The nineteen and a half year career for D7502/25152 was split between the London Midland (15.5 years) and the Western Region (4 years).
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D7502 was new to Nottingham (16A) on October 8th 1964. Further transfers were:
December 1964 to Burton (16F).
Renumbered April 1974.
25152 was the 212th Class 25 to be withdrawn, one of five withdrawn during January 1984.
After withdrawal 25152 was stored briefly at Crewe prior to movement to Swindon Works with 25120 (from Springs Branch) & 25152/167/168 (from Crewe) during February 9th - 15th 1984. 25152 was scrapped by the end of January 1985.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works August 1968.
A Brighton - Aberystwyth day excursion was worked roundtrip Wolverhampton - Aberystwyth by 25152 & 25269 on September 12th.
On September 18th 25152 & 25129 were noted at Birmingham New Street with an unidentified passenger working.
The 08.52 Leicester - Skegness and the return 12.32 Skegness - Leicester were worked by 25152 & 25321 on July 29th.
On June 15th 25152 was westbound at Exeter St Davids with an unidentified passenger working.
A Rugby - Barmouth charter on June 22nd was worked roundtrip Wolverhampton - Machynlleth by 25152 & 25123, a diesel multiple unit took the passengers between Machynlleth & Barmouth.
On August 25th 25152 worked the 11.30 Bangor - Manchester Victoria.
On September 6th the 08.42 Sheffield - Huddersfield and the 16.58 Huddersfield - Sheffield (being out and back portions of a York - LLandudno Town diagram) were worked by 25152. On September 15th 25152 was noted southbound (?) through Trent with a lengthy train of mineral wagons.
25152 & 25302 were noted on the Up main at Barrow upon Soar on November 26th with a lengthy coal train.
25152 was noted northbound through Peterborough with an engineers train on April 22nd.
25152 was noted passing Leicester light engine (with two other Class 25s) on May 7th.
25152 was stabled at Northwich depot on July 12th.
On August 12th a Kettering - Blackpool North day excursion was worked roundtrip by 25152 & 25146.
The 07.40 Euston - Aberystwyth from Wolverhampton and the return 16.05 Aberystwyth - Wolverhampton were worked by 25152 & 25090 on August 29th.
On November 13th 25152 was noted on the Leeds - Morecambe run due to a diesel multiple unit failure.
25152 was noted with loaded Cartics at Ellesmere Port on August 18th.
On September 7th 25152 was noted passing Winchester with a southbound freight (Toton - Eastleigh?), it was later noted heading north light engine.
On December 21st 25152 & 25140 were used on a recovery train for telegraph poles and wire on the Blaenau Ffestiniog branch. The train included a Mk.1 brake coach for the Signalling & Telegraph staff borrowed for the weekend from a Llandudno - Manchester set. Flooding at Llanrwst delayed the returning train and the return of the coach to normal service.
25152 was noted northbound through Chesterfield with a mixed freight on March 7th.
25152 was working a loaded Tunstead - Northwich ICI PHV hopper train on May 3rd.
On May 27th March depot provided 25152 & 31182 to work a ballast train between Whitemoor & Bury St Edmunds, the train spending the whole day in the area, visiting Stowmarket to run round the train.
On July 1st a Skipton - Leeds service was worked by 25152 following the failure of a diesel multiuple unit.
25152 was stabled at Bristol Bath Road on September 19th.
25152 and three other Class 25s headed south through Crewe station on October 22nd.
25152 was withdrawn on January 26th 1984.
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Page added March 12th 2013