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Class 25
Class 25

Class 25s were a common feature of my early interest in railways.  Around Carlisle, they seemed ubiquitous.  We spent many happy hours watching them trundle back and forth at Kingmoor in the late 1960s.

The Class 25s weren't as powerful as the Black 5s they replaced, so were very often employed in pairs.  As a trainspotter that was great - two numbers for the book instead of one.

Their Sulzer engines had a distinct noise - earning them the nickname 'Splutterboxes'.

Locomotive details are arranged numerically based on the locomotive's original (pre-TOPS) number.