D5285/25135 was another Class 25 to spend its entire career allocated to London Midland Region depots and entertaining eighteen transfers in its nineteen year six month career.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D5285 was new to Nottingham (16A) on July 9th 1964. Further transfers were:
July 1964 to Cricklewood West (14B).
Renumbered March 16th 1974.
25135 was the 165th Class 25 to be withdrawn.
After withdrawal 25135 was stored at Crewe until March 29th 1984 when it was moved with 25132/136/143 to Gloucester, reaching Swindon Works on April 2nd 1984, and broken up by the end of July 1986. The cabs were transported to Vic Berry, Leicester for disposal.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Crewe Works June 1968.
On June 1st 25135 & 25035 worked the 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich returning with the 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich. The next day (2nd) the same locomotives worked a roundtrip Derby - Skegness service.
On July 20th the 14.30 Blackpool North - Leicester was worked to Nottingham by 25135 & 25299.
An Alfreton - Yarmouth special was worked by 25012 & 25135 on August 28th.
On October 31st 25135 worked the 6B58 15.05 Whimple - Exeter Riverside (two vans).
On June 8th 25135 removed 24086 from Derby Works en-route to Doncaster Works for scrapping. Four days later (12th) 25135 & 25125 worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall passenger diagram.
July 28th found 25135 working the 13.33 Taunton - Cardiff and the 17.45 Cardiff - Bristol Temple Meads.
On September 11th 25135 & 25184 worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall passenger diagram.
On July 16th 25135 & 25205 worked the 12.30 Skegness - Leicester forward from Nottingham, having replaced 25131 & 25173.
On August 6th 25135 worked the 18.35 Birmingham - Norwich from Leicester to March, the Class 25 replaced a failed Class 31 and a Class 37 took over at March. On August 13th 25135 & 25267 worked the 09.20 Derby - Skegness and the 13.05 return.
25135 was noted passing Bytham on July 25th with a lengthy parcels train.
On August 25th a special flyash working from the LMR was noted at Peterborough with 25131 & 25135. The same locomotives worked roundtrips to Skegness from Derby on August 26th and Leicester (27th, 29th & 30th).
September 4th’s Southam trip proved a little too strenuous for 25243 as it caught fire at the site of Marton station. 25131 & 25135 rescued the train several hours later.
On September 29th the 09.55 Derby - Newquay was worked to Birmingham by 25135 & 25073 with 45026 replacing the Type 2s. Three days later (Oct 2nd) 25135 was even further down the NE/SW mainline, working a Bristol Temple Meads - Plymouth additional service to cover a late running train.
On April 18th 25135 was noted southbound at Knighton South Junction with a Class 8 freight, by 5pm the locomotive was noted at Wellingborough.
On May 31st 25135 & 25124 worked the Walsall - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Derby diagram and on June 7th 25135 worked the 07.35 Nottingham - Llandudno Town and 13.00 return.
A diesel multiple unit failure on March 3rd saw 25135 work the 16.37 Leicester - Birmingham New Street and the 18.00 Birmingham New Street - Derby. On July 3rd (?) 25135 was reported on an unidentified Glasgow Central - Carlisle service.
On August 12th at about 19.15 25085 & 25135 arrived at Leeds Holbeck off the Z26 job.
The final passenger working for 25135 took place on September 1st working a roundtrip Coventry - Southport day excursion, a total of 251 miles.
25135 was noted working a short 6T90 Arpley - Burscough Bridge freight on November 2nd 1982.
On November 14th 1982 25135 was noted at Liverpool Lime Street on a short engineers train.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added March 16th 2013.