D7600, 7600, 25250
D7600, 7600, 25250

The eighteen year career of D7600/25250 included time at Eastern, Scottish & London Midland depots, with over a decade spent in the London area.

Allocations

D7600 was new to Tinsley (41A) on February 15th 1966. Further transfers were:

June 1966 to Barrow Hill (41E)
August 1966 to Finsbury Park (34G)
October 1966 to Eastfield (65A) on loan
September 1967 to the LMML
June 1968 to the Nottingham Division (D16)
December 1969 to the Birmingham Division (D02)
May 1970 to the Liverpool Division (D08)
October 1971 to Manchester Division (D09)
March 1973 to the London (WL) Division (D01), then to Willesden following abandonment of the LMR Division allocations
June 1975 to Cricklewood
January 1984 to Crewe
Withdrawn May 13th 1984

Renumbered February 28th 1974.

After its withdrawal 25250 was briefly stored at Crewe before moving with 25242 to Swindon Cocklebury Yard between June 29th & July 7th 1984, and into Swindon Works on July 23rd 1984. By the first week of February 1985 25250 had been broken up.

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Derby Works November 1969.
Noted Crewe Works February 1974.
Noted Derby Works November 1975.
Noted Derby Works August - October 1978.
Noted Derby Works June 1981 (N4 repairs).

Highlights

1974
When called to Crewe Works in January 1974 25250 still carried two tone green livery with small yellow ends. Its call to Works narrowly missed it from receiving TOPS numbers with the small yellow ends.

1976
On July 22nd 25250 & 25266 worked a roundtrip St. Pancras - Skegness day excursion throught, a passenger mileage of 401 miles. A very short passenger haulage took place on October 17th when the 08.00 Wolverhampton - Brighton day excursion used 25250 between Harrow & Wealdstone and Mitre Bridge Junction.

1977
Another lengthy trip found 25250 & 25284 working the 12.20 Birmingham New Street - Newquay to Plymouth on July 23rd, a distance of 218 miles.

1979
A short trip on May 7th saw 25250 & 25245 working an unidentified motorail between Kensington Olympia & Willesden.

1981

25250 at Toton March 14th 1981. At this time 25250 was allocated to Cricklewood.
Photograph courtesy Tony Sayer.
25250 at Derby Works on May 9th 1981 receiving attention to its generator.
Photograph courtesy Tony Sayer.
25250 York December 12th 1981. Three days earlier (9th) 25250 rescued the 16.10 Euston - Birmingham New Street at Canley after 85032 failed. And on a foggy & snowy December 14th 25250 paired with 31164 at York Holgate heading south with reclaimed track panels.
Photograph courtesy Tony Sayer.

The failure of 85032 on December 9th at Canley working the 16.10 Euston - Birmingham New Street saw 25250 drag the service to New Street.

1982
On January 22nd the 11.30 Ditton Corby BOC special was hauled by 25250 & 40127, a combination more normally associated with the Sheffield BOC working.

On August 7th 25250 worked the 07.45 Liverpool - Preston and the 19.26 Barrow - Preston.

25250 Luton December 31st 1982
Photograph courtesy Mark Cook.

1983

25250 Aylesbury February 9th 1983.
Photograph courtesy Mark Cook.

The summer of 1983 produced a fine selection of passenger workings, commencing on June 12th with 25250 & 25243 taking a Northampton - Clacton day excursion as far as Bletchley. On July 7th the 07.40 Norwich - Birmingham New Street was noted arriving at New Street behind 25250, later that day the 18.18 Birmingham New Street - Norwich was worked to March by 25250 after 31423 failed. Two weeks later on July 23rd the 07.35 Euston - Aberystwyth from Shrewsbury and the 14.00 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury were worked by 25250 & 25296.

August 14th saw 25250 & 25277 assisting three electric services between Rugby & Bletchley due to the power being off for engineering work. The next day (15th) the 06.25 Poole - Liverpool failed behind 47448 at Kenilworth, 25250 & 25277 dragged the service to Coventry. On August 27th the 07.44 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth and the 10.10 Aberystwyth - Euston to Nuneaton were worked by 25250 & 25287. The 10.10 Euston - Shrewsbury on September 10th was worked from Birmingham New Street by 25250 & 25257.

1984
On January 25th the 18.05 Euston - Blackpool North was worked forward from Preston by 25250.

Pictures of 25250

Its a sunny day at Birkenhead as 25250 poses for its portrait.
Photograph courtesy Ian Mawson.
25250 at Edge Hill, undated.
Photograph courtesy Ian Mawson.
25250 at Swindon Works.
Photograph collection of webmaster.

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Information also provided by Steve Jordan
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)

Page added November 30th 2012
Last updated September 30th 2015

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