Almost nineteen years of service for D7514/25164 was spent allocated to London Midland & Western Region depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D7514 was new to Nottingham (16A) on November 25th 1964. Further transfers were:
January 1965 to the Nottingham Division (D16).
Renumbered March 1974.
25164 was the 189th Class 25 withdrawn, being one of six withdrawn during August 1983.
After withdrawal 25164 was moved to Derby Works by the first week of October 1983 and remained here until forwarded to Swindon Works on July 24th 1985. However Swindon Works closed before 25164 was broken up, it was moved to Cocklebury Yard on June 3rd 1987, Humberstone Road by June 5th 1987 and into Vic Berry's yard by June 8th 1987. It was placed in the stack until removed during November 1987 and was broken up by the middle of December 1987.
Details of the three major moves:
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works May 1967.
A Leyton depot - Nuneaton empty ballast (?) was noted through Cambridge with 7514 on October 19th.
The snag sheet for June 5th recorded:
A&B crankcase? leak
Although it was allocated to Ebbw Junction at the time, 7514 & 7619 worked the 07.00 Nottingham - St. Pancras on July 7th 1972.
Comments from the snag sheet are:
During early April 1975 strikes and severe wintry weather caused disruption to locomotive rosters. Badly affected was the 08.52 Swansea – Paddington which ran with an assortment of power, mixed in with the Class 37s was Ebbw Junction allocated 25164 on April 2nd. It is not recorded how far the Class 25 worked.
May 24th found Cardiff allocated 25164 on weedkilling duty in the Ilkley area!
On July 8th 25164 worked the 11.06 Bristol Temple Meads - Cardiff and the 17.05 return.
On August 15th 25164 worked the 16.30 Taunton - Cardiff and the 19.05 Cardiff - Bristol Temple Meads.
On July 15th & 16th 25164 made test runs from Derby. Both working utilised the 1C21 from Derby.
Notes from the snag sheet on July 15th indicated:
Notes from the snag sheet on July 16th indicated:
Although 25164 was allocated to Crewe during January 1976 it was not until the middle of 1977 that it picked up some familiar passenger workings. On July 17th 25164 & 25122 worked the 09.15 Derby - Skegness and the 18.15 return. The next day (18th) 25164 & 25122 worked the 09.20 Burton on Trent - Skegness and the 19.20 return.
25164 was stabled at Cockshute on May 13th.
Skegness was also visited on five consecutive days during July 1979. Round trips from Leicester were completed with 25136 on July 15th/16th/18th & 19th. On the 17th a Derby - Skegness was worked, but they returned with a Skegness - Leicester. A total of 918 passenger miles were completed.
A Horsehay & Dawley - Port Talbot girders train was worked by 25164 on July 11th.
25164 was noted eastbound at Manchester Victoria on September 30th with a lengthy train of coal wagons.
On a snowy December 11th 25164 & 25161 were noted light engines at Derby.
The final recorded passenger workings took place during 1982. On August 12th 25164 worked the 09.45 Manchester Victoria - Bangor, the 13.58 Bangor - Manchester Victoria and the 17.45 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town.
On September 5th 25164 was attached to a withdrawn Class 503 electric multiple unit at Birkenhead Mollington Street. On September 14th 25164 worked the 1M25 Manchester Piccadilly - St Pancras vans, at least as far as Derby.
On October 30th 25164 worked an unidentified service between Preston & Blackpool.
On the damp morning of April 19th 25164 & 25240 were noted passing Chester with ballast wagons headed for Penmaenmawr. On April 23rd 25164 was stabled at Springs Branch.
On May 19th 25164 was northbound at Derby with a freight. 25164 & 25042 were noted southbound at Warrington Bank Quay station with a mineral train on May 23rd.
On June 1st 40158 was noted hauling a failed 25164 and loaded ICI Hoppers westbound through Stoney Bridge, Timperley. On June 16th 25164 & 25257 were noted at Cardiff Central with an engineers train.
25164 was withdrawn on August 21st 1983.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added March 7th 2013.