The twenty two year career of D5198/25048 was spent mostly at London Midland Region depots apart from thirty months allocated to the Western Region at Laira.
The frames for D5198 were laid down during January 1963 at Derby Works. D5198 was new to Toton (18A) on May 18th 1963 and re-allocated:
September 1963 to Nottingham (16A)
Renumbered February 16th 1974.
After seven months allocated to Crewe 25048 was stored unserviceable on February 21st 1986 and then withdrawn on February 24th 1986, being stored at Crewe. During December 1986 25048 was sold to Vic Berry, Leicester and moved to Knighton Sidings, Leicester on January 23rd 1987 with 25145/175, 25231, 25303, entering their yard three days later. By the second week of April 1987 25048 had been scrapped.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works November 1964.
The 09.20 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth to Lincoln Central and the return 09.28 Yarmouth - Manchester Piccadilly from Lincoln Central were worked by 5198 & 5200 on June 17th.
On February 20th four Royal Train coaches were brought into Edinburgh by 25048 & 25053.
A typical day's workings were recorded on August 5th when 25048 worked the 09.50 Exeter St. Davids - Barnstaple and the return 11.57 Barnstaple - Exeter St. Davids, the 16.38 Exeter St. Davids - Barnstaple and the return 18.03 Barnstaple - Exeter St. Davids and finally the 20.20 Exeter St. Davids - Newton Abbot.
The known recorded passenger mileage for 25048 during the summer of 1979 produced 1,300+ miles, obviously a great many more were worked that so far remain unrecorded. A rescue job on April 24th saw the 12.00 Plymouth - Paddington with 50045 requiring the assistance of 25048 between Exeter St. Davids and Westbury, where both locomotives were replaced. Not all the passenger workings were this lengthy, on June 2nd as banker 25048 assisted the 11.00 Exeter St. Davids - Waterloo to Exeter Central.
On June 30th 45073 failed at Taunton whilst working the 07.32 Derby - Paignton 25048 & 31165 dragged the service to Paignton. The Type 2s returned northbound on the 10.20 Paignton - Manchester Piccadilly as far as Taunton, being replaced by 47030.
On August 1st 25048 worked the 11.08 Paignton - Exeter St. Davids, the 14.10 Exeter St. Davids - Paignton, the 17.30 Paignton - Exeter St. Davids and the 18.44 Exeter St. Davids - Paignton.
August 18th was another full day for 25048, working the 08.20 Paddington - Barnstaple forward from Exeter St. Davids, the 14.40 Barnstaple - Paddington as far as Exeter St. Davids, the 16.38 Exeter St. Davids - Barnstaple and the return 18.03 Barnstaple - Exeter St. Davids.
The 17.12 Walsall - Birmingham New Street was worked by 25048 on April 24th following the failure of the electric multiple unit. On May 4th the 13.15 Birmingham New Street - Norwich is believed to have been worked by 25048. On May 30th the 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth from Birmingham New Street and the return 18.00 Aberystwyth - Wolverhampton were worked by 25048 & 25219.
A roundtrip St Pancras - Derby - St Pancras took place on July 14th. Three weeks later on August 7th 25048 worked the 12.40 Glasgow Central - Carlisle.
On October 11th the unadvertised 02.15 Euston - Hemel Hempstead was worked by 25048. A Smithfield Market charter was worked by 25048 & 25044 on December 8th from Aberystwyth to Wolverhampton (for Euston), it is presumed the same pair worked the return from Wolverhampton.
On June 5th 25048 & 25200 worked the 07.40 Euston - Aberystwyth from Wolverhampton, returning with the 14.00 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury, however 25048 failed near Cemmes Road and was dragged the rest of the way.
June 22nd was a busy day for 25048 working the 09.45 Manchester Victoria - Bangor, the 13.58 Bangor - Manchester Victoria and the 17.45 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Junction. Two months later on August 25th 25048 worked the relief 12.15 Crewe - Holyhead and the relief 16.15 Holyhead - Crewe.
October produced a couple of trips for 25048, on October 12th it worked the 08.20 Leeds - Birmingham New Street with 25050 and on October 16th the same pair worked the 'Pennine Perambulator' railtour between Bletchley & Toton.
An usual duty on February 24th for 25048 was the movement of recently preserved Hymek D7076 from Leicester via the Hope Valley line to the East Lancashire Railway group at Bury.
On August 23rd the 17.10 Bangor - York failed at Colwyn Bay behind a Class 45, 25048 dragged the service to Chester where 25044 & 25059 took over.
September proved to be a busy month for 25048 in the Carlisle area, starting on September 8th with the 08.40 Carlisle - Glasgow Central. Four days later (12th) a Blackpool North - Kilmarnock charter was worked forward from Carlisle by 25048 & 25140. On September 23rd & 24th the 10.40 Carlisle - Leeds and the return 16.00 Leeds - Carlisle were worked by 25048.
Two railtours were handled during October. On October 8th a Bewdley - Paddington charter was worked between Bewdley & Coventry by 25048 & 25236. On October 29th the 'Bedford Bricker' railtour was worked by 25048 & 25245 between Bletchley & Stafford (out & back).
And finally for 1983 25048 worked the 15.50 Glasgow Central - Carlisle on December 13th.
The 'Vital Statistician' railtour on February 11th was worked by 25048 & 25035 between Birmingham New Street & Toton.
On March 10th the 21.15 Manchester Victoria - Blackpool North and the next day's 09.42 Blackpool North - Euston to Preston were worked by 25048. A month later on April 7th 25048 worked the 10.43 Cardiff - Bristol Temple Meads, the 13.10 Bristol Temple Meads - Weston-super-Mare and the 14.00 Weston-super-Mare - Bristol Temple Meads.
The 07.35 Euston - Aberystwyth from Wolverhampton and the return 14.00 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury were worked by 25048 & 25037 on July 21st.
Finally for 1984 25048 was reallocated to Bescot during November and ended up north of the border on November 6th working the 08.40 Carlisle - Glasgow Central, the 13.45 Glasgow Central - Carlisle and the 17.40 Carlisle - Glasgow Central, a total of 345 passenger miles.
The transfer of 25048, 25176, 25244 & 25311 during November from Cricklewood left the depot with no Class 25's on allocation. Cricklewood was the last London area depot to hold on to its Class 25's.
The next four passenger workings involved north-west area services. On April 12th the 17.03 Euston - Blackpool North was worked forward from Preston by 25048. The 18.20 Glasgow Central - Manchester Victoria was worked forward from Preston by 25048 on June 3rd. (During July 25048 was transferred to Crewe - its last transfer). Engineering work on August 18th saw the 23.50 Euston - Liverpool hauled forward from Crewe via Earlstown by 25048. Finally on September 4th 25048 worked the 21.42 Preston - Liverpool, being the Liverpool portion off the 1M40 18.15 Glasgow - Manchester.
25048's last recorded passenger working took place on November 1st when it assisted the 13.12 Peterborough - Harwich Parkeston Quay between Ely and Bury St. Edmunds, where the booked locomotive 31426 which had previously failed was restarted.
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