Apart from a very brief period on the Southern Region the twenty two year six month career of D5245/25095 was spent allocated to London Midland Region depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D5245 was new to Toton (16A) on January 21st 1964. Further transfers were:
September 1964 to Southern Region.
Renumbered April 1974.
After withdrawal 25095 was stored at Crewe depot, then to Basford Hall Yard by March 1987. 25095 was moved to Vic Berry, Leicester on May 29th 1987 and added to the stack by October 1987. Final cutting up started during late January 1989 and was completed by February 18th 1989.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works November 1966.
The Southern Region experienced a number of problems with some of their electric locomotives, with many temporarily sidelined awaiting attention. This created a shortage of locomotives leading to D5240 - D5245 & D5247 moving to Hither Green (73C) during September. Despite this somewhat unusual transfer there are no reports of how the locomotives were used or any photographs of them during their brief stay south of the Thames. D5245 returned to Toton (16A) during December.
During September D5245 was noted on a Glasgow Central - Wemyss Bay service.
The 20.43 Birmingham New Street - Peterborough was worked by 5245 on August 5th.
The middle of August produced several passenger workings for 25095. On August 7th it worked the 15.43 Bangor - Euston to Crewe with 40033. Three days later (10th) 25095 worked a Derby - Skegness roundtrip with 25102. The following week, on August 17th the 07.35 Nottingham - Llandudno Town from Derby and the 13.00 return (to Nottingham) was worked by 25095.
On June 21st 25095 & 25090 hauled a Blythe Bridge – Llandudno Town relief.
A week later on June 5th 25095 & 25205 worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram. The same diagram would be worked on July 3rd but with 25099.
Further tests with Warflat wagons took place between Derby & Long Marston with 25095 being noted on July 27th.
When the summer schedules commenced the 10.10 Euston – Aberystwyth went forward from Birmingham New Street behind 25032 & 25095, returning with the 16.10 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury.
The 08.02 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich and the return 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich were worked by 25095 & 25107 on June 14th.
Engineering work on the WCML on November 23rd saw the 20.45 Barrow - Euston with 86224 dragged between Bletchley & Watford Junction by 25095.
Because of the implications of a recent derailment the Class 86/0’s regained their 80 mph speed restriction whilst the use of Classes 81 – 85 was permitted on air braked, air conditioned trains. Despite these alterations the northern end of the WCML saw a number of electrically hauled freights substituting with diesel power including the use of Class 25’s. So noted were 25095 on a late evening Willesden – Runcorn freight and 25105 & 25159 on a mid-day Carlisle – Severn Tunnel Jct freight.
25095 received its last 'E' examination at Crewe during May.
On July 16th the 06.55 Blackpool North - Manchester Victoria failed at Preston behind 40063, 25095 worked the train forward and then worked the 08.40 Manchester Victoria - Scarborough to Leeds being replaced by 47314.
Engineering work between Rugby & Bletchley on August 14th saw 25095 & 25300 assist at least two southbound workings. Ten days later on August 24th 25095 worked the 01.30 Holyhead - Birmingham New Street to Crewe.
On October 7th the 17.03 Euston - Blackpool North was worked forward from Preston by 25095.
Class 25’s were still frequent visitors to Parkeston, often heading back to the LMR on the evening Parkeston – Ditton working so noted were 25211 (Jan 27th), 25199 & 25231 (Feb 8th), 25095 & 25212 (Feb 16th).
25095 & 25154 handled August 8th's 07.35 Euston - Aberystwyth forward from Wolverhampton returning with the 14.00 to Shrewsbury.
The 07.20 Manchester Victoria - Liverpool was worked by 25095 on June 24th.
The final transfer for 25095 came during July when it was transferred to Crewe.
On July 2nd 25095 worked the 07.19 Manchester – Cardiff, returning north with the 12.00 Cardiff - Nantwich, then the 16.40 Nantwich - Shrewsbury, the 17.45 Shrewsbury - Nantwich, the 20.54 Nantwich - Cardiff. The next day (3rd) 25095 worked the 12.00 Cardiff - Nantwich, the 16.40 Nantwich - Shrewsbury, the 17.45 Shrewsbury - Nantwich and the 20.54 Nantwich - Cardiff. The services were terminating at Nantwich due to the remodelling of Crewe station.
A week later on July 9th the Parkeston – Arpley tanks was noted at Chesterfield behind 25032 & 25095.
The 16.15 Glasgow Central - Liverpool was worked forward from Wigan N.W. by 25095 on August 16th, the electric locomotive worked to Wigan because there were no spare diesel at Preston.
On September 22nd engineering work saw a short diversion between Acton & Willesden with 25095 assisting many services over a very short distance.
Class 25’s visiting the Huddersfield area in early December included 25095 & 25145 (4th) on oil tanks.
The last known passenger workings for 25095 took place on April 17th substituting for a multiple unit on the 10.01 Bedford - Bletchley, a Bletchley - Bedford and the 16.19 Bedford - Bletchley.
Active service for 25095 came to an end following its withdrawal at Crewe on July 23rd. It was initially stored at Crewe then moved to Basford Hall during March 1987.
After ten months dumped at Crewe/Basford Hall 25095 was moved to Vic Berry's Leicester on May 29th accompanied by 25034/037/190/199. The increased number of arrivals at this time saw 25095 put into the stack during October 1987.
25095 lingered at Berry's until January 1989, always unmistakeable to the end with its unique modified black window surrounds.
Page added September 1st 2004 (as part of 25090 - 25095)