The almost fourteen year career of D7515/25165 was spent allocated to London Midland & Western Region depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D7515 was new to Nottingham (16A) on December 2nd 1964. Further transfers were:
December 1964 to Cricklewood West (14B).
Renumbered April 1974.
After withdrawal 25165 was moved to Derby Works early in 1979, its demolition was slow, being finally cut up during the middle of May 1981, although one cab remained at the Works until at least July 1986.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works March 1972.
On the evening of June 2nd D7515 was noted passing Sleaford with an unidentified Skegness service.
One of 7515/25165's earliest recorded passenger workings took place on August 3rd working a roundtrip Nottingham - Llandudno Town summer dated working.
During 1975 25165 visited a couple of the east coast seaside resorts. On June 21st 25165 & 25259 worked the 14.15 Yarmouth - Derby forward from Norwich. Five days later (26th) the same pair were on a roundtrip Derby - Skegness run.
On September 6th 25165 & 25072 worked the Derby - Norwich - Yarmouth - Norwich - Walsall diagram.
On July 3rd 25165 & 25280 worked a Leicester - Yarmouth roundtrip, this being the start of the Leicester holiday period.
On the afternoon of August 7th 25198 & 25165 were noted at Chester on down cement empties.
The only recorded passenger working for 1977 occurred on August 21st when 25165 & 25131 worked the 08.45 Birmingham New Street - Barmouth forward from and returning to Shrewsbury.
25162 & 25165 were noted at Seacombe Junction on March 23rd with an iron ore train. 25165 was stabled at Birkenhead Mollington Street on March 25th along with ten other Class 25s.
On May 8th 25165 & 25169 were noted at Seacombe Junction with iron ore empties from Shotton. On May 9th 25165 was stabled at Birkenhead Mollington Street. On May 21st 25165 was noted passing Wedgwood (Halt), Staffordshire with the overhead line electrification (OLE) on May 21st.
On June 16th 25165 was noted at Bangor.
The final passenger workings for 25165 took place on August 9th with 25168 working the 10.45 Birmingham New Street - Holyhead forward from Crewe followed by the 19.32 Llandudno Town - Crewe.
The end of the road arrived for 25165 after sustaining minor collision damage to the No.2 cab & bufferbeam. The damage is believed to have occurred somewhere in the Wigan area.
25165 was withdrawn on November 3rd 1978.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added March 8th 2013.