The eighteen year career of D7670/25320 was spent entirely allocated to London Midland Region depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D7670 was new to the London Division (D01) on January 28th 1967. Further transfers were:
March 1967 to Nottingham Division (D16).
Renumbered March 20th 1974.
25320 was the 205th Class 25 to be withdrawn, one of six retired during December 1983.
After withdrawal 25320 was moved to Derby Works and remained here until February 5th 1985 when it was moved with many others to Swindon Works. It was broken up there by late June 1985.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works March 1970 (full repaint).
On August 27th an additional Derby - Yarmouth service was worked to Norwich by 7670 & 7568, presumably out & back?
The 08.00 Walsall - Yarmouth to Norwich and the return 14.15 Yarmouth - Walsall from Norwich were worked by 25320 & 25267 on September 3rd. Later that month on September 24th the return leg of a Keighley - Wellingborough day excursion was worked by 25320 & ??
On July 1st the 07.30 Nottingham - Llandudno Town and the return 13.02 Llandudno Town - Nottingham were worked by 25320.
On August 10th 25320 & 25310 were noted at Luton with a lengthy mineral train. On August 13th the 09.15 Derby - Skegness and the 18.15 Skegness - Derby were worked by 25320 & 25310.
The 08.25 Leicester - Blackpool North from Nottingham and the return 14.25 Blackpool North - Leicester to Nottingham were worked by 25320 & 25277 on June 30th & July 7th.
On May 26th the 15.09 St. Pancras - Nottingham was worked by 25320 & 25262.
The 07.35 Nottingham - Llandudno Town and the return 13.00 Llandudno Town - Nottingham were worked by 25320 on June 14th & June 28th.
On August 16th the 07.40 Euston - Aberystwyth from Wolverhampton and the 17.55 Aberystwyth - Wolverhampton were worked by 25320 & 25221.
The 16.10 Whitemoor - Temple Mills freight was normally a Class 37 turn (via Cambridge and Lea Valley), however on September 3rd 25254 & 25320 worked the train and probably went back on the 20.45 Temple Mills - Whitemoor, both handled by March men.
On November 5th (or 11th) the 15.17 York - Swansea was noted behind 25320 & 31213 as far as Birmingham New Street, possibly due to a locomotive failure further north.
An E exam was completed on 25320 at Toton during December.
25320 & 25314 were noted northbound through Nuneaton on October 28th with a lengthy train of bogie wagons.
On July 27th & 29th 25320 was in service hauling limestone between Tunstead - Northwich.
An unidentified St. Pancras - Nottingham service on September 21st was noted at Leicester with 25320, the train was terminated here.
25320 & 25285 passed through Northampton with a track panel train on April 8th.
On June 27th 25320 & 25258 were noted southbound at Derby with an aggregates train.
25320 was noted southbound at Kearsley with a four coach parcels train on July 1st.
25320 was noted eastbound at Stenson Junction on July 4th with a track train comprised of eleven bogie flats, half of which were loaded with track panels. 25320 worked a southbound empty coaching stock through York on July 5th, the six coaches believed to be recently outshopped from York Carriage Works.
The middle of July proved to be a busy time for Cambrian passenger workings for 25320. On July 16th the 07.44 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth worked as far as Machynlleth with 25320 & 25298, it was terminated at Machynlleth due to late running. The train then formed the 10.45 Machynlleth - Euston as far as Wolverhampton. The next day (17th) 25320 & 25298 were stabled at Rugby station. The following weekend (23rd) the 07.44 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth and the 10.10 Aberystwyth - Euston to Wolverhampton were worked by 25320 & 25324. Four days later (27th) a diesel multiple unit failure saw 25320 assist the 10.55 Shrewsbury - Aberystwyth, the 14.00 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury and the 16.40 Shrewsbury - Chester. These were possibly the last passenger workings for 25320.
Towards the end of October 25320 was noted at Derby Locomotive Works for a bogie swap, utilising the bogies from recently withdrawn 25253. However 25320 never left the Works and was withdrawn two months later.
25320 was withdrawn on December 11th 1983.
A builders plate from 25320 sold for at auction for £200 during May 2015.
A builders plate from 25320 sold for at auction for £500 during September 2015.
Passenger workings courtesy Alan Baylis (www.class25.info).
Page added November 10th 2012.