The seventeen year career of D7529/25179 was spent allocated to only three London Midland Region depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D7529 was new to the Nottingham Division (D16) on February 13th 1965. Further transfers were:
August 1969 to the London (Western Lines) Division (D01).
Renumbered April 1974.
25179 was the 147th Class 25 withdrawn, one of twelve retired during November 1982, including sisters 25177, 25180, 25186 & 25187.
After withdrawal 25179 was stored at Springs Branch from December 1982 until June 27th 1984 when it was moved with 25130/141/188 to Swindon Works. 25179 was broken up here by the middle of February 1987.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works September 1971.
On October 7th & 14th 25179 worked the Fridays only Washwood Heath - Hethersett tanks, retiring to Norwich depot before returning west. This was a regular Class 25 turn at this time.
On August 1st 25179 was noted westbound at March with a mixed freight. The remainder of 25179's passenger haulage involved the Midland mainline. On August 7th 25179 & 25264 worked a Leicester - St. Pancras service.
On April 28th 25179 was noted at Cockshute yard.
25179 was noted at Milford Junction on May 9th on a freight service.
On September 24th 25179 was noted eastbound at Chinley with empty ICI stone hoppers.
A heavily loaded 15.02 Bristol – Manchester parcels on October 9th used 25177 & 25179.
25179's last passenger haulage involved rescuing 45131 on the 08.48 St. Pancras - Sheffield forward from Bedford, the date is stated as either November 4th or November 11th.
In its last week of service 25179 was noted passing eastbound through Manchester Victoria with spoil & coal wagons, November 26th.
25179 was withdrawn on November 28th 1982.
At least one cabside number panel with TOPS panel escaped scrapping.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added February 11th 2013.