D5162, 5162, 25012
D5162, 5162, 25012

The working career for D5162/25012 amounted to fifteen years and six months, primarily allocated to Eastern Region depots but with a short spell allocated to Scottish depots prior to withdrawal.

Built: BR Darlington Locomotive Works.
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: ?? months.
Time between withdrawal & scrapping: 8 months.

Allocations

D5162 was new to Thornaby (51L) on September 9th 1961. Further transfers were:

October 1971 to Holbeck (55A).
October 1972 to Tinsley (41A).
August 1975 to Eastfield.
February 1st 1976 to store (serviceable).
May 1976 to Haymarket (reinstated).
Withdrawn February 4th 1977.

Renumbered February 1974.

25012 was the 15th Class 25 to be withdrawn, the only Class 25 retired during February 1977.

25012 was noted at Glasgow Works by the end of May 1977 and scrapped by the middle of October 1977.

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25012 has come to the end of the line, accompanied by locomotives of Classes 26 & 20, seen here at Glasgow Works, date unknown, but presumably during 1977.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Darlington Works January - March 1965.
Noted Derby Works July - September 1971.
Noted Derby Works September 1972.

Highlights

1963
Condition July: green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, bottom of warning panel does not cover frame level stripe, ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, steam style shedplate on cab front.

1971
On December 7th Holbeck’s 5162 hauled a Millerhill – Tyne Yard freight.

1972
In October all of of the Holbeck & Gateshead Class 25s were transferred to Tinsley, this was now home to 5162 – 5175.

1973
On April 25th 5162 & 5172 were noted eastbound at Fenton, presumably having worked the 8M54 Treeton - Grange (arr 12.13) which went back as 8E06 13.45 Etruria Junction - Treeton, but presumably on this day there were no return empties.

Passenger workings for D5162/25012 proved to be very rare. On June 27th 5162 & 5237 worked a round trip Wrexham - Bottesford school excursion.

1974
Another passenger working took place on August 23rd with 25012 & 25001 working the 19.20 York - Birmingham New Street throughout.

1975
On August 3rd 25012 was noted shunting damaged 40159 into Eastfield depot. Possibly 25012 had recovered the damaged Class 40 from Glasgow Queen Street station after it had run away the previous day whilst proceeding down Cowalirs Bank to work an early morning newspaper train to Edinburgh. The Class 40 sustained damage to the No.2 end.

On September 21st at Perth 26020 & 25012 were noted backing on to coaching stock, believed to be for the 17.52 to Edinburgh - Perth.

1977
25012 was withdrawn on February 4th 1977.

(Gangway doors removed by May 1974).

Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.

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