The almost seventeen year career of D5264/25114 was spent allocated to a variety of London Midland depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D5264 was new to Nottingham (16A) on April 17th 1964. Further transfers were:
May 1964 to Nottingham (16D).
Renumbered February 16th 1974.
25114 was the 91st Class 25 withdrawn, one of twelve retired during February 1981.
After withdrawal 25114 was stored at Cricklewood until moved with 25112 to Swindon Works on March 20th 1981, and broken up by the third week of July 1981.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Crewe Works July 1968.
On the morning of December 14th noted at Preston were 5200, 5203, 5264 and 7556 at nearby Ribble sidings.
On the evening of June 30th 369 & 5264 were southbound at Preston light engines.
At about 6pm on April 18th 5264 was noted at Manchester Exchange waiting to work the 4P05 van train.
D5264/25114 worked a minimal number of passenger services. It was first noted on June 30th working a Llandudno Town - Manchester Victoria service.
At about 5pm on July 26th 5264 was noted passing Olive Mount Junction with an up freight. At about 5.30pm on July 27th 5264 was noted at Manchester Exchange with an up van train (4P05). At about 6pm on July 30th 5264 was noted at Manchester Exchange waiting to work the 4P05 van train.
At about 6pm on August 1st 5264 was noted at Manchester Exchange waiting to work the 4P05 van train. On August 11th 5264 worked the 09.50 Llandudno - Manchester Victoria and the 13.30 Manchester Victoria - Bangor. At this time this was normally a Class 40 turn.
At about 7am on June 5th 25114 was noted at Manchester Exchange on a down van train.
On August 16th 25114 & 25192 worked the 09.20 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth to Lincoln Central, returning from their with the 09.30 Yarmouth - Manchester Piccadilly.
On the morning of December 6th 25114 was noted eastbound through Wakefield light engine, later in the morning it returned hauling 47372 & 47373.
On the morning of October 22nd 25114 was noted at Birkenhead North with empty coaching stock for Horwich Works.
On April 4th 25114 was noted at Birkenhead North on up empties.
On July 1st 25114 made a test run from Derby Works.
The snag sheet for July 1st recorded:
25114 was also reported on another running-in turn ex-Derby Works, on July 25th working the 10.05 Derby - St. Pancras as far as Leicester, 45108 was the train engine.
On Wednesday August 30th 25114 worked the 09.55 Willesden to Norwood and the return 12.00 Norwood to Willesden.
25112, 25114, 25173 & 25179 were all noted at Rugby station on October 7th for Sunday permanent way work.
On Tuesday October 24th 25114 worked the 09.55 Willesden to Norwood and the return 12.00 Norwood to Willesden.
December 5th found 25067 & 25114 in charge of the 39 vehicle 21.50 Northampton – Willesden freight, whilst passing through Tring thirteen of them derailed, three overturning, closing the slow lines for four days.
On Friday February 2nd 25118 & 25114 worked the 12.25 Willesden to Norwood and (presumably) the 14.00 Norwood - Willesden.
On Thursday February 22nd 25114 worked the 09.55 Willesden to Norwood and the return 12.00 Norwood to Willesden.
On the afternoon of June 8th 25114 was stabled at York.
On June 26th 25114 worked the 16.02 Crewe - Cardiff.
1979 produced possibly 25114's longest passenger working, on July 7th 25114 with at least nine Mk1s worked the 16.08 Bristol Temple Meads - Newcastle, presumably throughout, for a total of 313 miles. At about 6.30pm on July 15th 25038, 25088, 25114, 25153 & 25300 were stabled at Leicester depot.
On September 9th 25114 was noted on the parcels side at Euston. On September 15th 25114 worked the 14.40 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town.
On the afternoon of November 26th 25114 & 25115 were noted at Bedford with an electrification train.
On June 26th 25114 was noted on a trip freight of coal/coke wagons at Kidderminster.
25114 was noted at Preston on the evening of July 10th.
Late on the evening of August 1st 25114 & 25126 were noted at Wolverhampton with an unidentified return leg of an excursion. The next day (2nd) the same pair worked the 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth forward from Birmingham New Street, returning with the 16.10 to Shrewsbury. The last two passenger workings for 25114 involved Skegness, on August 23rd 25114 & 25112 worked the 08.51 Leicester - Skegness as far as Nottingham, where they were failed and replaced by 47201. By August 26th the same locomotives worked a relief 09.53 Nottingham - Skegness and 18.15 return. Ironically 25112 & 25114 would make their last journey together from Cricklewood to Swindon during March 1981 for scrapping.
25114 was noted at Edge Hill on September 6th.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added March 20th 2013.