D7549, 7549, 25199
D7549, 7549, 25199

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The end of the road for 25199 at Vic Berry's Leicester yard on April 8th 1989.

The twenty one year eight month career of D7549/25199 included allocations to London Midland Region depots, again with a preference to depots in the north-west.

Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
Dual brake equipped.


D7549 was new to the Nottingham Division on May 29th 1965. Further transfers were:

October 1967 to Springs Branch (8F).
November 1967 to Carlisle (12A).
June 1968 to Preston Division (D10).
May 1973 to Kingmoor (KM).
January 1975 to Kingmoor (KD).
October 1975 to Longsight.
May 1984 to to Kingmoor.
May 1986 to Crewe.
Withdrawn February 9th 1987.

Renumbered March 21st 1974.

After withdrawal 25199 was stored at Basford Hall until moved (see details below) to Vic Berry, Leicester on June 2nd/3rd 1987. The locomotive was placed in the stack by October 1987, being scrapped eighteen months later by the end of April 1989.

25199, 25244/249, 25906 Crewe Diesel Vic Berry, Leicester June 2nd/3rd, 1987

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Crewe Works November 1968.
Noted Derby Works July - September 1971 (accident damage).
Noted Derby Works August, September & November 1978.
Noted Derby Works August 1984 (Rectification).

25199 and recently arrived accident damaged 25295 await movement into the main workshops, 25199 will receive repairs and a repaint but 25295 will linger around the Works for quite sometime slowly surrendering bits and pieces to other members of the class. The date is August 5th 1978.
Photograph courtesy Brian Daniels.


On June 9th 7549 & 7615 worked the full Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall passenger diagram.

On July 31st the 09.20 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth was worked to Lincoln Central by 25199 & 25104, returning with the 09.15 Yarmouth - Manchester Piccadilly.

On May 27th the 09.20 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth was worked to Lincoln Central by 25199 & 25027, returning with the 09.15 Yarmouth - Manchester Piccadilly.

A shortage of diesel multiple units on the Manchester Victoria - Rochdale (Oldham Loop) service on February 21st saw 25199 make at least one roundtrip with hauled stock.

The last week of June had seen a continuing shortage of diesel multiple units in the Liverpool area, leading to a number of locomotive hauled trains substituting. Class 25s took over the 01.23 Stafford Liverpool Lime St and the following 06.30 to Manchester Victoria. Noted were 25325 (22nd), 25186 (23rd), 25172 (24th) and 25199 (25th), each from a different depot!


An overcast February 5th 1981 finds 25199 in charge of the oil tanks at Rugeley power station.
Photograph courtesy Dave Smith.

The 01.50 Crewe - Cardiff was worked by 25199 & 25042 on February 15th. On August 1st 1981 25199 & 25073 worked the 07.40 Euston - Aberystwyth from Wolverhampton, returning with the 16.05 Aberystwyth - Birmingham New Street to Shrewsbury, 25199 failed at Shrewsbury and was removed.

The 03.54 Ditton Broughton Lane, Sheffield BOC tanks featured 25199 & 40118 on August 11th.

On April 24th a St. Pancras - Bewdley day excursion was worked roundtrip from Birmingham New Street - Bewdley by 25199 & 25050. On August 7th 1982 25199 & 25219 worked the 07.40 Euston - Aberystwyth from Wolverhampton returning with the 14.00 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury.

The 16.20 Glasgow Central - Liverpool was worked forward from Preston on May 19th by 25199. The 'Ffestiniog Pullman' railtour on June 26th 1983 worked the roundtrip Llandudno Junction - Blaenau Ffestiniog segment with 25199 & 25276. A month later on July 28th 1983 25199 & 25083 worked a roundtrip Derby - Aberystwyth day excursion for a total of 408 miles. Overhead line damage on December 20th/21st 1983 saw 25199 & 25236 assist two WCML workings, the 20th's 23.35 Euston - Glasgow Central and the 21st's 06.00 Wolverhampton - Euston were both assisted between Rugby & Euston.

September 18th found Severn Tunnel Jct depot using two Class 25s on local workings, 25199 on the morning local to Hereford and 25084 to Gloucester.

Class 25s were still frequent visitors to Parkeston, often heading back to the LMR on the evening Parkeston Ditton working, so noted were 25199 & 25231 on February 8th.

Cambrian metals were visited by 25199 & 25109 on July 14th, working the 07.35 Euston - Aberystwyth from Wolverhampton, returning with the 14.00 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury.

A visit to Derby Works in the last week of August found only one Class 25 under repair, 25199 in for rectification work.

A diesel multiple unit failure on September 18th saw 25199 assist the 08.10 Crewe - Derby throughout.

With both Classes 25 & 40 slowly succumbing to withdrawal the infamous Ditton Broughton Lane BOC working saw a number of trials involving Classes 37, 47 & 56 during late September/early October. However October 8th found the working behind 25199 & 40194, which on returning to Speke took out a Halewood Dagenham car train as far as Crewe.

On October 24th the 13.55 Blackpool North - Manchester Victoria was worked forward from Preston after the Class 47 failed. The 08.47 Holyhead - Newcastle on November 8th was worked from Manchester Victoria to Leeds, a Class 45/1 taking over at Leeds.

The latter half of 1985 produced a batch of passenger workings. On July 7th 25199 worked a Derby - Skegness roundtrip. Ten days later on July 17th 25199 handled the 18.15 Glasgow Central - Manchester Victoria forward from Preston but failed at Leyland, 47129 took the train forward. 25199 was north of the border on August 26th working the 15.45 Glasgow Central - Carlisle. Late September found 25199 in service on a variety of Sottish Region turns. On September 20th 25199 worked the 16.56 Carstairs - Edinburgh (portion off the 07.17 Harwich - Glasgow) after the booked Class 47 was failed. Later the same day (20th) 25199 worked the 17.55 Edinburgh - Dunbar and 18.42 return. The next day (21st) 25199 worked an Edinburgh - Dunblane service following the failure of a diesel multiple unit. On September 25th 25199 worked the 13.05 Carstairs - Edinburgh (portion off the 09.27 Liverpool - Glasgow) and followed up with the 16.10 Edinburgh - Carstairs (portion for 16.15 Glasgow - Liverpool). On November 16th 25199 & 25316 worked the 18.05 Euston - Barrow forward from Preston.

On July 2nd 25199 worked the 16.20 Manchester Victoria - Blackpool North and the 18.15 Blackpool North - Manchester Victoria. On August 8th the 06.30 Wolverhampton - Shrewsbury, 16.15 Shrewsbury - Crewe and the 17.18 Crewe - Shrewsbury were hauled by 25199 with hauled stock.

With 40046 recently moved from the MOD at Moreton on Lugg, a replacement machine was required for their exercises. This arrived in the shape of 47403 on October 13th, the locomotive brought from Bescot to Hereford two days earlier by 25199.

On January 12th 1987 the 05.51 Wolverhampton - Harwich P.Q. failed at Manton Junction behind 47490, 25199 (or was it 25201??) dragged the train to March, with 31420 taking the train forward.

On January 19th 25199 was busy on a freight to Aberystwyth, though time was now running out for this machine as it would be withdrawn by month end.

Pictures of D7549/7549/25199

25199 at Speke Junction, date unknown.
Photograph courtesy Ian Mawson.

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

No flk

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Last updated July 26th 2015.

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