The twenty one year two month career of D5226/25076 was split between allocations to London Midland & Scottish Region depots.
Built: BR Darlington Locomotive Works.
D5226 was new to Toton (18A) on August 24th 1963. Further transfers were:
March 1964 to Derby (16C).
Renumbered March 20th 1974.
After withdrawal 25076 was stored at Bescot from November 1984 until moved (see details below) to Swindon Works on March 27th 1985 and scrapped by the middle of August 1986. The cabs were transported to Vic Berry, Leicester and later disposed of.
08095, 25076, 25182, 25218 Toton – Swindon Works March 25th – 27th (25076/218 from Bescot)
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works September & November 1964.
1964 & 1965
On September 9th D5226 worked the roundtrip Nottingham - Llandudno Town.
Condition July: blue/yellow livery, BR emblems on each cabside and two numbers on each bodyside with 'D' prefixes, gangway doors in place, Royal Train cabling modification (cab front access panel), this modification most likely did not survive the next Works visit for 25076.
Unusual sightings on December 7th included Toton based 5226 working a Skipton – Hartlepool freight.
A Derby - Skegness roundtrip was worked by 5226 & 5268 on July 9th 1972. On October 21st 1972 a Euston - Aberystwyth day excursion was worked roundtrip from/to Wolverhampton by 5226 & 5237. A passenger working late in 1973 saw 5226 on November 25th work the 20.43 Birmingham New Street - Leicester.
Present at Nuneaton stabling point on September 7th were Class 25 Nos. 25076, 25251 & 25258.
25076 with 25095 returned to Skegness on May 30th on a roundtrip from Leicester. On June 3rd 25076 & 25239 worked the roundtrip 'The Jolly Fisherman' to Skegness.
25076 & 25125 worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram on July 17th. A Burton on Trent - Blackpool North roundtrip day excursion was worked by 25076 & 25075 on October 2nd.
On April 9th 25076 was noted at Edinburgh Waverley with a short train which included Track Testing vehicle DW139. On April 11th a Burton on Trent - Skegness day excursion was worked out & back by 25076 & 25074.
During May 25076 was transferred to Haymarket and was quickly used on the 07.05 Perth - Edinburgh on May 17th and the 21.40 Edinburgh - Carstairs on May 27th. The 21.10 Bristol Temple Meads - Edinburgh was worked from Carstairs by 25076 on August 2nd 1977. On August 21st 1977 25076 & 25086 worked the 23.20 Glasgow Queen Street - Inverness to Perth. The Highland mainline was visited on September 6th 1977 with 25076 & 26028 working the 16.40 Inverness - Edinburgh and the 23.05 Edinburgh - Inverness. On October 27th 1977 25076 started out with the 11.00 Stranraer Harbour - Carlisle but failed en-route at ??, being rescued by 20125 with a thirty five minute late arrival.
The workings for 1979 include the Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee annd Edinburgh - Perth services. On September 30th the 04.20 Mossend Yard - Glasgow Queen Street was worked to Cowlairs Junction by 25076 being the portion off the 1S07 Euston - Inverness. The next day (October 1st) 25076 worked the 21.50 Euston - Fort William from Mossend Yard to Cowlairs Junction. On October 27th 25076 failed at New Cumnock whilst working the 13.40 Glasgow Central - Carlisle, it was replaced by 25013, the service now running about an hour late. 27024 dragged the failed 25076 back to Ayr depot.
Finally on November 12th 25076 worked the 10.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee (26027 worked the return leg).
Back in Scotland, 25076 worked the 12.51 Edinburgh - Perth on June 17th, and a month later on July 21st 25076 & 26043 worked the 15.40 Edinburgh - Inverness. On August 7th the 05.55 Stirling - Edinburgh was worked.
After a gap of some considerable time Glasgow Works received a Class 25 for minor repairs, 25076 arrived at the beginning of October for attention to the power unit.
On December 9th it was the turn of the 13.55 Aberdeen - Inverness for 25076. The 12.25 Edinburgh - Dundee was handled by 25076 on December 19th and the 12.40 Glasgow Central - Carlisle on December 28th.
On March 10th 25076 worked the 14.43 Inverness - Aberdeen followed the next day (11th) by the 11.05 Perth - Edinburgh, the 12.51 Edinburgh - Perth, the 17.12 Perth - Arbroath and the 18.33 Arbroath - Dundee. On March 15th 25076 worked the 10.14 Perth - Motherwell with 26028. Finally in March the 12.25 Edinburgh - Dundee was worked on 30th.
An Inverness - Perth relief was worked on June 18th whilst the next day (19th) it was the turn of a Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee.
During October 25076 was transferred to Kingmoor which would be its last transfer. The following month - November - 25076 noted at Derby Works with minor cab damage.
The next two recorded workings involved Cambrian line trains. On August 13th 25076 & 25083 worked the 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth from Birmingham New Street returning with the 17.15 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury. On August 27th Nuneaton stabling point included 25076, 25321, 31162/69/91 & 31311, the Class 31s were clearly taking over.
On September 3rd 25076 & 25229 worked the 07.35 Euston - Aberystwyth from Wolverhampton to Sutton Bridge Junction where 25229 failed with both locomotives replaced by 25119 & 25234. On November 7th 25076 worked the 08.01 Crewe - Cardiff.
An unusual working on May 1st saw 25076 & 25176 on a Lackenby – Scunthorpe special. The return leg of 'The Ten Counties' railtour on May 12th was worked from Walsall to Marylebone by 25076 & 25245. On May 21st 25076 & 25205 worked the evening Tees - Bescot Speedlink. Three Cambrian line roundtrips followed, on May 26th with 25064, June 2nd with 25189 and June 16th with 25205. On June 23rd the 10.10 Euston - Shrewsbury was worked forward from Wolverhampton by 25076 & 25058.
A diesel multiple unit failure on July 3rd saw 25076 work the 17.20 Derby - Lincoln Central and the 20.35 Lincoln Central - Crewe to Derby. On July 12th 25207 & 25076 handled the well loaded 6V32 14.56 Ellesmere Port - Severn Tunnel Junction freight.
The final recorded passenger working for 25076 took place on September 16th working the 04.00 Crewe - Chester.
25076 was withdrawn on November 12th possibly due to a fire in vicinity of the steam generator, with a scorched bodyside panel.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added August 3rd 2013.