With a multitude of transfers in its seventeen year career, D5244/25094 was one of the most transferred Class 25s, with allocations to London Midland, Southern, Scottish and Western Region depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D5244 was new to Toton (16A) on January 20th 1964. Further transfers were:
September 1964 to Southern Region.
Renumbered April 1974.
25094 was the 89th Class 25 withdrawn, one of twelve retired during February 1981.
After withdrawal 25094 was stored at Etches Park, then noted at Derby Works by April 1981 and scrapped there by June 1982.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Crewe Works November 1965.
On January 3rd 1964 D5244 made its test run to Corby.
The Southern Region experienced a number of problems with some of their electric locomotives, with many temporarily sidelined awaiting attention. This created a shortage of locomotives leading to D5240 - D5245 & D5247 moving to Hither Green (73C) during September. Despite this somewhat unusual transfer there are no reports of how the locomotives were used or any photographs of them during their brief stay south of the Thames. D5244 returned to Toton (16A) during November.
On October 6th a Temple Mills - Whitemoor freight was worked by 5241 & 5244.
February - 25093 & 25094 moved to Toton, by month end both are at Longsight.
On January 15th 25094 was noted at Manchester Victoria. On January 29th 25094 was noted at Manchester Victoria with the 5J83.
On June 14th 25094 worked the 2B99 15.55 Exeter St Davids - Barnstaple.
On July 5th 25094 was noted at Exeter stabling point, having worked an evening freight from Barnstaple with milk from Torrington and china clay from Meeth. On July 20th 25094 was noted at Banbury.
On August 12th 25094 was noted at Exeter stabling point. On August 19th 25096 worked the 9B73 15.05 Whimple - Exeter Riverside freight.
25094 removed seventeen milk tanks from the Hemyock branch on August 20th, the Unigate Factory having recently converted to road haulage, the only tanks remaining were for emergency use until the branch closed completely on October 31st.
At about 12.15 on August 22nd 25094 was noted at Exeter St Davids in the down direction with nineteen 21 ton hoppers and a brakevan. It later worked the 6B70 16.57 Hemyock - Exeter milk (one tank).
On August 23rd 25094 worked the 17.55 Barnstaple - Exeter St. Davids.
On August 25th 25094 worked the 2B99 15.58 Exeter St. Davids - Barnstaple, the 17.55 Barnstaple - Exeter St. Davids and the 2B48 20.15 Exeter St. Davids - Newton Abbot (nine coaches).
On September 24th 25094 was noted at Exeter stabling point.
On November 15th 25094 was noted at Motherwell depot.
On October 12th 25094 worked the 9P08 Tyne Yard - Ponteland freight.
On August 19th the summer dated roundtrip Nottingham - Llandudno Town was worked by 25094 between Chester & Llandudno Town having replaced 25317 and between Llandudno Town & Stoke-on-Trent on the return leg, being replaced by 25136.
The 13.30 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town was worked by 25094 on September 9th.
On the morning of May 26th 25094 was noted at Colwyn Bay with a down permanent way train.
On August 9th 25094 worked the 17.10 Cardiff - Crewe and a week later on August 16th worked the 13.20 Holyhead - Crewe relief.
25094 & 25167 were noted at Seacombe Junction on October 4th & 5th with an iron ore train. 25094 & 25056 worked to Hither Green with October 16th’s 11.45 ex Brent returning with the 10.57 Shepherdswell – Cricklewood.
On the afternoon of April 18th 25094 was noted passing Beeston (Notts).
A lengthy trip on August 7th saw 25094 work the relief 11.30 Paignton - Wolverhampton throughout. The next day (8th) the 13.34 Birmingham New Street - York and the return 17.26 York - Birmingham New Street were worked by 25094 & 25071. The following day (9th) the same pair worked the 08.02 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich, returning from there with the 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby.
On November 4th 25094 was noted passing Roade with empty coal wagons.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added September 1st 2004.