D5262, 5262, 25112
D5262, 5262, 25112

Photograph collection of webmaster.
25112 is seen at Speke, date unknown.

The sixteen year seven month career of D5262/25112 included allocations to various depots up & down the London Midland Region.

Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
Boiler room grilles sheeted over (1976).
Never carried 'Domino' headcode display.
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: 50 months.
Time between withdrawal & scrapping: 16 months.


D5262 was new to Toton on April 10th 1964. Further transfers were:

January 1965 to Nottingham Division (D16).
October 1967 to Springs Branch (8F).
May 1968 to Allerton (8J).
June 1968 to Liverpool Division (D08).
May 1973 to Springs Branch.
October 1975 to Kingmoor.
May 1976 to Springs Branch.
October 1977 to Crewe.
May 1978 to Cricklewood.
Withdrawn November 2nd 1980.

Renumbered April 1974.

25112 was the 57th Class withdrawn, one of seventeen retired during November 1980.

After withdrawal 25112 was moved with 25114 to Swindon Works on March 20th 1981, with 25112 being broken up there by the second week of March 1982.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Derby Works October 1967.
Noted Derby Works July 1971.
Noted Derby Works June - August 1976 (Classified).


April 8th 1964 D5262 made its test run on the 1T48 empty coaching stock test train roundtrip from Derby to the Corby area.

The recorded passenger workings for D5262/25112 are so far very few. The first recorded passenger working took place on July 15th with D5262 & D 5267 working the roundtrip Nottingham - Llandudno Town service.

The 09.00 Liverpool - Glasgow was regularly worked to Preston by steam during the first four months of the year. The increasing availability of diesels saw these opportunities greatly reduced by May, whilst early in June noted were D5262 (3rd), D5248 (4th), D5154 (8th) and D7589 (15th).

On July 3rd D5262 was noted at Manchester Exchange on an up freight.

The clear out of the remaining steam locomotives continued at a somewhat pedantic pace, at the beginning of March Lostock Hall shed still contained twelve machines. However March 26th saw 5262 drag 44874, 45318, 45386 & 45444 to Drapers yard at Hull.

At about 6pm on March 23rd 5262 was noted passing Manchester Victoria with an up van train (4H07).

On August 10th a relief Euston - Carlisle was worked forward from Preston by 5262 & 5176.

On June 20th 25112 worked the 05.07 Leeds City - Manchester Victoria vans (4M03).

25112 was noted at Northenden Junction loaded ICI hopper wagons for Northwich on September 13th.

A Leicester - Skegness roundtrip was worked by 25112 & 25308 on June 4th.

25112 was noted at Cambridge with a weedkilling train on September 2nd.

25112 was stabled at Cockshute on January 22nd.

25112 was noted at Watford yard on December 16th.

25112 was noted on electrification work at Bedford Midland on August 9th.

On a misty November 22nd the morning Whitemoor - Wisbech freight was hauled by 25112, including vanfits crrying seed potatoes. The No.1 end headcode panel displayed 1*12.

25112 was noted at Healey Mills depot on November 30th.

On June 17th 25112 worked the 16.02 Crewe - Cardiff.

On August 23rd 25112 & 25114 started out with the 08.51 Leicester - Skegness but were failed at Nottingham and replaced by 47201. The same pair were together on August 26th working a roundtrip relief Nottingham - Skegness.

25112 was retired on November 1st 1980.

Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.

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Page added September 28th 2013.
Last updated February 24th 2020.

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