London Midland Region allocations were the home for D5289/25139 during all of its eighteen year three month career.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D5289 was new to Toton (16A) on August 13th 1964. Further transfers were:
August 1964 to Leicester (15A).
Renumbered February 23rd 1974.
25139 was the 144th Class 25 to be withdrawn.
After withdrawal 25139 was stored at Toton until moved (see details below) to Gloucester by July 10th 1984 and to Swindon Works by July 24th 1984. 25139 was scrapped by the second week of October 1986.
25056/090, 25115/139 Toton – Gloucester July 10th 1984
25115/139 Gloucester – Swindon Works July 24th 1984
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works April 1967.
On July 12th 25139 worked the 10.15 Birmingham New Street - Norwich throughout. On August 25th & 26th 25139 & 25173 worked the 18.03/18.05 Blackpool North - Blythe Bridge.
A month later on September 20th the 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth from Birmingham New Street and the 16.10 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury were worked by 25139 & 25261.
On December 3rd 25139 came to the rescue of 47443 which had caught fire at Sharnbrook whilst working the 04.27 St Pancras – Derby. The remote location hindered the fire department in reaching the scene, 25139 worked through to Derby.
A much shorter rescue job took place on May 27th when 25139 & 25221 assisted the 17.10 Cardiff - Crewe from Crewe Sidings to Crewe. On May 25th the 07.35 Nottingham - Llandudno Town and 13.26 return were worked by 25139.
A run over the Cambrian line took place on September 12th with 25139 & 25113 working the 04.10 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth and the 10.07 Aberystwyth - Euston to Wolverhampton. The 'T&N Severn Valley Ltd' railtour on September 26th from Bolton to Bewdley was worked from Birmingham New Street to Bewdley by 25139 & 25131.
A slow journey on July 28th saw 25139 taking 08265/301/472/615 and brake van from Springs Branch towards Swindon Works. The first two Class 08s were for scrap.
25139 & 25097 were noted at Stoke on Trent on September 2nd with the 8F21 15.38 Cockshute Sidings - Ravenhead Junction sand train ex-Oakamoor.
The last passenger workings for 25139 took place on September 11th/12th, on the 11th it was the turn of the 13.45 Manchester Victoria - Bangor and 16.52 Bangor - Manchester Victoria, whilst on the 12th the 09.50 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town was worked.
25130 was withdrawn on November 7th 1982.
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Page added August 15th 2013