8th. 25048 & 25054 were noted passing Brocklesby light engines on February 18th. An unusual duty on February 24th for 25048 was the movement of recently preserved Hymek D7076 from Leicester via the Hope Valley line to the East Lancashire Railway group at Bury.

The evening Shresbury - Rugby parcels were worked by 25048 on March 31st.

On April 2nd 25048 & 25084 worked the 'The Annesley Annabis' railtour between Bescot & Annesley Colliery. 25048 was recieving attention at Cricklewood on April 24th.

On the afternoon of May 14th 25048 was stabled at Cambridge Road alongside 45054, 45116 & 45117.

On August 23rd the 17.10 Bangor - York failed at Colwyn Bay behind a Class 45, 25048 dragged the service to Chester where 25044 & 25059 took over. On August 26th 25048 was stabled at Crewe Diesel depot.

September proved to be a busy month for 25048 in the Carlisle area, starting on September 8th with the 08.40 Carlisle - Glasgow Central. Four days later (12th) a Blackpool North - Kilmarnock charter was worked forward from Carlisle by 25048 & 25140. On September 23rd & 24th the 10.40 Carlisle - Leeds and the return 16.00 Leeds - Carlisle were worked by 25048. On September 30th 25048 was stabled at Sheffield Midland with a parcels train.

25048 was stabled at Crewe on a damp October 1st. 25048 was noted at Manchester Piccadilly at the buffers on October 7th, possibly attached (having rescued?) a Class 86 powered service. The next day on October 8th a Bewdley - Paddington charter was worked between Bewdley & Coventry by 25048 & 25236. On October 29th the 'Bedford Bricker' railtour was worked by 25048 & 25245 between Bletchley & Stafford (out & back).

On November 23rd 25048 was noted passing Lea Marston en route to Bescot with a consignment of continuously welded rail. On November 30th 25048 was stabled at Saltley.

And finally for 1983 25048 worked the 15.50 Glasgow Central - Carlisle on December 13th.

1984


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25048 at Crewe, probably during 1984.

Overhead line damage in the Preston area on January 14th saw 25048 assist two passenger services between Preston and Wigan NW. Five days later on January 19th the 07.16 Manchester Victoria - York was worked by 25048.

The 'Vital Statistician' railtour on February 11th was worked by 25048 & 25035 between Birmingham New Street & Toton. On February 20th 25048 was the Manchester Victoria banker. On February 23rd 25048 was noted eastbound at Leeds with a lengthy parcels train (at least 15 mostly bogie vehicles), presumable the Red Bank empties from Newcastle.

On March 10th the 21.15 Manchester Victoria - Blackpool North and the next day's 09.42 Blackpool North - Euston to Preston were worked by 25048. A month later on April 7th 25048 worked the 10.43 Cardiff - Bristol Temple Meads, the 13.10 Bristol Temple Meads - Weston-super-Mare and the 14.00 Weston-super-Mare - Bristol Temple Meads.

25048 was the Manchester Victoria pilot on April 28th.

25048 was stabled at Bletchley at noon on May 30th.

25200 & 25048 were noted eastbound at Chester on June 1st with a train oil tanks.

The 07.35 Euston - Aberystwyth from Wolverhampton and the return 14.00 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury were worked by 25048 & 25037 on July 21st. On July 26th 25048 & 25235 were noted passing Stoke-on-Trent with a train of hoppers.

On August 5th 25048 & 25235 were noted at Polmadie with a BOC (?) bogie tank train, at least ten tankers.

25048 was stabled at Bescot on October 6th. On October 15th 25048 was at Machynlleth with a ballast train.

Finally for 1984 25048 was reallocated to Bescot during November and ended up north of the border on November 6th working the 08.40 Carlisle - Glasgow Central, the 13.45 Glasgow Central - Carlisle and the 17.40 Carlisle - Glasgow Central, a total of 345 passenger miles.

The transfer of 25048, 25176, 25244 & 25311 during November from Cricklewood left the depot with no Class 25's on allocation. Cricklewood was the last London area depot to hold on to its Class 25's.

