D7610, 7610, 25260
D7610, 7610, 25260


Photograph courtesy Roger Geach
25260 & 37019 at Broxbourne Junction on Tuesday August 28th 1979 with a Whitemoor - Temple Mills special freight.

The sixteen year career of D7610/25260 started with eighteen months allocated to Eastern Region depots, followed by the remainder allocated to London Midland Region depots.

Allocations

D7610 was new to the Tinsley (41A) on April 7th 1966. Further transfers were:

December 1966 to Barrow Hill (41E)
October 1967 Springs Branch (8F)
June 1968 to Liverpool Division (D08)
January 1969 to Birmingham Division (D02)
January 1971 to London Division (D01)
May 1971 to Birmingham Division (D02)
May 1973 to Bescot
Withdrawn December 13th 1982.

Renumbered March 1st 1974.

After withdrawal 25280 was stored at Etches Park from at least February 3rd 1983 to July 1985 and moved to Swindon Works on July 24th 1985. It survived the closure of the Works and was dragged across to Cocklebury Yard on June 3rd 1987 with 25093, 25126/134/161/164/180/193, 25207/208/260, 25306/327. It then moved to Humberstone Road, Leicester on June 5th 1987 with 25126/134/164 and into Vic Berry's yard three days later. It was broken up by the middle of July 1987.

25260 at the arrival siding alongside Derby Works on February 3rd 1983. It would remain here until July 23rd 1985 when 45060 hauled 25093, 25105/164, 25234/248/260, 25312/319 as the 9X12 17.05 Derby Works - Swindon Works.
Photographic collection of webmaster (ADH)

Works Visits

Works visits (records incomplete).

Noted Derby Works July & September 1966.
Noted Crewe Works March 1970.
Noted Crewe Works June 1975.

Highlights

1967
On the afternoon of August 12th D7610 delivered the final AM11 Class 311 electric multiple unit No.110 for the Glasgow suburban system, being noted northbound over G&SW route.

1973
The early passenger workings for D7610 appear to have slipped unreported into the pages of history, such that the first known so far was an unidentified working on August 19th 1973 with 7610 & 5228 handling a passenger train between Dundee & Perth.

Condition September: green livery with full yellow ends.

1975
A lengthy run over the NE/SW route took place on August 9th with the 1V91 11.58 Newcastle - Paignton being worked by 25260 & 25136 (observed on train at Sheffield), for a passenger mileage of 370 miles, 47055 took over at Exter St Davids. Later this day the pair of Class 25s assisted 33032 on the 19.20 Exeter St. Davids - Basingstoke as far as Salisbury (assumed).

1976
On July 31st 25260 & 25272 worked the 10.07 Aberystwyth - Euston to Wolverhampton (assumed).

1977
The Walsall - Norwich (for Yarmouth) - Walsall passenger diagram was worked by 25260 & 25271 on June 18th.

On July 3rd a Weston-super-Mare - Barmouth day excursion was worked from/to Wolverhampton - Barmouth by 25260 & 25323.

The Walsall - Norwich (for Yarmouth) - Walsall passenger diagram was worked by 25260 & 25124 on August 27th.

A Marylebone - Kidderminster day excursion on September 10th was worked out (via Bicester) and back (via Worcester/Oxford/Banbury/Bicester) by 25260 & 25253.

1978
On July 7th 25260 & 25302 went on a lengthy trip out & back with a Nottingham - Barry Island day excursion, for a total of 349 passenger miles. Near the month end on July 30th the 08.45 Birmingham New Street - Barmouth and the return 17.45 Barmouth - Euston to Wolverhampton were worked by 25260 & 25263.

The last week of August was a busy one for 25260. On August 23rd it worked the 17.10 Cardiff - Crewe. Three days later (26th) 25260 & 25161 worked the 10.40 Euston - Aberystwyth from Wolverhampton, returning with the 16.10 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury. On September 9th the 10.40 Euston - Aberystwyth from Wolverhampton and the 16.10 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury were worked by 25260 & 25302.

1979

Its June 9th 1979 and 25260 is deep inside Toton shed as an organised visit for a group of enthusiasts takes place.

1980
The majority of the passenger workings for 25260 during 1980 involved Cambrian turns.

On May 31st the 04.10 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth and the return 10.07 Aberystwyth - Euston to Wolverhampton were worked by 25260 & 25267. The next day (June 1st), a Euston - Aberystwyth charter was worked roundtrip Wolverhampton - Aberystwyth by 25260 & 25261. As a change from Cambrian metals on June 13th 25260 & 25131 worked over the NE/SW route with the 13.34 Birmingham New Street - York and the 17.26 York - Birmingham New Street.

On July 5th The 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth from Birmingham New Street and the 16.10 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury were worked by 25260 & 25269.

1981

Derby 25260 March 14th 1981.
Photograph courtesy Tony Sayer.
Manchester Victoria 25260 no date.
Photograph collection of webmaster.

25260 & 25272 were busy on the weekend on June 13th/14. On 13th they worked the 04.10 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth, returning with the 10.07 Aberystwyth - Euston to Wolverhampton. The next day (14th) they worked the 08.45 Birmingham New Street - Aberystwyth and the return 18.00 Aberystwyth - Euston to Nuneaton.

On July 27th 25260 worked a Swindon - Gloucester service.

1982
25260 worked the 09.50 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town and the 14.20 Llandudno Town - Manchester Victoria on June 27th.

On August 20th 25260 worked the 17.30 Glasgow Central - Carlisle. A week later on August 28th 25260 & 25321 worked the 07.40 Euston - Aberystwyth from Wolverhampton, returning with the 14.00 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury.

25260 was retired on December 13th 1982, but would not be scrapped for another four and a half years.

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Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)

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Last updated June 29th 2016

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