The seventeen and a half year career for D5232/25082 started with thirteen years on the London Midland Region followed by the final four and a half years on the Scottish Region.
Built: BR Darlington Locomotive Works.
D5232 was new to Nottingham (16A) on November 9th 1963. Further transfers were:
April 1964 to Saltley (2E).
Renumbered April 1974.
25082 was the 100th Class 25 to be withdrawn, one of eight retired during May 1981.
After withdrawal 25082 was stored at Haymarket until July 1981, then moved to Millerhill, joining 25028 & 25046, the trio reached Mossend by October 1981. A month later on November 4th 1981 25082 moved to Kingmoor for storage. On June 8th 1982 08725, 25082 & 40062 moved from Kingmoor to Swindon, with 25082 scrapped there by the middle of January 1983.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Crewe Works April 1966.
Condition August: green livery with full yellow cabfronts, gangway doors fitted, no blanking plates, hand/footholds plated over, straight sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, 'D' prefixes present, No.2 end driver's side -minor scrape marks on cab corner down to middle of locomotive, No.2 end - center lamp bracket missing - other fittings present.
5232 was the Manchester Victoria banker (T42) on July 2nd. At about 6pm on July 25th 5285 was noted at Miles Platting with a down freight.
On November 3rd the 08.36(?) Manchester Piccadilly - Euston (1L77) with E3194 was worked as far as Stockport with 5232 & 5200 assisting (electrification work?). 5232 was on empty coaching stock duty at Liverpool Lime Street on November 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th & 16th.
On June 15th 25082 & 25047 worked the 09.19 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth to Lincoln Central but appear not to have returned on the balancing ex-Yarmouth return leg.
The 23.40 Liverpool - York was worked by 25082 on August 4th & 5th.
The exact route of the railtour is detailed below, the information taken from the most excellent 'Six Bells Junction' website. Remarkably the railtour kept to time well, departing Liverpool Lime Street at 8.00am as timetabled and returning almost to time to Liverpool Lime Street at 5.44pm, a few minutes ahead of schedule:
Liverpool Lime Street - Huyton - St Helens Junction - Earlestown - Astley - Deal Street Jn - Manchester Victoria - Cheetham Hill Jn - Newton Heath Jn - Castleton - Rochdale - Todmorden - Hebden Bridge - Heaton Lodge Jn - Thornhill LNW Jn - Horbury Station Jn - Barnsley - Wincobank Station Jn - Sheffield - Dore - Grindleford - Edale - Chinley - New Mills South Jn - Romiley - Woodley - Guide Bridge - Ashton Moss South Jn - O.A. & G.B. Jn - Stalybridge - Marsden - Huddersfield (goods line) - Heaton Lodge Jn - Thornhill LNW Jn - Horbury Jn - Wakefield Kirkgate - Crofton West Jn - Hare Park Jn - South Kirkby Jn - Moorthorpe - Wath Road Jn - Rotherham Masborough - Treeton Jn - Shepcote Jn - Woodburn Jn - Sheffield Victoria - Penistone - Woodhead - Valehouse - Hadfield - Dinting - Guide Bridge - Ashton Moss South Jn - Ashton Moss North Jn - Miles Platting - Manchester Victoria - (reverse of outward route) - Liverpool Lime Street.
25082 worked the last Up & Down Belfast Boat Express, on April 5th from Manchester Victoria to Heysham Harbour, with the return working from Heysham Harbour on the morning of 6th. The final 'Ulster Express' from Euston arrived behind 47517, whilst the service from Leeds was a diesel multiple unit.
25082 was on empty coaching stock duty at Liverpool Lime Street on June 6th, 9th & 10th. On June 21st 25082 worked the 09.23 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town. A week later on June 28th 25082 & 25086 worked the 09.20 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth to Lincoln Central, returning from there with the 09.30 ex-Yarmouth.
An afternoon Barrow - Manchester Victoria service was worked by 25082 on August 9th.
Condition December: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors fitted, no blanking plates, hand/footholds plated over, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, three piece miniature snowploughs fitted (yellow).
Heavy fog on December 19th seriously disrupted air travel in the south, with many flights diverted to Manchester and Prestwick. Seven specials were laid on to bring the air passengers south, including an afternoon Ayr – Euston extra which had 25082 & 25230 as far as Carlisle.
On December 29th 25082 was parked on the old centre road at Dumfries, sandwiched between a brakevan and a parcels coach. The next day on December 30th the 09.30 Glasgow - Euston, via Dumfries, was noted arriving at Carlisle with 25082 & 47454.
On May 25th 1978 25084 started out on the 08.36 Glasgow Queen Street - Fort William but expired at Spean Bridge, rescue came in the shape of 27025. Two weeks later on June 7th 25082 & 25085 worked the 18.13 Aberdeen - Edinburgh.
The last reported working for 1979 was September 21st's 08.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee.
On August 9th the 10.35 Inverness - Euston failed behind 47472 at ??, 25082 dragged everything to Mossend Yard.
The final passenger workings were on Christmas Eve, handling the 17.12 Perth - Arbroath and 18.33 Arbroath - Dundee.
No.2 cab 2nd man's side by front handrail - large area of paint missing: June 1980 - until withdrawn.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added April 5th 2013.