The seventeen year six month career of D7565/25215 included allocations to Scottish, Western & London Midland Region depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D7565 was new to the Nottingham Division on December 4th 1965. Further transfers were:
May 1967 to Birmingham Division (D02).
Renumbered December 1973.
25215 was the 183rd Class 25 to be withdrawn.
After withdrawal 25215 was stored at Crewe until moved to Swindon Works between August 27th 1983 & September 8th 1983. 25215 was scrapped by the end of October 1983.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works July 1976.
Condition May: blue/yellow livery, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, straight sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, non-standard BIS cover - three circular discs ex-Scottish Region mod.
The only recorded passenger working so far observed during 1978 took place on a sunny August 5th with 25215 working the roundtrip Nottingham - Llandudno Town.
Since June Dee Marsh sidings had been accumulating Class 502 stock, (replaced by the new Class 507s), some condemned, some simply stored. On July 20th 25047 & 25215 hauled off to Birkenhead six ex-works units.
The Cambrian line was visited on June 7th when 25215 & 25272 worked the 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth from Birmingham New Street and the 16.10 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury.
A month later on July 4th 25215 worked the 16.42 Llandudno Town - Crewe, the 20.30 Crewe - Bangor and the 22.45 Bangor - Llandudno Junction. Two days later (9th) it was the turn of the 09.40 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town for 25215. On July 13th the 08.45 Birmingham New Street - Aberystwyth and 18.10 Aberystwyth - Euston to Wolverhampton were worked by 25215 & 25208. On July 19th 25215 was north of the border working the 18.07 Carlisle - Glasgow Central.
On August 14th 25215 worked the 17.45 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Junction and the following day's (15th) 12.40 Llandudno Junction - Holyhead and 16.30 Holyhead - Manchester Victoria.
25215 & 25123 were in charge of a lengthy Carlisle - Tinsley freight on November 4th.
Condition May: blue/yellow livery, boiler room grilles sheeted over, hand/footholds plated over, straight & ridge sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, standard BIS cover, No.2 cab drivers side - aluminium unpainted window frame.
On September 2nd moved a Class 503 three-car unit from Horwich Works to Merseyrail's Hall Road depot.
25215 was noted at Warrington Arpley on September 13th with four red liveried breakdown/rerailing coaches.
25215 was stabled at Chester depot on March 13th (normal BIS cover).
On May 9th 25042 & 25215 were noted northbound through Crewe with a loaded sand train.
25215 was withdrawn on June 19th 1983.
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Page added September 7th 2013