The nineteen year career of D5171/25021 started out on the NER, spending fourteen years at a variety of Eastern Region depots before moving to the Scottish Region.
The frames for D5171 were laid down during November 1961 at Darlington Works. D5171 was new to Thornaby (51L) on February 3rd 1962.Transfer dates and depots were:
The next four years were spent on allocation to two Scottish depots.
February 1976 to Eastfield
After two and a half years at Haymarket 25021 was withdrawn on September 3rd 1980, moved to Swindon Works on October 16th 1980 and was broken up by the middle of December 1980.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Darlington Works January & February 1964.
Renumbered February 1974.
On September 30th 1978 25021 assisted the LCGB Ayr & Galloway railtour in hauling the passenger train the short distance from Stranraer station to Harbour Junction to allow release of the two Class 40s, 40171 & 40191.
Although 25021 was not boiler equipped it was used by the Scottish Region on scheduled passenger working during the summer months. Perhaps one of its more interesting workings was on May 23rd 1980 when it came to the rescue of 20110 & 20119 working the 1N21 09.45 Edinburgh - Inverness at Aviemore. 20119 had earlier failed at Kingussie, 20110 soldiered on along to Aviemore where 25021 was added for the run to Inverness.
Noted on July 31st out of use at Haymarket with minor collision damage. Moved to Millerhill by September 2nd 1980.
October 10th 1980: noted heading south on the ECML behind 40006 hauling 25001, 25013, 25019 & 25021 as far as Thornaby.
Pictures of D5171/25021
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