The fifteen year career of D7640/25290 started with fifteen months at the Eastern Region depots, with the remainder being allocated to London Midland Region depots.
D7640 was new to the Tinsley (41A) on December 31st 1965. Further transfers were:
April 1966 to Wath (41C)
Renumbered March 5th 1974.
25290 was the 113th Class 25 to be withdrawn, one of five to be withdrawn during October 1981.
After withdrawal 25290 was stored at Tyseley from January - March 1982. On March 16th 1982 with 25156 it was sent down to Swindon Works in error, it then headed north for Derby Works on March 19th 1982. It reached Derby during August 1982 after having spent some time at Crewe, but lingered until May 1983, when it was finally broken up.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works April 1970.
The 07.35 Nottingham - Llandudno Town and the return 13.00 Llandudno Town - Nottingham were worked by 25290 on July 20th.
On August 2nd 25290 & 25291 worked the 09.20 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth to Lincoln Central, returning from there with the 09.30 Yarmouth - Manchester Piccadilly.
The 10.40 Euston - Aberystwyth from Wolverhampton and the return 16.10 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury were worked by 25290 & 25245 on September 2nd.
On July 24th the 15.40 Manchester Victoria - Bangor was taken forward from Llandudno Junction by 25290, it then returned eastwards with the 19.30 Bangor - Manchester Victoria.
On August 16th the 10.55 Weymouth - Leeds was hauled by 25290 & 25253 from Birmingham New Street to Derby, from where 25115 & 25214 took the train forward. A week later on August 22nd the 14.34 Wolverhampton - Paignton relief was worked throughout by 25290 & 25301 (208 passenger miles).
The 08.45 Birmingham New Street - Aberystwyth and the return 18.00 Aberystwyth - Euston to Nuneaton were worked by 25290 & 25262 on August 23rd.
On September 4th 25290 was noted passing through Burton on Trent with a lengthy train of spoil wagons.
25290 was withdrawn on October 4th 1981.
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
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