D5278 5278
D5278, 5278, (25128)

The six year eleven month career of D5278 included allocations to only London Midland Region depots.

Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
Carried only two-tone green livery.
Withdrawn with severe collision damage.
1st Class 25 withdrawn.


D5278 was new to Toton (16A) on June 12th 1964. Further transfers were:

July 1964 to Derby (16C).
July 1964 to Trafford Park (9E).
March 1968 to Longsight (9A).
June 1968 to Manchester Division (D09).
Withdrawn May 2nd 1971.

During February 1971 5278 sustained severe damage in the Great Rocks area. The locomotive was removed to Peak Forest and remained there until October 1971 when G Cohen, Tinsley broke up the locomotive on site.

The end of the line for 5278, seen here at Peak Forest awaiting scrapping. 5278 spent nearly all its working life on the Peak Forest - Northwich workings, one of the original batch of Class 25s dedicated to this service. It was also one of only two Class 25s not to receive blue livery.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Crewe Works September 1966.
Noted Derby Works July 1967.


The frames for D5278 were laid down at Derby Works during the spring, with delivery to Toton during the middle of June.

On July 11th D5278 was noted on a Llandudno Town - Todmorden passenger working.

After brief transfers to Toton & Derby D5278 became one of a small fleet of Class 25s to dieselise the Northwich - Great Rocks limestone services, using the dedicated ICI bogie hopper wagons. It was transferred to Trafford Park, one of only a few Class 25s to be allocated here, then to Longsight when Trafford Park closed, and finally to the Manchester Division. It was whilst allocated here that 5278 received severe collision damage during February 1971, ending its service life.

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