The sixteen year career of D5271/25121 was spent entirely at LMR depots, particularly in the Midlands and London areas.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D5271 was new to Nottingham (16A) on May 15th 1964. Further transfers were:
July 1964 to Leicester (15B).
Renumbered February 28th 1974.
25121 was the 58th Class 25 to be withdrawn, one of seventeen Class 25s withdrawn during November 1980.
After withdrawal 25121 was stored at Toton, during January 1982 it moved to Bletchley. From here it is reported that 25121 moved from Bletchley to Swindon on June 21st 1982 with 08403/457/629/704. By the middle of August 1982 25121 had been broken up.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works April 1967.
On July 4th D5271 was passing Burton on Trent with a lengthy freight (8D79) and a brake tender.
On the morning of September 4th D5271 was at Wellingborough with a ballast train.
On the morning of October 28th D5271 was at Ampthill shunting an up freight.
On November 6th D5271 was stabled at Cambridge Street.
Noted around Willesden on the evening of June 26th were 5184, 5226, 5271, 7666 & 7669.
November: two-tone green with yellow ends.
On October 19th 5271 & 5285 were noted at Exeter stabling point off 6Z58 Hope - Exeter cement, they would later return north with the empties.
On September 22nd the 14.30 Yarmouth - Walsall was worked from Norwich by 5271 & 5266.
On the morning of November 27th 5271 was northbound at Skelton (York) with a freight.
On the morning of May 2nd 25121 was at Leeds City with a down parcels.
On July 27th 25121 & 25181 worked the Walsall - Norwich (for Yarmouth) - Derby diagram.
On a wet October 19th 5271 was westbound at Gloucester Central with a freight (6V18).
The Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram was worked by 25121 & 25137 on June 7th & June 28th.
On September 15th 25121 was southbound at Gargrave with a freight (7E84).
On November 22nd 1975 25121 made a test run from Derby Works.
The snag sheet for November 22nd recorded:
Above recording was made from Derby, the one below is from Loughborough.
A Norwich - Aberystwyth day excursion was worked from Shrewsbury to Aberystwyth and return by 25121 & 25066 on July 31st.
On August 15th an Alfreton - New Hadley via Shrewsbury special was noted changing locomotives at Birmingham New Street with 47477 giving way to 25121 & 25260.
25121 was stabled at Millerhill on October 9th.
On July 9th 25121 worked to the North Wales coast on the 07.35 Nottingham - Llandudno Town and 13.05 return.
On October 11th 25121 was light engine at Bescot.
At about midday on November 15th 25121 was noted at Swindon with an up freight for Cocklebury Yard.
25121 was noted passing Attenborough with a short freight on May 16th.
On July 13th 25121 was eastbound at Northwich with a loaded salt? train.
On May 25th 25121 worked the 07.50 Cardiff - Crewe and the 17.10 Cardiff - Crewe.
On a damp May 26th 25245 & 25121 were noted at Machynlleth with a Rambler Charter Train from the Wolverhampton area.
On the afternoon of June 11th 25121 was stabled at York.
During the early part of August Toton's 25121 saw plenty of action in the West Country. On the evening of August 2nd 25121 was stabled at Newton Abbot. On the afternoon of August 5th 25121 was stabled at Laira. On August 10th the 14.10 Exeter St. Davids - Paignton and the 11th's 13.40 Exeter St. Davids - Barnstaple and the 15.52 return, being noted late that night stabled at Exeter. On August 12th 25121 worked the 14.25 Exeter - Paignton. On August 14th 25121 was at Paignton with a service for Exeter.
On September 1st 25043 & 25121 worked the 11.30 Cardiff - Crewe and the 16.02 Crewe - Cardiff and the next day's (2nd) 14.15 Cardiff - Crewe and the 18.17 Crewe - Cardiff.
On September 4th 25121 worked the 07.50 Cardiff - Crewe.
On September 8th the 09.42 Llandudno Town - Manchester Victoria, the 14.40 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town and the 18.17 Llandudno Town - Manchester Victoria were worked by 25121.
On the morning of November 26th 25121 with empty ballast hoppers was noted at Wigston, the locomotive was later seen on Leicester depot.
25121 was noted passing Huddersfield hauling 37171 to Crewe on February 15th.
On the afternoon of May 16th 25121 & 25122 were southbound at Nuneaton with a freight.
During 1980, its last year of service, 25121 ran up quite a few passenger miles which included possibly its longest one day passenger outing. May 31st saw 25121 handle a Nottingham - Llandudno Town working as far as Derby.
June 21st saw 25121 & 25123 on the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram. On June 28th 25121 was noted running light engine at Manchester Victoria. On June 30th 25121 worked a Llandudno Town - Manchester Victoria turn.
On the morning of July 8th 25121 was noted at Edge Hill. On the morning of July 11th 25121 was noted at Guide Bridge with a down freight.
On the evening of July 19th there were nineteen locomotives stabled at Northwich, most intended for engineering works the next day, the Class 25s present were: 25100, 25103, 25104, 25121, 25138, 25153, 25191 & 25196. Also on shed was 5690 Leander, in steam for a special the next day.
25121 was noted at Crewe depot on July 26th.
On August 20th Bescot turned out 25121 & 25127 for a Wolverhampton - Bridlington day excursion, a total of 380 miles, possibly 25121's longest passenger day out. A visit to the Cambrian lines was made on August 30th with 25121 & 25124 working the 07.40 Euston - Aberystwyth from Wolverhampton returning with the 16.10 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury.
On September 13th 25121 & 25188 went on a Derby - New Clee football excursion, 25121's last recorded passenger working. 25121 was the Manchester Victoria banker (T42) on September 21st.
Withdrawal took place on November 2nd 1980.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added February 1st 2013.