The seventeen year one month career of D5257/25107 included allocations primarily to London Midland Region depots with two brief periods at Eastern Region depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D5257 was new to Toton on March 17th 1964. Further transfers were:
January 1965 to Nottingham Division (D16).
Renumbered March 4th 1974.
25107 was the 98th Class 25 withdrawn, the only Class 25 retired during April 1981.
25107 was moved to Swindon Works on August 3rd 1981 and scrapped there by the second week of September 1981.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Crewe Works July 1966.
On July 5th stabled at Toton were D5184, D5185, D5234, D5243, D5244, D5245, D5247, D5249, D5251, D5257, D5262, D5263, D5268, D5277, D5279, D5280 & D5281.
During the early evening of July 2nd 5257 was noted passing Patricroft with a down freight.
At about 6.30am on May 3rd 5257 was noted passing St Helens Junction with an up freight.
On September 14th 5257 made a test run from Derby Works.
The snag sheet for September 14th recorded:
B/C grill to fit
At about 7.30am on August 28th 5257 was noted passing Edge Hill with an up freight.
On May 25th ex-works 25107 was noted at Birmingham New Street with coaching stock.
On September 12th 25107 worked the 14.30 Weston-super-Mare - Cardiff and the 16.25 Cardiff - Bristol. On September 27th the 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich and the 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich were worked by 25107 & 25273.
25107 was noted passing Margam with a westbound freight on March 3rd.
On May 15th 25107 was northbound at Tamworth with ballast wagons.
The 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich and the 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich were worked by 25107 & 25154 on July 10th 1976 and by 25107 & 25123 on August 21st 1976. The latter pair of locomotives worked roundtrip relief Derby - Skegness services on August 23rd & 26th 1976.
On April 21st 25107 made a test run from Derby Works.
The snag sheet for April 21st recorded:
No.2 end leading, recordings made from the No.2 cab.
Loco to paint
On May 23rd 25107 & 25123 were noted at the bufferstops at St Pancras station, 25107 was in very ex-works condition.
On June 25th 25107 & 25213 worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Derby (not Walsall) diagram. The next day (26th) the same pair worked a roundtrip Nottingham - Skegness charter.
25107 & 25280 worked a Shrewsbury - Cambridge special on August 10th. On August 20th the 09.19 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth as far as Lincoln Central and from there the 09.15 Yarmouth - Manchester Piccadilly were hauled by 25107 & 25124. The next day (21st) the same locomotives worked a roundtrip Derby - Skegness, whilst on 22nd they worked a roundtrip Leicester - Skegness. From August 27th - 31st 25107 was paired with 25127, on 27th they worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Derby diagram. The next four days (28th - 31st), saw four roundtrips to Skegness, one from Derby (a relief) on 29th, the remainder from Leicester.
A Nelson - Cheltenham Spa day excursion on May 20th was worked from Wolverhampton to Cheltenham Spa by 25107 & 25270, did they work the return?
On June 7th 25107 & 25130 were noted at Skegness on an excursion from ? Three days later on June 10th 25107 worked the summer dated Nottingham - Llandudno Town roundtrip.
On July 15th 25107 & 25239 worked the 09.19 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth to Lincoln Central, they did not work the return leg.
On August 26th 1978 the 12.22 Crewe - Cardiff was worked by 25101 & 25107.
On September 13th 25107 worked the 4B10 15.52 Bristol - Plymouth vans. The next day (14th) 25107 worked the 19.30 Exeter St. Davids - Paignton.
Noted at Frodingham depot on October 22nd were 25074, 25100, 25107 & 25167.
On November 3rd 25107 worked the 4B10 15.52 Bristol - Plymouth vans (from Exeter?) and was noted stabled at Exeter later in the evening.
On November 7th 25107 (Toton allocated) was noted at Exeter stabling point.
25107 & 25216 were noted light engines at Seacombe Junction en-route to the iron ore dock on January 26th.
On March 2nd 25107 & 25158 were noted at Crewe with northbound coal hoppers.
On a snowy March 16th 25107 was noted with a loaded ballast train at Kilby Bridge.
On May 5th a Cardiff - Bridgnorth special was worked between Kidderminster & Bewdley by 25107.
On June 1st 25107 worked the 14.54 Amlwch - Ellesmere Port freight.
The 12.25 Crewe - Cardiff on June 15th was worked by 25107. On June 30th the 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich and the 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich were worked by 25107 & 25140.
On July 1st the same pair worked the 08.25 Leicester - Skegness to Nottingham, being replaced by 20037 & 20041. On July 7th sisters 25106 & 25107 worked the 07.50 Cardiff - Crewe. Three days later (10th) 25107 worked the 06.32 Peterborough - Kings Cross.
25107 & 25124 worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram on August 11th. On the evening of August 31st 25107 & 33044 were noted at Luton siding.
Shortly after midday on September 14th 25107 was noted at Bristol Bath Road.
On the evening of November ?? 25097 & 25107 were noted at Crewe on up tanks.
25107 was stabled at Cockshute on December 16th.
25107 was noted at Luton on May 3rd.
On June 11th the 16.38 Birmingham New Street - Norwich was worked throughout by 25107. Three days later (14th) 25107 & 25095 worked the 08.02 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich and returning from there with the 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby.
On July 26th 25107 worked the roundtrip Nottingham - Llandudno Town.
The final recorded passenger working for 25107 took place on August 7th working the 13.40 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town with 25191.
On the morning of October 18th at Rugby 25116 was on a down van train, 25309 was the up pilot with 25107 & 25316 in the yard.
25107 was withdrawn on April 30th 1981.
At least one cabside number & TOPS panel escaped scrapping.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added October 5th 2013.