25057 remembered

25057 loco feature

In November 2012 the North Norfolk featured 25057 on 6 return trips on 2 consecutive Saturdays. The rat chattered along nicely, her boiler steamed profusely all day and the 4 coaches in tow were well filled with bashers and a few locals. 25057 started life in preservation locally back in 1988 and by 2012 her largely active preserved  career is now about the same as her BR career from 1963-1987. Long may she continue to bring small Sulzer music to Norfolk!

Sat November 24th 2012 running day phots

 Steaming nicely , which she did all day, 25057 arrives at Holt with the 1000 ex Sheringham

 25057 rests at Sheringham with the 1030 ex Holt

 Later in the day as the rain starts to fall the steam swirls round 25057’s train at Weybourne

 On entering preservation 25057 was privately purchased.  Still sporting “Vic Berry’s” stickers 25057 is seen in December 88 at Quainton. Her stay at Quainton saw her reportedly running again but alleged metal theft here played a factor in her being sold to the North Norfolk Railway in 1991.   

5207/25057 on BR, a local history

Delivered new to Toton in June 63 5207 was transferred to Cricklewood to help eliminate steam for a few weeks in July 63. After that she was a rare sight locally as was based at various North West depots plus a few years working out of Laira. Recorded visits to any of our local lines are few and only in the mid 80’s did her local visits become more regular

Sample local workings…

220384 – paired up with 25072 on the heavy Stanlow-Salfords(Gatwick) oil tanks to Willesden

240384 – steaming superbly on 1A23 0235 Euston – Bletchley passenger and news classic train

080484 – booked Euston – Willesden PSB drag of an 87 on 1000 Euston-Wolves

200484 – with 25042 on the St Pancras – Derby leg of the RESL -Easter Highlander Tour. 057 failed soon after departure!

220484 – with 25202 on the return Easter Highlander, Tour, 25202 fail St Albans-tour caped

161184 – with 25034 on St Pancras-Derby leg of RESL Sutherland Highlander tour

190585- with 25145 on a Hartshill – Willesden ballast

220785 assist failed 86205 on the 0115 Holyhead-Euston after “can” failed

040785 worked the Dunstable – Northfleet cement empties to Luton

300885 assisting dead can on Stirling-Euston motorail ex Roade

050586 with 25109 worked “Valley Explorer” Railtour working to Barry and Burrows Sidings, Swansea

150786 – dragged  failed HST on 1550 Nottingham-SP from Glendon jn-Bedford, caped here, fwd ECS to CW

170287 – Ballast turns out of Nuneaton hartshill

Withdrawn 150387…

25057 Br phot spot

Tony Ewer’s Dunstable view with the evening cement empties on July 4th 1985

 Timeless scene, 25057 stabled at Rugby on 200686

JHs view of 25057 dragging the HST which had failed at Glendon, 150786. The train was caped at Bedford ,,

 25057 at Carlisle PSB HS on 090886 with a 37 for company


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