During its twenty year career D5200/25050 was allocated to depots on the London Midland, Eastern & Scottish Regions.
Built BR Derby Locomotive Works.
The frames for D5200 were laid down during January 1963 at Derby Works. D5200 was new to Toton (18A) on June 1st 1963 and transferred as follows:
September 1963 to Nottingham (16A).
Renumbered March 21st 1974.
Whilst allocated to Cricklewood 25050 collided with 25033 at Birkenhead Mollington Street on April 22nd 1983. 25050 was withdrawn three days later. By the end of April 1983 25050 had reached Derby Works and remained here until moved in a large convoy of withdrawn locomotives to Swindon Works on February 4th 1985 and broken up there by early April 1985. Whilst at Derby Works the undamaged cab of 25050 was fitted to 25058.
25050 was the 175th Class 25 to be withdrawn, one of six retired during April 1983.
The final movement of 25050 included 25050/062, 25129/133/146, 25220/233/274/294 9X12 Derby Works – Swindon on February 3rd & 4th 1985.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works October 1966.
On May 19th the 09.50 Liverpool Exchange - Glasgow Central was worked to Preston by D5200, at this time this service was frequently steam worked.
On August 29th 5200 & 7676 worked the 09.20 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth to Lincoln Central, returning from there with the 09.28 Yarmouth - Manchester Piccadilly.
On August 10th the 09.19 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth to Lincoln Central and the return 09.15 Yarmouth - Manchester Piccadilly from Lincoln Central was worked by 25050 & 25054.
On August 6th 26028 & 25050 were noted at Glasgow Queen Street on an unidentified working, on August 8th the same pair worked an afternoon Aberdeen - Edinburgh service.
25050 was noted at Dundee on April 1st, having arrived with a freight. April 6th found 25050 working the 11.03 Perth - Edinburgh whilst on June 15th the 22.20 Perth - Euston was worked to Mossend Yard by 25050 & 25068.
On July 1st 25050 worked a late evening Newcastle - Carlisle parcels. On July 10th, whilst many miles away from the Scottish Region, 25050 worked the 11.05 Manchester Victoria - Holyhead. On July 20th the 21.25 Dover Western Docks - Stirling motorail was worked north from Mossend Yard by 25050 & 27025.
A Shrewsbury - Edinburgh day excursion was worked roundtrip Carstairs - Edinburgh on November 1st by 25050 & 25086. Towards the end of November (29th) 25050 worked the 07.39 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street.
On May 5th the 08.00 Leicester - Llandudno Town day excursion failed at Stoke-on-Trent behind 47353, 25050 & 25066 worked the service to Llandudno Town, returning throughout with the 19.20 Llandudno Town - Leicester.
The Stanlow - Heysham Harbour oil tanks were worked by 25050 & 25213 on July 13th.
On October 1st the 16.36 Birmingham New Street - Norwich was worked by 25050. Two days later on October 3rd 25050 was noted at York depot.
25050 was noted at Appleby on May 14th hauling saloon TODM999501.
A St. Pancras - Bewdley day excursion on April 24th was worked roundtrip Birmingham New Street - Bewdley by 25050 & 25199. On May 14th 25050 was noted passing through Appleby with a Divisional Manager's saloon (TODM999501).
On June 2nd 25050 & 25209 were noted passing through Newport (Mon) with a freight.
25050 was noted at Cricklewood depot on July 24th.
During the middle of August in the week of August 16th 25050 worked the 02.10 Manchester Piccadilly - Cleethorpes, returning with the 08.40 Cleethorpes - Doncaster.
On October 2nd 40044 & 25050 were noted passing Kirkby Stephen with a train of track panels. On October 12th 25050 & 25048 worked the 08.20 Leeds - Birmingham New Street. Four days later (16th) the same pair worked the Euston - Liverpool HRT 'Pennine Perambulator' railtour between Bletchley & Toton.
25050 was stabled at Speke Junction on January 13th.
On April 22nd the working life of 25050 came to an end when it collided with with 25033 at Birkenhead Mollington Street. After movement to Derby Works the undamaged cab of 25050 would be fitted to 25058.
25050 was withdrawn on April 25th 1983.
Page added March 29th 2012.