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Class

25

Class Name

British Railways Type 2

Built

1961-67

Max Speed

90 mph

Engine

Sulzer 6LDA28B 1,250 hp

Weight

73 tons

Max TE

45,000 lb


Locomotives for Class 25 - Total 5

 

25083

25235

25278

25279

25321


Images for Class 25

BR Sulzer Type 2 No. D5224 at Darlington Works 1963
Date Photo Taken: 21/07/1963
Date Uploaded 03/12/2013
Image Owner/Copyright: Howie Milburn
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Brand new BR Sulzer Type 2 No. D5224 stands in the yard at Darlington North Road Works on Sunday 21st July 1963. LNER Class V2 No. 60864 stands behind it. The loco was officially released into traffic the previous Friday, 19th July 1963. It was later renumbered as Class 25 25074 under the Tops system. It was withdrawn from Toton shed on 7th September 1980 and cut up at Swindon Works in the third week of May 1982.

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BR Sulzer Type 2 No. D5225 at Darlington Works 1963
Date Photo Taken: 21/07/1963
Date Uploaded 03/12/2013
Image Owner/Copyright: Howie Milburn
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Brand new BR Sulzer Type 2 No. D5225 stands in the yard at Darlington North Road Works on Sunday 21st July 1963. The loco was officially released into traffic on 26th July 1963. It was later renumbered as Class 25 25075 under the Tops system. It was withdrawn from Willesden shed on 27th March 1983 and cut up by V Berry, Leicester in June 1987.

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BR Sulzer Type 2 Class 25 D5153 (25003) and D5159 (25009) at Thornaby Shed 1965
Date Photo Taken: 18/04/1965
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Image Owner/Copyright: Howie Milburn
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This picture also appears in this album : Trainspotting in the 1950s and 1960s and What We Used to Wear

The quintessential Sixties schoolboy trainspotter in his school uniform of peaked school cap, shirt, tie, pullover, blazer, short trousers and knee socks, poses for a photo in front of two BR Sulzer Type 2s No. D5153, later to be renumbered as Class 25 25003 and D5159, later to be renumbered as Class 25 25009, at Thornaby Shed 51L on Easter Sunday 18th April 1965.

Although being slowly phased out, shorts and caps were items of school uniform common at this time.


BR Sulzer Type 2 No. D5227 at Darlington Works 1963
Date Photo Taken: 21/07/1963
Date Uploaded 03/12/2013
Image Owner/Copyright: Howie Milburn
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BR Sulzer Type 2 No. D5227, still under construction, stands in erecting shed at Darlington North Road Works on Sunday 21st July 1963. The loco was officially released into traffic on 2nd September 1963. It was later renumbered as Class 25 25077 under the Tops system. It was withdrawn from Haymarket shed on 6th May 1978 after being damaged by fire and cut up at BREL Springburn Works, Glasgow in September 1978.


BR Sulzer Type 2's No. D5226 D5227 D5228 at Darlington Works 1963
Date Photo Taken: 21/07/1963
Date Uploaded 04/12/2013
Image Owner/Copyright: Howie Milburn
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This picture also appears in this album : Trainspotting in the 1950s and 1960s and What We Used to Wear

BR Sulzer Type 2s Class 25 No. D5226, D5227 and D5228 under construction, standing in erecting shed at Darlington North Road Works on Sunday 21st July 1963. A trainspotter can be seen 'lurking' in the gangway connection of D5226.

D5226 was officially released into traffic on 23rd August 1963. It was later renumbered as Class 25 25076 under the Tops system. It was withdrawn from Carlisle Kingmoor shed on 12th November 1984. After withdrawal 25076 was stored at Bescot from November 1984 until moved to Swindon Works on March 27th 1985 where it was cut up in the middle of August 1986. The cabs were transported to Vic Berry, Leicester and later disposed of there.

D5227 was officially released into traffic on 2nd September 1963. It was later renumbered as Class 25 25077 under the Tops system. It was withdrawn from Haymarket shed on 6th May 1978 after being damaged by fire and cut up at BREL Springburn Works, Glasgow in September 1978.

D5228 was officially released into traffic on 13th September 1963. It was later renumbered as Class 25 25078 under the Tops system. It was withdrawn from Toton shed on 22nd September 1985, being noted dumped at Toton in November, and cut up at V Berry, Leicester in May 1987.


BR Sulzer Type 2 No. D5162 (25012) in Lineup at Thornaby Shed 1963
Date Photo Taken: 21/07/1963
Date Uploaded 11/12/2013
Image Owner/Copyright: Howie Milburn
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A profile of BR Sulzer Type 2 No. D5162, four EE Type 3s including No. D6757 and a Class 08 shunter standing in line, in the yard at Thornaby Shed 51L on 21st July 1963. D5162 was later renumbered to Class 25 25012, withdrawn on 4th Feburary 1977 and cut up at BREL Springburn Works, Glasgow in September 1977. D6757 was renumbered to Class 37/0 37057 and is still in service with Harry Needle Rail Ltd, albeit in the HNRS Stored Locomotives pool.


Type 2 BR Sulzer Class 25/2 25226 at Perth on 05 August 1981
Date Photo Taken: 05/08/1981
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Image Owner/Copyright: Peter Hoggan
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Built November 1963 at BREL Derby Works as D7576; here dual-braked, steam heat example 25226 makes its station stop at Perth, heading an unidentified Dundee - Glasgow stopping service. The loco was scrapped in September 1986 at BREL Doncaster Works.


Type 2 BR Sulzer Class 25/3 25296 at Birmingham New St on 28 August 1982
Date Photo Taken: 28/08/1982
Date Uploaded 19/12/2013
Image Owner/Copyright: Peter Hoggan
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25296 hauls through empty Freightliner bogie flats. This was the last variant of the class - the Class 25/3, seen from the No 1 end with cleaner front having no loco connecting doors, dual braked and no train heating provision.

Built March 1966 by Beyer Peacock Ltd, Gorton Works as D7646, this was one of the last Class 25 variants. Re-designated into the small 25/9 sub-class on 13/12/1985 by Railfreight for expected minerals traffic business and to be allocated to Carlisle Kingmoor, this traffic did not materialise and the loco was eventually withdrawn for scrapping in November 1986.


Type 2 BR Sulzer Class 25/2 25218 at Glasgow Central on 09 April 1982
Date Photo Taken: 09/04/1982
Date Uploaded 19/12/2013
Image Owner/Copyright: Peter Hoggan
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25218 arrives with a terminating Carlisle - Glasgow service, via Dumfries and the G&SW route. The Class 25/2 were mostly dual braked, steam heat equipped for passenger workings; note the marker lights panel has gone, revealing the full force of 40W bulbs behind!

Built BR Derby Works in September 1963 as D7568, this loco was eventually withdrawn in January and scrapped in June 1985 at BREL Swindon works.


BR Sulzer Type 2 No. D5178 Passing Gateshead Shed 1963
Date Photo Taken: 23/06/1963
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Image Owner/Copyright: Howie Milburn
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BR Sulzer Type 2 Class 25 No. D5178, passing Gateshead Shed on Sunday 23rd June 1963, a wet and damp day on a mixed westbound freight. It was later renumbered as Class 25 25077 under the TOPS system. It was withdrawn from Haymarket shed on 1st December 1980 and cut up at BREL Springburn Works, Glasgow in June 1987


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