The almost fifteen year eleven month career of D7516/25166 was spent allocated to London Midland & Western Region depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D7516 was new to Toton (16A) on December 4th 1964, further transfers were:
Withdrawn November 2nd 1980
26166 was the 63rd Class 25 withdrawn, one of seventeen retired during November 1980, including shedmates 25159 & 25163.
25166 was moved to Swindon on March 3rd 1981 and was broken up by the first week of July 1981.
Works visits (records incomplete).
(Presumed at Works for scheduled Intermediate June/July 1967)
After withdrawal 25166 remained at Crewe until the March 3rd 1981 when arrangement was made for the movement of 25070, 25166, 25263/293 from Crewe Diesel Depot to Swindon Works. 25166 was broken up at Swindon during July 1981.
On Sunday September 18th noted at Colwich shed were D5265, D5267, D5290, D7504, D7505, D7516, D7521, D7557, D7563, D7577 & D7652.
On the evening of July 18th D7516 was light engine at Derby.
On the morning of July 20th D7516 was stabled at Derby, later in the evening that day it was noted at Stenson Junction with an up parcels (3P26).
On the evening of July 10th 7516 was stabled at Crewe north holding sidings.
On July 20th the 09.00 Sheffield - St. Pancras was worked to Nottingham by 7516 & 7507.
At about 10pm on January 17th locomotives stabled at Exeter included 7516, 7575 & 7625.
At about noon on January 19th locomotives stabled at Exeter included 5230, 7516 & 7625.
25166 was noted working freights in the Margam area on March 11th & 12th.
On July 18th 25166 was stabled at Chester depot.
25166 handled the Nuneaton - Hinckley trip working on July 29th.
On May 2nd 25177 was noted at Holywell Junction with a short freight.
On December 5th & 6th 25131 & 25166 were noted at Birkenhead North with iron ore for Shotton. On December 10th 25166 was noted at Barrow-in-Furness with a train of oil tanks.
The 15.07 Plymouth - Manchester Piccadilly was worked between Gloucester & Birmingham New Street by 25166 on May 31st 1978.
On July 14th 25166 was stabled at Taunton. On July 18th 25166 worked the 19.30 Exeter St. Davids - Paignton. On July 20th 25166 worked the 6B76 18.05 Exeter Central - Exeter Riverside trip (Presflos). It later worked the 2B44 19.30 Exeter St Davids - Paignton (eight coaches).
On November 21st 25166 hauled Eastern Region Class 313 No. 313003 from Hall Road to Falkland Junction via Blackburn and the Settle & Carlisle. The Class 313 had been sent to Merseyside to be used on the Royal visit should the first of the new Class 507 units from York not be received in time. The Class 25 quickly returned to Carlisle.
It is not often that one gets to show the activity of a locomotive over a short period of time, but the views below were believed to have been taken by the photographer whilst on holiday in North Wales. It is presumed that during this visit 25166 remained close to Llandudno Junction shed for a week of duties.
On June 1st 25166 was stabled at Holyhead shed.
On June 2nd at 11.51am was noted 25166 running light engine at Deganwy towards Llandudno.
On the evening of June 8th 25166 & 25157 were noted on a ballast train at Levenshulme.
25166 was noted with 25156 & 25157 at Cockshute on the afternoon of June 9th.
25166 & 25132 were noted eastbound at Bangor with a trainload of old ballast on July 1st.
On July 20th a Shrewsbury - Scarborough day excursion was worked roundtrip by 25166 & 25169.
On October 20th, with about two weeks left in service, 25166 worked a Croes Newydd - Brymbo - Croes Newydd turn - see images below.
25166 was withdrawn on November 2nd 1980.
Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added November 23rd 2009.