The eighteen year career of D7510/25160 included four years allocated to Western Region depots in the mid 1970's, the remainder was spent allocated to London Midland depots.
Built Derby Locomotive Works
D7510 was new to Toton (16A) on November 10th 1964. Further transfers were:
January 1965 to Nottingham Division (D16).
Renumbered April 1974.
25160 was the 139th Class 25 to be withdrawn, one of four retired during October 1982.
After its withdrawal 25160 was stored at Polmadie from October 1982 until November 1983 at which point it was moved across the mainline to Shawfields Sidings. Whilst dumped at Shawfield it made the inevitable trip beyond the buffer stops, joining a small but elite band of locomotive to be so dealt with by the locals. It moved to Thornton Junction with 25046 on April 29th 1987 for cutting, which ceased before the cutters got to 25160. It then moved with 25046 to Vic Berry's, Leicester via Mossend (June 10th 1987), Carlisle (June 11th 1987), Basford Hall (June 22nd 1987), Leicester Humberstone Road (hauled by 31168) and into Vic Berry's, Leicester (June 23rd 1987). By the end of July 1987 the locomotive had been scrapped though the cabs lingered until November 1987.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works December 1971.
With March drivers trained on Class 25s they occasionally handled odd workings - on December 4th 7510 dragged Class 47 No.1502 from March to Stratford.
On December 9th (a Sunday) eight additional freights ran from Margam to Knighton & Toton, three powered by Class 37s, the remainder by Western Region allocated Class 25s. All worked as far as Washwood Heath, returning to the west as light engines or with a freight train. The Class 25s involved were 5209, 7508, 7510, 7513 & 7521.
On July 2nd a Weston-super-Mare - Aberystwyth day excursion was worked from/to Wolverhampton - Aberystwyth by 25160 & 25153.
On September 13th 25160 worked the 11.30 Bangor - Manchester Victoria, the 15.32 Manchester Victoria - Bangor and the 19.30 Bangor - Manchester Victoria.
On July 10th 25160 was noted shunting wagons at Abergavenny, believed to be the 7C05 TThFO 11.50 Moreton-on-Lugg to Severn Tunnel Junction Undy Yard local freight.
On August 30th 25160 worked the 09.42 Llandudno Town - Manchester Victoria.
25160 was stabled at Cockshute on April 11th.
On August 2nd 40130 failed at Mostyn Dock working a Holyhead - Bournemouth day excursion, 25160 dragged everything to Chester where 40135 took over. On August 14th saw 25160 work the 17.42 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Junction.
A month later on September 12th the 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth from Birmingham New Street and the 18.00 Aberystwyth - Wolverhampton were worked by 25160 & 25154.
The last recorded passenger working for 25160 took place on June 26th when 25160 worked the 09.45 Manchester Victoria - Bangor and the 13.58 Bangor - Manchester Victoria, the remainder of the diagram was worked by 47555.
25160 was the Manchester Victoria pilot on July 24th. Two days later (26th) 25160 was noted passing through Manchester Victoria with vans for Red Bank.
25160 was withdrawn on October 10th 1982.
The only 25s now remaining in Scotland were 25028/46 and recently arrived 25160, all withdrawn at Polmadie.
Whilst dumped at Shawfield Sidings, Polmadie, 25160 ran off the end of the siding, derailing the No.1 end bogie. This was one of several locomotives to be derailed here in this manner.
Page added December 1st 2012.