25109 PRE 1984
My first railway photographs date from 1984, aged 11. Living in Poulton-le-Fylde, it will be no surprise to find that these were taken at Preston. This undated image is of 25109. The loco was built by BR Derby and was new as D5259 to Toton in March 1964. It spent time in Scotland between 1978 and 1982, but by 1984 was back at Crewe Diesel where it would remain until final withdrawal in March 1987 - one of the last in traffic. The large numbers on the bodyside indicate a Scottish Overhaul, at Glasgow Works in 1980. It was scrapped by Vic Berry, Leicester, by late 1987.