D7596, 7596, 25246
D7596, 7596, 25246


Photograph collection of webmaster
25246 at Polmadie, date unknown. This view shows the hinged ventilators, indicating the locomotive is dual braked.

The sixteen year nine month career of D7596/25246 saw allocations to London Midland, Eastern & Scottish Region depots.

Built: BR Darlington Locomotive Works.
Boiler equipped
Dual brake fitted.

Allocations

D7596 was new to Toton (16A) on July 7th 1964. Further transfers were:

July 1964 to Cricklewood West (14B).
October 1964 to Derby (16C).
January 1965 to Nottingham Division (D16).
June 1965 to Saltley (2E).
April 1966 to Birmingham Division (D02).
April 1966 to London Midland (Midland) Lines.
May 1968 to Holbeck (55A).
September 1968 to Gateshead (52A).
October 1971 to Holbeck (55A).
January 1972 to Gateshead (52A).
April 1972 to Nottingham Division (D16).
April 1972 to London Division (D01).
May 1973 to Willesden.
November 1974 to Haymarket.
May 1975 to Eastfield.
April 1981 to unserviceable store.
Withdrawn October 1981.

Renumbered February 9th 1974.

25246 was the 118th Class 25 withdrawn.

After being placed in unserviceable store 25246 was moved to Swindon Works on June 25th 1981, officially withdrawn during October 1981 and scrapped by the first week of March 1983.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Derby Works April & May 1968.
Noted Glasgow Works June & August 1976.
Noted Glasgow Works November 1979 (N6 repairs).

Highlights

1964
The frames for D7596 were laid down during the spring of 1964, being delivered to Toton during the first week of July, it would be transferred to Cricklewood West (14B) the same month and then to Derby (16C) during October.

1965
D7596 transferred to the Nottingham Division (D16) during January then to Saltley (2E), later the Birmingham Division (D02) during June.

On April 24th D7596 worked the 17.30 Sheffield - Manchester Central.

1966
On June 25th the 08.36 Nottingham - Llandudno Town and the return Llandudno Town - Nottingham were worked by 7596 & 5199.

1968
D7596 spent much of April & May at Derby Works, in May it was transferred to Holbeck (55A) and then in September to Gateshead (52A).

1971
After three years allocated to Gateshead 7596 returned to Holbeck (55A) during October.

1972
Its time at Holbeck was brief, during January it moved back to Gateshead (52A), but by April it moved to the Nottingham Division (D16), then swiftly on to the London Division (D01). On April 30th 7596 & 5237 were noted working over the NE/SW route with an excursion to Newcastle (from?).

1974
During November 25246 moved north to Haymarket, the remainder of its allocations would be on the Scottish Region.

1975
After six months at Haymarket 25246 moved across to Eastfield in May, this would be its last transfer.

1976
During June & July 25246 was under repair at Glasgow Works.


Photograph courtesy Tony Sayer
Its June 5th 1976 and a dusty 25246 undergoes repair at Glasgow Works. Judging by the chalk marks on the nose end doors these will be removed and sheeted over during this repair.

On July 17th the 08.10 Glasgow Queen Street - Aberdeen was worked by 25246 & 25033.

On December 4th 25246 & 37204 were noted assisting 86233 on the 23.00hrs ex-Euston in the Motherwell area due to a power failure.

1977
On January 14th a morning Oban - Glasgow Queen Street failed with 25246 at ?? with the train dragged by 27032. On April 11th the 14.10 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee was worked by 25246. The 08.25 Glasgow Central - Blackpool North on August 20th was hauled by 25246 & 25233.

1978
Local services in the Edinburgh area continued to see the diesel multiple unit services supplanted by hauled stock. May 1st saw 25246 handle the 17.30 Edinburgh - Cardenden.

A Spalding - Fort William 'Merrymaker' on June 3rd reached Cowlairs on time behind 47218, here 25062 & 25230 took over, only to be replaced at Dumbarton Central by 25246 & 27029. On the climb to Glen Falloch 25246 lost its coolant, being replaced at Crianlarich by 25232 which had been travelling south. Arrival at Fort William was over two hours late.

On June 7th the 07.00 Mallaig - Glasgow Queen Street failed near Crianlarich behind 27017, 25246 dragged the service forward, arriving at Queen Street well over two hours late.

1979
On March 10th the 08.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee and the 11.38 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street were worked by 25246.

25246 received minor attention at Glasgow Works during November.

1980
On January 26th the 14.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee and the return 17.33 Dundee - Glasgow Queen Street were worked by 25246.

On August 1st the 17.25 Glasgow Central - Stranraer Harbour was worked by 25246. On August 5th & 6th 25246 worked the 17.43 Glasgow Central - Ayr and the 19.22 Ayr - Glasgow Central. Likewise on August 25th & 27th 25246 worked the 17.15 Dundee - Perth.

The 14.44 Glasgow Queen Street - Dundee was worked by 25246 on November 28th.

1981
The 14.00 Glasgow Central - Carlisle was worked by 25246 on February 24th & 28th.

No Clss 25 withdrawals occurred during April but 25246 was stored unserviceable, on June 25th 25065 & 25246 made the long journey from Kingmoor to Swindon.

After six months in store at Swindon 25246 was officially withdrawn during October.

1982
At Swindon interest had been shown by London Transport in possibly acquiring three Class 25 locomotives, however nothing concrete materialised from this idea, although possibly 25246 & 25305 had been set aside in the North Yard following from this enquiry. A surprising reinstatement at Swindon late in July was 25305, it had been out of traffic for sixteen months, parts were taken from 25246 to make 25305 roadworthy.

1983
For 25246 there was no more, being broken up at Swindon during January.

Condition Final: blue/yellow livery, gangway doors sheeted over, no brackets or other fittings on centre of cab front, blanking plates fitted, hand/footholds plated over, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, straight sided & ridge sided sandboxes fitted at time of withdrawal.

27/1755
flk 1116

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

Page added July 21st 2002
Page updated November 12th 2016

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