Apart from the first eighteen months, when D7598/25248 was allocated to Eastern & Scottish depots, the remainder of the time belonged to London Midland Region depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D7598 was new to Tinsley (41A) on February 5th 1966. Further transfers were:
October 1966 to Eastfield (65A) on loan.
Renumbered February 16th 1974.
25248 was the 153rd Class 25 withdrawn, one of twelve Class 25s withdrawn during November 1982.
After withdrawal 25248 was stored at Crewe depot until February 3rd 1983 when it was moved to Derby Works with 25093, although it would be stored at Etches Park. On July 23rd/24th 1985 45060 hauled the third large consist of withdrawn locomotives from Derby Locomotive Works to Swindon Works as the 9X12 17.05 movement comprising 25093, 25105/164, 25234/248/260, 25312/319. By the end of April 1986 25248 had been scrapped.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works April 1970.
D7598 was constructed at Derby Works during the winter of 1965/66, part of a batch of thirteen machines (D7598 - 7610) destined for Tinsley (41A), all were released to traffic during February 1966.
With D7598 allocated to Tinsley some of the Sheffield area summer dated services were diagrammed. On July 9th D7598 worked a Sheffield - Chinley local. A week later (16th) the 09.28 Sheffield - Llandudno Town and the return 14.28 Llandudno Town - Sheffield were worked by D7598. On September 3rd D7598 again handled the 09.28 Sheffield - Llandudno Town and the return 14.28 Llandudno Town - Sheffield. The next day (4th) D7598 was noted at Rhyl presumably with an excursion from the Sheffield area.
In October D7598 was loaned to Eastfield (65A), the loan lasted eleven months.
On June 29th 5242 & 7598 worked the 02.29 Toton - Eastleigh throughout, the normal exchange of power at Banbury did not occur as there were no replacements available. The Type 2's returned on the 14.30 Eastleigh - Washwood Heath.
On July 5th 25248 & 25147 worked the 09.20 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth to Lincoln Central and from there the return 09.30 Yarmouth - Manchester Piccadilly. The 21.15 Manchester Victoria - Blackpool North was worked by 25248 on July 30th.
During late July 25248 had reached the West Country, on 28th 25248 worked the six coach 09.55 Exeter St. Davids - Paignton, the 11.08 Paignton - Exeter St. Davids, the 14.10 Exeter St. Davids - Paignton, the 17.30 Paignton - Exeter St. Davids and the 18.44 Exeter St. Davids - Paignton for a total of 140 passenger miles! The next day (29th) 25248 worked the 10.00 Barnstaple - Exeter St. Davids, the 13.40 Exeter St. Davids - Barnstaple and the 15.52 Barnstaple - Exeter St. Davids for a total of 117 passenger miles. On the afternoon of July 30th 25248 was stabled at Exeter. On july 31st 25248 worked the 09.55 Exeter - Paignton, the 11.10 Paignton - Exeter and the 17.30 Paignton - Exeter.
On the morning of August 5th 25248 was stabled at Exeter.
The first week of September was hectic for 25248 & 25257. On September 2nd they worked the 09.19 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth to Lincoln Central, returning from there with the 09.15 Yarmouth - Manchester Piccadilly. The next three days saw roundtrips to Skegness, from Derby (3rd & 5th) and Burton (4th). On the morning of September 16th 25248 was stabled at Nuneaton.
On October 10th 25248 was transferring Class 313 multiple unit 313061 from Horwich back to its home on the Eastern Region.
25248 moved to Toton in October, this would be its last transfer.
On June 9th the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram was worked by 25248 & 25302.
On July 14th & 21st 25248 worked the 08.52 Leicester - Skegness and the return 12.32 Skegness - Leicester with 25294 (14th) and 25123 (21st).
On July 28th the roundtrip Leicester - Blackpool North service from/to Nottingham was worked by 25248 & 25280, this was a recently established diagram for a pair of Class 25's, the outward trip made via Stoke & Crewe, returning via Chesterfield.
The 17.10 Poole - Nottingham on August 31st was worked from Birmingham New Street by 25248. Just over a week later on September 8th (or 9th) 25248 worked the 09.00 Llandudno Town - York.
When an afternoon Manchester - Paddington service failed at Coventry on October 13th the nearest help was 25248 & 25305, the pair working all the way to Paddington. They returned north on the 19.00 Paddington - Manchester as far as Birmingham New Street.
25248 was noted at Cockshute on October 3rd. 25248 was noted at Grantham on the afternoon of October 7th with a van train, presumed headed in the Nottingham direction. Three days later (10th) the 06.28 Birmingham - Lancaster failed at Warrington behind 83001, 25248 assisted the train forward.
25248 was noted at Chester on August 3rd. For three days in the middle of August 25248 was quite busy. It started on August 13th with 25248 working the 10.15 Birmingham New Street - Norwich and the return 15.32 Norwich - Birmingham New Street. The next day (14th) a Leamington Spa - Edinburgh day excursion was worked to Birmingham New Street by 25248 & 25262. The same pair, on 15th worked the 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth from Birmingham New Street, returning with the 18.00 Aberystwyth - Wolverhampton.
On September 18th 25248 assisted the diesel multiple unit working the 15.50 Banbury - Marylebone.
25248 was noted parked just outside Bradford Exchange on December 20th whilst heavy snowfall was occurring.
On April 8th 25248 was noted at New Mills South Junction with an empty hopper train for Peak Forest.
On August 12th 25248 was noted at Llandudno Town with passenger stock, whilst on August 25th 25248 was noted northbound through Lancaster station with an inspection saloon.
On September 7th the 08.57 Leeds - Carlisle failed in the Skipton area with 25248 assisting from Skipton and returned with the 15.37 Carlisle - Leeds. On September 13th 25248 was busy in North Wales working the 09.45 Manchester Victoria - Bangor (for Holyhead?), the 13.58 Bangor (ex Holyhead?) - Manchester Victoria and the 17.45 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town.
25248 was withdrawn from service on November 28th and stored at Crewe.
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Page added May 6th 2000