Built: Beyer Peacock, Manchester (Works No.8062).
The nineteen year one month career of D7652/25302 was spent allocated to London Midland Region depots apart from six months at Tinsley.
D7652 was new to the Nottingham Division (D16) on May 21sth 1966. Further transfers were:
April 1967 to Birmingham Division (D02)
Renumbered February 23rd 1974.
25302 was the 249th Class 25 withdrawn, one of seven retired during June 1985.
After withdrawal 25302 was stored at Kingmoor until January 20th 1986 when 25300 & 25302 moved to Springs Branch, then on March 20th 1986 to Healey Mills, reaching Doncaster Works during April, being broken up there by the end of June 1986, although the cabs lingered for a short while longer.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works June 1970.
In November 7652 was transferred to the Manchester Division (D09).
On August 19th ex-works 25302 was on display at Carnforth Steamtown open day in connection with the Locomotion 74 Exhbition.
On December 20th a Edinburgh - Plymouth was noted arriving at Derby behind 25302 & 46026, the latter having failed.
The 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich and the 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby from Norwich were worked by 25302 & 25125 on June 28th and by 25302 & 25267 on July 26th.
The 17.00 Derby - Matlock and the 17.50 Matlock - Derby were worked by 25302 on August 29th. The next day (30th) the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram was worked by 25302 & 25205.
1977 During February 25302 moved to Cricklewood, by November it had transferred to Toton.
On July 6th a Nottingham - Barry Island service was noted at Cardiff with 25302 & 25260.
The 10.40 Euston - Aberystwyth from Wolverhampton and the 16.10 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury were worked by 25302 & 25260 on September 9th.
On November 17th 25302 took five damaged vehicles from Hall Road to Horwich.
On February 10th the DAA organised the 'Nottinghamshire Collier', starting out at St Pancras with 25302 & 25071, taking the Midland mainline to Knighton South Junction, Coalville, Burton on Trent, Trent & Nottingham. Here 20030 & 20043 took over for a round trip to Annesley Colliery, on their return 25071 & 25074 were waiting to head north to traverse a number of lines in the Chesterfield, Sheffield & Shirebrook area. Joining the Erewash Valley mainline at Pye Bridge the charter headed south to Bedford before taking the former LNWR route via the Fenny Stratford flyover to Claydon LNE junction, to then head south through Aylesbury and Amersham to Marylebone.
The two views below, courtesy Andy Key show 25302 & 25071 with the charter at Nottingham.
On June 9th the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram was worked by 25302 & 25248. June 23rd found 25302 & 25267 in charge of the Walsall - Yarmouth, working the service as far as Norwich, returning from there with the Yarmouth - Derby. The next day (24th) the same pair worked a Leicester - Skegness roundtrip.
On August 25th 25302 worked the roundtrip Nottingham - Llandudno Town service. Two days later (27th) 25302 handled the 15.42 Manchester Victoria - Bangor service. 25302 was called to Derby for a classified general repair in December, not being released until March 1980.
On September 20th the 04.10 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth and the 10.07 Aberystwyth - Euston to Wolverhampton were worked by 25302 & 25209.
The summer dated roundtrip Nottingham - Llandudno Town on June 6th was worked by 25302. On June 13th 25302 was stabled at Chester depot.
A trip over the Cambrian took place on September 5th when 25300 & 25302 worked the 07.40 Euston - Aberystwyth forward from Wolverhampton, returning with the 16.05 to Wolverhampton. On September 25th 25302 was noted eastbound near Chinley with a train of empty ICI hoppers.
The 13.45 Manchester Victoria - Bangor and an unidentified Bangor - Manchester Victoria were worked by 25302 on June 10th.
On September 7th 25302 was noted at Moreton-on-Lugg with a lengthy Carlisle - Severn Tunnel Junction freight. Two days later on September 9th the 12.07 Holyhead - Crewe utilised 25302. The 07.16 Manchester Victoria - York on October 2nd was worked throughout by 25302.
After five and a half years at Toton, 25302 was transferred to Crewe during March, this would be its last move.
The 08.01MO Crewe - Cardiff and 11.40 return occasionally featured Type 2's including 25302 on June 6th and just the northbound leg on 7th. 25229 & 25302 were used to drag 86223 and its train between Rugby & Bletchley on August 7th when the power was off for line maintenance.
On August 8th the Northenden - Hope empty cement wagons was handled by 37032 & 25302.
25265 & 25302 were noted passing Etruria with a train of sand, presumably an Oakamoor - St Helens working on September 26th.
On October 4th 25302 was noted at Gaer Junction, Newport with a welded rail train.
Pairs of Class 31's had become frequent on the Earles - Widnes cement train, however on July 25th 25262 & 25302 were in charge of the working.
25302 was noted with an OHLE cable train passing through Crewe Station on August 31st.
On October 30th 25302 was noted westbound through Chester with a loaded engineers spoil train.
25259 & 25302 were noted southbound at Ais Gill with a lengthy diverted parcels train on April 6th.
Class 25s briefly returned to the 15.02 Manchester - Bristol parcels at the beginning of May, with 25302 noted on 14th & 31st.
The Reading maintenance depot Open Day on June 1st featured over twenty locomotives including 25302. On June 11th 25302 covered the Preston - Liverpool leg of the 16.15 service from Glasgow, three days later on 14th a day excursion from Barrow to Chester received 25302 as far as Carnforth. From Carnforth 25302 was sent out light engine to pick up an engineers wagon and brake van from the down sidings at Hellifield, in the photograph below the Class 25 can be seen collecting the wagon at Hellified, just before four o'clock that afternoon. Clearly all was not well with the locomotive as it was withdrawn this day (presumably after completing this job?), initially being stored at Kingmoor.
Three views of 25302 at Hellifield all courtesy Stephen Houlker.
25302 was withdrawn on June 14th 1985.
At least one cab side panel with number and TOPS panel escaped scrapping.
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info)
Page created February 2nd 2002