D5262, 5262, 25112
D5262, 5262, 25112


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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.

Allocations

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Withdrawn November 2nd 1980.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25112 was the 57th Class withdrawn, one of seventeen retired during November 1980.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).

Highlights

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

1967
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.

1968
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.

1969
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.

1970
On the afternoon of October 3rd 5262 was westbound at Wigan Wallgate with a freight.

1971
Condition June: two-tone green livery, full yellow ends.

1973
On the evening of January 8th 5262 was noted at York with the Gateshead breakdown crane.

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.

1974
Class 24/25s stabled at Newton Heath depot at 3.30pm on December 20th included 24022/25/52 and 25042/54, 25112, 25291/298. On December 21st 25112 was noted at Manchester Victoria with the 8X85.

1975
On January 14th 25112 was noted at Manchester Victoria with the 4J28. On January 15th & 16th 25112 was noted at Manchester Victoria with the 4P06. On January 18th 25112 was noted at Manchester Victoria with the 4J28. On January 30th 25112 was noted at Manchester Victoria with the 5J24.

On February 5th 25112 was noted at Manchester Victoria.

On the morning of May 23rd 25112 was shunting at Guide Bridge.

On June 20th 25112 worked the 05.07 Leeds City - Manchester Victoria vans (4M03). On June 24th 25112 was noted at Manchester Victoria with the 5J24.

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

On September 27th 25112 was stabled at Newton Abbot.

1976
On August 20th 25112 made a test run from Derby Works.

The snag sheet for August 20th recorded:

No.2 end was leading, recordings were made from the No.2 cab. Departure from Nottingham was seven minutes late due to a locomotive problem.

25112; August 20th 1976; 1C41 Nottingham
Load Speed Amps Volts Notes Other
1 27 900 - - -
2 34 900 - - -
3 43 875 - - -
4 51 900 - - -
5 63 - - - -
6 71 - - - -

No.1 cab bulkhead door seals unserviceable
No.1 cab driver's side door seals
No.3 high pressure fuel pipe leak
A side radiator low
Left hand radiator filler drain valve leak
Fuel Knecht bypass valve leaking
A side crankcase door free end leak
Paint to complete
Loco to have vacuum efficiency? test.

1977
A Leicester - Skegness roundtrip was worked by 25112 & 25308 on June 4th.

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

1978
25112 was stabled at Cockshute on January 22nd.

On Thursday September 7th 25112 worked the 09.55 Willesden to Norwood and the return 12.00 Norwood to Willesden. On Tuesday September 19th 25112 worked (presumably) the 09.55 Willesden - Norwood and returned light engine in the path of the 12.00 Norwood to Willesden.

25112, 25114, 25173 & 25179 were all noted at Rugby station on October 7th for Sunday permanent way work.

On Monday October 23rd 25112 worked the 09.55 Willesden to Norwood and the return 12.00 Norwood to Willesden.

25112 was noted at Watford yard on December 16th.

On Tuesday December 19th 25112 worked the 09.55 Willesden to Norwood and the return 12.00 Norwood to Willesden.

1979
On Monday February 12th 25112 worked the 09.55 Willesden to Norwood and the return 12.00 Norwood to Willesden.

On March 2nd, 26th & 27th 25112 worked the 09.55 Willesden to Norwood and the return 12.00 Norwood to Willesden.

On the morning of July 23rd 25075, 25111 & 25112 were noted at Bletchley.

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.

25039, 25112 & 25132 were stabled at Leicester at 10am on November 26th.

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

1980
On June 17th 25112 worked the 16.02 Crewe - Cardiff and on June 18th worked the 17.10 Cardiff - Crewe.

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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Last updated July 17th 2022.

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