A variety of London Midland Region depots were home to D5272/25122 during it sixteen year five month career.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D5272 was new to Nottingham (16A) on May 22nd 1964. Further transfers were:
June 1964 to Wellingborough (15B).
Renumbered January 29th 1974.
25122 was the 57th Class 25 withdrawn and one of seventeen retired during November 1980.
After withdrawal 25122 was stored at Newton Heath from November 1980 until February 27th 1981 when 25055 (Newton Heath), 25100/281 (Reddish) & 25122, (Newton Heath) moved to Swindon Works, being scrapped there by the third week of June 1983.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Crewe Works July & August 1969.
On May 27th 5272 & 5225 worked a roundtrip Nottingham - Yarmouth day excursion. A Walsall - Norwich (for Yarmouth) - Derby diagram was worked on August 4th with 7665.
On June 7th 5272 & 5275 were reported at Exeter on a 6Z40 Earles Siding, Hope - Exeter cement.
On November 20th 25122 was noted at Tapton Junction with the 4V28 Tyne - Morris Cowley.
At about 2pm on December 13th 25081, 25122, 25169 & 25224 were noted at Exeter stabling point.
25122 & 25136 worked a Leicester - Skegness round trip on May 29th.
25121 & 25122 were noted at Crewe Station with a down coal train on June 9th.
On July 31st 25122 & 25117 worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram.
For 1978 Skegness was a very popular place for 25122. However the first recorded passenger trip of the year took place on June 17th working the 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich with 25126 and returning from Norwich with the 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby. The Skegness roundtrips began on June 18th with 25136 from Leicester, then with 25115 on August 23rd (relief), 24th (relief), 27th (relief) 28th (relief) & 29th (relief, round trip assumed) from Nottingham. The next day (30th) an additional roundtrip Stoke on Trent - Skegness was worked by 25122 & 25115.
On October 11th 25122 was noted westbound through Manchester Victoria with a lengthy van train.
No further Skegness or Yarmouth workings have been recorded for 25122, instead 25122 visited the Cambrian line for further passenger workings during 1979 & 1980. On April 14th a returning Pwllheli - Euston railtour utilised 25122 & 25040 from Machynlleth to Wolverhampton (46011 was added from Shrewsbury for heating purposes). 25218 had failed on the outward working at Machynlleth, with 25040 working alone to Pwllheli and back prior to 25122 being added. Two days later (16th) the same pair worked a roundtrip Walsall - Aberystwyth day excursion.
On the afternoon of May 22nd 25122 was noted at Warrington Bank Quay with an up freight.
On June 5th 25122 & 25110 worked the 8X06 18.35 Birkenhead Depot - Dee Marsh conveying Wirral electric stock. On June 30th 25122 & 25263 worked the 04.15 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth and the 10.09 Aberystwyth - Euston to Wolverhampton.
25122 was noted westbound through Nottingham with a freight on July 5th.
25122 & 25126 were noted westbound at Gloucester with a mixed freight for Severn Tunnel Junction on August 15th.
25122 was stabled at Cardiff Canton on September 16th.
25122 was stabled at Bristol Bath Road on October 10th.
25122 was noted at Oxford depot October 24th & 26th 1980.
25122 was withdrawn on November 2nd 1980.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added June 16th 2013.