The seventeen year career of 5292/25142 was spent allocated to a variety of London Midland Region divisions & depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D5292 was new to Toton (16A) on August 26th 1964. Further transfers were:
September 1964 to Derby (16C).
Renumbered March 30th 1974.
25142 was the 116th Class 25 withdrawn, one of six withdrawn during October 1981.
After withdrawal 25142 was briefly stored at Carlisle prior to movement with 25041, 40113 & 40175 to Swindon Works between December 8th - 12th 1981 and scrapped by the third week of November 1982.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works April 1965 (accident damage).
Despite its entire career being allocated to LMR depots, 5292/25142 did not accumulate much recorded passenger mileage. Its first two recorded workings were on Nottingham - Llandudno Town roundtrips, on August 18th 1966 with D7516 and on July 20th 1968 with D5187.
At about 5pm on April 7th 5292 was noted passing Olive Mount Junction with an up freight.
5292 was on empty coaching stock duty at Liverpool Lime Street on May 30th.
On December 19th ex-works 5292 was tested on the 08.01 Manchester Piccadilly - St. Pancras between Derby & Leicester, Class 45 No.130 was the train locomotive.
The 11.20 Plymouth - Manchester with E3064 failed at Wolverhampton on March 21st, 81012 was added to the train but was unable to release the brakes, 5292 was eventually found to take the train forward.
On May 25th the 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby was hauled from Norwich by 25142 & 25256.
A Brighton - Tywyn day excursion on July 27th was worked roundtrip between Shrewsbury & Tywyn by 25142 & ?
Breakfast time on June 27th found the 03.58 Ripple Lane - Hawksbury oil train derailing five of its wagons at the site of Brandon & Wolston station (between Coventry & Rugby), destroying several hundred yards of the down line. The rerailing coach from Saltley arrived quickly behind 25142, the line being cleared early on 28th, leaving room for 25116 & 25190 to bring in a train of fresh ballast.
25142 was noted at Bamber Bridge on July 14th with tankers headed for ICI on the Fleetwood branch.
The 08.46 Burton on Trent - Skegness and 18.38 return were worked by 25142 & 25131 on May 7th. Two days later (9th) 25142 was noted eastbound at Nottingham Midland with a short engineers train. On May 15th 25142 was noted with ICI empties from the concrete plant at Newton Heath. On the afternoon of May 25th 25142 was noted at Preston with an up freight.
25142 was present at Coalville Open Day on August 19th.
A Glasgow - Heaton exhibition train was worked by 25142 on September 26th.
25142 was noted at Edge Hill on April 25th.
25142 was withdrawn on October 18th 1981.
Page added March 14th 2013.