A career of seventeen years and six months saw D5215/25065 allocated to London Midland & Scottish depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D5215 was new to Toton (18A) on July 20th 1963. Further transfers were:
August 1963 to Cricklewood (14A).
Renumbered March 22nd 1974.
After withdrawal 25065 was stored at Haymarket (noted February 9th 1981), then Carlisle Kingmoor, then moved with 25246 on June 25th 1981 to Swindon Works where it was broken up during the first week of February 1982.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works October & November 1964 (accident damage).
For D5215 the months of October & November were spent at Derby Works receiving repairs to accident damage.
On December 19th D5215 worked the 07.54 Harpenden - Moorgate.
On March 13th & 26th D5215 worked the 07.54 Harpenden - Moorgate.
On April 10th & 22nd D5215 worked the 07.54 Harpenden - Moorgate.
Long distance workings on March 26th saw 25065 & 25081 work the 07.04 Derby - Plymouth throughout, returning north on the 15.10 Plymouth - Leeds as far as Birmingham New Street. Three days later (29th) 25065 & 25083 worked a roundtrip (?) Bletchley - Lowestoft excursion to Norwich. On March 31st the same pair worked a Birmingham New Street - Scarborough excursion, on the return trip 25065 was replaced by 31216 at Barrow Hill.
The new summer season began on Saturday May 24th with the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram in charge of 25065 & 25073, on the 26th this same pair powered a Nuneaton - Whitley Bay excursion.
25065 was noted eastbound through Wakefield with a freight on June 23rd.
25065 entered Derby Works for repairs during September. On October 7th 25065 was on test from Derby Works, with a very mixed livery (blue, yellow & undercoat), believed to have worked on test to Leicester on a Derby - London service (headcode 1C41).
At about 11am on December 30th 25065 arrived light engine at Exeter stabling point.
On April 20th 25065 was noted passing Kingsbury with a lengthy train of empty bogie bolsters.
During 1976 25065 made at least two trips to East Anglia on the Derby/Walsall passenger diagram. On June 12th 25065 & 25211 worked out on the Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich, returning from there with the Yarmouth - Derby. On June 22nd was noted eastbound light engine through Wakefield Kirkgate.
On August 21st 25065 & 25074 worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Derby diagram. On August 31st 25065 was noted running light through Newark.
In October 25065 was transferred to Springs Branch but almost immediately ended up back at Derby Works for accident repairs, not being released until February 1977. During this repair the No.2 cab was replaced with the center lampbracket & other fittings being removed.
On July 23rd 25065 & 25062 worked the 10.05 Glasgow Queen Street - Inverness service. The next day (24th) the same pair worked the 16.30 Inverness - Edinburgh forward from Perth, followed by the 22.55 Edinburgh - Perth. On July 25th the 20.10 Perth - Edinburgh was worked by 25065 & 25026 (or perhaps 25062?).
On September 12th 25065 worked the 12.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee.
On April 6th 25065 was stabled at Ayr depot. On April 14th the 16.50 Glasgow Queen Street - Edinburgh and the 22.30 Edinburgh - Glasgow Queen Street were worked by 25065.
During the early morning of August 9th 25065 was noted at Inverness depot. Other Class 25s to visit Inverness this day were 25041, 25063 & 25068.
25065 worked the five coach 18.48 Arbroath to Dundee on August 16th. A week later on August 24th 25065 worked the 06.57 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street. Two days later (26th), 25065 worked the 10.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee, the return 13.39 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street and the 16.54 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee.
On September 26th 25065 worked the 21.40 Edinburgh - Carstairs.
25065 worked the 21.40 Edinburgh - Carstairs on October 17th.
25065 was noted at Haymarket depot on June 3rd.
On July 21st 25065 & 25086 worked the 08.15 Inverness - Glasgow Queen Street. On July 23rd 25065 was stabled at Perth and also worked a Dundee - Edinburgh service (2G16). On July 24th 25065 worked a Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street service.
25065 worked the 21.40 Edinburgh - Carstairs on August 29th.
On the afternoon of September 7th an afternoon Carlisle - Stranraer Harbour service failed at Glenwhilly behind 47706, 25065 dragged the train to Stranraer Harbour. On September 19th 25065 worked the 11.05 Perth - Edinburgh, whilst the next day (20th) it worked the 07.38 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street.
The 13.40 Glasgow Central - Carlisle was worked by 25065 & 25027 on October 9th. On October 24th 25065 worked the 21.40 Edinburgh - Carstairs.
25065 was noted on Haymarket depot on November 24th.
On December 8th the 06.40 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee was worked by 25065, whilst on December 29th the 17.38 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street was hauled by 25065.
The 09.25 Kensington Olympia - Perth motorail was worked forward from Mossend Yard by 25065 & 25085 on March 29th. Two days later (31st) the 09.55 Perth - Kensington Olympia motorail was worked to Mossend Yard by 25065 & 25084.
On April 3rd 25065 in ex-works condition worked the 17.15 Aberdeen - Stonehaven. On April 9th 25065 worked the 21.40 Edinburgh - Carstairs.
The 15.08 Carlisle - Stranraer Harbour failed at Barrhill on May 2nd behind 47535, 25065 dragged the service to Stranraer Harbour arriving over eighty minutes late. Later that day 25065 & 25062 worked the 22.00 Stranraer Harbour - Euston to Carlisle.
The 20.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee was worked by 25065 on July 22nd. The next day (23rd) 25065 worked the 07.39 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street and the 12.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee. On July 24th 25065 worked the 05.55 Stirling - Edinburgh (Edinburgh portion off the 23.52 Inverness - Glasgow) and on July 30th the 21.40 Edinburgh - Carstairs.
The 06.35 Carstairs - Edinburgh was worked by 25065 on August 1st, on August 9th it worked the 20.45 Carlisle - Perth forward from Mossend Yard and on August 11th worked the 21.40 Edinburgh - Carstairs. On August 16th 25065 was noted at Perth.
On November 8th the 11.05 Perth - Edinburgh was worked by 25065.
A flame cut number panel from 25065 sold for £160.00 at auction during September 2015.
Page added February 20th 2000.