The seventeen year eight month career of D7500/25150 included allocations to London Midland, Eastern & Scottish Region depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D7500 was new to the Toton (16A) on October 2nd 1964. Further transfers were:
December 1964 to Burton (16F).
Renumbered February 1974.
On June 6th 1982 25150 suffered collision damage near Leicester, it was moved to Derby Works on June 10th 1982 for evaluation, following which it was withdrawn on June 13th 1982. 25150 was moved to Swindon Works on February 5th 1985 and scrapped there by the middle of June 1985.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works September 1966.
On July 26th the summer dated roundtrip Nottingham - Llandudno Town was worked by 7500 & 7529.
7500 & 7558 were noted on unidentifed passenger working northbound from Sheffield on July 14th.
On the morning of October 16th 7500 was noted at Exeter light engine.
The 09.20 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth to Lincoln Central and the return 09.30 Yarmouth - Manchester Piccadilly from Lincoln Central were worked by 25150 & 25194 on September 6th.
On May 8th 25150 was eastbound at Grange-over-Sands with an empty ballast working.
July 29th was probably a typical day at Nuneaton, being noted were returning empty ballast workings with 25150 from Beighton Junction, 25046 from Bordesley Junction and 25116 from Lenton, with two Class 31 hauled workings from the southern end of the Eastern Region.
The 09.20 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth to Lincoln Central and the return 09.15 Yarmouth - Manchester Piccadilly from Lincoln Central were worked by 25150 & 25147 on August 21st. A week later (29th or perhaps 28th) the 23.40 Liverpool - York was worked by 25150.
A Derby - Skegness round trip was worked by 25150 & 25280 on July 5th. Almost two weeks later on July 17th the 08.45 Birmingham New Street - Barmouth and the 17.30 Barmouth - Birmingham New Street were worked by 25150 & 25156.
The 08.45 Birmingham New Street - Barmouth and the 17.45 Barmouth - Euston to Wolverhampton were worked by 25150 & 25263 on June 11th.
25150 was northbound at Bescot with a freight on October 10th. 25150 was stabled at Coventry station on October 14th.
On August 4th the 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth from Birmingham New Street and the 16.10 Aberystwyth - Shrewsbury were worked by 25150 & 25040. On August 7th 25150 was westbound at Bamber Bridge with a short freight.
On September 26th 25150 was northbound at Litchfield Trent Valley with a loaded ballast train.
25150 was stabled at Newton Heath on May 4th.
25150 was active on the North Wales mainline on July 5th working the 09.42 Llandudno Town - Manchester Victoria, the 14.40 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town and the 18.17 Llandudno Town - Manchester Victoria. A week later on July 13th the 20.26 Manchester Piccadilly - Chester diesel multiple unit ran into a herd of cows at Norley Road, Delamere. The leading car (M56261) was derailed, several cows were killed and some 240 feet of track damaged. 25150 was sent from Northwich to clear the railcars from the scene. A Chester crane was on scene to rerail the unit and remove the dead cows from the track.
On July 19th 25150 & 25215 were stabled in Carlisle Yard.
25150 was the Manchester Victoria banker on August 22nd.
The late morning Wellingborough - Acton freight was worked by 25150 & 25172 on December 23rd.
On February 4th 25150 & 25152 were noted westbound passing Wakefield Kirkgate with a freight train, most likely being one of the local tripper jobs returning empties to Healey Mills.
On March 28th 25150 was noted at Settle Junction with a freight, which had been stopped due to a hot axlebox on one of the wagons.
On June 2nd the 19.30 Crewe - Cardiff was worked by 25150, the next day (3rd) it was noted on the 17.10 Cardiff - Crewe. On July 25th 25150 & 25081 worked a roundtrip Leicester - Skegness.
Condition July: blue/yellow livery, boiler room grilles sheeted over, hand/footholds plated over, straight sided sandboxes, three-rung bogie mounted footsteps, No.1 cab front - central lampbracket retained but the two fittings either side of the bracket removed (see Saltley view below), non-BIS side - scrape about one third the length of the body commencing behind the No.2 cab, about engine room window height.
On July 25th 25150 & 25081 worked the 12.35 Skegness - Leicester.
The 07.35 Nottingham - Llandudno Town was worked to Derby by 25150 & 25180 on August 1st, 25219 took the train forward. A week later on August 8th 25150 & 25167 worked the 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth from Birmingham New Street and the 18.00 Aberystwyth - Wolverhampton.
The first week of September proved quite hectic for 25150. On September 1st it replaced 25275 at Leicester on the 18.34 Norwich - Birmingham New Street. On September 2nd & 4th it workewd the 13.15 Birmingham New Street - Norwich and the 18.34 Norwich - Birmingham New Street. On September 6th 25150 worked the 18.37 Birmingham New Street - Norwich (possibly not throughout).
On September 9th 25150 was shunting the coal yard at Stamford. 25150 was noted at Peterborough stabling point on September 11th.
On October 15th 25150 was noted southbound at York with a short ballast train.
25150 was stabled at Springs Branch on November 24th.
On December 14th 25062 & 25150 were on snowplough duty at Preston station.
25150 worked the three vehicle 3D05 07.37 Leicester - Nottingham parcels on April 24th.
The end came for 25150 following a collision at Kilby Bridge on June 6th 1982. The locomotive was taken to Leicester depot and then forwarded to Derby Works on June 10th 1982. After evaluation it was withdrawn on June 13th 1982. It languished at Derby Works until February 1985. Derby had long ago ceased cutting up locomotives, so in order to trip the withdrawn locomotives to Swindon for breaking up, nine were prepared for movement during February 4th/th 1985. 25150 was included in this movement, comprised of 25036/049, 25150, 25228/253/277 25304/317/320.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added December 6th 2008.