D5169, 5169, 25019
D5169, 5169, 25019

Photograph courtesy Roger Geach
Green liveried Class 25/0 No.5169 at Exeter on a miserably damp, overcast November 20th 1972. The 6Z30 headcode suggests the locomotive may have arrived on a special, perhaps a sugarbeet extra from East Anglia.

For D5169/25019 its eighteen year nine month career was split between Eastern Region and Scottish Regions allocations.

Built: BR Darlington Locomotive Works.
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: 25 months.
Time between withdrawal & scrapping: 4 months.


D5169 was new to Thornaby (51L) on December 15th 1961. Further transfers were:

July 1967 to Gateshead (52A).
November 1967 to Thornaby (51L).
December 1967 to Holbeck (55A).
April 1972 to Gateshead (52A).
July 1972 to Tinsley (41A).
February 1976 to Eastfield.
January 1980 to Haymarket.
Withdrawn September 3rd 1980.

Renumbered November 16th 1973.

25019 was the 37th Class 25 withdrawn, one of nine retired during September 1980, including sisters 25001, 25013, 25021 & 25023.

After withdrawal 25019 was moved to Swindon Works on October 16th 1980, being broken up there during the first week of January 1981.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Darlington Works December 1963 & January 1964.
Noted Derby Works March & April 1967.
Noted Derby Works February 1968.
Noted Derby Works February 1970.
Noted Glasgow Works June & July 1978.


Photograph collection of Rex Conway
D5169 with brake tender makes a striking pose, probably at Thornaby not too long after delivery. The last Works attention for 25019 came at Glasgow during the summer of 1978, at which time it received a repaint.

25019's first recorded passenger turn however, took place on July 25th 1970 working the 10.25 Portsmouth Harbour - Sheffield forward from Nottingham.

On June 14th 25019 worked the 07.18 Sheffield - Skegness and the 10.55 return.

During February 25019 transferred to Eastfield.

The gas pipe trains often took the Type 2s south of the border, another such working involved the Grange Jct Shotwick which utilised 25019 & 25172 on August 19th.

1977 - 1979

Photograph courtesy Michael Roughley
Its July 27th 1977 and 25019 is at Aberdeen with a parcels train. Over to the left are coaches from the Postal working. 25019 would survive in service until September 1980, having received a repair at Glasgow during the summer of 1978.

Photograph collection of webmaster
25019 and a very short freight alongside the overgrown and deserted platforms at Fraserburgh during July 1977. Passenger service was discontinued on October 4th 1965.

The Glasgow - Dundee service provided 25019 with a number of passenger workings, being so noted on July 25th with the 08.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee.

Condition May: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, fullsize fuel tank with circular gauge, no water tank, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, ridge sided sandboxes, two-rung (No.1 cab) & three-rung (No.2 cab) bogie mounted footsteps.

In the early hours of August 10th 25019 was stabled at Perth. At midday on August 12th 25019 was at Eastfield, by late evening of the same day 25019 was at Glasgow Queen Street. On August 23rd 25019 worked the 14.44 (?) Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee and the 20.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee. Two days later on August 25th the 18.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee was worked by 25019.

On June 15th 25019 worked the 18.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee.

The 14.25 Edindurgh - Birmingham New Street was worked to Carstairs by 25019 & 25046 on August 12th.

Passenger workings in 1980, 25019's last year in service included the 19.37 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street on May 23rd 1980 (replacing 40101 on the diagram), the 08.55 Edinburgh - Aberdeen, the 12.40 Aberdeen - Edinburgh and the 17.00 Edinburgh - Aberdeen on July 19th and finally the 17.10 Glasgow Queen Street - Edinburgh on July 28th.

25019 was withdrawn on September 3rd 1980. The No.1 cab 2nd man's side and the radiator grill had sustained minor damage, presumably this was the immediate reason for withdrawal.

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

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