The seventeen year career of D7591/25241 started with four years on the LMR followed by thirteen years on the Scottish Region.
Built: BR Darlington Locomotive Works.
D7591 was new to Toton (16A) on April 25th 1964. Further transfers were:
May 1964 to Nottingham (16D)
Renumbered April 1974.
25241 was the 98th Class 25 to be withdrawn, one of eight retired during May 1981.
After withdrawal 25241 was stored at Polmadie before being sent to Swindon Works, arriving there by July 6th 1981 scrapped by the second week of September 1981. This was one Class 25 that did not linger long between withdrawl and scrapping.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works October 1965.
Condition August: green livery with full yellow cabfronts, no frame level stripe, gangway doors present, straight sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, no blanking plates, "D" prefix present.
With the replacement of the Inter-City diesel multiple units on the Glasgow - Edinburgh service by the push-pull locomotive powered Mark II trainsets, there were times when the Class 25s substituted for the Class 27s. The first recorded instance occurred on October 13th when the 13.30 Glasgow Queen Street - Edinburgh push-pull service was worked by 7591 & 7578.
On May 4th at least one Glasgow Queen Street - Edinburgh push-pull service was worked by 7591 & 5394.
The 11.53 Carstairs - Edinburgh service was worked by 7591 on September 6th.
On December 8th the 09.20 Edinburgh - Perth and the 19.42 Perth - Edinburgh were worked by 7591 & 5326.
On October 20th the 11.34 Newcastle - Edinburgh was worked by 25241.
The 23.45 Inverness - Glasgow Queen Street was worked by 25241 & 25227 on September 4th.
25241 was noted shunting oil tanks at Eastfield depot on April 16th, the BIS side appeared to have lost much paint at the frame level.
The 'West Highlander No.4' railtour on September 29th from Liverpool to Mallaig was worked roundtrip Fort William - Mallaig by 25241 & 25078.
The 23.50 Inverness - Edinburgh was worked by 25241 on October 2nd.
The 22.02 Carstairs - Edinburgh, being a portion off the 1S87 18.05 Birmingham - Glasgow was worked by 25241 on June 26th & 27th.
On July 28th the 13.39 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street was worked by 25241.
25241 was noted light engine northbound at Kingussie on August 11th.
The 07.39 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street was worked by 25241 on September 9th. On September 17th 25241 worked the 15.35 Glasgow Queen Street - Aberdeen.
The 06.40 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee and the 09.39 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street was worked by 25241 on November 11th.
On December 1st the 10.14 Perth - Motherwell was worked by 25241 & 25226.
The 14.00 Glasgow Central - Carlisle was worked by 25241 on March 26th.
On April 6th 25241 worked the 17.12 Perth - Arbroath and the 18.33 Arbroath - Dundee. Five days later on April 11th 25241 worked the 12.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee and the 15.39 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street, exiting the station by banking a departing service.
25241 was withdrawn on May 6th 1981. At the time of withdrawal 25241 would have been due major shopping, but Classified repairs for the Class 25s ended by the close of 1980.
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Page added January 18th 2013