The eighteen year six month career of D5276/25126 was spent allocated to a modest number of London Midland Region depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D5276 was new to Toton (16A) on June 5th 1964. Further transfers were:
June 1964 to Trafford Park (9E).
Renumbered April 1974.
After withdrawal 25126 was stored at Newton Heath until June 25th 1984 when it was moved to Swindon Works with 25134, 25158 & 25208. The Works closed prior to 25126 being scrapped, it was sold to Vic Berry and moved from the Works to Cocklebury Yard on June 3rd 1987, reaching Leicester Humberstone Road on June 5th and into Vic Berry's yard on June 8th. It became part of the stack during October 1987, remaining pretty much intact until broken up during the middle of December 1987.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works June 1966.
**There appears to be an error with the 1976 record because at least until August 1977 25126 had its numbers on the bodyside panels, perhaps the records have the wrong year on them? One more thing to research?
D5276 successfully completed its test run to Corby and back on June 9th.
On June 8th 5276 was the Manchester Victoria banker.
At about 6pm on March 15th 7585 was noted passing Manchester Exchange with a down van train. At about 7am on March 30th 5276 was noted passing Manchester Victoria with an up freight (6H62).
During the evening of November 29th 5276 & 5571 were noted light engines at York.
The snag sheet for January 24th recorded:
Recording above was made at Trent, the recording below at Loughborough.
Knecht fuel filters
On June 1st 25126 & 25125 worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram.
The relief 09.30 Glasgow Central - Nottingham on August 3rd was worked forward from Leeds by 25126 & 25273. On the last day of August (31st) 25125 & 25127 worked a roundtrip Derby - Skegness.
On November 16th the locomotive hauling the 06.45 Paddington - Birmingham New Street caught fire on the approaches to New Street station. The locomotive, Class 52 No.1037 was left in the station until 25126 came to take it to Saltley depot.
25126 was noted at Euston on March 8th.
On July 5th the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram was worked by 25126 & 25146. A week later on July 12th 25126 & 25125 worked the 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich.
25126 & 25324 were noted at Skegness on August 26th with an unidentified passenger service. They would return east on the 19.15 Skegness - Nottingham.
On the afternoon of October 2nd 25120 & 25126 were stabled at York.
25126 worked a Tyne - Tinsley freight on October 3rd.
On the afternoon of February 13th 25126 was stabled at York.
On the morning of February 27th 25126 was stabled at York.
25126 was stabled at Tinsley on March 6th.
During the early evening of April 14th 25126 was noted westbound passing Margam with a coal train.
On the afternoon of May 20th 25126 was stabled at York.
25126 was noted at Leicester depot on May 22nd.
On June 5th the 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich and the 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich were worked by 25126 & 25239.
On the afternoon of October 28th 25126 was notws at Saltley with an up freight.
The 08.52 Leicester - Skegness and the 12.35 Skegness - Leicester on June 11th were worked by siisters 25126 & 25127.
On August 6th the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram was worked by 25126 & 25134. The same pair worked a Derby - Skegness roundtrip on a rainy August 8th and a Leicester - Skegness roundtrip on August 9th.
On August 13th the 09.19 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth between Sheffield & Lincoln Central and 09.15 Yarmouth - Manchester Piccadilly from Lincoln Central were worked by 25126 & 25213. The same pair followed with roundtrip Leicester - Skegness workings on August 14th, 15th & 16th. On August 23rd 25126 was noted northbound at Carnforth with a van train for the Barrow line.
On October 14th 25126 made a test run from Derby Works.
The snag sheet for October 14th recorded:
Fire conduit clip to fit boiler room near bulkhead door
On April 28th 25126 was noted at Toton with a lengthy freight, possibly from Derby St Marys.
On June 17th the 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich and the 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich were worked by 25126 & 25122. The next day (18th) 25126 & 25127 worked a Leicester - Skegness roundtrip.
On July 12th a Leicester - Skegness roundtrip was worked by 25126 & 25101. Three days later (15th) the same pair worked the Derby (from Nottingham) - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram.
25126 & 25137 worked Leicester - Skegness roundtrips on August 28th (relief) & 29th. The 10.40 Euston - Aberystwyth from Wolverhampton and the 16.10 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury on September 23rd were worked by sisters 25126 & 25125.
On May 14th 25126 was noted passing Stoke Gifford with a loaded ballast train.
The 07.30 Nottingham - Llandudno Town and the return 13.00 Llandudno Town - Nottingham were worked by 25126 on June 2nd. The 11.30 Cardiff - Crewe was worked by 25126 on June 19th.
On August 15th 25122 & 25126 were noted at Gloucester with a lengthy freight for Severn Tunnel Junction.
Sometime during December 25126 was noted passing Barnt Green hauling 08899, 08028, 08182 and 08429, all the shunters retained their coupling rods.
On the morning of March 6th 25126 was stabled at York.
On April 27th 25126 was stabled at Saltley.
On May 8th 25126 worked a Whitemoor - Toton freight.
On the afternoon of May 16th 25126 was noted at Nuneaton.
The 09.27 Birmingham New Street - Llandudno Town was worked forward from Crewe by 25126 & 25221 on July 23rd & 24th. Three days later (27th) the relief 16.08 Derby - Exeter St. Davids was worked to Gloucester by 25126 & 25149.
The 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth from Birmingham New Street and the 16.10 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury were worked by 25126 & 25114 on August 2nd. Towards the month end on August 30th 25126 & 25118 worked the 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth from Birmingham New Street and the 17.55 Aberystwyth - Wolverhampton. The next day (31st) the same pair worked a Euston - Aberystwyth roundtrip from Wolverhampton to Aberystwyth.
On the afternoon of December 15th 25126 was stabled at Crewe.
On the morning of December 19th 25126 was light engine at Peterborough.
On March 11th 25126 was noted at Manchester Victoria with an up freight.
On the morning of April 22nd 25126 was stabled at York.
On the evening of May 5th 25126 was noted passing Broxbourne with the 19.50 (?) Croft - Leyton ballast, returning the next morning with the 02.43 Leyton - Croft empties. This was normally a Class 31 turn, its not certain if the Class 25 worked throughout or to and from Whitemoor.
On May 30th a Stalybridge - Aberystwyth roundtrip dayexcursion was worked by 25126 & 25146. Two weeks later on June 17th an equally lengthy roundtrip Wellingborough - Rhyl day excursion was worked by 25126 & 25067. Three days later (20th) the 04.10 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth and the 10.07 Aberystwyth - Euston to Wolverhampton were worked by 25219 & 25126.
The 07.35 Nottingham - Llandudno Town and 13.26 Llandudno Town - Nottingham as far as Derby were worked by 25126 on July 11th, 25126 failed at Derby and was replaced by 25271.
On August 15th the 08.35 Derby - Yarmouth to Norwich and the return 14.20 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich were worked by 25126 & 25115. The next day (16th) the same pair worked a Leicester - Skegness roundtrip.
25126 was noted at Dorrington on September 12th with an engineers train.
25126 was withdrawn on November 28th 1982.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added May 23rd 2014.