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.
D7511 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25121 was the 58th Class 25 to be withdrawn, one of seventeen Class 25s withdrawn during November 1980.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 September 22nd the 14.30 Yarmouth - Walsall was worked from Norwich by 5271 & 5266.
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 May 26th 25245 & 25121 were noted at Machynlleth with a Rambler Charter Train from the Wolverhampton area.
During August whilst visiting the Exeter area 25121 was commandeered for some local passenger workings including on August 10th the 14.10 Exeter St. Davids - Paignton and the next day's 13.40 Exeter St. Davids - Barnstaple and the 15.52 return.
On September 1st 25121 & 25043 worked the 16.02 Crewe - Cardiff, and the next day's (2nd) 14.15 Cardiff - Crewe and the 18.17 Crewe - Cardiff. On September 8th the 14.40 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town and the 18.17 Llandudno Town - Manchester Victoria were worked by 25121.
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. A week later it was off to North Wales again on June 30th's working of a Llandudno Town - Manchester Victoria turn.
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. And finally on September 13th 25121 & 25188 went on a Derby - New Clee football excursion, 25121's last recorded passenger working.
Withdrawal took place on November 2nd 1980.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added February 1st 2013.