The fourteen year seven month career of D7547/25197 included allocations to London Midland Region depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D7547 was new to the Nottingham Division on May 15th 1965. Further transfers were:
November 1967 to Springs Branch (8F).
Renumbered February 23rd 1974.
25197 was at Swindon Works when withdrawn. By the second week of March 1983 25197 had been scrapped.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Crewe Works November 1968.
The recorded passenger workings are very sparse. On June 16th 1974 a Shrewsbury - Edinburgh charter failed at Tebay in charge of E3006, 25197 dragged the train to Carlisle.
On July 16th 1979 25197 worked the 18.20 Llandudno Town - Manchester Victoria.
On July 24th 1980 a passenger working with 85001 required rearend assistance from 25197 complete with its freight train between Hampstead and Bescot Yard (3 miles). Two days later (26th) 25197 & 25276 were on Cambrian metals working the 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth from Birmingham New Street (running an hour late due to heavy rains in the south), returning with the 16.10 Aberystwyth - Wolverhampton, 25276 failed and was removed at Shrewsbury. The last recorded passenger workings for 25197 took place on August 2nd 1980 with 25277 working the 04.10 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth and the 10.07 Aberystwyth - Euston to Wolverhampton.
Pictures of D7547/7547/25197
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Page added August 31st 2013