The nineteen year two month career of D5283/25133 saw allocations only to a variety of London Midland Region depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D5283 was new to Toton (16A) on July 2nd 1964. Further transfers were:
July 1964 to Cricklewood West (14B).
Renumbered October 10th 1973.
25133 was the 191st Class 25 withdrawn, one of six retired during August 1983.
After withdrawal 25133 reached Derby Works by October 1983 for stripping. It remained here for almost almost eighteen months until the vast majority of the condemned locomotives were made roadworthy for one last move, the Type 2s for Swindon and the Type 4s to Doncaster. Thus on February 3rd - 4th 1985 25133 and eight other Class 25s made the move to Swindon. A number of these machines were broken up very quickly but 25133 escaped the cutter's torch at Swindon, witnessing the Works closure in March 1986!
Although Vic Berry, Leicester had been contracted to clear the site of all scrap, it would be awhile until 25133 made a move. On May 26th 1987 eleven locomotives, including 25133 were moved from the Works to Cocklebury Yard, making the final journey to Berry's Leicester yard on June 2nd - 11th 1987. From Oxford to Leicester 20019 & 20197 hauled the motley consist.
Vic Berry finally cut up 25133 at their Leicester yard by the first week of July 1987.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Brush Works, Loughborough May 1966.
With regard to the June 10th directive to begin painting locomotives in blue & yellow livery on August 2nd Brush wrote to the CM&EE BR at Derby with concern over three points: would the polyurethane paint be used on those locomotives being refurbished at Loughborough; would it be used on new locomotives from the current order and would BR take their stocks of green paint off them if the change to blue livery was to include those locomotives at Brush? The CM&EE BR responded in the affirmative for each question. At the end of 1966 Brush held three collision damaged Type 2s: D5021, D5218 & D5283, instructions had been received to repaint them green, this took place for D5021 & D5218 but on January 5th 1967 instructions were received from A.E.Robson, Chief Engineer (T&RS) to repaint all three in the new blue polyurethane livery. However D5021 & D5218 were outshopped with old-style small yellow warning panels and both received the old style crest!
On August 10th 25133 & 25254 worked a roundtrip Leicester - Skegness service.
25133 & 37033 arrived at Ipswich on the afternoon of August 9th with a heavy load of prefabricated track, both machines being replaced by a Class 31/37 combination!
The third week of July was quite a busy one for 25133. On July 22nd 25133 & 25254 worked the 09.19 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth to Lincoln Central, returning from there with the 09.15 Yarmouth - Manchester Piccadilly. Then followed four days on various Skegness services, all with 25254: from Derby (23rd), Leicester (24th, 25th & 26th).
More trips to Skegness took place early in August, 25133 & 25073 worked relief Nottingham - Skegness roundtrips on August 2nd, 3rd & 9th. On August 16th the 10.25 Nottingham - Glasgow Central was worked by 25133 & 25115 between Nottingham & Leeds?
On August 17th 25115 & 25133 worked a roundtrip Nottingham - Southport excursion (for the flower show).
25133 was noted at Kings Cross June 19th.
On July 7th 25133 & 25118 worked a roundtrip Leicester - Skegness service. The 07.30 Nottingham - Llandudno Town was worked to Derby by 25133 on August 11th.
An unusual sight on August 25th was 25133 dragging dead 25105 & 47107 up Lickey Incline and being assisted by the bankers 37158 & 37298!
A Blythe Bridge - Blackpool North extra was hauled by 25133 & 25118 on July 3rd. Four days later (7th) 25133 & 25093 worked a roundtrip Burton on Trent - Skegness service whilst on July 8th the same pair worked a roundtrip Derby - Skegness service. On July 19th the roundtrip Nottingham - Llandudno Town service was worked by 25133.
The latter half of August was busy for 25133. On August 16th the Walsall - Norwich (for Yarmouth) - Derby diagram was worked by 25133 & 25136. The next three days saw the same pair make trips to Skegness: from Derby (19th) & Leicester (20th, 21st). On August 23rd 25133 & 25131 worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram.
On June 21st the 14.36 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town and the 19.00 Llandudno Town - Manchester Victoria were hauled by 25133.
On October 7th a late afternoon Leicester - Birmingham New Street service was hauled by 25133 following the failure of the scheduled diesel multiple unit, 25133 then worked the next leg of the diagram, the 18.00 Birmingham New Street - Derby.
On May 8th an eleven coach Sutton Coldfield - York school special utilised 25044 & 25133, the latter failing en route, 25044 successfully reaching York unaided. On May 15th 25133 was noted passing through Derby with two short wheelbase wagons and a brake van.
On June 6th the 16.30 Holyhead - Manchester Victoria was hauled by 25133. On June 26th the 07.45 Manchester Victoria - Bangor failed at Chester behind 40004, 25186 & 25133 took the service forward to Bangor and returned with the 11.57 Bangor - Manchester Victoria.
25133 & 25224 worked the 07.38 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth and the 10.07 Aberystwyth - Euston to Wolverhampton on July 3rd.
During November & December 25130, 25131 & 25132 were all retired, 25133 would remain in service for a little longer, 25133 was allocated back to Toton from November 1982 to January 1983.
25133 was noted stabled at Stonebridge Park on April 24th. Six days later (30th) 25133 was noted at Warrington Bank Quay with a northbound van train.
Bewdley received two excursions on May 22nd, a diesel multiple unit from Four Oaks and an excursion from Warrington with 25133 & 25135 working the Wolverhampton - Bewdley roundtrip. On May 28th the 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth from Birmingham New Street and the 17.15 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury were worked by 25133 & 25124.
On June 11th 25133 worked the 21.15 Manchester Victoria - Blackpool North. During June 25133 worked several Cardiff - Crewe services. On June 13th 25133 worked the 08.01MO Crewe - Cardiff and 11.40 return whilst on June 27th 25133 worked the 08.01 Crewe - Cardiff and the 11.40 return.
The 1E05 07.48 Leicester - Leeds was worked to Nottingham by 25133 on July 22nd. The next day (23rd) the 06.45 Derby - Leicester and the 07.48 Leicester - Leeds to Nottingham were worked by 25133.
25133 was withdrawn on August 28th 1983.
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis.
Page added October 10th 2001