D7547, 7547, 25197
D7547, 7547, 25197

The fourteen year seven month career of D7547/25197 included allocations to London Midland Region depots.

Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
Dual brake equipped.

Allocations

D7547 was new to the Nottingham Division on May 15th 1965. Further transfers were:

November 1967 to Springs Branch (8F).
May 1968 to Allerton (8J).
June 1968 to Liverpool Division (D08).
October 1968 to Preston Division (D10).
May 1973 to Kingmoor.
January 1975 to Springs Branch.
May 1975 to Longsight.
January 1980 to Bescot.
November 1980 to store (unserviceable at Swindon Works).
Withdrawn December 1st 1980.

Renumbered February 23rd 1974.

25197 was at Swindon Works when withdrawn. By the second week of March 1983 25197 had been scrapped.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Crewe Works November 1968.
Noted Derby Works October 1970.
Noted Derby Works September 1972.

Highlights

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

April 24th 1979 25197 at Great Rocks Junction with a set of empties.
A loaded limestone train clears Chinley South Junction and approaches Chinley North Junction behind 25197 on April 28th 1979. This location boasted a triangle with two of the sides requiring the use of substantial viaducts. Chinley East Junction was the third point on the triangle.
Photograph courtesy Dave Homer.

Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.

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Page added August 31st 2013

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