The eighteen year career of D5291/25141 was spent allocated to only London Midland Region depots.
Built BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D5291 was new to Toton (16A) on August 24th 1964. Further transfers were:
September 1964 to Derby (16C).
Renumbered March 19th 1974.
25141 was the 137th Class 25 to be withdrawn, one of three retired during September 1982.
After withdrawal 25141 was stored at Longsight until January 1983 when it moved to Springs Branch, remaining here until June 1984. On June 27th 1984 25141 moved to Swindon and was scrapped there by late January 1987.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Crewe Works November 1968.
On March 23rd a visit to Lostock Hall shed found twelve diesels present, including 5190 & 5291 and eight withdrawn steam locomotives: 44874, 44894, 45017, 45318, 45386, 45388, 45444 & 48493.
5291 & 5151 were the Manchester Victoria pilots on December 2nd. 5291 was the Manchester Victoria pilot on December 3rd.
At about 7.30am on September 26th 7638 was noted passing Olive Mount Junction with an up freight (8L40).
The 13.50 Derby - St. Pancras was worked to Leicester by 5291 & 5246 on December 14th.
On May 31st 25141 & 25209 worked the 09.20 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth to Lincoln Central, returning from there with the 09.30 Yarmouth - Manchester Piccadilly.
On June 9th 25141 worked the 05.07 Leeds City - Manchester Victoria vans (4M03).
25141 was on empty coaching stock duty at Liverpool Lime Street on August 1st. On August 23rd 25141 & 25189 handled the same diagram, the 4M03?
The 22.35 York - Manchester Victoria was worked by 25141 on August 29th (August 28th departure?).
On September 3rd 25141 worked a Clitheroe - Hexham cement train.
25141 was stabled at Saltley at noon of August 8th.
The 07.30 Nottingham - Llandudno Town and 13.02 return to Nottingham wwere worked by 25141 on August 12th. A week later (19th) 25141 worked the 19.30 Crewe - Cardiff and on August 21st the 12.25 Crewe - Cardiff.
The 04.15 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth and the 10.09 Aberystwyth - Euston to Wolverhampton were worked by 25141 & 25032 on July 7th. The next day (8th), the same pair worked the 08.45 Birmingham New Street - Barmouth, returning with the 17.45 Barmouth - Euston to Wolverhampton. On July 20th 25141 worked the 15.15 Plymouth - Manchester Piccadilly between Gloucester & Birmingham New Street, being banked up Lickey by 37217 & 37231. A week later on July 28th the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram was worked by 25141 & 25110.
On August 8th 25141 was noted in the Reading area with a weed killing train. On August 17th an engineers special was worked from Bescot to Hitchin by 25141, returning equipment used in the Bushbury accident cleanup.
The 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth from Birmingham New Street and the return 16.10 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury were worked by 25141 & 25145 on August 11th and by 25141 & 25274 on September 15th.
On September 16th (a Sunday) six coal trains were worked from South Wales to Corby. Four of the coal trains were held at Didcot and two at Oxford, with Banbury providing locomotives to work the trains forward to Corby. Two pairs of Class 25s were used, 25141 & 25274 and 25134 & 25212, other types included Classes 20 & 47.
The 08.40 Carlisle - Glasgow Central was worked by 25141 on June 1st. Near the end of the month on June 27th a Blythe Bridge - Llandudno Town relief was worked by 25141 & 25206 (out and back?). On June 29th 25141 was noted northbound at Blea Moor with a train of short wheelbase flat wagons.
On the morning of August 10th 25141 was noted at Heaton Chapel with an up permanent way crane. On the afternoon of August 19th 25141 was noted at Ashburys with a down freight.
Cambrian metals were revisited on May 29th/30th. On May 29th 25141 & 25062 worked the 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth from Birmingham New Street, returning with the 16.05 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury. The next day (30th) the same pair worked the 08.45 Birmingham New Street - Aberystwyth from Shrewsbury, the 16.40 Aberystwyth - Machynlleth and the 17.25 return and the 18.15 Aberystwyth - Euston to Wolverhampton.
On August 9th (1982?) 25141 was noted in the Reading area working a weed killing train. On August 21st 1982 25141 was noted on a Banbury - Bescot freight.
25141 & 25245 worked the 07.38 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth and the 10.07 Aberystwyth - Euston to Machynlleth on August 28th. 25141 failed at Machynlleth and was replaced by 25307. It is most likely this was 25141's last passenger working.
25141 was withdrawn on September 19th 1982.
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