D5200, 5200, 25050
D5200, 5200, 25050


Photograph courtesy Russell Saxton
25050 waits for the crew change to be completed at Derby's Platform 4 on February 11th 1981. The locomotive has only very recently been transferred from Haymarket to Toton.

During its twenty year career D5200/25050 was allocated to depots on the London Midland, Eastern & Scottish Regions.

Built BR Derby Locomotive Works.
Boiler equipped.
Dual brake equipped (1979).
Center lampbracket & other fittings removed.
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: 55 months.
Time between withdrawal & scrapping: 23 months.

Allocations

The frames for D5200 were laid down during January 1963 at Derby Works. D5200 was new to Toton (18A) on June 1st 1963 and transferred as follows:

September 1963 to Nottingham (16A)
March 1964 to Derby (16C)
January 1965 to Midland Lines (ML)
August 1965 to Gateshead (52A)
August 1965 to York (50A) on loan
September 1965 to London Midland (Midland) Line (LMML)
October 1967 to Wigan Springs Branch (8F)
May 1968 to Longsight (9A)
June 1968 to Manchester Division (D09)
May 1973 to Longsight
March 1975 to Carlisle
May 1977 to Haymarket
December 1978 to Eastfield
January 1980 to Haymarket
February 1981 to Toton
May 1981 to Carlisle
November 1981 to Cricklewood
April 25th 1983 - withdrawn

Renumbered March 21st 1974.

Whilst allocated to Cricklewood 25050 collided with 25033 at Birkenhead Mollington Street on April 22nd 1983. 25050 was withdrawn three days later. By the end of April 1983 25050 had reached Derby Works and remained here until moved in a large convoy of withdrawn locomotives to Swindon Works on February 4th 1985 and broken up there by early April 1985.

25050 was the 175th Class 25 to be withdrawn, one of six retired during April 1983.

The final movement of 25050 included 25050/062, 25129/133/146, 25220/233/274/294 9X12 Derby Works Swindon on February 3rd & 4th 1985.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Derby Works October 1966.
Noted Derby Works August 1968.
Noted Derby Works June 1970.
Noted Derby Works August 1973.
Noted Derby Works January 1975.
Noted Glasgow Works June 1978 & September 1978 (classified included fitting of dual braking equipment).

Highlights

1966
Condition October (at Derby Works): green livery with small yellow warning panels, curved upper corners, warning panel covers frame level stripe, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds present, straight sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, engine exhaust located above engine room.

1968
On April 23rd the 09.00 Liverpool Exchange - Glasgow Central was worked to Preston by D5200

1970


Photograph courtesy Tony Sayer
Thirty three months and sixty seven Type 2s separate the delivery to traffic of D5133 & D5200, which are seen together at Newton Heath depot on August 15th 1970. Although built to the same basic design the photograph details many differences between the two locomotives. In particular the two large front cab windows of the D5176 onwards are deeper than the earlier Class 24 & Class 25/0s.

On August 29th 5200 & 7676 worked the 09.20 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth to Lincoln Central, returning from there with the 09.28 Yarmouth - Manchester Piccadilly.

1972
On June 17th 5200 & 5198 worked the 09.20 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth to Lincoln Central, returning from there with the 09.28 Yarmouth - Manchester Piccadilly.

1973
A Cleethorpes - Aberystwyth excursion on May 28th was worked roundtrip Wolverhampton - Aberystwyth by 5190 & 5189.

1974
The 09.20 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town on May 26th & 27th was worked by 25050. On August 10th the 09.19 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth to Lincoln Central and the return 09.15 Yarmouth - Manchester Piccadilly from Lincoln Central was worked by 25050 & 25054.

1977
On May 28th a Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee service (?) was worked by 25050. On October 8th the 23.05 Edinburgh - Perth (portion for 23.30 Glasgow - Inverness) was worked by 25050 & 25046. The locomotives then returned south to Carstairs to take over the Crewe - Fraserburgh WRC 'Spirit of the Barley' railtour between Carstairs & Aberdeen.


Photograph courtesy Malcolm Roughley
25050 & 25079 working the 05.04 Craiginches Yard (Aberdeen) - Elgin at Inverurie early on the morning of July 27th 1977.

1978
The failure of the 15.22 Dundee - Edinburgh on April 14th saw 25050 drag the service from ?? to Edinburgh.

1979
Passenger workings during 1979 featured familar internal Scottish turns. On February 11th 25050 was noted at Oban at the head on an unidentified service to Glasgow Queen Street. On the last day of February (28th) 25050 worked the 11.38 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street and the 14.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee. Three days later on March 3rd the 17.44 Oban - Glasgow Queen Street was worked by 25050 & 27012.

April 6th found 25050 working the 11.03 Perth - Edinburgh whilst on June 15th the 22.20 Perth - Euston was worked to Mossend Yard by 25050 & 25068.

1980
The 08.45 Edinburgh - Aberdeen was worked by 25050 on June 9th. The next day (10th) 25050 worked the 14.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee and the 17.33 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street.

On July 10th, whilst many miles away from the Scottish Region, 25050 worked the 11.05 Manchester Victoria - Holyhead. On July 20th the 21.25 Dover Western Docks - Stirling motorail was worked north from Mossend Yard by 25050 & 27025.

A Shrewsbury - Edinburgh day excursion was worked roundtrip Carstairs - Edinburgh on November 1st by 25050 & 25086. Towards the end of November (29th) 25050 worked the 07.39 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street.


Photograph courtesy Norman Smart
25050 is seen shunting at Elgin sometime during 1980.

1981
By February 1981 25050 had been transferred south to Toton, being noted on March 1st working the 02.25 Euston - Bletchley.

On May 5th the 08.00 Leicester - Llandudno Town day excursion failed at Stoke-on-Trent behind 47353, 25050 & 25066 worked the service to Llandudno Town, returning throughout with the 19.20 Llandudno Town - Leicester.

On October 1st the 16.36 Birmingham New Street - Norwich was worked by 25050. Two days later on October 3rd 25050 was noted at York depot.

1982
25050 & 25210 were noted at Northampton with a freight train on March 23rd.

25050 was noted at Appleby on May 14th hauling saloon TODM999501.

A St. Pancras - Bewdley day excursion on April 24th was worked roundtrip Birmingham New Street - Bewdley by 25050 & 25199. On May 14th 25050 was noted passing through Appleby with a Divisional Manager's saloon (TODM999501).


Photograph courtesy Jerry Glover
25050 alongside Newton Heath depot on May 16th 1982.

On June 2nd 25050 & 25209 were noted passing through Newport (Mon) with a freight.

25050 was noted at Cricklewood depot on July 24th.

During the middle of August in the week of August 16th 25050 worked the 02.10 Manchester Piccadilly - Cleethorpes, returning with the 08.40 Cleethorpes - Doncaster.

The month of October saw 25050 handle its last passenger workings. On October 12th 25050 & 25048 worked the 08.20 Leeds - Birmingham New Street. Four days later (16th) the same pair worked the Euston - Liverpool HRT 'Pennine Perambulator' railtour between Bletchley & Toton.

1983


Photograph courtesy Phillip Moore
Crewe station, March 5th 1983. 25050 has about six weeks left in service before its collision with 25033.

On April 22nd the working life of 25050 came to an end when it collided with with 25033 at Birkenhead Mollington Street, 25050 was withdrawn three days later on April 25th 1983.

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Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis

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