D7554, 7554, 25204
D7554, 7554, 25204


Photograph collection of webmaster.
25204, date & location unknown.

The fifteen year career of D7554/25204 was spent allocated only to London Midland depots.

Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
Dual brake equipped (1974).
Time between last Classified repair and withdrawal: 31 months.

Allocations

D7554 was new to the Nottingham Division (D16) on July 3rd 1965. Further transfers were:

September 1967 to Springs Branch (8F).
November 1967 to Carlisle (12A).
June 1968 to Preston Division (D10).
December 1971 to Willesden (D01).
March 1972 to Liverpool Division (D08).
May 1973 to Springs Branch.
May 1973 to Kingmoor (KM).
January 1975 to Kingmoor (KD).
January 1976 to Cricklewood.
Withdrawn July 6th 1980.

Renumbered May 17th 1974.

25204 was the 33rd Class 25 withdrawn, one of four retired during July 1980.

25204 sustained collision damage circa May 1980 and was stored at Willesden, then Crewe until officially withdrawn. 25204 was moved to Swindon Works by August 14th 1980 and was scrapped there by the middle of October 1980.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 depot June 12th 1980 for spares removal.

25102 & 25204 9X34 00.05 Crewe depot Swindon Works August 12th 14th 1980.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Crewe Works December 1969.
Noted Derby Works April & May 1974 (dual brakes fitted).
Noted Derby Works April - October 1977 (collision damage).

Highlights

1971
An Open Day on May 22nd at Carlisle Kingmoor diesel depot featured thirty three locomotives including four Class 25s: 5192, 5283, 7544 & 7554.

1972
On June 23rd a Manchester Victoria - York was worked by 7554 (throughout?)

On July 22nd 7554 & 7566 worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Derby diagram.

1976
25204 & 25203 were together on August 28th working the Wellingborough - Scarborough to Nottingham, returning with the 12.01 Scarborough - Leicester from Nottingham. The next day (29th) the same pair worked the relief 09.38 Leicester - Skegness and return relief.

1978
There was brief railtour duty on September 16th with the 'AC/DC' railtour, with 25204 working the six miles between Stockport & Manchester Piccadilly.

1979
The final recorded passenger workings took place on July 16th with 25204 & 25134 working the 08.46 Burton on Trent - Skegness forward from Nottingham and returning with the Skegness - Burton on Trent throughout.

1980
25204 was withdrawn on July 6th 1980.

A cabside panel with number and partial TOPS panel escaped scrapping.

Distinguishing Features
No.2 cabfront: centre lampbracket and other fittings removed: date?? until withdrawn.
Three piece minature snowploughs fitted: December 1976, March 1979.

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

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Page added June 2nd 2013
Last updated February 28th 2017.

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