The twenty year career of D7560/25210 was spent entirely allocated to LMR depots.
Built Derby Locomotive Works
D7560 was new to the Nottingham Division (D16) on September 18th 1965. Further transfers were:
April 1967 to London Division (D01)
Renumbered December 19th 1973.
25210 was the 241st Class 25 to be withdrawn.
After withdrawal 25210 was stored at Crewe Gresty Lane before moving to Doncaster Works with 25237 & 25298 as the 9Z38 10.20am Crewe Gresty Lane – Doncaster Works on January 23rd 1986. By the end of March most of the locomotive was gone, the cabs lingering until the end of July 1986.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works March 1969.
On August 5th the 21.30 Leicester - Birmingham New Street was worked by 7560.
The Southern Region continued to receive Peaks on the Toton – Brent – Southfleet coal trains, occasionally paired Class 25s substituted, during November 5270 & 7560 were noted.
On July 13th 25210 & 25272 worked a roundtrip Derby - Skegness.
25210 & 25273 worked on August 31st the 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich and the return 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich.
On May 24th 25210 & 25046 worked the 08.52 Leicester - Skegness and the return 12.30 Skegness - Leicester.
A Euston - Glasgow Central relief on July 20th was worked Crewe - Chester - Warrington by 25210 & 25172.
A diesel multiple unit failure on October 11th saw the 12.50 Carlisle - Newcastle worked by 25210.
On July 10th 25210 & 25266 worked the 09.20 Derby - Skegness and the return 13.05 Skegness - Derby.
On July 29th the 12.33 Rugby - Euston electric multiple unit was assisted between Northampton & Bletchley by 25210 due to the power being off for engineering work.
On September 29th 25210 was noted southbound through Doncaster with eleven well worn sand (?) wagons and a guard's van.
A mixed engineers train was noted passing Ridgemont on May 17th in charge of 25210.
A thirteen vehicle West Ruislip – Masborough train of condemned London Transport stock was noted on June 2nd behind 25210. On June 23rd 25210 was noted through Hinckley with cement empties.
25210 received an 'E' examination at Toton during July.
The 18.30 Crewe - Derby diesel multiple unit failed on September 16th resulting in 25210 working the service.
25210 & 25249 were noted at Leighton Buzzard on December 5th with an engineers loaded ballast train.
On June 18th 1983 25210 & 25211 handled the Manchester Railway Reunion Railtour between Morecambe, Heysham & Carnforth, a grand distance of about fifteen miles. On June 28th 25210 was noted heading north at Clifton with a tamper.
25210 was noted eastbound through Chester on July 13th with short wheelbase cement tankers.
On August 8th 25210 & 25176 worked the 1S01 11.15 Euston - Stirling Motorail forward from Carlisle as far as Polmadie. The next day 25210 headed south with the 13.50 Glasgow Central - Carlisle.
The 08.40 Carlisle - Glasgow Central and the 13.50 Glasgow Central - Carlisle were worked by 25210 on September 16th.
25239 & 25210 were noted at Stoney Bridge Skelton Junction on September 29th with empty cement tankers from the Blue Circle Cement depot at Northernden.
An empty set of ICI hoppers was worked from Northwich to Tunstead by 25210 on a very gloomy February 29th.
On a dull March 24th 25210 was noted passing Bromford Bridge with the SX 4D51 Lawley Street Terminal - Beeston freightliner service, comprised of five freightliner flats carrying eight containers.
On May 27th the 14.10 Glasgow Central - Euston with 86230 was dragged by 25210 & 25322 between Preston & Crewe, the train diverted because of engineering work.
On July 27th the 15.50 Glasgow Central - Carlisle with 27029 was assisted from Dumfries by 25210.
25210 was noted passing Edge Hill on August 29th.
25210's last recorded passenger workings occurred on September 6th working the 13.08 Barrow - Liverpool forward from Preston after the failure of 47484, and later in the day the 16.20 Glasgow Central - Liverpool forward from Preston.
25210 was noted at Tyseley depot on March 31st.
25210 was withdrawn on April 30th 1985.
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Page added November 24th 2012