The nineteen & a half year career of D7517/25167 was spent allocated to a variety of London Midland & Western Region depots.
Built: BR Derby Locomotive Works.
D7517 was new to Nottingham (16A) on December 9th 1964. Further transfers were:
December 1964 to Cricklewood West (14B).
Renumbered February 1974.
25167 was the 182nd Class 25 to be withdrawn, one of six retired during May 1983, sister locomotive 25168 was retired during the same month.
After withdrawal 25167 was stored at Crewe before being moved with 25120 (from Springs Branch) and 25152/167/168 (from Crewe) to Swindon Works between February 9th & 15th 1984. 25167 was broken up by the middle of April 1984.
Works visits (records incomplete).
Noted Derby Works September 1977.
On the afternoon of August 6th D7517 was at Toton with an up freight.
On Sunday September 18th D5285, D5294, D7500, D7511, D7513, D7514, D7517, D7525, D7529, D7543, D7544, D7552, D7558, D7564 & D7658.
Just after midnight on December 18th D7517 was at Derby with a down parcels.
On the morning of July 13th D7516 & D7517 were at Blythe Bridge with a down freight (8K64).
On October 9th & 11th 25167 was noted on Exeter shed.
On October 13th 25167 worked the 2B84 20.15 Exeter St Davids - Newton Abbot.
On October 15th there was no Type 4 available at Exeter?? for the first Meldon trip, leading to 25219 & 25167 working the job.
On October 29th the St Blazey Class 25s were dispersed as follows: Wadebridge, Liskeard & Hayle 25223; St Blazey - Drinnick Mill 25167, 25220; Goonbarrow Junction 25225; Control Train 25217.
On the afternoon of January 31st 25167 was light engine at Taunton.
On February 3rd 25167 worked the 2B84 20.15 Exeter St Davids - Newton Abbot.
On February 9th 25167 was noted at Exeter stabling point.
At least by August 1975 (maybe earlier?) 25167 acquired a scrape down the full length of the Battery Isolating Switch side of the locomotive (see image below). It would run with this distinguishing mark until repaired at Derby Locomotive Works during April 1979.
After transfer to Crewe early in 1976 25167 worked a modest selection of passenger workings until its withdrawal in 1983. On August 14th 1976 25167 & 25209 worked the 09.20 Manchester Piccadilly - Yarmouth as far as Lincoln Central, returning with the 09.15 ex-Yarmouth.
25167 was stabled at Llandudno Junction on May 29th.
On June 18th 25167 was noted at the north end of Crewe station with an overhead wire maintenance train.
On June 23rd 25167 & 25142 were busy on the NE/SW route working the 15.15 Plymouth - Manchester Piccadilly forward from Gloucester to Birmingham New Street.
On July 6th 25167 & 25027 were noted hauling a trainload of stone from Cauldon Low Quarry down to Leekbrook Junction, the stone was ultimately for use in the construction of the Thames Barrier.
On ?? the 11.11 Manchester Victoria - Holyhead was worked to Chester by 47450 where 25167 took over.
25167 was stabled at Northwich on September 26th.
On October 22nd 25100 & 25167 were noted at Frodingham. The next day (23rd) they were noted at Kings Norton with bogie bolsters.
Ex-works 25167 was noted eastbound at Nottingham with a parcels train on June 30th.
On July 28th 25167 & 25150 worked the 12.32 Skegness - Leicester forward from Nottingham and returned with the 12.32 Skegness - Leicester.
On August 26th 25136 & 25167 were noted at Seacombe Junction on iron ore.
25094 & 25167 were noted at Seacombe Junction on October 4th & 5th with an iron ore train. 25167 was stabled at Birkenhead on October 9th.
25167 was stabled at Chester on December 16th.
On July 16th 25167 was noted at Leyland with a lengthy van train.
On August 14th 25167 worked the 20.30 Crewe - Bangor. On August 15th 25167 worked the 13.40 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town.
On the morning of February 7th 25167 was noted with empty coaching stock at Crewe.
On the morning of May 16th 25167 was noted with a crane at Penmaenmawr to handle some derailed wagons.
On July 2nd 25167 was westbound at Penmaenmawr with a short freight.
It was off to Aberystwyth on August 8th with 25150 working the 10.10 Euston - Aberystwyth forward from Birmingham New Street, returning with the 18.00 Aberystwyth - Wolverhampton. Later the same month, on August 20th 25167 worked the 12.15 Holyhead - Crewe throughout. On August 24th 25115 & 25167 were noted eastbound through Gloucester with a mixed freight.
On September 1st a diesel multiple unit failure saw 25167 work the 17.15 Nottingham - Birmingham New Street as far as Derby where 25279 took over.
On October 3rd a heavily oilstained 25167 was at Reddish depot.
25167 & 25152 were northbound through Crewe station with a coal train headed for Garston on April 13th.
25167 was noted light engine at Carlisle on May 1st.
1982 saw the last passenger workings for 25167, which included some familiar turns. On June 6th 25167 worked the 09.50 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town and the 14.20 return.
On July 28th 25167 & 25224 worked a roundtrip Derby - Aberystwyth day excursion, a total of 401 miles (out via Leicester and Birmingham, return via Walsall). The excursion was running late and its arrival at Aberystwyth delayed a local service due to the recent closure of the signalbox and a rationalisation of the trackwork available for passenger movements.
On August 12th 25167 worked a Carlisle - Dumfries parcels. On August 14th 25167 worked the 11.55 Glasgow Central - Carlisle, whilst the next day (15th?) 25167 worked the 09.50 Manchester Victoria - Llandudno Town and the 14.20 return (date maybe uncertain). On August 21st 25167 was on banking duty at Manchester Victoria.
On September 2nd 25167 worked the 4V20 15.02 Manchester Mayfield - Bristol Temple Meads parcels vans.
25140 & 25167 were noted southbound at Wolverhampton with oil tanks on October 18th.
25167 was the Manchester Victoria banker on November 6th.
On the morning of March 1st 25167 worked a Northwich - Tunstead ICI limestone empties.
25167 was withdrawn on May 29th 1983.
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Not all known passenger workings are recorded on this page.
Page added March 10th 2013.