The fifteen year career of D7554/25204 was spent allocated only to London Midland depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D7554 was new to the Nottingham Division (D16) on July 3rd 1965. Further transfers were:
September 1967 to Springs Branch (8F).
Renumbered May 17th 1974.
25204 sustained collision damage circa May 1980 and was stored at Willesden, then Crewe until officially withdrawn. 25204 was moved to Swindon Works by August 14th 1980 and was scrapped there by the middle of October 1980.
25204 00.30 Willesden – Crewe June 12th 1980 for spares removal.
25102 & 25204 9X34 00.05 Crewe – Swindon Works August 12th – 14th 1980.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Crewe Works December 1969.
1971: An Open Day on May 22nd at Carlisle Kingmoor diesel depot featured thirty three locomotives including four Class 25s: 5192, 5283, 7544 & 7554.
The recorded passenger workings of D7554/25204 are quite scarce and all so far recordedf involved workings from the Midlands.
On July 22nd 1972 7554 & 7566 worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Derby diagram.
25204 & 25203 were together on August 28th 1976 working the Wellingborough - Scarborough to Nottingham, returning with the 12.01 Scarborough - Leicester from Nottingham Leicester. The next day (29th) the same pair worked the relief 09.38 Leicester - Skegness and return relief.
There was brief railtour duty on September 16th 1978 with the 'AC/DC' railtour, working the six miles between Stockport & Manchester Piccadilly.
The final recorded passenger workings took place on July 16th 1979 with 25204 & 25134 working the 08.46 Burton on Trent - Skegness forward from Nottingham and returning with the Skegness - Burton on Trent throughout.
Pictures of D7554/7554/25204
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Page added June 2nd 2013