The sixteen and a half year career of D5266/25116 was spent allocated to a variety of London Midland depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D5266 was new to Nottingham (16A) on April 29th 1964. Further transfers were:
May 1964 to Derby (16C).
Renumbered February 27th 1974.
25116 was the 57th Class 25 withdrawn, one of seventeen retired during November 1980, including shedmate 25112.
At withdrawal 25116 was briefly stored at Springs Branch before moving with 25047/74/99 to Swindon Works on November 21st 1980. 25116 was scrapped here by the end of July 1982.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Crewe Works January 1969.
On June 10th 5266 & 5284 worked the 13.50 Derby - St. Pancras throughout.
On July 12th the 19.25 Sheffield - St. Pancras was worked to Nottingham by 5266.
On the evening of April 17th 25132 was noted at Castle Bromwich with a freight.
On September 2nd 5266 & 7564 worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram.
At the end of the summer season, on September 29th 5266 & 5271 worked the 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich and is presumed to have returned on the 14.30 ex-Yarmouth.
On the evening of October 2nd 25116 was southbound at Peterborough with eleven vanfits (6P93).
On December 27th 25116 & 25100 were noted at Exeter with the 6V47 freight comprised of 34 van fits. The locomotives came off and retired to the stabling point.
On the afternoon of May 8th 25116 & 25245 were stabled at York.
On the afternoon of May 9th 25116 worked a York - Bradford parcels.
25116 worked a Doncaster - Newcastle parcels on May 10th.
On the afternoon of May 16th 25116 was stabled at York.
On July 15th 25116 was stabled at York.
On the afternoon of November 21st 25116 worked the 4L10 York - Bradford parcels.
25116 was noted at Tyne Yard on November 24th.
The snag sheet for January 20th recorded:
Recordings above from Nottingham, recordings below from Loughborough.
Bolt out of clip on speedometer cable
On July 18th the 21.20 Kensington Olympia - Perth motorail was worked to Willesden by 25116 & 25071. July 29th was probably a typical day at Nuneaton, being noted were returning empty ballast workings with 25150 from Beighton Junction, 25046 from Bordesley Junction and 25116 from Lenton, with two Class 31 hauled workings from the southern end of the Eastern Region.
25116 was one of four Class 25s stabled at Nuneaton on August 29th.
Two months later on September 3rd 25116 & 25243 worked the 08.52 Leicester - Skegness to Nottingham, they were replaced here by 47325.
On Wednesday June 21st 25116 worked the 09.55 Willesden to Norwood and the return 12.10 Norwood to Willesden.
Breakfast time on June 27th found the 03.58 Ripple Lane - Hawksbury oil train derailing five of its wagons at the site of Brandon & Wolston station (between Coventry & Rugby), destroying several hundred yards of the down line. The rerailing coach from Saltley arrived quickly behind 25142, the line being cleared early on 28th, leaving room for 25116 & 25190 to bring in a train of fresh ballast.
On the evening of July 14th 25103 & 25116 were noted at Leeds with empty coaching stock, possibly off the ex-15.05 Paignton.
On the morning of April 7th 25116 was noted at Cricklewood.
On April 18th 25116 was noted at Bedford on an engineers train.
25116 was noted at Nuneaton on July 26th.
The final recorded passenger working for 25116 took place on August 2nd with 25116 & 25129 working the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram.
At about 4pm on August 9th Class 25s noted at Stonebridge Park were 25067, 25069, 25116, 25125, 25140, 25173, 25176, 25182, 25266, 25301 & 25311.
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.
25116 was withdrawn on November 2nd 1980.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added March 24th 2013.