The nineteen and a half year career of D5265/25115 was spent allocated to a variety of London Midland depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D5265 was new to Nottingham (16A) on April 22nd 1964. Further transfers were:
May 1964 to Derby (16C).
Renumbered April 1974.
At withdrawal 25115 was stored at Toton between December 1983 & July 1984. It was moved to Gloucester on July 10th 1984 with 25056/090/139 before moving with 25139 to Swindon Works on July 24/25th 1984. 25115 was broken up by the middle of December 1985.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Crewe Works April 1966.
On June 1st 25115 was noted northbound at Duffield with a lengthy train of empty bogie bolsters. The next day (2nd) 25115 & 25209 worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram. Just over a week later 25115 was noted in Devon, on June 11th working the 11.15 Exeter St. Davids - Paignton and 14.10 Exeter St. Davids - Paignton.
Another seaside visit took place on August 4th when 25115 worked the 07.30 Nottingham - Llandudno Town and 13.00 return.
On September 8th 25115 was noted passing Shotton with parcels/newspaper vans headed for Red Bank sidings.
25115 was noted at Derby on April 9th.
1980 brought more visits to Yarmouth and Llandudno Town. On June 7th 1980 25115 & 25136 worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram. Several visits to Landudno Town followed, on June 28th with 25134 on a relief trip from Blyth Bridge (returned as empty coaching stock?) and on July 12th & August 9th from Nottingham.
On August 8th 25115 was noted eastbound passing through Huyton. On August 16th 25115 was working the Nottingham - Llandudno Town but only as far as Derby, being replaced by 25270. Its working day was not done however, the 10.55 Weymouth - Leeds arrived at Derby behind 25253 & 25290, they were replaced here by 25115 & 25214 for the run to Leeds. On August 24th 25115 & 25080 worked a roundtrip (presumed) Wellingborough - Llandudno Town day excursion, a total of 366 miles. The next day the same pair worked the return leg of a Southport - Burton on Trent day excursion.
A month later on August 15th 25115 & 25126 worked the Derby - Norwich (for Yarmouth) - Derby diagram whilst the next day (16th) the same pair went out on the 08.21 Leicester - Skegness and 18.30 return. On August 24th 25115 & 25167 were noted northbound at Gloucester with a mixed freight.
On August 3rd 25115 was the Manchester Victoria banking locomotive. The last recorded passenger workings for 25115 took place in 1982, after transfer to Cricklewood in November 1982 passenger workings would be more difficult to come by. 25115 was noted westbound through Manchester Victoria on the afternoon of August 6th with a loaded train of continuously welded rail from Castleton. August 12th (presumed) a diesel multiple unit failure led to 25115 working the 16.24 Llandudno Town - Blaenau Ffestiniog and the 17.48 Blaenau Ffestiniog - Llandudno Town. On August 16th 25115 worked a Holyhead - Crewe service. On the following two days (August 17th & 18th) 25115 worked the 16.24 Llandudno Town - Blaenau Ffestiniog and 17.48 return following a diesel multiple unit failure. On August 20th 25115 was noted at Llandudno Junction with a nuclear flask from off the Blaneau branch. Three days later on August 23rd 25115 worked a relief 15.10 Crewe - Llandudno Town.
25115 was the Manchester Victoria banker on September 18th.
The final recorded passenger working was the result of another diesel multiple unit failure, on October 5th 1982 working a Chester - Manchester Victoria service.
25115 was withdrawn on October 2nd 1983.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added March 22nd 2013.