On November 6th 25048 worked the 13.50 Glasgow Central - Carlisle.

On November 24th 25048, 25194 & 25209 were stabled at Rugby.

1985
Early January brought two passenger turns for 25048. On January 4th the 15.50 Hull - Lancaster failed at Leeds behind 31453, being replaced by 25048 (25048 also reported on this date at York). And on January 8th the relief 04.27 St. Pancras - Leicester was worked by 25048. 25048 & 25231 were stabled at Birkenhead Mollington Street on a snowy January 17th. 25048 was noted on a short freight at Guide Bridge on January 22nd and was noted passing Skelton Junction light engine on a snowy January 24th.

The Ellesmere Port - Severn Tunnel Junction bitumen tanks were noted with 25175 & 25048 on February 5th, Class 47's would soon be diagrammed for this working.

On March 14th 25048 & 31431 were westbound at Bristol with a train of concrete sleepers.

The next four passenger workings involved north-west area services. On April 12th the 17.03 Euston - Blackpool North was worked forward from Preston by 25048.

25048 was noted at York stabling point on May 4th. 25048 & 25213 were noted at Leeds on May 9th with bogie oil tanks (Stanlow - Leeds?). 25048 & 25190 were noted passing through Runcorn East with an oil train from Stanlow on May 24th.

The 18.20 Glasgow Central - Manchester Victoria was worked forward from Preston by 25048 on June 3rd. The next day (4th) 25048 was fuelled up at Newton Heath. 25048 was stabled at Shrewsbury on June 7th. On June 13th 25048 was northbound at Warrington Bank Quay towing 40013 from Shrewsbury to Blackburn. During July 25048 was transferred to Crewe - its last transfer.

25048 & 25109 worked the 6S75 12.55 Severn Tunnel Junction - Mossend on July 3rd. On July 9th 25048 was noted at Shrewsbury with a loaded ballast train. 25048 was stabled at Springs Branch on July 20th.

On August 10th 25048 was stabled at Shrewsbury.

Engineering work on August 18th saw the 23.50 Euston - Liverpool hauled forward from Crewe via Earlstown by 25048.

On September 4th 25048 worked the 21.42 Preston - Liverpool, being the Liverpool portion off the 1M40 18.15 Glasgow - Manchester. On September 6th 25048 was noted at Ashburys with Railfreight wagons. Active Class 25s at Toton on September 15th were 25048 & 25307.

On October 12th 25048 was noted at Birkenhead Mollington Street. On October 19th 25048 & 25181 were stabled at Warrington Arpley.

25048's last recorded passenger working took place on November 1st when it assisted the 13.12 Peterborough - Harwich Parkeston Quay between Ely and Bury St. Edmunds, where the booked locomotive 31426 which had previously failed was restarted. 25048 was noted passing Springs Branch on November 7th.

On December 26th 25048 was stabled at Newton Heath.

1986
On January 10th 25048 was stabled at Gay Meadow sidings, Shrewsbury.

25048 and an unidentified Class 31 were noted together at Bristol Bath Road depot on January 24th.

25048 was stabled at Bescot on February 20th.

25048 was taken out of service on February 24th.

Distinguishing Features
No.2 cabside: driver's side: corner/cabside valencing missing: July 1978.
No.1 cabfront/corner/side: 2nd man's side: considerable dent/scrape on and above valencing from corner front to cabdoor: May 1982 - June 1982 (painted over/patched by November 1985).
No.2 cabfront: driver's side: vertical mark (missing paint?) from below handrail to valencing near corner: October 1982 until withdrawn.
No.2 cabfront: 2nd man's side: three scrapes, paint missing near corner, level with bottom of window: May 1985.
No.2 cab: behind driver's side cab door: scrape or discolouration at same height as TOPS panel: April 1984 until withdrawn.
BIS bodyside: lengthy discolouration or scrape below cantrail to left of radiator grille: (not present July 1980), September 1983 until withdrawn.

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