Despite a lengthy career of twenty one years and four months the allocations for D5295/25145 all belonged to a variety of London Midland Region depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D5295 was new to Toton (16A) on September 10th 1964. Further transfers were:
September 1964 to Derby (16C).
Renumbered February 17th 1974.
25145 was the 286th Class 25 withdrawn, the only Class 25 withdrawn during January 1986.
After withdrawal 25145 was stored at Crewe until January 23rd 1987 when it moved to Leicester Knighton Sidings (see details below), then into Vic Berry's yard on January 26th 1987. 25145 was broken up by the first week of May 1987, though the cabs lingered a little longer.
25048, 25145/175, 25231, 25303 Crewe – Vic Berry, Leicester January 23rd – 26th 1987.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works May 1967.
1981 included several Cambrian line roundtrip visits to Aberystwyth, on June 6th & 7th with 25245, on the return trip on the 7th the Class 25s worked through to Nuneaton, dragging 86252 from Wolverhampton.
On June 15th 25145 worked a Lawley Street - Beeston Freightliner.
25145 was receiving attention at Reddish on July 12th.
25145 & 25090 handled roundtrip Cambrian line workings on September 5th & 6th with 25090.
On April 8th 25048 & 25145 were noted on a train of short wheelbase oil tanks southbound at Crewe station. 25145 worked the Bradford Valley Road Goods - Healey Mills on April 22nd, comprised seven wagons and a brakevan.
Slightly off the beaten track on June 12th was 25145 working the 08.35 Birmingham New Street - Paddington and 12.50 return. A Birmingham International - Aberystwyth roundtrip charter was worked by 25145 & 25193 on June 27th.
The 16.20 Crewe - Derby on September 16th was worked by 25145 because of a diesel multiple unit failure.
When the 11.33 Norwich - Birmingham New Street failed at Washwood Heath on November 3rd 25145 worked the final four miles to Birmingham New Street.
25145 with some Railfreight wagons were at Marylebone station on March 18th.
On June 8th 25145 was noted southbound at Finedon Road with a short freight (EB). 25145 was noted at Bletchley on June 21st.
A north-west area working occurred on September 15th when 25145 worked the 07.34 Manchester Victoria - Liverpool. 25145 was the Manchester Victoria pilot on September 16th.
25145 was stabled at Crewe depot on a wet October 1st.
On December 27th the 21.44 Preston - Liverpool (portion off 18.20 Glasgow - Manchester).
25145 was the Manchester Victoria pilot on a rainy February 4th & 5th. 25145 with two parcels vans was noted at Rhyl on February 12th.
A loaded Tunstead - Northwich ICI limestone train was handled by 25145 on April 16th.
On May 3rd 25191 & 25145 were noted at Church Stretton with a tank train. 25145 was stabled at Tinsley on May 14th.
A relief 18.08 York - Birmingham New Street on June 1st was worked by 25145.
25145 was stabled at Cricklewood on July 29th.
25145 was noted at Nuneaton on August 13th with passenger stock. It was a busy day for 25145 & 25205 on August 19th working the 03.33 Crewe - Preston (via Chester), the 12.35 Preston - Barrow, the 18.21 Barrow - Liverpool and the 22.10 Glasgow Central - Euston from Preston to Crewe due to the power being off for engineering work. On August 23rd 25145 was noted southbound at Warrington Bank Quay with a freight and was also noted as Manchester Victoria pilot this day.
25145 was noted working a loaded sand train from Caldon Low Quarry to Longport on September 19th.
25213 & 25145 were noted southbound at Crewe with a bitumen oil train on November 29th.
A pre-Christmas working on December 21st saw 25145 & 25200 assist the 20.00 Cardiff - Crewe from Craven Arms after the Class 47 failed.
25145 was noted northbound at Whitchurch on February 26th, possibly the 6S75 12:55 Severn Tunnel Junction - Mossend freight.
25145 was stabled at Carlisle station on March 1st with at least thirteen other locomotives.
In the pre-dawn hours of May 23rd 25145 was noted on a down parcels working at Crewe station. By the next day 25145 was working at Watford (see below).
A failed diesel multiple unit on June 2nd saw 25145 assist the 12.32 Blackpool North - Colne from Blackburn (pushing from the rear) and the 14.30 Colne - Preston. On June 30th 25145 was noted southbound at York with MkIII coach 42257 & test car ADB 975397, presumably headed for Derby.
25145 was north of the border on August 24th working the 08.40 Carlisle - Glasgow Central. A week later on August 30th trouble on the WCML saw the 07.15 Manchester Piccadilly - St. Pancras taken forward from Nuneaton to St. Pancras by 25145 & 20099 with assistance from St Albans provided by 20161 & 20187.
25145 was noted at Severn Tunnel Junction on October 22nd & 23rd. 25145 was noted shunting an oil tanker at Severn Tunnel Junction on October 24th. Later that day (24th) the Severn Tunnel Junction – Mossend freight required assistance at Abergavenny from 25034 after 25145 failed there. After spending four days dumped at Hereford 25145 returned to Severn Tunnel Junction in a local freight behind 25034, before being taken to Crewe in an overnight freight!
On November 30th 25145 was noted at Guide Bridge with the name 'Roland' stencilled on one side.
Class 25s visiting the Huddersfield area in early December included 25095 & 25145 with oil tanks on 4th.
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Page added July 22nd 2013