The nineteen year career of D7650/25300 was spent entirely allocated to London Midland Region depots.
D7650 was new to the Nottingham Division (D16) on May 7th 1966 and immediately went on loan to the London Division (D01). Further transfers were:
November 1966 to Nottingham Division (D16)
Renumbered November 30th 1973.
25300 was the 260th Class 25 to be withdrawn, one of ten withdrawn during December 1985.
After withdrawal 25300 was stored at Carlisle Kingmoor until being moved on January 20th 1986 with 25302 to Springs Branch. Two months later on March 20th 1986 the pair moved to Healey Mills, then to Doncaster Works later in March 1986, and scrapped there by late June 1986.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works September & October 1969.
An ammonia leak outside Preston station on November 16th saw 25300 & 25319 assisting 86039 with a WCML express through the area due to power being off.
On July 26th the 08.30 Glasgow Central - Blackpool North was worked to Carlisle by 25300 & 25258, the locomotives returning north from Carlisle with the 15.05 Blackpool North - Glasgow Central.
The 04.10 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth and the return 10.07 Aberystwyth - Euston to Wolverhampton were worked by 25300 & 25308 on July 18th.
On September 5th the 07.40 Euston - Aberystwyth from Wolverhampton and the 16.05 Aberystwyth - Wolverhampton were worked by 25300 & 25302.
25300 was noted eastbound through Wakefield Kirkgate with a lengthy freight on May 11th.
On July 24th 25300 worked the 06.50 Blackpool North - Manchester Victoria and the 08.40 Manchester Victoria - Scarborough to Leeds, where it was replaced by 25158.
25300 was noted westbound through Chinley with loaded ICI hoppers on April 14th, and also eastbound with empties at Great Rocks.
On August 14th engineering work between Rugby & Bletchley saw 25300 & 25095 assist three WCML passenger through the dead section.
On August 20th 25266 & 25300 were noted passing Calvert on a UKF Fertilisers train to/from their depot at Akeman Street.
25300 & 25298 were noted passing Chester light engines on September 5th.
The 12.00 Lawley Street - Beeston Freightliner was worked by 25300 on April 25th.
On May 18th the 16.20 Glasgow Central - Liverpool was worked forward from Preston by 25300. Four days later on May 22nd the 0842 Leicester - Birmingham New Street failed before departure behind 31420, 25300 took the train forward, returning with the 10.20 Birmingham New Street - Norwich throughout.
25300 was noted at Birmingham New Street on the later afternoon of June 1st with a parcels working.
On July 17th the 21.20 Crewe - Grantham was worked by 25300. On July 19th 25265 & 25300 worked the 6V32 14.56 Ellesmere Post - Cranmore, comprised of twenty short wheelbase tanks. On July 20th 25265 & 25300 worked the 6V32 14.56 Ellesmere Port - Severn Tunnel Junction, comprised of sixteen short wheelbase tanks. 25300 was at Garston Holding sidings (Speke) on the afternoon of July 24th. On July 26th 25300 was noted at Liverpool with a parcels train.
25262 & 25300 were noted at Nuneaton station with a parcels train on August 13th.
On November 17th 25300 was the Manchester Victoria pilot.
25300 was stabled at Saltley on December 17th.
25300 was noted southbound at Stafford on a snowy December 28th with a parcels train.
On February 13th the 17.36 Crewe - Holyhead failed behind 47428, 25300 dragged the service forward between ?? On a snowy February 16th 25300 was noted southbound at Atherstone with a six coach parcels train.
On March 2nd 25300 was noted passing Amersham with tube stock headed for Neasden.
25300 was noted southbound at Hereford on March 20th with the Moreton-on-Lugg to Severn Tunnel Junction freight.
The relief 13.50 Birmingham New Street - Edinburgh on April 3rd was worked between Carstairs & Edinburgh by 25300 & 25276. A similar working took place on April 15th with the relief 12.05 Bristol Temple Meads - Edinburgh being worked between Carstairs & Edinburgh by 25300 & 25254.
On May 2nd the 16.02 Crewe - Cardiff failed at Shrewsbury behind 33034, 25300 worked the service to Cardiff. The next day (3rd) the 07.00 Worcester Shrub Hill - Bristol Temple Meads was worked by 25300.
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Page added November 12th 2012