Peak Forest lost its train service from March 6th 1967 but some of the station buildings still remain. Here Longsight allocated 25106 eases by with a train of covered hoppers on June 22nd 1977. It is easy to forget that this line once hosted the original 'Peaks' (D1 - D10, Class 44) and the Blue Pullmans.
The nineteen year seven month career of D5256/25106 included many allocations to Eastern and London Midland Region depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D5256 was new to Toton (16A) on March 13th 1964. Further transfers were:
August 1964 to Derby (16C).
Renumbered May 17th 1974.
25106 was the 198th Class 25 to be withdrawn.
After withdrawal 25106 was briefly held at Springs Branch before moving to Swindon Works between October 28th 1983 & November 16th 1983 and was scrapped during the first week of February 1984.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works September 1971.
On August 5th ex-works Southport vehicles M28323M, M29556M & M29877M were hauled from Horwich Works by 5256.
On July 30th 1978 25106 & 25214 worked the 08.40 Leicester - Skegness and 18.30 Skegness - Leicester.
25106 recieved an 'E' exam at Reddish during April.
On July 7th 1979 25106 worked the 07.50 Cardiff - Crewe with sister 25107.
The 13.00 Llandudno Town - Nottingham on May 31st 1980 was worked by 25106 (25101 worked the outward leg). The only recorded passenger working on the Cambrian line took place on June 28th 1980 with 25106 & 25125 handling the 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth from Birmingham New Street, returning with the 16.10 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury.
On November 13th 25036 & 25106 worked the Leith South - Heysham Harbour pipe train (from Carlisle?).
On February 23rd 25106 was noted passing through Trent with Merseyrail Class 502 electric multiple units for scrap at ??
On June 17th 25154 was noted at Hereford with the afternoon Manchester - Bristol parcels and a dead 25106, which was taken off the train and left on the stabling line.
Early September found 25106 north of the border. On September 6th 25106 worked the 11.55 Glasgow Central - Carlisle and the 17.22 Carlisle - Glasgow Central. The next day (7th) 25106 worked the 11.55 Glasgow Central - Carlisle. On September 9th the 10.35 Stranraer Harbour - Ayr was worked by 25106.
1983 brought the final passenger workings for 25106, beginning on April 3rd with the 23.45 Euston - Barrow forward from Preston. Two days later (5th) the relief 10.50 Barrow - Preston was worked by 25106. A roundtrip Leicester - Skegness was worked on June 18th 1983 by 25106 & 25212.
The remarkable combination of a Class 25 & 40 on the Ditton – Broughton Lane BOC tanks continued throughout the summer, although pairs of Classes 25 or 40 were occasionally seen, such as 25106 & 25307 on July 28th.
The final recorded passenger working for 25106 took place on August 9th 1983 working the 14.40 Euston - Blackpool North forward from Preston.
25106 was withdrawn on October 9th 1983.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added August 13th 2013.