The nineteen year eleven month career of D7532/25182 was spent allocated to London Midland Region depots, with a bias to depots in the southern part of the region.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D7532 was new to the Nottingham Division (D16) on February 20th 1965. Further transfers were:
August 1969 to London Division (D01).
Renumbered February 23rd 1974.
25182 was the 230th Class 25 withdrawn, one of five retired during January 1985.
After withdrawal 25182 was stored at Toton. On March 25th - 27th 08095 & 25182 were moved from Toton to Swindon picking up 25076 & 25218 at Bescot. 25182 was scrapped at Swindon by the middle of August 1985.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works July 1967.
On July 3rd D7532 was noted through Faversham with the ten coach 13.44 Ramsgate - Nottingham Midland passenger, a regular summer weekend working more frequently hauled by a Peak. Two weeks later (17th) the roundtrip Nottingham - Llandudno Town was worked by D7532.
On June 29th a roundtrip Wellingborough - Brighton day excursion was worked by 7532 & 5202.
The 07.35 Nottingham - Llandudno Town and 13.52 return were worked by 7532 & 5269 on July 19th.
7532 was a little off the beaten track on January 22nd when it visited Lingfield, via Oxted with a special freight from Mostyn.
On April 25th an early morning Coventry – Thames Haven empty oil tank train, hauled by E3083 derailed on the slow lines at Bletchley station, causing considerable damage to the platforms and some of the structures. For the clean up 7518 arrived with the Bletchley crane, and 7532 with the Willesden crane, full services did not resume until May 3rd.
7532 was noted on the 13.20 Wolverhampton - Chester on July 1st deputising for a failed diesel multiple unit.
On September 14th 25182 & 25120 worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram, a passenger mileage of 370 miles.
On June 12th 09.20 the Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth was worked to Lincoln Central by 25182 & 25195, the return leg was handled by 31176. On July 29th 25182 & 25189 assisted the 11.40 Euston - Wolverhampton between Bletchley & Northampton due to the power being off for engineering works.
25182 was stabled at Worcester shed on April 7th.
The last weekend of May proved busy for 25182 & 25200, on May 30th they worked 08.35 Derby - Yarmouth (to Norwich) and 14.20 return, the next day they covered the 08.34 Leicester - Skegness and 18.30 return.
A round trip mystery excursion from Wellingborough to Aberystwyth on June 14th (or 16th?) was hauled by 25051 & 25182, for a total of 382 passenger miles. 25182 was noted at Carlisle station on June 21st.
On October 18th 25182 & 25106 were in drag mode on the WCML between Stafford & Rugby, assisting the 07.05 Blackpool - Euston when the power was off for engineering work.
25182 received an 'E' exam at Cricklewood during February.
25182 assisted an ailing electric multiple unit between Milton Keynes & Birmingham New Street on August 20th, two days later (22nd) it worked the 02.35 Euston - Bletchley.
Seaside visits continued with 25182 & 25083 on a charter Euston - Aberystwyth forward from (& returned to) Nuneaton on September 5th. Two weeks later on September 18th 25182 & 25235 worked the 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth forward from Birmingham New Street returning with the 16.05 to Shrewsbury, on this return leg 25182 proceed alone from Machynlleth with four coaches.
Another gas pipe project in November brought pairs of Class 25’s from Leith South to St Helens or Warrington, the trains of twenty six bolsters required banking between Garswood & Shaw Street. Noted on November 3rd were 25176 & 25078 banked by 25109 whilst the next day produced 25059 & 25180 banked by 40090.
April 29th found 25182 in charge of the 18.18 Birmingham New Street - Norwich, it is not certain how far the locomotive worked this service.
On May 4th 25182 was noted shunting at Stamford goods yard.
At the end of October 25182 was noted at Derby Works receiving three traction motors from 25146.
25182 was stabled at Cockshute on a very dull February 25th.
After seven and a half years at Cricklewood 25182 was transferred to Crewe, this was its final transfer.
25182 was noted passing through Manchester Victoria on March 6th with a freight.
On April 24th 25182 was stabled at Nuneaton station.
The 17.15 Market Harborough - Bedford diesel multiple unit on May 22nd got no further than Wellingborough before requiring the assistance of 25182 through to Bedford.
25182 was noted at Luton & Stonebridge Park with six cement tanks on August 7th. 25182 & 25224 were noted passing Abergele on August 31st with ballast empties for Penmaenmawr.
On September 29th 25182 assisted the 06.28 Lincoln Central - Crewe diesel multiple unit forward from Stoke on Trent. As nothing was available as a suitable replacement, the Class 25 and the diesel multiple unit worked the return Crewe - Derby, where hauled stock was waiting to cover the 13.20 to Crewe. It came back with the 15.20 to Lincoln, before ending the day hauling the 18.45 to Derby, a passenger mileage of 266 miles.
25182 was stabled at Severn Tunnel Junction on October 8th.
On October 9th 25182 worked the 18.45 Lincoln St.Marks - Derby.
On December 29th 25182 & 25209 assisted the 09.01 Rock Ferry - Chester diesel multiple unit throughout, this was possibly 25182's last passenger working.
25182 was withdrawn on January 21st 1985.
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Page added December 31st 2004