The almost fourteen year career of D7515/25165 was spent allocated to London Midland & Western Region depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D7515 was new to Nottingham (16A) on December 2nd 1964. Further transfers were:
December 1964 to Cricklewood West (14B).
Renumbered April 1974.
After withdrawal 25165 was moved to Derby Works early in 1979, its demolition was slow, being finally cut up during the middle of May 1981, although one cab remained at the Works until at least July 1986.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works March 1972.
1967: The New Year began with the continued removal of withdrawn steam locomotives from various locations, on January 20th D7515 hauled Class 8F No. 48361 from Colwick to Drapers, Hull.
1975: On June 13th 25165 & 25170 worked the lengthy Penyfford - Gunnie freight, which include considerable mileage under the wires.
Early railtour duty occurred on May 18th 1968 when D7515 worked a roundtrip Preston - Blackpool trip as part of a lengthier railtour involving much steam working in Lancashire & Cheshire.
One of 7515/25165's earliest recorded passenger workings took place on August 3rd 1968 working a roundtrip Nottingham - Llandudno Town summer dated working.
During 1975 25165 visited a couple of the east coast seaside resorts. On June 21st 1975 25165 & 25259 worked the 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby forward from Norwich. Five days later (26th) the same pair were on a roundtrip Derby - Skegness run. On September 6th 1975 25165 & 25072 worked the Derby - Norwich/Yarmouth - Walsall diagram.
The only recorded passenger working for 1977 occurred on August 21st when 25165 & 25131 worked the 08.45 Birmingham New Street - Barmouth forward from and returning to Shrewsbury.
On January 28th 1978 25165 & 24133 were on railtour duty working a Euston - Barmouth special from Machynlleth to Aberystwyth and back to Birmingham New Street. 24087 worked the Barmouth portion. The final passenger workings for 25165 took place on August 9th 1978 with 25168 working the 10.45 Birmingham New Street - Holyhead forward from Crewe followed by the 19.32 Llandudno Town - Crewe.
Pictures of D7515/7515/25165
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Page added March 8th 2013